October 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 97 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


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The age that’s brought us subcompact-car-based crossovers, on-road-performance-oriented Land Rovers, and more small luxury CUVs than you can shake a stick at has also brought with it a massive surge in the number of SUVs and crossovers sold in America.

Through the first ten months of 2015, U.S. sales of utility vehicles have grown 16%. 

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

In October, specifically, category-wide volume jumped 28%, a strong follow-up to eptember’s 31% year-over-year increase. So far this year, more than 5 million SUVs and crossovers have been sold, an increase of nearly 700,000 units in ten months. 

One quarter of those sales are generated by the five most popular nameplates: CR-V, Escape, RAV4, Rogue, Equinox.

All-new nameplates which weren’t on sale at this stage a year ago are meaningful forces, as well. The Chevrolet Trax is America’s 30th-ranked utility vehicle, the Jeep Renegade ranks 36th, the Lexus NX ranks 41st.

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One thing remains clear: the Honda CR-V will end 2015 as America’s best-selling SUV, the fourth consecutive year that the CR-V has been the leader of the pack.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by October volume by clicking the October 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
October 2015 YTD
October 2014 YTD
%
Change
October
2015
October
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 288,531 270,272 6.8% 29,032 29,257 -0.8%
#2 Ford Escape 257,731 255,081 1.0% 24,719 24,919 -0.8%
#3 Toyota RAV4 256,178 223,593 14.6% 28,256 21,524 31.3%
#4 Nissan Rogue 238,146 169,253 40.7% 24,939 14,685 69.8%
#5 Chevrolet Equinox 236,128 202,408 16.7% 22,086 17,603 25.5%
#6 Ford Explorer 210,894 175,148 20.4% 20,723 16,496 25.6%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 190,276 157,758 20.6% 18,748 14,455 29.7%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 20,618 17,390 18.6% 1,975 2,041 -3.2%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 178,785 143,848 24.3% 17,673 15,715 12.5%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 173,264 147,733 17.3% 15,751 13,665 15.3%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 157,899 151,303 4.4% 16,050 14,993 7.1%
#10 Subaru Forester 144,740 130,911 10.6% 15,172 12,971 17.0%
#11 Toyota Highlander 130,074 117,632 10.6% 13,316 12,106 10.0%
#12 Honda Pilot 111,893 88,150 26.9% 12,913 7,903 63.4%
#13 Ford Edge 105,720 93,276 13.3% 10,011 7,225 38.6%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 102,118 87,453 16.8% 9,155 7,893 16.0%
#15 Hyundai Santa Fe 99,460 87,724 13.4% 11,060 8,817 25.4%
#16 Jeep Patriot 98,910 76,482 29.3% 10,191 6,524 56.2%
#17 Kia Sorento 94,354 84,234 12.0% 8,593 7,656 12.2%
#18 GMC Terrain 93,382 86,247 8.3% 9,987 6,803 46.8%
#19 Mazda CX-5 91,277 84,181 8.4% 9,264 5,991 54.6%
#20 Dodge Journey 88,920 77,621 14.6% 9,525 6,935 37.3%
#21 GMC Acadia 82,351 70,241 17.2% 6,928 6,368 8.8%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 79,498 61,582 29.1% 8,596 6,311 36.2%
#23 Lexus RX 77,940 84,273 -7.5% 8,018 8,057 -0.5%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 71,352 78,440 -9.0% 6,624 7,912 -16.3%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 68,581 66,091 3.8% 5,584 5,542 0.8%
#26 Cadillac SRX 56,732 45,348 25.1% 6,020 3,640 65.4%
#27 Buick Encore 55,918 41,213 35.7% 6,633 4,780 38.8%
#28 Jeep Compass 52,987 52,219 1.5% 6,101 4,301 41.9%
#29 Buick Enclave 51,487 50,648 1.7% 4,702 4,727 -0.5%
#30 Chevrolet Trax 51,226 8,175
#31 Dodge Durango 50,782 52,866 -3.9% 4,676 4,855 -3.7%
#32 Nissan Murano 50,250 39,094 28.5% 5,350 4,271 25.3%
#33 Hyundai Tucson 48,374 40,550 19.3% 7,298 3,592 103%
#34 Acura MDX 47,862 53,632 -10.8% 4,405 5,324 -17.3%
#35 BMW X5 44,782 36,376 23.1% 4,292 3,355 27.9%
#36 Jeep Renegade 44,626 7,795
#37 Kia Sportage 43,484 36,386 19.5% 4,476 3,743 19.6%
#38 Acura RDX 42,393 36,273 16.9% 3,891 3,178 22.4%
#39 Audi Q5 41,429 33,685 23.0% 4,863 3,571 36.2%
#40 Chevrolet Suburban 39,300 43,203 -9.0% 3,585 4,615 -22.3%
#41 Lexus NX 35,346 3,399
#42 Ford Expedition 34,407 36,411 -5.5% 3,924 3,720 5.5%
#43 Honda HR-V 33,727 4,502
#44 GMC Yukon 33,536 33,661 -0.4% 3,525 2,977 18.4%
#45 Infiniti QX60 33,047 24,898 32.7% 3,669 2,285 60.6%
#46 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 31,853 35,911 -11.3% 704 3,797 -81.5%
#47 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 30,655 25,620 19.7% 3,094 2,468 25.4%
#48 Cadillac Escalade ^ 28,281 23,495 20.4% 3,151 2,143 47.0%
#48.1 Cadillac Escalade * 16,815 15,095 11.4% 1,838 1,390 32.2%
#48.2 Cadillac Escalade EXT * 1,313 754 74.4% 11,466 8,400 36.5%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 27,036 20,923 29.2% 4,815 1,803 167%
#50 BMW X3 23,811 28,808 -17.3% 3,028 1,610 88.1%
#51 GMC Yukon XL 23,661 24,076 -1.7% 2,722 2,148 26.7%
#52 Nissan Juke 23,266 34,021 -31.6% 1,804 1,768 2.0%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 22,318 30,817 -27.6% 1,941 2,588 -25.0%
#54 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 21,942 20,138 9.0% 2,613 2,410 8.4%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 20,672 2,998 590% 2,025 2,007 0.9%
#56 Volvo XC60 20,546 15,554 32.1% 1,912 1,653 15.7%
#57 Lincoln MKC 20,219 8,615 135% 1,982 2,197 -9.8%
#58 Lexus GX460 20,083 17,935 12.0% 2,223 1,936 14.8%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 17,437 14,709 18.5% 1,906 1,076 77.1%
#60 Lincoln MKX 17,356 20,724 -16.3% 2,189 1,996 9.7%
#61 Audi Q7 16,527 14,843 11.3% 2,106 1,738 21.2%
#62 Ford Flex 16,471 20,233 -18.6% 1,409 1,697 -17.0%
#63 Mazda CX-9 15,644 15,311 2.2% 1,484 1,241 19.6%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 15,402 10,958 40.6% 2,040 976 109%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 14,388 10,327 39.3% 1,803 1,233 46.2%
#66 Porsche Cayenne 13,721 13,652 0.5% 1,454 712 104%
#67 Mini Countryman 13,278 19,159 -30.7% 1,219 2,035 -40.1%
#68 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 12,157 9,977 21.9% 1,265 991 27.6%
#69 Infiniti QX80 11,738 10,001 17.4% 1,206 1,050 14.9%
#70 Porsche Macan 11,189 5,390 108% 908 741 22.5%
#71 BMW X1 10,859 17,801 -39.0% 601 2,073 -71.0%
#72 Nissan Armada 10,769 10,008 7.6% 970 922 5.2%
#73 Audi Q3 10,619 2,018 426% 887 683 29.9%
#74 Toyota Sequoia 10,602 9,575 10.7% 1,303 911 43.0%
#75 Nissan Xterra 10,433 14,281 -26.9% 421 1,081 -61.1%
#76 Lincoln Navigator 9,754 7,208 35.3% 994 1,320 -24.7%
#77 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 9,470 4,176
#78 Volvo XC90 7,406 3,797 95.0% 2,565 267 861%
#79 Land Rover LR4 6,789 3,630 87.0% 869 130 568%
#80 Volkswagen Touareg 6,154 5,778 6.5% 840 578 45.3%
#81 BMW X6 5,687 3,017 88.5% 560 19 2,847%
#82 Fiat 500X 5,634 2,178
#83 BMW X4 4,973 1,400 255% 492 357 37.8%
#84 Land Rover Discovery Sport 4,757 1,356
#85 Infiniti QX70 4,430 4,351 1.8% 480 358 34.1%
#86 Lincoln MKT 3,865 4,063 -4.9% 456 338 34.9%
#87 Mazda CX-3 3,420 1,382
#88 Infiniti QX50 3,107 2,308 34.6% 989 192 415%
#89 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,741 2,421 13.2% 303 233 30.0%
#90 Lexus LX570 2,480 3,122 -20.6% 216 358 -39.7%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,943 2,473 -21.4% 186 264 -29.5%
#92 Mini Paceman 1,340 1,682 -20.3% 23 183 -87.4%
#93 Toyota FJ Cruiser 225 13,602 -98.3% 1 949 -99.9%
#94 Land Rover LR2 74 3,424 -97.8% 213 -100%
#95 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 55 35,275 -99.8% 32 -100%
T96 Acura ZDX 2 73 -97.3% 4 -100%
T96 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 2 2
#98 Subaru Tribeca 693 -100% 9 -100%
#99 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
5,057,062 4,375,836 15.6% 528,700 412,293 28.2%

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.