Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In America – 2015 Year End


2015 Honda CR-V doors open
Only two of the 25 best-selling SUVs/crossovers in America in 2015 sold less often during the 2015 calendar year than in 2014. One, the Lexus RX, was entering a replacement phase in the second half of the year. The other, Chevrolet’s Tahoe, performed at such a high level in its launch year of 2014 that the pace couldn’t be matched.

Every other top seller, from the category-leading Honda CR-V (+3.2%) to the 25th-ranked Nissan Pathfinder (+3.7%), posted improved sales. And most improved more noticeably than the CR-V and Pathfinder.
The Nissan Rogue’s 44% year-over-year increase drove the CR-V fighting Nissan up into fourth place from sixth a year ago. Rogue volume improved by 87,991 units.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model: 2015 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

The Toyota RAV4’s 18% uptick equalled nearly 48,000 extra sales, year-over-year.
Yet none of the fast movers could catch the top-ranked Honda CR-V, America’s top-selling SUV for a fourth consecutive year in 2015. 

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The CR-V came within 9910 sales of catching the Accord as American Honda’s best-selling model. The second-ranked RAV4, though catching up in the final one-sixth of the year, trailed the CR-V by 30,000 units by year’s end.
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs 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 and best-selling cars in 2015 and has also posted December-specific editions.

2015 Year End • 2014 Year End • 2013 Year End • 2012 Year End2011 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
2015
2014

Change
#1
Honda CR-V
345,647 335,019 3.2%
#2
Toyota RAV4
315,412 267,698 17.8%
#3
Ford Escape
306,492 306,212 0.1%
#4
Nissan Rogue
287,190 199,199 44.2%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
277,589 242,242 14.6%
#6
Ford Explorer
249,251 209,994 18.7%
#7
Jeep Cherokee
220,260 178,508 23.4%
#8
Jeep Wrangler
202,702 175,328 15.6%
#9
Jeep Grand Cherokee
195,958 183,786 6.6%
#10
Subaru Forester
175,192 159,953 9.5%
#11
Toyota Highlander
158,915 146,127 8.8%
#12
Honda Pilot
136,212 108,857 25.1%
#13
Ford Edge
124,120 108,864 14.0%
#14
Chevrolet Traverse
119,945 103,943 15.4%
#15
Jeep Patriot
118,464 93,462 26.8%
#16
Hyundai Santa Fe
118,134 107,906 9.5%
#17
Kia Sorento
116,249 102,520 13.4%
#18
GMC Terrain
112,030 105,016 6.7%
#19
Mazda CX-5
111,450 99,122 12.4%
#20
Dodge Journey
105,400 93,572 12.6%
#21
Lexus RX
100,610 107,490 -6.4%
#22
Toyota 4Runner
97,034 76,906 26.2%
#23
GMC Acadia
96,393 83,972 14.8%
#24
Chevrolet Tahoe
88,342 97,726 -9.6%
#25
Nissan Pathfinder
82,041 79,111 3.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Subaru also sold 152,294 Outbacks and 88,928 Crosstreks, vehicles we – through 2015 – list with cars.

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