May 2016 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 100 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


As the U.S. auto industry slowed in May 2016 – largely because an abbreviated auto sales calendar featured two fewer selling days than it did a year ago – sales of SUVs and crossovers rose 2%. 

This gain of more than 14,000 sales was powered in no small part by the SUV-only Jeep brand, where sales grew by nearly 11,000 units thanks to big gains from the brand’s three smallest models. The hugely affordable and fleet-friendly Patriot/Compass duo, together with the new Renegade, contributed 36% of Jeep’s sales and added 13,480 sales to the Jeep ledger.

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

As a result, after claiming 13.7% of the U.S. SUV/crossover market in May 2015, Jeep’s share of the sector jumped to 15.2% in May 2016. 

Not dissimilarly, the Toyota RAV4 increased its level of dominance, as well. As U.S. SUV/crossover sales grew 2%, RAV4 volume jumped 12%. 

Year-to-date, the RAV4 leads the second-ranked Honda CR-V by 9075 units. Rewind one year and the CR-V was nearly 11,000 sales ahead of the next-best-selling Chevrolet Equinox, and the RAV4 ranked a distant fourth. Now, Toyota’s RAV4 Hybrid is taking the RAV4 nameplate to new heights. 

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15,476 RAV4 Hybrids were sold in America during the first five months of 2016, or better than one in ten RAV4s. Subtract those sales and the RAV4 ranks third in the sector. Alone, the RAV4 Hybrid outsells all but 50 SUV/crossover nameplates.

Hyundai also made significant inroads in the SUV/crossover sector in May. The Santa Fe, figures for which include two distinct vehicles, grew its May sales by 88% to 14,732 units. At the same time, Hyundai sold 7369 Tucsons, the Tucson’s fourth consecutive 7K+ month. In 2015, the Tucson’s best year ever, Hyundai USA averaged 5300 Tucson sales per month.

Pickup Truck Sales In America – May 2016
Minivan Sales In America – May 2016

Meanwhile, two New SUV nameplates were added to the fleet in May. Jaguar began selling the F-Pace; Buick introduced its new Envision.

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U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – May 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – May 2016 YTD

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by May volume by clicking the May 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
May
2016 YTD
May
2015 YTD
%
Change
May
2016
May
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 138,535 118,732 16.7% 32,261 28,808 12.0%
#2 Honda CR-V 129,460 134,669 -3.9% 29,359 32,090 -8.5%
#3 Ford Escape 126,375 122,290 3.3% 30,861 29,248 5.5%
#4 Nissan Rogue 119,637 112,154 6.7% 27,428 25,901 5.9%
#5 Ford Explorer 108,751 99,855 8.9% 21,790 22,304 -2.3%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 94,981 89,127 6.6% 18,813 19,755 -4.8%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 13,770 10,728 28.4% 2,977 2,549 16.8%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 101,738 123,925 -17.9% 21,252 29,456 -27.9%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 86,409 86,954 -0.6% 19,208 19,669 -2.3%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 83,927 77,616 8.1% 18,856 18,209 3.6%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 80,295 83,291 -3.6% 19,551 22,324 -12.4%
#10 Toyota Highlander 68,493 64,557 6.1% 14,783 15,432 -4.2%
#11 Subaru Forester 68,226 66,770 2.2% 15,309 15,157 1.0%
#12 Subaru Outback 63,969 60,405 5.9% 12,404 12,384 0.2%
#13 Ford Edge 59,861 51,008 17.4% 12,384 14,399 -14.0%
#14 Jeep Patriot 52,067 49,944 4.3% 12,864 10,782 19.3%
#15 Honda Pilot 51,344 59,863 -14.2% 11,248 11,760 -4.4%
#16 Kia Sorento 46,960 47,454 -1.0% 11,914 10,743 10.9%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 46,335 52,709 -12.1% 7,230 10,275 -29.6%
#18 Toyota 4Runner 46,058 37,994 21.2% 10,352 8,549 21.1%
#19 Jeep Renegade 42,549 9,573 344% 10,868 4,416 146%
#20 Mazda CX-5 42,384 43,970 -3.6% 9,951 10,717 -7.1%
#21 Lexus RX 41,367 37,046 11.7% 8,804 8,000 10.1%
#22 Jeep Compass 39,193 22,782 72.0% 9,198 4,252 116%
#23 Hyundai Santa Fe 39,099 44,292 -11.7% 14,732 7,832 88.1%
#24 GMC Terrain 38,815 46,199 -16.0% 7,513 9,674 -22.3%
#25 Dodge Journey 37,423 41,456 -9.7% 6,137 8,813 -30.4%
#26 Subaru Crosstrek 35,624 34,893 2.1% 8,467 7,876 7.5%
#27 Hyundai Tucson 35,471 19,028 86.4% 7,369 3,881 89.9%
#28 Chevrolet Tahoe 35,330 35,899 -1.6% 7,430 7,119 4.4%
#29 Nissan Pathfinder 34,022 34,770 -2.2% 5,981 7,421 -19.4%
#30 Nissan Murano 33,828 23,161 46.1% 5,978 5,715 4.6%
#31 Kia Sportage 33,680 20,405 65.1% 8,568 4,487 91.0%
#32 Dodge Durango 32,204 26,101 23.4% 6,185 6,084 1.7%
#33 GMC Acadia 31,982 39,634 -19.3% 6,407 10,498 -39.0%
#34 Buick Encore 30,330 25,023 21.2% 6,522 5,400 20.8%
#35 Honda HR-V 29,876 6,381 368% 7,392 6,381 15.8%
#36 Chevrolet Trax 23,339 18,844 23.9% 5,102 5,707 -10.6%
#37 Acura RDX 22,683 20,657 9.8% 4,566 5,343 -14.5%
#38 Acura MDX 20,897 24,828 -15.8% 4,208 5,421 -22.4%
#39 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 20,671 19,419 6.4% 4,003 3,991 0.3%
#40 Buick Enclave 20,657 22,884 -9.7% 3,200 5,632 -43.2%
#41 Ford Expedition 20,251 16,831 20.3% 5,057 4,147 21.9%
#42 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 19,620 11,286 73.8% 4,183 2,558 63.5%
#43 Lexus NX 19,221 16,546 16.2% 4,031 4,014 0.4%
#44 Chevrolet Suburban 18,945 20,390 -7.1% 3,997 4,375 -8.6%
#45 BMW X5 18,186 21,643 -16.0% 4,372 5,797 -24.6%
#46 Cadillac SRX 17,592 24,461 -28.1% 1,774 5,777 -69.3%
#47 Audi Q5 17,567 17,396 1.0% 4,736 4,280 10.7%
#48 Volkswagen Tiguan 17,490 11,073 58.0% 4,394 3,079 42.7%
#49 Infiniti QX60 16,592 14,775 12.3% 4,274 3,141 36.1%
#50 GMC Yukon 16,056 14,719 9.1% 3,747 3,455 8.5%
#51 BMW X3 15,928 10,982 45.0% 3,295 2,575 28.0%
#52 Cadillac Escalade 14,057 13,797 1.9% 2,943 2,661 10.6%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 8,685 8,388 3.5% 1,856 1,617 14.8%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 5,372 5,409 -0.7% 1,087 1,044 4.1%
#53 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 13,372 13,945 -4.1% 3,060 3,384 -9.6%
#54 Volvo XC90 13,323 1,108 1,102% 2,467 741 233%
#55 Lincoln MKX 12,623 6,813 85.3% 2,794 1,488 87.8%
#56 Audi Q7 12,128 6,895 75.9% 2,663 1,823 46.1%
#57 GMC Yukon XL 11,604 11,031 5.2% 2,384 2,516 -5.2%
#58 Mitsubishi Outlander 11,485 6,388 79.8% 2,936 1,341 119%
#59 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 11,065 10,136 9.2% 2,085 2,386 -12.6%
#60 Ford Flex 10,237 9,004 13.7% 1,809 2,443 -26.0%
#61 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 10,229 10,852 -5.7% 3,358 2,322 44.6%
#62 BMW X1 10,157 4,787 112% 2,210 1,140 93.9%
#63 Lincoln MKC 10,122 9,385 7.9% 2,162 2,289 -5.5%
#64 Nissan Juke 10,032 12,080 -17.0% 2,271 2,625 -13.5%
#65 Lexus GX460 9,052 9,612 -5.8% 1,859 2,182 -14.8%
#66 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 8,748 9,657 -9.4% 1,563 1,674 -6.6%
#67 Mazda CX-3 7,990 1,570
#68 Land Rover Range Rover 6,994 7,893 -11.4% 1,044 1,516 -31.1%
#69 Infiniti QX50 6,935 1,015 583% 1,632 248 558%
#70 Porsche Macan 6,907 5,183 33.3% 1,426 1,046 36.3%
#71 Porsche Cayenne 6,777 6,691 1.3% 1,293 1,392 -7.1%
#72 Audi Q3 6,749 5,380 25.4% 1,719 1,128 52.4%
#73 Infiniti QX80 6,519 6,330 3.0% 1,424 1,058 34.6%
#74 Volvo XC60 6,447 9,461 -31.9% 1,345 1,707 -21.2%
#75 Fiat 500X 6,308 8 78,750% 1,250 8 15,525%
#76 Land Rover Discovery Sport 5,890 587 903% 630 440 43.2%
#77 Land Rover LR4 5,349 3,622 47.7% 900 780 15.4%
#78 Toyota Sequoia 5,303 4,948 7.2% 1,126 1,145 -1.7%
#79 Lincoln Navigator 4,879 4,840 0.8% 851 1,046 -18.6%
#80 Mini Countryman 4,851 6,237 -22.2% 1,236 1,768 -30.1%
#81 Nissan Armada 4,497 5,971 -24.7% 794 1,488 -46.6%
#82 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3,959 5,845 -32.3% 813 970 -16.2%
#83 Cadillac XT5 3,023 2,719
#84 BMW X6 2,964 2,510 18.1% 712 565 26.0%
#85 Infiniti QX70 2,684 2,519 6.6% 511 382 33.8%
#86 Lexus LX570 2,271 1,444 57.3% 293 299 -2.0%
#87 BMW X4 2,208 2,756 -19.9% 371 375 -1.1%
#88 Volkswagen Touareg 1,948 2,749 -29.1% 360 700 -48.6%
#89 Lincoln MKT 1,899 1,727 10.0% 298 442 -32.6%
#90 Mazda CX-9 1,777 7,680 -76.9% 616 1,924 -68.0%
#91 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1,752 1,448 21.0% 387 302 28.1%
#92 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,457 1,133 28.6% 315 240 31.3%
#93 Jaguar F-Pace 666 666
#94 Toyota Venza 503 11,180 -95.5% 31 2,298 -98.7%
#95 Buick Envision 89 89
#96 Mini Paceman 48 590 -91.9% 9 251 -96.4%
#97 Nissan Xterra 34 5,734 -99.4% 4 1,198 -99.7%
#98 Toyota FJ Cruiser 6 211 -97.2% 2 8 -75.0%
#99 Land Rover LR2 3 65 -95.4% 2 -100%
#100 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 1 49 -98.0% 1 2 -50.0%
#103 Acura ZDX 1 -100%
Total °
2,685,233 2,498,834 7.5% 594,496 581,091 2.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ
* 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 market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com
Model X estimate: 2000 in May; 5900 YTD.