Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – August 2016


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Back-to-back record-setting months drove the Honda CR-V out of second spot and into first place among U.S. SUV/crossover sales. August 2016 CR-V sales jumped 5% to a best-ever 36,517 units, and with that 3346-unit victory over the Toyota RAV4, the Honda now leads the RAV4 by 667 sales heading into the final one-third of 2016.

The Honda CR-V has been America’s best-selling utility vehicle in four consecutive years. 

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

By no means was the Toyota RAV4 struggling in August 2016, the best-ever August for the small Toyota crossover. In fact, August 2016 was the highest-volume month in the Toyota RAV4’s history, as well. 

Indeed, August 2016 was the second-best month in the Nissan Rogue’s history and the best-ever month for the fifth-ranked Jeep Cherokee and the seventh-ranked Subaru Forester.

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

September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
36,517 34,771 5.0% 231,609 229,574 0.9%
#2
Toyota RAV4
33,171 30,534 8.6% 230,942 200,818 15.0%
#3
Nissan Rogue
32,979 27,665 19.2% 215,160 188,143 14.4%
#4
Ford Escape
28,061 28,870 -2.8% 209,699 204,539 2.5%
#5
Jeep Cherokee
23,932 17,014 40.7% 142,498 139,582 2.1%
#6
Ford Explorer
20,980 23,671 -11.4% 169,279 169,456 -0.1%
#7
Subaru Forester
19,658 17,565 11.9% 114,769 114,204 0.5%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
18,409 16,477 11.7% 134,135 125,653 6.8%
#9
Subaru Outback
17,358 11,113 56.2% 109,448 93,293 17.3%
#10
Chevrolet Equinox
15,273 25,211 -39.4% 158,475 192,505 -17.7%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
15,290 18,264 -16.3% 135,338 139,536 -3.0%
#12
Hyundai Santa Fe
15,176 11,255 34.8% 86,948 77,648 12.0%
#13
Toyota Highlander
14,966 13,333 12.2% 112,108 104,448 7.3%
#14
Jeep Patriot
11,789 10,690 2.8% 86,632 80,328 7.8%
#15
Ford Edge
11,204 11,832 -5.3% 92,754 85,447 8.6%
#16
Mazda CX-5
10,612 10,033 5.8% 73,054 72,906 0.2%
#17
Toyota 4Runner
10,191 8811 15.7% 74,240 63,396 17.1%
#18
Honda Pilot
9269 10,202 -9.1% 81,793 88,742 -7.8%
#19
Lexus RX
9701 9620 0.8% 67,635 62,163 8.8%
#20
Jeep Compass
8867 6891 28.7% 69,462 40,418 71.9%

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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