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


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe

Americans registered 31% more SUVs and crossovers in September 2015 than during the same period one year ago, an increase of nearly 123,000 sales over the span of just one month.

The Honda CR-V held on to its crown as the top-selling utility vehicle in America for a third consecutive month thanks to a 26% jump to 29,925 September sales. 

America’s favourite three-row SUV, the Ford Explorer, matched the market’s average with its own 31% year-over-year improvement.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

The Lexus RX continued its reign atop the premium SUV/CUV leaderboard with a 4% increase to 7759 U.S. sales last month. The RX ranks 23rd overall through the first nine months of 2015, and we can expect more significant growth as Lexus launches the fourth-generation RX in the latter portion of this year.

Not too far down the premium leaderboard in September sat the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the renamed successor to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. With their sales separated – the GLE also includes a new “coupe” version – they rank 42nd and 79th through the first nine months of 2015. Together, their 36,443 year-to-date sales would place the ML/GLE in 40th position, just behind the Audi Q5.

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The Q5 was one of a large number of premium utilities to post tremendously high sales in September. In the Q5’s case, September’s 5149 sales, a 59% year-over-year leap forward, represented the model’s best month ever, just its second month ever above 5K. Also growing at an above average clip in September were the BMW X6, Volvo XC90 and XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, Land Rover LR4 and Range Rover Sport and Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti QX60 and QX70, BMW X3, Lincoln MKT and MKX, and the Porsche Macan. 

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Premium utilities heading in the opposite direction include the BMW X1, BMW X5, Lexus LX570, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Cadillac Escalade, and Acura MDX.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by September volume by clicking the September 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
September 2015 YTD
September 2014 YTD
%
Change
September
2015
September
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 259,499 241,015 7.7% 29,925 23,722 26.1%
#2 Ford Escape 233,012 230,162 1.2% 28,473 21,718 31.1%
#3 Toyota RAV4 227,922 202,069 12.8% 27,104 22,724 19.3%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 214,042 184,805 15.8% 21,537 17,266 24.7%
#5 Nissan Rogue 213,207 154,568 37.9% 25,064 17,229 45.5%
#6 Ford Explorer 190,171 158,652 19.9% 20,715 15,795 31.1%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 171,528 143,303 19.7% 19,005 13,770 38.0%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 18,643 15,349 21.5% 1,710 2,025 -15.6%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 161,112 128,133 25.7% 20,224 14,639 38.2%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 157,513 134,068 17.5% 17,583 13,955 26.0%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 141,849 136,310 4.1% 15,758 12,854 22.6%
#10 Subaru Forester 129,568 117,940 9.9% 15,364 12,584 22.1%
#11 Toyota Highlander 116,758 105,526 10.6% 12,310 10,542 16.8%
#12 Honda Pilot 98,980 80,247 23.3% 10,238 7,824 30.9%
#13 Ford Edge 95,709 86,051 11.2% 10,262 7,695 33.4%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 92,963 79,560 16.8% 8,857 7,821 13.2%
#15 Jeep Patriot 88,719 69,958 26.8% 8,533 9,117 -6.4%
#16 Hyundai Santa Fe 88,400 78,907 12.0% 10,752 8,945 20.2%
#17 Kia Sorento 85,761 76,578 12.0% 9,380 6,606 42.0%
#18 GMC Terrain 83,395 79,444 5.0% 10,935 8,310 31.6%
#19 Mazda CX-5 82,013 78,190 4.9% 9,107 8,097 12.5%
#20 Dodge Journey 79,395 70,686 12.3% 10,457 7,230 44.6%
#21 GMC Acadia 75,423 63,873 18.1% 6,647 6,392 4.0%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 70,902 55,271 28.3% 7,506 5,659 32.6%
#23 Lexus RX 69,922 76,216 -8.3% 7,759 7,453 4.1%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 64,728 70,528 -8.2% 6,119 5,691 7.5%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 62,997 60,549 4.0% 6,203 5,325 16.5%
#26 Cadillac SRX 50,712 41,708 21.6% 6,849 3,700 85.1%
#27 Buick Encore 49,285 36,433 35.3% 5,624 3,848 46.2%
#28 Jeep Compass 46,886 47,918 -2.2% 7,179 4,666 53.9%
#29 Buick Enclave 46,785 45,921 1.9% 4,732 4,713 0.4%
#30 Dodge Durango 46,106 48,011 -4.0% 4,884 4,564 7.0%
#31 Nissan Murano 44,900 34,823 28.9% 5,166 4,164 24.1%
#32 Acura MDX 43,457 48,308 -10.0% 4,313 4,864 -11.3%
#33 Chevrolet Trax 43,051 6,140
#34 Hyundai Tucson 41,076 36,958 11.1% 7,925 3,589 121%
#35 BMW X5 40,490 33,021 22.6% 2,525 4,398 -42.6%
#36 Kia Sportage 39,008 32,643 19.5% 4,012 3,781 6.1%
#37 Acura RDX 38,502 33,095 16.3% 3,848 3,230 19.1%
#38 Jeep Renegade 36,831 7,924
#39 Audi Q5 36,566 30,114 21.4% 5,149 3,240 58.9%
#40 Chevrolet Suburban 35,715 38,588 -7.4% 3,521 4,101 -14.1%
#41 Lexus NX 31,947 3,113
#42 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 31,149 32,114 -3.0% 1,659 3,460 -52.1%
#43 Ford Expedition 30,483 32,691 -6.8% 3,489 3,598 -3.0%
#44 GMC Yukon 30,011 30,684 -2.2% 3,963 3,226 22.8%
#45 Infiniti QX60 29,378 22,613 29.9% 3,845 2,182 76.2%
#46 Honda HR-V 29,225 4,608
#47 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 27,561 23,152 19.0% 3,140 2,351 33.6%
#48 Cadillac Escalade 25,130 21,352 17.7% 2,809 3,518 -20.2%
#48.1 Cadillac Escalade * 14,977 13,705 9.3% 1,628 2,290 -28.9%
#48.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 10,153 7,647 32.8% 1,181 1,228 -3.8%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 22,221 19,120 16.2% 2,972 1,674 77.5%
#50 Nissan Juke 21,462 32,253 -33.5% 2,108 1,814 16.2%
#51 GMC Yukon XL 20,939 21,928 -4.5% 3,027 2,165 39.8%
#52 BMW X3 20,783 27,198 -23.6% 3,033 1,808 67.8%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 20,377 28,229 -27.8% 2,056 2,646 -22.3%
#54 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 19,329 17,728 9.0% 2,448 2,154 13.6%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 18,647 991 1,782% 2,125 991 114%
#56 Volvo XC60 18,634 13,901 34.0% 2,217 1,593 39.2%
#57 Lincoln MKC 18,237 6,418 184% 2,039 1,763 15.7%
#58 Lexus GX460 17,860 15,999 11.6% 1,611 1,570 2.6%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 15,531 13,633 13.9% 1,633 843 93.7%
#60 Lincoln MKX 15,167 18,728 -19.0% 2,136 1,589 34.4%
#61 Ford Flex 15,062 18,536 -18.7% 1,266 1,710 -26.0%
#62 Audi Q7 14,421 13,105 10.0% 1,941 1,365 42.2%
#63 Mazda CX-9 14,160 14,070 0.6% 1,559 1,227 27.1%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 13,362 9,982 33.9% 1,949 881 121%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 12,585 9,094 38.4% 1,361 743 83.2%
#66 Porsche Cayenne 12,267 12,940 -5.2% 1,323 1,196 10.6%
#67 Mini Countryman 12,059 17,124 -29.6% 1,180 1,908 -38.2%
#68 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 10,892 8,986 21.2% 1,319 771 71.1%
#69 Infiniti QX80 10,532 8,951 17.7% 1,044 832 25.5%
#70 Porsche Macan 10,281 4,649 121% 1,160 702 65.2%
#71 BMW X1 10,258 15,728 -34.8% 847 1,840 -54.0%
#72 Nissan Xterra 10,012 13,200 -24.2% 766 1,108 -30.9%
#73 Nissan Armada 9,799 9,086 7.8% 841 675 24.6%
#74 Audi Q3 9,732 1,335 629% 1,130 1,092 3.5%
#75 Toyota Sequoia 9,299 8,664 7.3% 1,144 850 34.6%
#76 Lincoln Navigator 8,760 5,888 48.8% 1,082 1,013 6.8%
#77 Land Rover LR4 5,920 3,500 69.1% 400 300 33.3%
#78 Volkswagen Touareg 5,314 5,200 2.2% 638 646 -1.2%
#79 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 5,294 3,492
#80 BMW X6 5,127 2,998 71.0% 333 20 1,565%
#81 Volvo XC90 4,841 3,530 37.1% 1,182 181 553%
#82 BMW X4 4,481 1,043 330% 475 380 25.0%
#83 Infiniti QX70 3,950 3,993 -1.1% 476 331 43.8%
#84 Fiat 500X 3,456 1,133
#85 Lincoln MKT 3,409 3,725 -8.5% 430 259 66.0%
#86 Land Rover Discovery Sport 3,401 1,140
#87 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,438 2,188 11.4% 209 202 3.5%
#88 Lexus LX570 2,264 2,764 -18.1% 172 258 -33.3%
#89 Infiniti QX50 2,118 2,116 0.1% 263 209 25.8%
#90 Mazda CX-3 2,038 1,340
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,757 2,209 -20.5% 120 245 -51.0%
#92 Mini Paceman 1,317 1,499 -12.1% 102 195 -47.7%
#93 Toyota FJ Cruiser 224 12,653 -98.2% 1 1,300 -99.9%
#94 Land Rover LR2 74 3,211 -97.7% 2 449 -99.6%
#95 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 55 35,243 -99.8% 42 -100%
#96 Acura ZDX 2 69 -97.1% 3 -100%
#97 Subaru Tribeca 684 -100% 13 -100%
#98 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
4,528,362 3,963,543 14.3% 522,454 399,942 30.6%

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.