Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - March 2016

2016 Lexus RX350
In March 2016, the Toyota Camry's seventh consecutive month as America's best-selling car, the Toyota RAV4 claimed the title of America's best-selling SUV/crossover for a fifth consecutive month.

Among utility vehicles in the top 12, none grew faster than the RAV4, which posted a 15% year-over-year increase valued at 3802 additional sales. The margin of victory was narrow, at just 524 units, but the RAV4 now leads the second-ranked Escape by 4528 sales through the end of 2016's first-quarter.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2016 YTD


Meanwhile, sales of the Honda CR-V – 2015's best-selling utility vehicle – slid 3% in March and 3% in Q1. The CR-V ranked fourth in the sector last month, narrowly missing out on second spot in Q1.

America's top-selling three-row vehicle is the Ford Explorer, sales of which continued to rise in March. The Explorer's closest rival was the 10th-ranked Toyota Highlander, which is nearly 25,000 sales behind the Ford heading into April.


Only one premium brand utility vehicle cracked the top 20 in March: Lexus' RX. No European nameplate sold frequently enough, leaving 10 entries to Detroit and the remainder to Japanese and Korean automakers. 

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 March and will shortly publish the list of America's 20 best-selling cars.

April 2016 • February 2016March 2015
Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
29,04525,24315.1%76,122 67,010 13.6%
#2
Ford Escape
28,52126,3038.4%71,594 67,272 6.4%
#3
Nissan Rogue
27,71327,4181.1%69,036 64,486 7.1%
#4
Honda CR-V
26,73027,618-3.2%71,188 73,127 -2.7%
#5
Ford Explorer
24,41223,0585.9%63,415 58,707 8.0%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
21,48024,335-11.7%59,879 65,613 -8.7%
#7
Jeep Cherokee
19,17019,0330.7%49,534 48,213 2.7%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
18,50616,81510.1%47,050 43,377 8.5%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
17,71017,5241.1%41,741 42,118 -0.9%
#10
Toyota Highlander
14,94913,03914.6%38,673 35,362 9.4%
#11
Subaru Forester
14,28414,967-4.6%38,427 37,636 2.1%
#12
Subaru Outback
14,12212,50412.9%37,271 35,487 5.0%
#13
Ford Edge
14,005940548.9%35,993 23,512 53.1%
#14
Chevrolet Traverse
10,74711,103-3.2%26,919 30,959 -13.0%
#15
Honda Pilot
10,59311,937-11.3%28,726 36,881 -22.1%
#16
Dodge Journey
998692228.3%26,421 23,982 10.2%
#17
Kia Sorento
989710,842-8.7%24,693 26,903 -8.2%
#18
Jeep Patriot
983711,849-17.0%28,747 29,692 -3.2%
#19
Lexus RX
964891775.1%23,796 22,236 7.0%
#20
Toyota 4Runner
9599864811.0%25,571 22,013 16.2%
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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