Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – October 2015


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Extending a streak which began in September of last year, the Honda CR-V ended October 2015 as America’s top-selling SUV/crossover for a 14th consecutive month. Toyota’s second-ranked RAV4 was a scant 776 sales back, however, as CR-V growth stalled and RAV4 volume jumped 31%.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD

The CR-V’s typical challenger over the years has been the Ford Escape, but Escape sales likewise slid 1% in October 2015, enabling the Nissan Rogue to grab third spot.

Aside from the CR-V and Escape, all the top-selling SUVs and crossovers posted October sales improvements, and most were substantial. The Rogue’s 70% uptick translated to 10,254 extra sales, year-over-year. Three other nameplates – Pilot, Patriot, CX-5 – jumped by more than 50%.

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Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks in October and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.

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Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
29,032 29,257 -0.8% 288,531 270,272 6.8%
#2
Toyota RAV4
28,256 21,524 31.3% 256,178 223,593 14.6%
#3
Nissan Rogue
24,939 14,685 69.8% 238,146 169,253 40.7%
#4
Ford Escape
24,719 24,919 -0.8% 257,731 255,081 1.0%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
22,086 17,603 25.5% 236,128 202,408 16.7%
#6
Ford Explorer
20,723 16,496 25.6% 210,894 175,148 20.4%
#7
Jeep Cherokee
17,673 15,715 12.5% 178,785 143,848 24.3%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
16,050 14,993 7.0% 157,899 151,303 4.4%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
15,751 13,665 15.3% 173,264 147,733 17.3%
#10
Subaru Forester
15,172 12,971 17.0% 144,740 130,911 10.6%
#11
Toyota Highlander
13,316 12,106 10.0% 130,074 117,632 10.6%
#12
Honda Pilot
12,913 7903 63.4% 111,893 88,150 26.9%
#13
Hyundai Santa Fe
11,060 8817 25.4% 99,460 87,724 13.4%
#14
Jeep Patriot
10,191 6524 56.2% 98,910 76,482 29.3%
#15
Ford Edge
10,011 7225 38.6% 105,720 93,726 13.3%
#16
GMC Terrain
9987 6803 46.8% 93,382 86,247 8.3%
#17
Dodge Journey
9525 6935 37.3% 88,920 77,621 14.6%
#18
Mazda CX-5
9264 5991 54.6% 91,277 84,181 8.4%
#19
Chevrolet Traverse
9155 7893 16.0% 102,118 87,453 16.8%
#20
Toyota 4Runner
8596 6311 36.2% 79,498 61,582 29.1%

Source: Automakers
Subaru sold 14,729 Outbacks in October 2015. We rank the Outback among America’s best-selling cars for the time being.

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