Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – January 2016


2016 Ford Edge red

America’s best-selling SUV in each of the last four years is beginning 2016 on the wrong foot. The Honda CR-V ranked fourth in U.S. SUV/crossover sales in January 2016, 2346 sales back of the top-ranked Toyota RAV4.

Admittedly, the race for second place was a tight one. The Nissan Rogue surged 26% to 19,762 sales, only 543 sales ahead of the Ford Escape, which was only 11 sales ahead of the CR-V. The CR-V outsold the Chevrolet Equinox by only 634 units.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2016

The RAV4’s 9% uptick to 21,554 units nevertheless stood out, not only because four of the top six SUVs/CUVs posted declining volume, but because January marked the third consecutive month of Toyota leadership in the category.


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Keep in mind, January 2016 was an abbreviated sales month with only 24 selling days. January 2015 had 26 selling days. Aside from the Rogue’s 26.3% increase, the Ford Edge’s 25.7% improvement was the exception among top-selling utilities in January.

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

January 2017 • December 2015January 2015

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
21,554 19,824 8.7% 21,554 19,824 8.7%
#2
Nissan Rogue
19,762 15,649 26.3% 19,762 15,649 26.3%
#3
Ford Escape
19,219 20,054 -4.2% 19,219 20,054 -4.2%
#4
Honda CR-V
19,208 23,211 -17.2% 19,208 23,211 -17.2%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
18,574 19,555 -5.0% 18,574 19,555 -5.0%
#6
Ford Explorer
16,614 17,036 -2.5% 16,614 17,036 -2.5%
#7
Jeep Cherokee
15,347 15,154 1.2% 15,347 15,154 1.2%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
13,164 12,806 2.8% 13,164 12,806 2.8%
#9
Subaru Forester
11,904 11,210 6.2% 11,904 11,210 6.2%
#10
Toyota Highlander
11,258 11,060 1.8% 11,258 11,060 1.8%
#11
Subaru Outback *
11,197 11,351 -1.4% 11,197 11,351 -1.4%
#12
Jeep Wrangler
10,797 11,683 -7.6% 10,797 11,683 -7.6%
#13
Ford Edge
9533 7581 25.7% 9533 7581 25.7%
#14
GMC Terrain
8835 8844 -0.1% 8835 8844 -0.1%
#15
Honda Pilot
8561 12,315 -30.5% 8561 12,315 -30.5%
#16
Dodge Journey
8456 7041 20.1% 8456 7041 20.1%
#17
Jeep Patriot
8273 7563 9.4% 8273 7563 9.4%
#18
Toyota 4Runner
7496 6945 7.9% 7496 6945 7.9%
#19
Mazda CX-5
7063 5949 18.7% 7063 5949 18.7%
#20
Chevrolet Traverse
7014 10,151 -30.9% 7014 10,151 -30.9%

Source: Automakers
* The Subaru Outback and XV Crosstrek, formerly ranked with cars, are now eligible for best-selling SUV/crossover status on GCBC.

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