2014 Year End U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 92 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


2015 honda cr-v

America’s best-selling SUV in 2014 was the Honda CR-V, the third consecutive year and seventh in the last eight in which the CR-V has led the U.S. utility vehicle leaderboard.

The CR-V strengthened its position on top by expanding the gap between itself and the Ford Escape to 28,807 units, up from 7911 units in 2013.

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Yet joining the CR-V in its record-setting sales year were some of its closest rivals: the second-ranked Ford Escape, the third-ranked Toyota RAV4, the fourth-ranked Chevrolet Equinox, and the sixth-ranked Nissan Rogue.

Traditional favourites like the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee reported nine-year highs. Year-over-year, the full-size SUV category was up 12% to 293,087 units. Luxury automakers also improved upon their 2013 SUV/crossover sales totals: BMW’s five X models were up 8%, Mercedes-Benz utilities rose 11%, Lincoln’s four utility vehicle nameplates jumped 36%, Cadillac’s Escalades and SRX rose 9%, Acura’s crossover lineup was up 13%, Land Rover’s Range Rover trio improved by 9%, Lexus SUV/crossover sales were up 14%, Audi and Porsche combined for an 18% increase. Infiniti and Volvo were the only premium brands to report fewer SUV/crossover sales in 2014 than in 2013.

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2015 Chevrolet Trax

One new addition was added to the SUV/crossover fleet during the month of December. Chevrolet sold 739 copies of the Trax, a Buick Encore sibling that’s been on sale in Canada for two years. Lexus also made the NX more widely available in its first full month. 2905 were sold in December.

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U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End

Reminder: these are calendar year 2014 rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by December volume by clicking the December 2014 column header, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
2014
2013
%
Change
December
2014
December
2013
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 335,019 303,904 10.2% 32,369 28,759 12.6%
#2 Ford Escape 306,212 295,993 3.5% 25,603 24,462 4.7%
#3 Toyota RAV4 267,698 218,249 22.7% 22,997 20,970 9.7%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 242,242 238,192 1.7% 21,298 17,212 23.7%
#5 Ford Explorer 209,994 192,397 9.1% 18,464 16,907 9.2%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 189,339 178,311 6.2% 16,632 15,660 6.2%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 20,655 14,086 46.6% 1,832 1,247 46.9%
#6 Nissan Rogue 199,199 162,751 22.4% 14,879 14,676 1.4%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 183,786 174,275 5.5% 17,176 16,517 4.0%
#8 Jeep Cherokee 178,508 25,786 592% 17,715 15,038 17.8%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 175,328 155,502 12.8% 14,003 12,028 16.4%
#10 Subaru Forester 159,953 123,592 29.4% 15,163 13,229 14.6%
#11 Toyota Highlander 146,127 127,572 14.5% 15,019 12,344 21.7%
#12 Ford Edge 108,864 129,109 -15.7% 7,940 12,078 -34.3%
#13 Honda Pilot 108,857 126,678 -14.1% 11,479 8,971 28.0%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 107,906 88,844 21.5% 10,395 8,249 26.0%
#15 Lexus RX 107,490 103,920 3.4% 13,625 13,169 3.5%
#16 GMC Terrain 105,016 99,525 5.5% 11,032 7,998 37.9%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 103,943 96,467 7.8% 8,654 7,802 10.9%
#18 Kia Sorento 102,520 105,649 -3.0% 9,688 7,482 29.5%
#19 Mazda CX-5 99,122 79,544 24.6% 7,721 6,720 14.9%
#20 Chevrolet Tahoe 97,726 83,502 17.0% 11,259 8,646 30.2%
#21 Dodge Journey 93,572 83,933 11.5% 8,421 7,616 10.6%
#22 Jeep Patriot 93,462 75,797 23.3% 9,434 6,158 53.2%
#23 GMC Acadia 83,972 89,793 -6.5% 7,323 7,923 -7.6%
#24 Nissan Pathfinder 79,111 88,632 -10.7% 6,789 6,675 1.7%
#25 Toyota 4Runner 76,906 51,625 49.0% 8,144 5,100 59.7%
#26 Acura MDX 65,603 53,040 23.7% 6,761 6,538 3.4%
#27 Dodge Durango 64,398 60,727 6.0% 6,119 5,376 13.8%
#28 Buick Enclave 62,300 60,534 2.9% 7,393 4,819 53.4%
#29 Jeep Compass 61,264 52,993 15.6% 4,946 3,534 40.0%
#30 Chevrolet Suburban 55,009 51,260 7.3% 6,761 5,820 16.2%
#31 Cadillac SRX 53,578 56,776 -5.6% 4,899 6,074 -19.3%
#32 Buick Encore 48,892 31,956 53.0% 3,102 2,761 12.4%
#33 Hyundai Tucson 47,306 41,906 12.9% 3,114 3,714 -16.2%
#34 Nissan Murano 47,301 44,684 5.9% 4,367 4,684 -6.8%
#35 BMW X5 47,031 39,818 18.1% 6,098 1,953 212%
#36 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 46,726 41,326 13.1% 5,625 4,485 25.4%
#37 Acura RDX 44,865 44,750 0.3% 5,156 4,215 22.3%
#38 Ford Expedition 44,632 38,350 16.4% 4,239 4,325 -2.0%
#39 Kia Sportage 42,945 32,965 30.3% 3,298 2,527 30.5%
#40 Audi Q5 42,420 40,355 5.1% 4,551 4,794 -5.1%
#41 GMC Yukon 41,569 28,302 46.9% 4,729 3,597 31.5%
#42 Nissan Juke 38,184 38,157 0.1% 2,155 3,076 -29.9%
#43 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 35,368 47,600 -25.7% 15 2,634 -99.4%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 35,000 32,553 7.5% 1,857 3,229 -42.5%
#45 BMW X3 33,824 30,623 10.5% 2,795 3,707 -24.6%
#46 Infiniti QX60/JX 31,192 31,602 -1.3% 3,367 3,744 -10.1%
#47 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 31,054 24,951 24.5% 2,755 2,358 16.8%
#48 Cadillac Escalade ^ 30,469 20,542 48.3% 3,740 2,245 66.6%
#48.1 Cadillac Escalade * 19,482 12,592 54.7% 2,281 1,470 55.2%
#48.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 10,987 7,950 38.2% 1,459 775 88.3%
#49 GMC Yukon XL 29,752 31,258 -4.8% 3,260 3,158 3.2%
#50 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 26,597 29,912 -11.1% 3,394 2,239 51.6%
#51 Volkswagen Tiguan 25,121 30,002 -16.3% 2,116 2,464 -14.1%
#52 Lincoln MKX 23,995 23,913 0.3% 1,669 2,547 -34.5%
#53 Ford Flex 23,822 25,953 -8.2% 1,786 2,378 -24.9%
#54 BMW X1 22,808 26,512 -14.0% 2,591 2,741 -5.5%
#55 Lexus GX460 22,685 12,136 86.9% 2,707 1,830 47.9%
#56 Mini Countryman 22,645 21,325 6.2% 1,941 2,055 -5.5%
#57 Volvo XC60 19,276 19,766 -2.5% 2,079 1,581 31.5%
#58 Audi Q7 18,517 15,978 15.9% 1,928 2,279 -15.4%
#59 Mazda CX-9 18,496 24,628 -24.9% 1,749 1,539 13.6%
#60 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 17,897 15,976 12.0% 2,036 2,305 -11.7%
#61 Nissan Xterra 16,505 17,766 -7.1% 1,137 1,588 -28.4%
#62 Porsche Cayenne 16,205 18,507 -12.4% 934 1,379 -32.3%
#63 Toyota FJ Cruiser 14,718 13,131 12.1% 402 1,305 -69.2%
#64 Lincoln MKC 13,077 2,310
#65 Mitsubishi Outlander 13,068 12,287 6.4% 1,096 1,289 -15.0%
#66 Infiniti QX80/QX56 12,935 13,148 -1.6% 1,615 1,750 -7.7%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover 12,830 12,221 5.0% 1,482 1,340 10.6%
#68 Nissan Armada 12,593 14,383 -12.4% 1,361 1,463 -7.0%
#69 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 12,440 11,405 9.1% 1,426 1,186 20.2%
#70 Toyota Sequoia 11,806 13,811 -14.5% 1,261 1,382 -8.8%
#71 Lincoln Navigator 10,433 8,613 21.1% 1,792 942 90.2%
#72 Porsche Macan 7,241 864
#73 Volkswagen Touareg 6,961 8,233 -15.5% 605 818 -26.0%
#74 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 6,884 2,074
#75 Infiniti QX70/FX 5,213 6,380 -18.3% 448 586 -23.5%
#76 Lincoln MKT 4,800 6,014 -20.2% 356 598 -40.5%
#77 Land Rover LR4 4,679 7,093 -34.0% 736 548 34.3%
#78 Lexus LX570 4,052 4,625 -12.4% 505 675 -25.2%
#79 Volvo XC90 3,952 6,845 -42.3% 68 688 -90.1%
#80 BMW X6 3,896 5,549 -29.8% 458 722 -36.6%
#81 Audi Q3 3,654 901
#82 Land Rover LR2 3,619 3,315 9.2% 74 385 -80.8%
#83 Toyota Land Cruiser 3,158 3,082 2.5% 365 326 12.0%
#84 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 3,090 2,494 23.9% 375 199 88.4%
#85 Lexus NX 2,927 2,905
#86 Infiniti QX50/EX 2,727 2,164 26.0% 224 295 -24.1%
#87 BMW X4 2,709 820
#88 Mini Paceman 2,082 3,262 -36.2% 129 650 -80.2%
#89 Chevrolet Trax 739 739
#90 Subaru Tribeca 732 1,598 -54.2% 9 143 -93.7%
#91 Acura ZDX 78 361 -78.4% 2 14 -85.7%
#92 Hyundai Veracruz 1 175 -99.4%
#93 Jeep Liberty 6,101 -100%
#94 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,037 -100%
#95 Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 -100%
#96 Honda Element 2 -100%
#97 Mazda Tribute 2 -100%
Total
5,314,878 4,747,988 11.9% 499,161 444,325 12.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.