Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – July 2016


2016 Nissan Rogue

Sales of new vehicles in the United States failed grow in a meaningful fashion in July 2016, flatlining compared with July 2015. Yet U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers continued to blossom, as the two leading utility vehicles in July both reported all-time record monthly sales.

The Honda CR-V’s 36,017-unit performance, produced by a 13% year-over-year improvement, stood head and shoulders above any of the perennial best-selling SUV/CUV’s prior achievements. The CR-V has been America’s top-selling utility vehicle every year since 2012, and in eight of the last nine years. 

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

Trailing the Toyota RAV4 by more than 9000 sales heading into June, the Honda CR-V is now only 2679 sales abaft and appears poised to reassert its position of authority in America’s SUV/crossover market.

The Nissan Rogue, meanwhile, improved its July sales performance by 33%, a gain of 8217 sales compared with July 2015. 2719 sales behind the leading CR-V, the Rogue bested the RAV4 by 1427 sales in July. It was the Rogue’s best ever month of U.S. sales. 

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In all, 15 of the 20 top-selling SUVs and crossovers in America reported improved sales in July 2016. The biggest gains were reported by the Rogue, Subaru Outback, and the 19th-ranked Jeep Renegade.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks in July and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.

August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
36,017 31,785 13.3% 195,092 194,803 0.1%
#2
Nissan Rogue
33,298 25,081 32.8% 182,181 160,478 13.5%
#3
Toyota RAV4
31,871 26,709 19.3% 197,771 170,284 16.1%
#4
Ford Escape
26,260 29,253 -10.2% 181,638 175,669 3.4%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
21,882 21,609 1.3% 143,202 167,294 -14.4%
#6
Ford Explorer
19,192 23,381 -17.9% 148,299 145,785 1.7%
#7
Jeep Wrangler
18,741 19,828 -5.5% 119,042 121,272 -1.8%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
16,704 16,191 3.2% 116,850 109,176 7.0%
#9
Jeep Cherokee
15,451 17,460 -11.5% 116,424 122,568 -5.0%
#10
Toyota Highlander
15,213 12,727 19.5% 97,142 91,115 6.6%
#11
Chevrolet Traverse
15,173 12,604 20.4% 69,805 74,034 -5.7%
#12
Subaru Forester
14,856 15,811 -6.0% 95,111 96,639 -1.6%
#13
Subaru Outback
14,704 10,863 35.4% 92,090 82,180 12.1%
#14
Hyundai Santa Fe
14,336 11,655 23.0% 71,772 66,393 8.1%
#15
Jeep Patriot
11,288 10,211 10.5% 71,926 69,638 3.3%
#16
Mazda CX-5
10,831 9530 13.7% 62,442 62,873 -0.7%
#17
Ford Edge
10,512 10,020 4.9% 81,550 73,615 10.8%
#18
Honda Pilot
10,350 9584 8.0% 72,524 78,540 -7.7%
#19
Jeep Renegade
10,057 6410 56.9% 61,907 19,920 211%
#20
Kia Sorento
9854 9749 1.1% 68,932 66,170 4.2%

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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