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


2016 Honda Pilot

U.S. SUV and crossover sales jumped slightly more than 8% in February 2015, a significantly slower growth rate than the category achieved the prior month.

Still, over 427,000 utility vehicles were sold by the 27 automobile manufacturers that sell them in the United States. That’s a near-42,000-unit improvement compared with February 2014.

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

Don’t thank Ford for the improvement. The brand’s five utility vehicles slid 4% as their leader, the small Escape, slid to fifth spot in the February standings. Year-to-date, the Escape is down 4% and ranks fourth in the SUV/crossover category behind the class-leading Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Chevrolet Equinox. 

In the premium field, Ford’s Lincoln brand posted a 33% improvement in February SUV/crossover sales. Excluding the MKC, which wasn’t on sale a year ago, Lincoln brand sales were down 31%. Non-MKC Lincoln utility vehicle volume was down 22%. A new MKX will help, but it wasn’t be a significant helper unless it’s more of a hit than the still-fresh MKC.

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

Americans buy more Lexus RX crossovers than any other premium brand utility vehicle. As a brand, Lexus was also the highest-selling purveyor of SUVs and crossovers in February. With 11,100 GX, LX, NX, and RX sales, Lexus utilities outsold Mercedes-Benz’s G, GL, GLA, GLK, and M by 2006 units.

Honda’s 90% Pilot improvement over the first two months of 2015 is by far the most impressive gain among top sellers so far this year. Keep in mind, this reflects Honda’s attempt to clear out remaining second-gen Pilots. The third generation of Honda’s big crossover is pictured above.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by February volume by clicking the February 2015 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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

Rank
SUV/Crossover
February 2015 YTD
February 2014 YTD
%
Change
February
2015
February
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 45,509 38,991 16.7% 22,298 20,759 7.4%
#2 Toyota RAV4 41,767 33,331 25.3% 21,943 16,451 33.4%
#3 Chevrolet Equinox 41,278 36,134 14.2% 21,723 21,587 0.6%
#4 Ford Escape 40,969 42,604 -3.8% 20,915 23,145 -9.6%
#5 Nissan Rogue 37,068 31,028 19.5% 21,419 17,197 24.6%
#6 Ford Explorer 35,649 26,734 33.3% 18,613 13,924 33.7%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 32,022 24,617 30.1% 17,027 12,921 31.8%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 3,627 2,117 71.3% 1,586 1,003 58.1%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 29,180 22,300 30.9% 14,026 11,795 18.9%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 26,562 24,898 6.7% 13,756 12,691 8.4%
#9 Honda Pilot 24,944 13,137 89.9% 12,629 6,913 82.7%
#10 Jeep Wrangler 24,594 20,193 21.8% 12,911 10,640 21.3%
#11 Subaru Forester 22,669 21,544 5.2% 11,459 10,773 6.4%
#12 Toyota Highlander 22,323 22,728 -1.8% 11,263 12,052 -6.5%
#13 Chevrolet Traverse 19,856 12,941 53.4% 9,705 7,573 28.2%
#14 GMC Terrain 19,703 16,360 20.4% 10,859 9,297 16.8%
#15 Jeep Patriot 17,843 12,043 48.2% 10,280 6,466 59.0%
#16 Hyundai Santa Fe 16,511 13,714 20.4% 8,762 6,993 25.3%
#17 Kia Sorento 16,061 14,335 12.0% 8,518 7,237 17.7%
#18 Dodge Journey 14,760 13,899 6.2% 7,719 7,963 -3.1%
#19 Ford Edge 14,107 20,376 -30.8% 6,526 10,965 -40.5%
#20 Chevrolet Tahoe 14,017 8,475 65.4% 7,410 4,961 49.4%
#21 Mazda CX-5 13,394 14,351 -6.7% 7,445 9,353 -20.4%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 13,365 8,620 55.0% 6,420 4,662 37.7%
#23 Nissan Pathfinder 13,204 11,675 13.1% 7,066 6,367 11.0%
#24 Lexus RX 13,059 11,289 15.7% 6,490 5,682 14.2%
#25 GMC Acadia 12,959 12,243 5.8% 7,061 6,780 4.1%
#26 Jeep Compass 8,986 8,422 6.7% 4,669 4,354 7.2%
#27 Acura MDX 8,934 8,804 1.5% 4,553 4,563 -0.2%
#28 Chevrolet Suburban 8,566 3,740 129% 4,436 2,035 118%
#29 Buick Encore 8,386 5,444 54.0% 4,921 3,078 59.9%
#30 Dodge Durango 8,378 9,584 -12.6% 4,793 5,456 -12.2%
#31 Nissan Murano 7,778 6,077 28.0% 4,005 3,889 3.0%
#32 Acura RDX 7,379 5,641 30.8% 3,862 2,911 32.7%
#33 BMW X5 7,363 5,666 30.0% 4,149 2,912 42.5%
#34 Cadillac SRX 7,294 9,504 -23.3% 3,809 5,058 -24.7%
#35 Buick Enclave 7,117 8,828 -19.4% 3,620 5,319 -31.9%
#36 Hyundai Tucson 6,905 7,489 -7.8% 3,869 3,956 -2.2%
#37 Kia Sportage 6,461 5,256 22.9% 3,407 2,669 27.7%
#38 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 6,460 6,082 6.2% 3,316 3,258 1.8%
#39 Ford Expedition 5,737 4,969 15.5% 3,277 2,830 15.8%
#40 Chevrolet Trax 5,660 3,821
#41 Infiniti QX60 5,562 5,084 9.4% 2,985 2,704 10.4%
#42 Lexus NX 5,478 2,666
#43 GMC Yukon 5,445 3,236 68.3% 2,796 1,949 43.5%
#44 Audi Q5 5,420 5,417 0.1% 2,493 2,643 -5.7%
#45 Cadillac Escalade 5,141 2,355 118% 2,377 1,270 87.2%
#45.1 Cadillac Escalade * 3,153 1,480 113% 1,489 776 91.9%
#45.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 1,988 875 127% 888 494 79.8%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4,661 4,186 11.3% 2,394 2,348 2.0%
#47 BMW X3 4,465 6,000 -25.6% 3,124 3,301 -5.4%
#48 Nissan Juke 4,184 8,639 -51.6% 2,183 5,197 -58.0%
#49 GMC Yukon XL 4,013 1,975 103% 2,048 1,110 84.5%
#50 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 3,970 3,285 20.9% 1,849 1,744 6.0%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 3,751 1,873
#52 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3,579 3,076 16.4% 1,827 1,464 24.8%
#53 Volvo XC60 3,471 2,088 66.2% 1,954 1,146 70.5%
#54 Lexus GX460 3,456 3,033 13.9% 1,653 1,590 4.0%
#55 Volkswagen Tiguan 3,292 3,796 -13.3% 1,819 2,019 -9.9%
#56 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 3,179 4,926 -35.5% 1,781 2,624 -32.1%
#57 Lincoln MKC 3,160 1,558
#58 Mazda CX-9 2,946 3,083 -4.4% 1,677 1,593 5.3%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover 2,839 2,090 35.8% 1,358 869 56.3%
#60 Infiniti QX80 2,831 2,133 32.7% 1,583 1,110 42.6%
#61 Ford Flex 2,776 3,628 -23.5% 1,318 1,978 -33.4%
#62 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2,510 1,806 39.0% 1,107 927 19.4%
#63 Lincoln MKX 2,493 4,520 -44.8% 1,135 2,041 -44.4%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 2,178 2,147 1.4% 1,175 1,206 -2.6%
#65 Porsche Cayenne 2,162 2,418 -10.6% 1,046 1,260 -17.0%
#66 Nissan Armada 2,019 2,128 -5.1% 990 1,099 -9.9%
#67 Nissan Xterra 2,014 3,313 -39.2% 1,016 1,795 -43.4%
#68 Audi Q3 1,919 1,046
#69 Audi Q7 1,892 2,497 -24.2% 1,012 1,229 -17.7%
#70 Lincoln Navigator 1,778 815 118% 862 440 95.9%
#71 Toyota Sequoia 1,760 1,767 -0.4% 856 980 -12.7%
#72 Mini Countryman 1,683 2,444 -31.1% 938 1,370 -31.5%
#73 Porsche Macan 1,420 624
#74 BMW X1 1,403 3,661 -61.7% 885 2,329 -62.0%
#75 Land Rover LR4 1,224 987 24.0% 615 388 58.5%
#76 Infiniti QX70 1,126 1,269 -11.3% 569 624 -8.8%
#77 Volkswagen Touareg 895 992 -9.8% 413 448 -7.8%
#78 BMW X4 862 466
#79 BMW X6 836 728 14.8% 403 346 16.5%
#80 Lexus LX570 584 667 -12.4% 291 311 -6.4%
#81 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 506 309 63.8% 275 187 47.1%
#82 Lincoln MKT 484 727 -33.4% 216 365 -40.8%
#83 Toyota Land Cruiser 456 485 -6.0% 205 228 -10.1%
#84 Infiniti QX50 365 417 -12.5% 177 220 -19.5%
#85 Toyota FJ Cruiser 183 2,428 -92.5% 25 1,266 -98.0%
#86 Mini Paceman 145 237 -38.8% 63 126 -50.0%
#87 Volvo XC90 98 879 -88.9% 60 420 -85.7%
#88 Land Rover LR2 46 721 -93.6% 10 358 -97.2%
#89 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 23 8,217 -99.7% 13 4,452 -99.7%
#90 Subaru Tribeca 214 -100% 128 -100%
#91 Acura ZDX 22 -100% 8 -100%
#92 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
819,438 714,295 14.7% 427,532 385,724 8.4%

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.