August 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 96 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


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Only four of the 30 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America are selling less often in 2015 than they did in 2014. 

Only three of the 25 best-selling SUVs/CUVs in America are in decline. 

And only one of the 22 top-selling SUV/crossover models on sale in the United States is less numerous in terms of new vehicle sales in the first eight months of 2015 than during the first eight months of 2014.

That final vehicle, the Ford Escape, is down 2% in 2015, a loss of 3905 units. It’s still America’s second-most-popular utility vehicle, 25,035 sales back of the top-selling Honda CR-V.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
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U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

The CR-V’s lead is substantial, and the consistency with which the CR-V has built up that lead is notable. In each of the last twelve months, the CR-V has been America’s top-selling SUV/crossover. 

If it succeeds in holding on to this lead – and with four months remaining it’s all but certain that the CR-V will – than 2015 will be the fourth consecutive year and the eighth year in the last nine that the Honda CR-V will end a calendar year as America’s favourite SUV/crossover.


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The CR-V must now fend off added competition inside its own showroom. Granted, sales of the HR-V, Honda’s latest crossover entry, fell to the lowest total yet in August. The HR-V arrived four months ago. 

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Indeed, August was the first month in which the HR-V and its subcompact crossover compatriots were made to tangle with the new Mazda CX-3. The CX-3 produced just as many sales in August as its big brother, the CX-5, lost.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by August volume by clicking the August 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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
August 2015 YTD
August 2014 YTD
%
Change
August
2015
August
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 229,574 217,293 5.7% 34,771 34,079 2.0%
#2 Ford Escape 204,539 208,444 -1.9% 28,870 28,996 -0.4%
#3 Toyota RAV4 200,818 179,345 12.0% 30,534 35,614 -14.3%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 192,505 167,539 14.9% 25,211 21,387 17.9%
#5 Nissan Rogue 188,143 137,339 37.0% 27,665 21,419 29.2%
#6 Ford Explorer 169,456 142,857 18.6% 23,671 19,391 22.1%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 152,523 129,533 17.7% 21,658 17,748 22.0%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 16,933 13,324 27.1% 2,013 1,643 22.5%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 140,888 113,494 24.1% 18,763 18,235 2.9%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 139,930 120,113 16.5% 18,160 17,988 1.0%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 126,091 123,456 2.1% 17,144 18,674 -8.2%
#10 Subaru Forester 114,204 105,356 8.4% 17,565 16,432 6.9%
#11 Toyota Highlander 104,448 94,984 10.0% 13,333 11,489 16.1%
#12 Honda Pilot 88,742 72,423 22.5% 10,202 10,810 -5.6%
#13 Ford Edge 85,447 78,356 9.1% 11,832 8,724 35.6%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 84,106 71,739 17.2% 10,072 10,153 -0.8%
#15 Jeep Patriot 80,186 60,841 31.8% 11,058 9,120 21.3%
#16 Hyundai Santa Fe 77,648 69,962 11.0% 11,255 9,302 21.0%
#17 Kia Sorento 76,381 69,972 9.2% 10,211 9,302 9.8%
#18 Mazda CX-5 72,906 70,093 4.0% 10,033 10,709 -6.3%
#19 GMC Terrain 72,460 71,134 1.9% 9,237 9,680 -4.6%
#20 Dodge Journey 68,938 63,456 8.6% 9,375 9,147 2.5%
#21 GMC Acadia 68,776 57,481 19.7% 9,050 8,216 10.2%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 63,396 49,612 27.8% 8,811 7,657 15.1%
#23 Lexus RX 62,163 68,763 -9.6% 9,620 11,841 -18.8%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 58,609 64,837 -9.6% 8,221 8,216 0.1%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 56,794 55,224 2.8% 7,054 7,896 -10.7%
#26 Cadillac SRX 43,863 38,008 15.4% 6,903 4,545 51.9%
#27 Buick Encore 43,661 32,585 34.0% 6,286 4,867 29.2%
#28 Buick Enclave 42,053 41,208 2.1% 7,389 5,800 27.4%
#29 Dodge Durango 41,222 43,447 -5.1% 5,604 5,765 -2.8%
#30 Nissan Murano 39,734 30,659 29.6% 5,800 5,594 3.7%
#31 Jeep Compass 39,707 43,252 -8.2% 7,523 4,749 58.4%
#32 Acura MDX 39,144 43,444 -9.9% 4,747 6,497 -26.9%
#33 BMW X5 37,965 28,623 32.6% 2,803 3,497 -19.8%
#34 Chevrolet Trax 36,911 5,985
#35 Kia Sportage 34,996 28,862 21.3% 5,749 4,494 27.9%
#36 Acura RDX 34,654 29,865 16.0% 4,364 3,984 9.5%
#37 Hyundai Tucson 33,151 33,369 -0.7% 6,609 5,266 25.5%
#38 Chevrolet Suburban 32,194 34,487 -6.6% 4,499 5,748 -21.7%
#39 Audi Q5 31,417 26,874 16.9% 5,051 3,757 34.4%
#40 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 29,490 28,654 2.9% 2,679 3,438 -22.1%
#41 Jeep Renegade 28,907 8,156
#42 Lexus NX 28,834 4,448
#43 Ford Expedition 26,994 29,093 -7.2% 3,401 2,623 29.7%
#44 GMC Yukon 26,048 27,458 -5.1% 4,493 4,715 -4.7%
#45 Infiniti QX60 25,533 20,431 25.0% 3,995 2,600 53.7%
#46 Honda HR-V 24,617 4,567
#47 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 24,421 20,801 17.4% 3,286 2,869 14.5%
#48 Cadillac Escalade 22,321 17,834 25.2% 3,080 3,534 -12.8%
#48.1 Cadillac Escalade * 13,349 11,415 16.9% 1,770 2,277 -22.3%
#48.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 8,972 6,419 39.8% 1,310 1,257 4.2%
#49 Nissan Juke 19,354 30,439 -36.4% 2,360 2,353 0.3%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 19,249 17,446 10.3% 3,165 2,151 47.1%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 18,321 25,583 -28.4% 2,168 3,075 -29.5%
#52 GMC Yukon XL 17,912 19,763 -9.4% 2,175 3,319 -34.5%
#53 BMW X3 17,750 25,390 -30.1% 2,127 2,023 5.1%
#54 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 16,881 15,574 8.4% 2,188 2,208 -0.9%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 16,522 2,169
#56 Volvo XC60 16,417 12,308 33.4% 2,361 1,792 31.8%
#57 Lexus GX 16,249 14,429 12.6% 2,221 2,198 1.0%
#58 Lincoln MKC 16,198 4,655 248% 2,411 1,760 37.0%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 13,898 12,790 8.7% 1,387 1,370 1.2%
#60 Ford Flex 13,796 16,826 -18.0% 1,303 1,942 -32.9%
#61 Lincoln MKX 13,031 17,139 -24.0% 1,763 2,059 -14.4%
#62 Mazda CX-9 12,601 12,843 -1.9% 1,753 1,911 -8.3%
#63 Audi Q7 12,480 11,740 6.3% 2,016 1,859 8.4%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 11,413 9,101 25.4% 2,188 1,134 92.9%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 11,224 8,351 34.4% 1,058 1,113 -4.9%
#66 Porsche Cayenne 10,944 11,744 -6.8% 1,470 1,485 -1.0%
#67 Mini Countryman 10,879 15,216 -28.5% 1,398 2,412 -42.0%
#68 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 9,573 8,215 16.5% 1,430 1,051 36.1%
#69 Infiniti QX80 9,488 8,119 16.9% 1,086 949 14.4%
#70 BMW X1 9,411 13,888 -32.2% 2,317 1,574 47.2%
#71 Nissan Xterra 9,246 12,092 -23.5% 1,132 1,254 -9.7%
#72 Porsche Macan 9,121 3,947 131% 1,340 969 38.3%
#73 Nissan Armada 8,958 8,411 6.5% 891 1,006 -11.4%
#74 Audi Q3 8,602 243 3,440% 1,189 243 389%
#75 Toyota Sequoia 8,155 7,814 4.4% 1,048 913 14.8%
#76 Lincoln Navigator 7,678 4,875 57.5% 1,054 588 79.3%
#77 Land Rover LR4 5,520 3,200 72.5% 468 586 -20.1%
#78 BMW X6 4,794 2,978 61.0% 443 27 1,541%
#79 Volkswagen Touareg 4,676 4,554 2.7% 690 686 0.6%
#80 BMW X4 4,006 663 504% 453 345 31.3%
#81 Volvo XC90 3,659 3,349 9.3% 918 318 189%
#82 Infiniti QX70 3,474 3,662 -5.1% 273 384 -28.9%
#83 Lincoln MKT 2,979 3,466 -14.1% 285 313 -8.9%
#84 Fiat 500X 2,323 1,029
#85 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2,261 881
#86 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,229 1,986 12.2% 267 248 7.7%
#87 Lexus LX 2,092 2,506 -16.5% 206 277 -25.6%
#88 Infiniti QX50 1,855 1,907 -2.7% 241 254 -5.1%
#89 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 1,802 1,802
#90 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,637 1,964 -16.7% 164 258 -36.4%
#91 Mini Paceman 1,215 1,304 -6.8% 282 228 23.7%
#92 Mazda CX-3 698 698
#93 Toyota FJ Cruiser 223 11,353 -98.0% 2 1,692 -99.9%
#94 Land Rover LR2 72 2,762 -97.4% 1 369 -99.7%
#95 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 55 35,201 -99.8% 1 1,893 -99.9%
#96 Acura ZDX 2 66 -97.0% 3 -100%
#97 Subaru Tribeca 671 -100% 23 -100%
#98 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
4,005,908 3,563,601 12.4% 567,407 511,434 10.9%

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.