Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – November 2015


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In November 2015, for the first time since August 2014, the Toyota RAV4 was the top-selling SUV in America.

Indeed, November 2015 also marked the first time since August 2014 that any SUV or crossover other than the Honda CR-V was America’s top-selling utility vehicle.

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

CR-V sales plunged 20% in November; RAV4 sales jumped 30%. As a result, the RAV4 outsold the second-ranked CR-V by 1437 units. Woth the Ford Escape’s 19% year-over-year decline, the RAV4 also moved into second place in the year-to-date SUV/crossover sales race.

The Escape is rare among top-selling utilities in 2015, with a modest 1% downgrade through the first eleven months of the year in a booming SUV market. Ford says the company’s Friends & Neighbors sales event in November didn’t lure customers to the Escape, Fiesta, Focus, and Fusion. As a result, Escape sales slid to a 10-month low.

Among America’s 20 top-selling SUVs and crossovers in November 2015, the Lexus RX was the only premium brand contender. The Nissan Rogue’s 50% year-over-year improvement was tops.

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 November and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.

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Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
27,368 21,108 29.7% 283,546 244,701 15.9%
#2
Honda CR-V
25,931 32,378 -19.9% 314,462 302,650 3.9%
#3
Nissan Rogue
22,565 15,067 49.8% 260,711 184,320 41.4%
#4
Ford Escape
20,807 25,528 -18.5% 278,538 280,609 -0.7%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
19,634 18,536 5.9% 255,862 220,944 15.8%
#6
Jeep Cherokee
17,426 16,945 2.8% 196,211 160,793 22.0%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
17,051 15,307 11.4% 174,950 166,610 5.0%
#8
Ford Explorer
16,690 16,382 1.9% 227,584 191,530 18.8%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
13,847 13,592 1.9% 187,111 161,325 16.0%
#10
Subaru Forester
13,655 13,879 -1.6% 158,395 144,790 9.4%
#11
Toyota Highlander
12,741 13,476 -5.5% 142,815 131,108 8.9%
#12
Honda Pilot
10,975 9228 18.9% 122,868 97,378 26.2%
#13
Lexus RX
10,771 9592 12.3% 88,711 93,865 -5.5%
#14
Hyundai Santa Fe
9156 9787 -6.4% 108,616 97,511 11.4%
#15
Kia Sorento
9023 8598 4.9% 103,377 92,832 11.4%
#16
GMC Terrain
8999 7737 16.3% 102,381 93,984 8.9%
#17
Mazda CX-5
8756 7220 21.3% 100,033 91,401 9.4%
#18
Chevrolet Traverse
8684 7836 10.8% 110,802 95,289 16.3%
#19
Jeep Patriot
8348 7546 10.6% 107,258 84,028 27.6%
#20
Ford Edge
8137 7648 6.4% 113,857 100,924 12.8%

Source: Automakers

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