Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – December 2015


2014 Toyota RAV4

2015 was undeniably the Honda CR-V’s year, just as 2013 and 2014 were before it. But the end of the year ends in the Toyota RAV4’s column, as November’s best seller became December’s best seller, as well.

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Albeit, barely.

The RAV4 outsold the stumbling CR-V by a scant 681 units in December 2015 and lost the calendar year battle by more than 30,000 units.

But the RAV4’s momentum is likewise undeniable. 2015 sales rose 18%, far faster than the pace of the overall industry, faster too than the pace of the SUV/CUV market. 


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Moreover, sales in December jumped 39%, trailing only the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 among the fastest-moving top sellers last month.

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 December and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars along with 2015 year end lists.

December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015 2014 %
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
31,866 22,997 38.6% 315,412 267,698 17.8%
#2
Honda CR-V
31,185 32,369 -3.7% 345,647 335,019 3.2%
#3
Ford Escape
27,954 25,603 9.2% 306,492 306,212 0.1%
#4
Nissan Rogue
26,479 14,879 78.0% 287,190 199,199 44.2%
#5
Jeep Cherokee
24,049 17,715 35.8% 220,260 178,508 23.4%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
21,827 21,298 2.5% 277,589 242,242 14.6%
#7
Ford Explorer
21,667 18,864 14.9% 249,251 209,994 18.7%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
21,008 17,176 22.3% 195,958 183,786 6.6%
#9
Subaru Forester
16,797 15,163 10.8% 175,192 159,953 9.5%
#10
Toyota Highlander
16,100 15,019 7.2% 158,915 146,127 8.8%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
15,591 14,003 11.3% 202,702 175,328 15.6%
#12
Honda Pilot
13,344 11,479 16.2% 136,212 108,857 25.1%
#13
Kia Sorento
12,872 9688 32.9% 116,249 102,520 13.4%
#14
Lexus RX
11,899 13,625 -12.7% 100,610 107,490 -6.4%
#15
Mazda CX-5
11,417 7721 47.9% 111,450 99,122 12.4%
#16
Ford Edge
10,263 7940 29.3% 124,120 108,864 14.0%
#17
Toyota 4Runner
9953 8144 22.2% 97,034 76,906 26.2%
#18
Chevrolet Tahoe
9773 11,259 -13.2% 88,342 97,726 -9.6%
#19
GMC Terrain
9649 11,032 -12.5% 112,030 105,016 6.7%
#20
Hyundai Santa Fe
9518 10,395 -8.4% 118,134 107,906 9.5%

Source: Automakers
Subaru also sold 16,067 Outbacks and 8090 Crosstreks, vehicles we list – through 2015 – with cars.

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