April 2016 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 97 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


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U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers jumped by more than 8% to 564,000 units in April 2016, driving the sector’s market share up to 37.4% from 35.8% a year ago. 

Seven of the 20 top sellers, including the top-ranked Toyota RAV4, grew faster than the SUV/crossover sector as a whole. For the RAV4, April was the sixth consecutive month of SUV/CUV sales leadership and the third-highest-volume month in the nameplate’s history. Only twice before (August 2014 and December 2015) has the RAV4 produced more than 30,000 sales.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – May 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2015 YTD

Through the first one-third of 2016, the fastest-growing vehicles are almost all SUVs and crossovers: Discovery Sport, XC90, QX50, Renegade, X1, Q7, Tucson, MKX, GLC/GLK, LX570, Outlander, Tiguan, Compass, Murano, Sportage, LR4, and X3 have all produced gains of at least 50%. 

The Lexus RX, ranked 19th overall, is the premium utility vehicle leader. Lexus is on track to report record RX sales in calendar year 2016, achieving greater numbers even with the more affordable new NX sitting alongside its big brother in Lexus showrooms. 

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Across the premium spectrum, automakers are struggling to achieve the kind of volume they recorded at this stage of 2015. But SUVs and crossovers aren’t to blame. 

Audi’s trio of Q models are up 22%, BMW’s SAVs are up 19%, Infiniti’s four SUVs are up 26%, the Land Rover brand is up 17%, Lexus’ four utilities are up 14%, Lincoln utilities are up by a third, Mercedes-Benz’s vast utility lineup is up 19%, Porsche’s Cayenne and Macan are up 16%, and Volvo’s XC60 and XC90 are up 97%. 

Yet premium sales at Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus – America’s three top-selling premium brands – are collectively down 5% in a growing market.

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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2016 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by April volume by clicking the April 2016 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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
April
2016 YTD
April
2015 YTD
%
Change
April
2016
April
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 106,274 89,924 18.2% 30,152 22,914 31.6%
#2 Honda CR-V 100,101 102,579 -2.4% 28,913 29,452 -1.8%
#3 Ford Escape 95,514 93,042 2.7% 23,920 25,770 -7.2%
#4 Nissan Rogue 92,209 86,253 6.9% 23,173 21,767 6.5%
#5 Ford Explorer 86,961 77,551 12.1% 23,546 18,844 25.0%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 76,168 69,372 9.8% 20,283 16,585 22.3%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 10,793 8,179 32.0% 3,263 2,259 44.4%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 80,486 94,469 -14.8% 20,607 28,856 -28.6%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 67,201 67,285 -0.1% 17,667 19,072 -7.4%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 65,071 59,407 9.5% 18,021 16,030 12.4%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 60,744 60,967 -0.4% 19,003 18,849 0.8%
#10 Toyota Highlander 53,710 49,125 9.3% 15,037 13,763 9.3%
#11 Subaru Forester 52,917 51,613 2.5% 14,490 13,977 3.7%
#12 Subaru Outback 51,565 48,021 7.4% 14,294 12,534 14.0%
#13 Ford Edge 47,477 36,609 29.7% 11,484 13,097 -12.3%
#14 Honda Pilot 40,096 48,103 -16.6% 11,370 11,222 1.3%
#15 Jeep Patriot 39,203 39,162 0.1% 10,456 9,470 10.4%
#16 Chevrolet Traverse 39,105 42,434 -7.8% 12,186 11,475 6.2%
#17 Toyota 4Runner 35,706 29,445 21.3% 10,135 7,432 36.4%
#18 Kia Sorento 35,046 36,711 -4.5% 10,353 9,808 5.6%
#19 Lexus RX 32,563 29,046 12.1% 8,767 6,810 28.7%
#20 Mazda CX-5 32,433 33,253 -2.5% 8,826 8,960 -1.5%
#21 Jeep Renegade 31,681 5,157 514% 9,730 4,214 131%
#22 GMC Terrain 31,302 36,525 -14.3% 7,344 8,792 -16.5%
#23 Dodge Journey 31,286 32,643 -4.2% 4,865 8,661 -43.8%
#24 Jeep Compass 29,995 18,530 61.9% 9,421 4,124 128%
#25 Hyundai Tucson 28,102 15,147 85.5% 7,718 4,020 92.0%
#26 Nissan Pathfinder 28,041 27,349 2.5% 5,633 5,551 1.5%
#27 Chevrolet Tahoe 27,900 28,780 -3.1% 7,549 7,903 -4.5%
#28 Nissan Murano 27,850 17,446 59.6% 6,232 4,121 51.2%
#29 Subaru Crosstrek 27,157 27,017 0.5% 7,607 6,936 9.7%
#30 Dodge Durango 26,019 20,017 30.0% 6,434 5,518 16.6%
#31 GMC Acadia 25,575 29,136 -12.2% 7,004 8,767 -20.1%
#32 Kia Sportage 25,112 15,918 57.8% 7,645 4,273 78.9%
#33 Hyundai Santa Fe 24,367 36,460 -33.2% 7,150 10,054 -28.9%
#34 Buick Encore 23,808 19,623 21.3% 6,589 5,587 17.9%
#35 Honda HR-V 22,484 6,969
#36 Chevrolet Trax 18,237 13,137 38.8% 4,510 3,451 30.7%
#37 Acura RDX 18,117 15,314 18.3% 5,905 3,972 48.7%
#38 Buick Enclave 17,457 17,252 1.2% 4,523 4,451 1.6%
#39 Acura MDX 16,689 19,407 -14.0% 4,733 4,970 -4.8%
#40 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 16,668 15,428 8.0% 4,327 4,945 -12.5%
#41 Cadillac SRX 15,818 18,684 -15.3% 2,952 6,390 -53.8%
#42 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 15,437 8,728 76.9% 4,439 3,071 44.5%
#43 Ford Expedition 15,194 12,684 19.8% 4,521 3,082 46.7%
#44 Lexus NX 15,190 12,532 21.2% 3,815 3,421 11.5%
#45 Chevrolet Suburban 14,948 16,015 -6.7% 4,269 4,139 3.1%
#46 BMW X5 13,814 15,846 -12.8% 3,771 4,095 -7.9%
#47 Volkswagen Tiguan 13,096 7,994 63.8% 3,804 2,402 58.4%
#48 Audi Q5 12,831 13,116 -2.2% 3,991 3,762 6.1%
#49 BMW X3 12,633 8,407 50.3% 2,422 2,401 0.9%
#50 Infiniti QX60 12,318 11,634 5.9% 3,311 2,829 17.0%
#51 GMC Yukon 12,309 11,264 9.3% 3,324 3,158 5.3%
#52 Cadillac Escalade 11,114 11,136 -0.2% 3,007 3,237 -7.1%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 6,829 6,771 0.9% 1,808 1,945 -7.0%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 4,285 4,365 -1.8% 1,199 1,292 -7.2%
#53 Volvo XC90 10,856 367 2,858% 3,009 256 1,075%
#54 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 10,312 10,561 -2.4% 2,614 2,674 -2.2%
#55 Lincoln MKX 9,829 5,325 84.6% 2,631 1,357 93.9%
#56 Audi Q7 9,465 5,072 86.6% 2,472 1,620 52.6%
#57 GMC Yukon XL 9,220 8,515 8.3% 2,518 2,525 -0.3%
#58 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 8,980 7,750 15.9% 2,137 2,081 2.7%
#59 Mitsubishi Outlander 8,549 5,047 69.4% 2,729 1,254 118%
#60 Ford Flex 8,428 6,561 28.5% 2,003 1,937 3.4%
#61 Lincoln MKC 7,960 7,096 12.2% 2,822 1,866 51.2%
#62 BMW X1 7,947 3,647 118% 1,447 886 63.3%
#63 Nissan Juke 7,761 9,455 -17.9% 1,890 2,433 -22.3%
#64 Lexus GX460 7,193 7,430 -3.2% 1,974 1,950 1.2%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 7,185 7,983 -10.0% 1,633 1,758 -7.1%
#66 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class & GLS-Class 6,871 8,530 -19.4% 2,991 2,195 36.3%
#67 Mazda CX-3 6,420 1,504
#68 Land Rover Range Rover 5,950 6,377 -6.7% 1,145 1,542 -25.7%
#69 Porsche Cayenne 5,483 5,299 3.5% 1,466 1,773 -17.3%
#70 Porsche Macan 5,481 4,137 32.5% 1,877 1,537 22.1%
#71 Infiniti QX50 5,303 767 591% 1,401 185 657%
#72 Land Rover Discovery Sport 5,260 147 3,478% 894 147 508%
#73 Volvo XC60 5,102 7,754 -34.2% 1,456 1,819 -20.0%
#74 Infiniti QX80 5,095 5,272 -3.4% 1,041 1,025 1.6%
#75 Fiat 500X 5,058 1,094
#76 Audi Q3 5,030 4,252 18.3% 1,635 1,065 53.5%
#77 Land Rover LR4 4,449 2,842 56.5% 987 777 27.0%
#78 Toyota Sequoia 4,177 3,803 9.8% 1,172 992 18.1%
#79 Lincoln Navigator 4,028 3,794 6.2% 1,060 919 15.3%
#80 Nissan Armada 3,703 4,483 -17.4% 855 1,198 -28.6%
#81 Mini Countryman 3,615 4,469 -19.1% 1,249 1,244 0.4%
#82 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3,146 4,875 -35.5% 528 1,081 -51.2%
#83 BMW X6 2,252 1,945 15.8% 608 522 16.5%
#84 Infiniti QX70 2,173 2,137 1.7% 364 436 -16.5%
#85 Lexus LX570 1,978 1,145 72.8% 442 270 63.7%
#86 BMW X4 1,837 2,381 -22.8% 364 920 -60.4%
#87 Lincoln MKT 1,601 1,285 24.6% 472 428 10.3%
#88 Volkswagen Touareg 1,588 2,049 -22.5% 437 619 -29.4%
#89 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1,365 1,146 19.1% 392 300 30.7%
#90 Mazda CX-9 1,161 5,756 -79.8% 71 1,321 -94.6%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,142 893 27.9% 374 210 78.1%
#92 Toyota Venza 472 8,882 -94.7% 57 2,101 -97.3%
#93 Cadillac XT5 304 304
#94 Mini Paceman 39 339 -88.5% 9 82 -89.0%
#95 Nissan Xterra 30 4,536 -99.3% 2 1,100 -99.8%
#96 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4 203 -98.0% 3 8 -62.5%
#97 Land Rover LR2 3 63 -95.2% 1 6 -83.3%
#98 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 47 -100% 11 -100%
#99 Acura ZDX 1 -100%
Total °
2,090,736 1,917,743 9.0% 564,048 520,829 8.3%

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.
° Overall figure is the total of SUV/crossover sales from all brands which report model-specific sales figures.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com
Model X estimate: 1500 in April; 3900 YTD.