2015 Year End U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 97 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

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December 2015 sales of SUVs and crossovers in America jumped 24%, a 117,000-unit year-over-year increase which put the cherry on top of a year-long sundae. 

Nearly 100 utility vehicle nameplates generated more than 6.1 million U.S. sales in calendar year 2015, a massive 16%, 852,000-unit increase compared with 2014.

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Yes, the auto industry as a whole was surging in 2015. But non-SUV/crossover sales grew just 1%, a far more modest increase of around 100,000 units, as traditional passenger cars lost market share to the utility vehicle market and minivan volume decreased, as well.

SUVs and crossovers, led by the Honda CR-V for a fourth consecutive year and the seventh time in eight years, owned 35% of the overall U.S. market in 2015, up 32% in 2014 as passenger car market share fell from 48% in 2014 to little more than 44% in 2015. 

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U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - 2015 Year End

CR-V sales growth was not significant relative to its closest rival, the surging Toyota RAV4. But both the CR-V and RAV4 – along with the Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, and Chevrolet Equinox – set U.S. sales records in 2015. 

For the CR-V, 2015 marked the sixth consecutive year of sales expansion in America. 2015 was the Toyota RAV4's fourth year of growth. Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox volume in 2015 increased for a seventh consecutive year. The Nissan Rogue has only ever grown its U.S. volume, rising in eight years following the first-gen Rogue's 2007 launch.

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The Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche brands all set annual U.S. sales records in 2015 as their utility vehicle volume grew 30%, 5%, 37%, 27%, 17%, and 28%, respectively. Their car sales, respectively, were up 0.5%, up 0.4%, down 8% (at Jaguar), down 2%, down 3%, and down 8%. 

Subcompact crossovers were the other big utility vehicle story in 2015. Their sales collectively doubled thanks to the launches of the Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, and Mazda CX-3. The Trax, Renegade, and HR-V – the two latter examples having only participated in a portion of the 2015 calendar year – rank 31st, 34th, and 43rd on this list, respectively.

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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2015 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End

Reminder: these are 2015 calendar year rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by December volume by clicking the December 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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014
% Change
#1Honda CR-V345,647335,0193.2%31,18532,369-3.7%
#2Toyota RAV4315,412267,69817.8%31,86622,99738.6%
#3Ford Escape306,492306,2120.1%27,95425,6039.2%
#4Nissan Rogue287,190199,19944.2%26,47914,87978.0%
#5Chevrolet Equinox277,589242,24214.6%21,82721,2982.5%
#6Ford Explorer249,251209,99418.7%21,66718,46417.3%
#6.1Ford Explorer *224,309189,33918.5%18,89216,63213.6%
#6.2Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *24,94220,65520.8%2,7751,83251.5%
#7Jeep Cherokee220,260178,50823.4%24,04917,71535.8%
#8Jeep Wrangler202,702175,32815.6%15,59114,00311.3%
#9Jeep Grand Cherokee195,958183,7866.6%21,00817,17622.3%
#10Subaru Forester175,192159,9539.5%16,79715,16310.8%
#11Toyota Highlander158,915146,1278.8%16,10015,0197.2%
#12Honda Pilot136,212108,85725.1%13,34411,47916.2%
#13Ford Edge124,120108,86414.0%10,2637,94029.3%
#14Chevrolet Traverse119,945103,94315.4%9,1438,6545.7%
#15Jeep Patriot118,46493,46226.8%11,2069,43418.8%
#16Hyundai Santa Fe118,134107,9069.5%9,51810,395-8.4%
#17Kia Sorento116,249102,52013.4%12,8729,68832.9%
#18GMC Terrain112,030105,0166.7%9,64911,032-12.5%
#19Mazda CX-5111,45099,12212.4%11,4177,72147.9%
#20Dodge Journey105,40093,57212.6%8,6828,4213.1%
#21Lexus RX100,610107,490-6.4%11,89913,625-12.7%
#22Toyota 4Runner97,03476,90626.2%9,9538,14422.2%
#23GMC Acadia96,39383,97214.8%7,2667,323-0.8%
#24Chevrolet Tahoe88,34297,726-9.6%9,77311,259-13.2%
#25Nissan Pathfinder82,04179,1113.7%8,3666,78923.2%
#26Cadillac SRX68,85053,57828.5%7,0314,89943.5%
#27Buick Encore67,54948,89238.2%6,4983,102109%
#28Jeep Compass66,69861,2648.9%8,8254,94678.4%
#29Dodge Durango64,18664,398-0.3%7,6246,11924.6%
#30Hyundai Tucson63,59147,30634.4%8,3113,114167%
#31Chevrolet Trax63,0307398,429%5,323739620%
#32Nissan Murano62,90747,30133.0%7,0834,36762.2%
#33Buick Enclave62,08162,300-0.4%5,9367,393-19.7%
#34Jeep Renegade60,946------8,975------
#35Acura MDX58,20865,603-11.3%6,2546,761-7.5%
#36BMW X554,99747,03116.9%6,2506,0982.5%
#37Kia Sportage53,73942,94525.1%6,0443,29883.3%
#38Audi Q552,00642,42022.6%6,0574,55133.1%
#39Acura RDX51,02644,86513.7%4,9425,156-4.2%
#40Chevrolet Suburban50,86655,009-7.5%6,3506,761-6.1%
#41Lexus NX43,7642,9271,395%5,1342,90576.7%
#42GMC Yukon42,73241,5692.8%5,2714,72911.5%
#43Honda HR-V41,969------4,737------
#44Infiniti QX6041,77031,19233.9%4,9873,36748.1%
#45Ford Expedition41,44344,632-7.1%4,0564,239-4.3%
#46Mitsubishi Outlander Sport36,96631,05419.0%3,3562,75521.8%
#47Cadillac Escalade35,92130,46917.9%4,6593,74024.6%
#47.1Cadillac Escalade *21,23019,4829.0%2,7432,28120.3%
#47.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *14,69110,98733.7%1,9161,45931.3%
#48Volkswagen Tiguan35,84325,12142.7%4,9002,116132%
#49Mercedes-Benz M-Class32,55046,726-30.3%3305,625-94.1%
#50BMW X331,92433,824-5.6%3,1262,79511.8%
#51GMC Yukon XL31,33429,7525.3%4,5363,26039.1%
#52Mercedes-Benz GL-Class27,70726,5974.2%2,8493,394-16.1%
#53Nissan Juke27,12138,184-29.0%1,9582,155-9.1%
#54Volvo XC6026,13419,27635.6%3,5102,07968.8%
#55Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class25,5936,884272%2,2002,0746.1%
#56Lexus GX46025,21222,68511.1%3,1182,70715.2%
#57Lincoln MKC24,59013,07788.0%2,5662,31011.1%
#58Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class23,33335,000-33.3%3041,857-83.6%
#59Lincoln MKX22,19923,995-7.5%2,9601,66977.4%
#60Land Rover Range Rover Sport21,45917,89719.9%2,2462,03610.3%
#61Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class20,663------6,310------
#62Ford Flex19,57023,822-17.8%1,7351,786-2.9%
#63Mitsubishi Outlander19,05513,06845.8%1,9361,09676.6%
#64Audi Q718,99518,5172.6%1,1891,928-38.3%
#65Mazda CX-918,04818,497-2.4%1,2021,749-31.3%
#66Land Rover Range Rover17,82112,83038.9%1,8351,48223.8%
#67Mini Countryman16,68622,645-26.3%2,1481,94110.7%
#68Porsche Cayenne16,47416,2051.7%1,23093431.7%
#69Infiniti QX8015,64612,93521.0%2,1711,61534.4%
#70Land Rover Range Rover Evoque14,58312,44017.2%1,3701,426-3.9%
#71BMW X114,42022,808-36.8%1,7692,591-31.7%
#72Porsche Macan13,5337,24186.9%1,38286460.0%
#73Audi Q313,2293,654262%1,50190166.6%
#74Volvo XC9012,7773,952223%3,135684,510%
#75Nissan Armada12,73712,5931.1%1,1561,361-15.1%
#76Toyota Sequoia12,58311,8066.6%1,0071,261-20.1%
#77Lincoln Navigator11,96410,43314.7%1,2501,792-30.2%
#78Nissan Xterra10,67216,505-35.3%701,137-93.8%
#79Fiat 500X9,463------1,996------
#80Land Rover LR49,0314,67993.0%1,31573678.7%
#81BMW X67,9063,896103%1,547458238%
#82Land Rover Discovery Sport7,611------1,674------
#83Volkswagen Touareg7,0376,9611.1%486605-19.7%
#84BMW X46,4292,709137%8848207.8%
#85Mazda CX-36,406------1,663------
#86Infiniti QX705,7375,21310.1%69744855.6%
#87Infiniti QX505,4682,727101%1,453224549%
#88Lincoln MKT4,6964,800-2.2%40635614.0%
#89Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class4,569------4,062------
#90Lexus LX5703,8844,052-4.1%89250576.6%
#91Mercedes-Benz G-Class3,6163,09017.0%54137544.3%
#92Toyota Land Cruiser2,6873,158-14.9%350365-4.1%
#93Mini Paceman1,7082,082-18.0%38129-70.5%
#94Toyota FJ Cruiser22914,718-98.4%3402-99.3%
#95Land Rover LR2773,619-97.9%174-98.6%
#96Chevrolet Captiva Sport5535,368-99.8%---15-100%
#97Acura ZDX278-97.4%---2-100%
#98Subaru Tribeca---732-100%---9-100%
#99Hyundai Veracruz---1-100%---------

6,167,3435,314,87916.0% 616,584 499,161 23.5%

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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.

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