January 2015 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 89 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


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America’s SUV/crossover market grew 19% in January 2015, a 63,000-unit improvement compared with January 2014.

For the fifth consecutive month, the Honda CR-V was America’s top-selling utility vehicle. The CR-V outsold the second-ranked Ford Escape by 3157 units. The third-ranked Toyota RAV4, the last utility vehicle to outsell the CR-V on a monthly basis, was just 230 sales back of the Escape.

• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2016
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2014

U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers expanded more rapidly than the overall market (+14%) in January but not quite as fast as the growth experienced in the pickup truck sector (+22%). 

Only a handful of moderately high-volume SUVs and crossovers posted year-over-year decreases: the Ford Edge, Dodge Durango, Buick Enclave, Cadillac SRX, and Hyundai Tucson, none of which sold half as often as the top-selling CR-V.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – January 2015
Commercial Van Sales In America – January 2015
Minivan Sales In America – January 2015

There were no new entrants in the utility vehicle arena in January, although the Volvo V60 Cross Country (which we label as a car) attracted its first 28 buyers. The Chevrolet Trax was in its second month on the U.S. market. It ranked 50th overall with 1839 sales, just behind the Mercedes-Benz GLA; just ahead of the Lexus GX460. 

The Trax, together with a number of premium brand utility vehicles which weren’t on sale at this time a year ago, accounted for 2.6% of all SUV and crossover sales in America in January.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2015
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

Reminder: these are January 2015 rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by January 2014 volume by clicking the January 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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

Rank
SUV/Crossover
January 2015
January 2014
%
Change
#1 Honda CR-V 23,211 18,232 27.3%
#2 Ford Escape 20,054 19,459 3.1%
#3 Toyota RAV4 19,824 16,880 17.4%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 19,555 14,547 34.4%
#5 Ford Explorer 17,036 12,810 33.0%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 14,995 11,696 28.2%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 2,041 1,114 83.2%
#6 Nissan Rogue 15,649 13,831 13.1%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 15,154 10,505 44.3%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12,806 12,207 4.9%
#9 Honda Pilot 12,315 6,224 97.9%
#10 Jeep Wrangler 11,683 9,553 22.3%
#11 Subaru Forester 11,210 10,771 4.1%
#12 Toyota Highlander 11,060 10,676 3.6%
#13 Chevrolet Traverse 10,151 5,368 89.1%
#14 GMC Terrain 8,844 7,063 25.2%
#15 Hyundai Santa Fe 7,749 6,721 15.3%
#16 Ford Edge 7,581 9,411 -19.4%
#17 Jeep Patriot 7,563 5,577 35.6%
#18 Kia Sorento 7,543 7,098 6.3%
#19 Dodge Journey 7,041 5,936 18.6%
#20 Toyota 4Runner 6,945 3,958 75.5%
#21 Chevrolet Tahoe 6,607 3,514 88.0%
#22 Lexus RX 6,569 5,607 17.2%
#23 Nissan Pathfinder 6,138 5,308 15.6%
#24 Mazda CX-5 5,949 4,998 19.0%
#25 GMC Acadia 5,898 5,463 8.0%
#26 Acura MDX 4,381 4,241 3.3%
#27 Jeep Compass 4,317 4,068 6.1%
#28 Chevrolet Suburban 4,130 1,705 142%
#29 Nissan Murano 3,773 2,188 72.4%
#30 Dodge Durango 3,585 4,128 -13.2%
#31 Acura RDX 3,517 2,730 28.8%
#32 Buick Enclave 3,497 3,509 -0.3%
#33 Cadillac SRX 3,485 4,446 -21.6%
#34 Buick Encore 3,465 2,366 46.5%
#35 BMW X5 3,214 2,754 16.7%
#36 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 3,144 2,824 11.3%
#37 Kia Sportage 3,054 2,587 18.1%
#38 Hyundai Tucson 3,036 3,533 -14.1%
#39 Audi Q5 2,927 2,774 5.5%
#40 Lexus NX 2,812
#41 Cadillac Escalade ^ 2,764 1,085 155%
#41.1 Cadillac Escalade * 1,664 704 136%
#41.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 1,100 381 189%
#42 GMC Yukon 2,649 1,287 106%
#43 Infiniti QX60 2,577 2,380 8.3%
#44 Ford Expedition 2,460 2,139 15.0%
#45 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,267 1,838 23.3%
#46 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2,121 1,541 37.6%
#47 Nissan Juke 2,001 3,442 -41.9%
#48 GMC Yukon XL 1,965 865 127%
#49 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 1,878
#50 Chevrolet Trax 1,839
#51 Lexus GX460 1,803 1,443 24.9%
#52 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,752 1,612 8.7%
#53 Lincoln MKC 1,602
#54 Volvo XC60 1,517 942 61.0%
#55 Land Rover Range Rover 1,481 1,221 21.3%
#56 Volkswagen Tiguan 1,473 1,777 -17.1%
#57 Ford Flex 1,458 1,650 -11.6%
#58 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,403 879 59.6%
#59 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 1,398 2,302 -39.3%
#60 Lincoln MKX 1,358 2,479 -45.2%
#61 BMW X3 1,341 2,699 -50.3%
#62 Mazda CX-9 1,269 1,490 -14.8%
#63 Infiniti QX80 1,248 1,023 22.0%
#64 Porsche Cayenne 1,116 1,158 -3.6%
#65 Nissan Armada 1,029 1,029 0.0%
#66 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,003 941 6.6%
#67 Nissan Xterra 998 1,518 -34.3%
#68 Lincoln Navigator 916 375 144%
#69 Toyota Sequoia 904 787 14.9%
#70 Audi Q7 880 1,268 -30.6%
#71 Audi Q3 873
#72 Porsche Macan 796
#73 Mini Countryman 745 1,074 -30.6%
#74 Land Rover LR4 609 599 1.7%
#75 Infiniti QX70 557 645 -13.6%
#76 BMW X1 518 1,332 -61.1%
#77 Volkswagen Touareg 482 544 -11.4%
#78 BMW X6 433 382 13.4%
#79 BMW X4 396
#80 Lexus LX570 293 356 -17.7%
#81 Lincoln MKT 268 362 -26.0%
#82 Toyota Land Cruiser 251 257 -2.3%
#83 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 231 122 89.3%
#84 Infiniti QX50 188 197 -4.6%
#85 Toyota FJ Cruiser 158 1,162 -86.4%
#86 Mini Paceman 82 111 -26.1%
#87 Volvo XC90 38 459 -91.7%
#88 Land Rover LR2 36 363 -90.1%
#89 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 10 3,765 -99.7%
#90 Subaru Tribeca 86 -100%
#91 Acura ZDX 14 -100%
#92 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
391,906 328,571 19.3%

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.