March 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 91 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

2016 Lexus RX450h
The number of SUVs and crossovers sold in the United States in March 2015 increased by more than 34,000 units compared with March 2014. During the same period, U.S. sales of passenger cars decreased by nearly 27,000 units.

While seven of the ten top-selling cars in America in March 2015 posted decreased year-over-year volume, eight of the ten - and 12 of the top 15 - top-selling utility vehicles reported increased year-over-year volume.


U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - April 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - March 2014 YTD


The Honda CR-V has been America's most popular SUV/CUV in each of the last seven months. Its March margin of victory, however, was rather slim at just 200 units, yet American Honda's VP of automobile operations sees a big difference between the CR-V's tally and the second-ranked Rogue's impressive total.


Up a notch on the size/price ladder, the Lexus RX continues to be America's top-selling premium utility vehicle. The RX has generated 7800 more sales than the next-best-selling Acura MDX over the last three months, and sales are on the upswing. First-quarter RX volume rose 5%, and RX sales have increased in each of the last three years.


Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America - March 2015 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In America - March 2015 YTD
Minivan Sales In America - March 2015 YTD



Nevertheless, though that U.S. sales uptick occurred in the last three months despite the arrival of its rather popular smaller sibling, the NX, Lexus showcased its next RX, the fourth-gen 2016 model, at the New York Auto Show this week. It's different.


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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2015 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD



Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by March volume by clicking the March 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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014
Rank
SUV/Crossover
March 2015 YTD
March 2014 YTD
%
Change
March
2015
March
2014
% Change
#1Honda CR-V73,127 67,648 8.1%27,618 28,657 -3.6%
#2Ford Escape67,272 71,305 -5.7%26,303 28,701 -8.4%
#3Toyota RAV467,010 53,064 26.3%25,243 19,733 27.9%
#4Chevrolet Equinox65,613 56,073 17.0%24,335 19,939 22.0%
#5Nissan Rogue64,486 50,448 27.8%27,418 19,420 41.2%
#6Ford Explorer58,707 46,068 27.4%23,058 19,334 19.3%
#6.1Ford Explorer *52,78742,36824.6%20,76517,75117.0%
#6.2Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *5,9203,70060.0%2,2931,58344.9%
#7Jeep Cherokee48,213 36,096 33.6%19,033 13,796 38.0%
#8Jeep Grand Cherokee43,377 40,838 6.2%16,815 15,940 5.5%
#9Jeep Wrangler42,118 34,674 21.5%17,524 14,481 21.0%
#10Subaru Forester37,636 35,390 6.3%14,967 13,846 8.1%
#11Honda Pilot36,881 22,031 67.4%11,937 8,894 34.2%
#12Toyota Highlander35,362 35,747 -1.1%13,039 13,019 0.2%
#13Chevrolet Traverse30,959 22,362 38.4%11,103 9,421 17.9%
#14Jeep Patriot29,692 20,474 45.0%11,849 8,431 40.5%
#15GMC Terrain27,733 25,419 9.1%8,030 9,059 -11.4%
#16Kia Sorento26,903 23,006 16.9%10,842 8,671 25.0%
#17Hyundai Santa Fe26,406 23,440 12.7%9,895 9,726 1.7%
#18Mazda CX-524,293 26,206 -7.3%10,899 11,855 -8.1%
#19Dodge Journey23,982 23,024 4.2%9,222 9,125 1.1%
#20Ford Edge23,512 33,238 -29.3%9,405 12,862 -26.9%
#21Lexus RX22,236 21,232 4.7%9,177 9,943 -7.7%
#22Toyota 4Runner22,013 15,682 40.4%8,648 7,062 22.5%
#23Nissan Pathfinder21,798 19,569 11.4%8,594 7,894 8.9%
#24Chevrolet Tahoe20,877 15,703 32.9%6,860 7,228 -5.1%
#25GMC Acadia20,369 20,582 -1.0%7,410 8,339 -11.1%
#26Dodge Durango14,499 16,213 -10.6%6,121 6,629 -7.7%
#27Acura MDX14,437 14,597 -1.1%5,503 5,793 -5.0%
#28Jeep Compass14,406 13,757 4.7%5,420 5,335 1.6%
#29Buick Encore14,036 10,723 30.9%5,650 5,279 7.0%
#30Nissan Murano13,325 11,373 17.2%5,547 5,296 4.7%
#31Buick Enclave12,801 14,714 -13.0%5,684 5,886 -3.4%
#32Cadillac SRX12,294 14,903 -17.5%5,000 5,399 -7.4%
#33Chevrolet Suburban11,876 6,724 76.6%3,310 2,984 10.9%
#34BMW X511,751 9,760 20.4%4,388 4,094 7.2%
#35Kia Sportage11,645 8,827 31.9%5,184 3,571 45.2%
#36Acura RDX11,342 10,221 11.0%3,963 4,580 -13.5%
#37Hyundai Tucson11,127 12,116 -8.2%4,222 4,627 -8.8%
#38Mercedes-Benz M-Class10,483 10,134 3.4%4,023 4,052 -0.7%
#39Chevrolet Trax9,686 ------ 4,026 --- ---
#40Ford Expedition9,602 8,689 10.5%3,865 3,720 3.9%
#41Audi Q59,354 8,774 6.6%3,934 3,357 17.2%
#42Lexus NX9,111 ------3,633 --- ---
#43Infiniti QX608,805 8,424 4.5%3,243 3,340 -2.9%
#44GMC Yukon8,106 6,516 24.4%2,661 3,280 -18.9%
#45Cadillac Escalade7,8993,606119%2,7581,251120%
#45.1Cadillac Escalade *4,826 2,223 117%1,673 743 125%
#45.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *3,073 1,383 122%1,085 508 114%
#46Mitsubishi Outlander Sport7,887 7,450 5.9%3,226 3,264 -1.2%
#47Nissan Juke7,022 15,582 -54.9%2,838 6,943 -59.1%
#48Mercedes-Benz GL-Class6,335 5,418 16.9%2,365 2,133 10.9%
#49Land Rover Range Rover Sport6,225 4,823 29.1%2,646 1,747 51.5%
#50BMW X36,006 10,430 -42.4%1,541 4,430 -65.2%
#51GMC Yukon XL5,990 3,679 62.8%1,977 1,704 16.0%
#52Volvo XC605,935 3,789 56.6%2,464 1,701 44.9%
#53Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class5,669 ------1,918 --- ---
#54Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class5,657 8,271 -31.6%2,478 3,345 -25.9%
#55Volkswagen Tiguan5,592 6,111 -8.5%2,300 2,315 -0.6%
#56Lexus GX5,480 4,907 11.7%2,024 1,874 8.0%
#57Lincoln MKC5,230 ------ 2,070--- ---
#58Land Rover Range Rover4,835 2,884 67.6%1,996 794 151%
#59Ford Flex4,624 6,126 -24.5%1,848 2,498 -26.0%
#60Mazda CX-94,435 4,896 -9.4%1,489 1,813 -17.9%
#61Infiniti QX804,247 3,374 25.9%1,416 1,241 14.1%
#62Lincoln MKX3,968 7,101 -44.1%1,475 2,581 -42.9%
#63Land Rover Range Rover Evoque3,794 3,176 19.5%1,284 1,370 -6.3%
#64Mitsubishi Outlander3,793 3,613 5.0%1,615 1,466 10.2%
#65Porsche Cayenne3,526 4,280 -17.6%1,364 1,862 -26.7%
#66Audi Q73,452 4,089 -15.6%1,560 1,592 -2.0%
#67Nissan Xterra3,436 5,445 -36.9%1,422 2,132 -33.3%
#68Nissan Armada3,285 3,449 -4.8%1,266 1,321 -4.2%
#69Mini Countryman3,225 4,305 -25.1%1,542 1,861 -17.1%
#70Audi Q33,187 ------1,268 --- ---
#71Lincoln Navigator2,875 1,561 84.2%1,097 746 47.1%
#72Toyota Sequoia2,811 2,898 -3.0%1,051 1,131 -7.1%
#73BMW X12,761 7,968 -65.3%1,358 4,307 -68.5%
#74Porsche Macan2,600 ------1,180 ------
#75Land Rover LR42,065 1,144 80.5%841 157 436%
#76Infiniti QX701,701 1,846 -7.9%575 577 -0.3%
#77BMW X41,461 ------599 --- ---
#78Volkswagen Touareg1,430 1,565 -8.6%535 573 -6.6%
#79BMW X61,423 1,100 29.4%587 372 57.8%
#80Jeep Renegade943 ------ 943 --- ---
#81Lexus LX570875 1,056 -17.1%291 389 -25.2%
#82Lincoln MKT857 1,283 -33.2%373 556 -32.9%
#83Mercedes-Benz G-Class846 608 39.1%340 299 13.7%
#84Toyota Land Cruiser683 772 -11.5%227 287 -20.9%
#85Infiniti QX50582 717 -18.8%217 300 -27.7%
#86Mini Paceman257 406 -36.7%112 169 -33.7%
#87Toyota FJ Cruiser195 3,912 -95.0%12 1,484 -99.2%
#88Volvo XC90111 1,366 -91.9%13 487 -97.3%
#89Land Rover LR257 1,052 -94.6%11 331 -96.7%
#90Chevrolet Captiva Sport36 12,854 -99.7%13 4,637 -99.7%
#91Acura ZDX1 36 -97.2%1 14 -92.9%
#92Subaru Tribeca---353 -100%---139 -100%
#93Hyundai Veracruz---1 -100%---------
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Total
1,334,5651,195,08611.7% 515,127 480,791 7.1%
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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.

1 comment:

  1. Dennis Brown4/03/2015 2:01 pm

    Albert Biermann, BMW's M-Division VP begins this month for Hyundai/Kia. If steering, suspension and driving dynamics have been an issue, which car enthusiast know they have been, consider Biermann the solution. Hyundai/Kia's competitors should be very worried with Schreyer as design head and President and Biermann heading up engineering.

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