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. 

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014
September 2015 YTD
September 2014 YTD
% Change
#1Honda CR-V259,499241,0157.7%29,92523,72226.1%
#2Ford Escape233,012230,1621.2%28,47321,71831.1%
#3Toyota RAV4227,922202,06912.8%27,10422,72419.3%
#4Chevrolet Equinox214,042184,80515.8%21,53717,26624.7%
#5Nissan Rogue213,207154,56837.9%25,06417,22945.5%
#6Ford Explorer190,171158,65219.9%20,71515,79531.1%
#6.1Ford Explorer *171,528 143,30319.7%19,005 13,770 38.0%
#6.2Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *18,643 15,34921.5%1,710 2,025 -15.6%
#7Jeep Cherokee161,112128,13325.7%20,22414,63938.2%
#8Jeep Wrangler157,513134,06817.5%17,58313,95526.0%
#9Jeep Grand Cherokee141,849136,3104.1%15,75812,85422.6%
#10Subaru Forester129,568117,9409.9%15,36412,58422.1%
#11Toyota Highlander116,758105,52610.6%12,31010,54216.8%
#12Honda Pilot98,98080,24723.3%10,2387,82430.9%
#13Ford Edge95,70986,05111.2%10,2627,69533.4%
#14Chevrolet Traverse92,96379,56016.8%8,8577,82113.2%
#15Jeep Patriot88,71969,95826.8%8,5339,117-6.4%
#16Hyundai Santa Fe88,40078,90712.0%10,7528,94520.2%
#17Kia Sorento85,76176,57812.0%9,3806,60642.0%
#18GMC Terrain83,39579,4445.0%10,9358,31031.6%
#19Mazda CX-582,01378,1904.9%9,1078,09712.5%
#20Dodge Journey79,39570,68612.3%10,4577,23044.6%
#21GMC Acadia75,42363,87318.1%6,6476,3924.0%
#22Toyota 4Runner70,90255,27128.3%7,5065,65932.6%
#23Lexus RX69,92276,216-8.3%7,7597,4534.1%
#24Chevrolet Tahoe64,72870,528-8.2%6,1195,6917.5%
#25Nissan Pathfinder62,99760,5494.0%6,2035,32516.5%
#26Cadillac SRX50,71241,70821.6%6,8493,70085.1%
#27Buick Encore49,28536,43335.3%5,6243,84846.2%
#28Jeep Compass46,88647,918-2.2%7,1794,66653.9%
#29Buick Enclave46,78545,9211.9%4,7324,7130.4%
#30Dodge Durango46,10648,011-4.0%4,8844,5647.0%
#31Nissan Murano44,90034,82328.9%5,1664,16424.1%
#32Acura MDX43,45748,308-10.0%4,3134,864-11.3%
#33Chevrolet Trax43,051------6,140------
#34Hyundai Tucson41,07636,95811.1%7,9253,589121%
#35BMW X540,49033,02122.6%2,5254,398-42.6%
#36Kia Sportage39,00832,64319.5%4,0123,7816.1%
#37Acura RDX38,50233,09516.3%3,8483,23019.1%
#38Jeep Renegade36,831------7,924------
#39Audi Q536,56630,11421.4%5,1493,24058.9%
#40Chevrolet Suburban35,71538,588-7.4%3,5214,101-14.1%
#41Lexus NX31,947------3,113------
#42Mercedes-Benz M-Class31,14932,114-3.0%1,6593,460-52.1%
#43Ford Expedition30,48332,691-6.8%3,4893,598-3.0%
#44GMC Yukon30,01130,684-2.2%3,9633,22622.8%
#45Infiniti QX6029,37822,61329.9%3,8452,18276.2%
#46Honda HR-V29,225------4,608------
#47Mitsubishi Outlander Sport27,56123,15219.0%3,1402,35133.6%
#48Cadillac Escalade25,13021,35217.7%2,8093,518-20.2%
#48.1Cadillac Escalade *14,97713,7059.3%1,6282,290-28.9%
#48.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *10,1537,64732.8%1,1811,228-3.8%
#49Volkswagen Tiguan22,22119,12016.2%2,9721,67477.5%
#50Nissan Juke21,46232,253-33.5%2,1081,81416.2%
#51GMC Yukon XL20,93921,928-4.5%3,0272,16539.8%
#52BMW X320,78327,198-23.6%3,0331,80867.8%
#53Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class20,37728,229-27.8%2,0562,646-22.3%
#54Mercedes-Benz GL-Class19,32917,7289.0%2,4482,15413.6%
#55Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class18,6479911,782%2,125991114%
#56Volvo XC6018,63413,90134.0%2,2171,59339.2%
#57Lincoln MKC18,2376,418184%2,0391,76315.7%
#58Lexus GX46017,86015,99911.6%1,6111,5702.6%
#59Land Rover Range Rover Sport15,53113,63313.9%1,63384393.7%
#60Lincoln MKX15,16718,728-19.0%2,1361,58934.4%
#61Ford Flex15,06218,536-18.7%1,2661,710-26.0%
#62Audi Q714,42113,10510.0%1,9411,36542.2%
#63Mazda CX-914,16014,0700.6%1,5591,22727.1%
#64Mitsubishi Outlander13,3629,98233.9%1,949881121%
#65Land Rover Range Rover12,5859,09438.4%1,36174383.2%
#66Porsche Cayenne12,26712,940-5.2%1,3231,19610.6%
#67Mini Countryman12,05917,124-29.6%1,1801,908-38.2%
#68Land Rover Range Rover Evoque10,8928,98621.2%1,31977171.1%
#69Infiniti QX8010,5328,95117.7%1,04483225.5%
#70Porsche Macan10,2814,649121%1,16070265.2%
#71BMW X110,25815,728-34.8%8471,840-54.0%
#72Nissan Xterra10,01213,200-24.2%7661,108-30.9%
#73Nissan Armada9,7999,0867.8%84167524.6%
#74Audi Q39,7321,335629%1,1301,0923.5%
#75Toyota Sequoia9,2998,6647.3%1,14485034.6%
#76Lincoln Navigator8,7605,88848.8%1,0821,0136.8%
#77Land Rover LR45,9203,50069.1%40030033.3%
#78Volkswagen Touareg5,3145,2002.2%638646-1.2%
#79Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class5,294------3,492------
#80BMW X65,1272,99871.0%333201,565%
#81Volvo XC904,8413,53037.1%1,182181553%
#82BMW X44,4811,043330%47538025.0%
#83Infiniti QX703,9503,993-1.1%47633143.8%
#84Fiat 500X3,456------1,133------
#85Lincoln MKT3,4093,725-8.5%43025966.0%
#86Land Rover Discovery Sport3,401------1,140------
#87Mercedes-Benz G-Class2,4382,18811.4%2092023.5%
#88Lexus LX5702,2642,764-18.1%172258-33.3%
#89Infiniti QX502,1182,1160.1%26320925.8%
#90Mazda CX-32,038------1,340------
#91Toyota Land Cruiser1,7572,209-20.5%120245-51.0%
#92Mini Paceman1,3171,499-12.1%102195-47.7%
#93Toyota FJ Cruiser22412,653-98.2%11,300-99.9%
#94Land Rover LR2743,211-97.7%2449-99.6%
#95Chevrolet Captiva Sport5535,243-99.8%---42-100%
#96Acura ZDX269-97.1%---3-100%
#97Subaru Tribeca---684-100%---13-100%
#98Hyundai Veracruz---1-100%---------

4,528,3623,963,54314.3% 522,454 399,942 30.6%

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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.

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