August 2016 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 103 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


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America’s auto industry reported fewer new vehicles sales in August 2016 than August 2015, but sales of SUVs and crossovers continue to rise.

August 2016 was the second consecutive month in which Americans registered more utility vehicles than passenger cars. Powered by meaningful gains from all three of America’s favourite crossovers — Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue – total SUV/crossover volume rose 5%, or nearly 32,000 units. 

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – September 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – July 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – August 2015 YTD

It was only last year that Toyota USA’s senior VP, Bob Carter, said that the RAV4 would outsell the Camry within the next five years. On an annual basis, we’re not there yet. But August 2016 marked the first monthly occasion that the Toyota RAV4 outsold the Toyota Camry.

Besides, the RAV4 wasn’t even the only crossover to do so. The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue were both more popular than America’s favourite car, as well. Combined, the CR-V, RAV4, and Rogue added 9697 sales to the auto industry’s August 2016 ledger and claimed 17% of the SUV/CUV market. 

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

Yet despite these significant gains and the upward movement across the sector – sales of the Mazda CX-3, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Volvo XC90, and Infiniti QX50 all more than doubled – the decline in the passenger car sector was worse than the improvements among SUVs/crossovers. 

Added to the mix in August are figures for the Bentley Bentayga and Maserati Levante. In its first month on the market, the Bentayga accounted for 56% of all Bentley U.S. sales.

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

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

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Rank
SUV/Crossover
Aug.
2016 YTD
Aug.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 231,609 229,574 0.9% 36,517 34,771 5.0%
#2 Toyota RAV4 230,942 200,818 15.0% 33,171 30,534 8.6%
#3 Nissan Rogue 215,160 188,143 14.4% 32,979 27,665 19.2%
#4 Ford Escape 209,699 204,539 2.5% 28,061 28,870 -2.8%
#5 Ford Explorer 169,279 169,456 -0.1% 20,980 23,671 -11.4%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 147,246 152,523 -3.5% 18,294 21,658 -15.5%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 22,033 16,933 30.1% 2,686 2,013 33.4%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 158,475 192,505 -17.7% 15,273 25,211 -39.4%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 140,356 139,582 0.6% 23,932 17,014 40.7%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 135,259 125,653 7.6% 18,409 16,477 11.7%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 134,332 139,536 -3.7% 15,290 18,264 -16.3%
#10 Subaru Forester 114,769 114,204 0.5% 19,658 17,565 11.9%
#11 Toyota Highlander 112,108 104,448 7.3% 14,966 13,333 12.2%
#12 Subaru Outback 109,448 93,293 17.3% 17,358 11,113 56.2%
#13 Ford Edge 92,754 85,447 8.6% 11,204 11,832 -5.3%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 86,948 77,648 12.0% 15,176 11,255 34.8%
#15 Jeep Patriot 83,715 80,328 4.2% 11,789 10,690 10.3%
#16 Honda Pilot 81,793 88,742 -7.8% 9,269 10,202 -9.1%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 78,220 84,106 -7.0% 8,415 10,072 -16.5%
#18 Kia Sorento 77,465 76,381 1.4% 8,533 10,211 -16.4%
#19 Toyota 4Runner 74,240 63,396 17.1% 10,191 8,811 15.7%
#20 Mazda CX-5 73,054 72,906 0.2% 10,612 10,033 5.8%
#21 Jeep Renegade 70,088 27,861 152% 8,181 7,941 3.0%
#22 Lexus RX 67,635 62,163 8.8% 9,701 9,620 0.8%
#23 Jeep Compass 66,432 40,418 64.4% 8,867 6,891 28.7%
#24 Dodge Journey 65,783 70,359 -6.5% 11,732 8,351 40.5%
#25 GMC Terrain 62,256 72,460 -14.1% 6,004 9,237 -35.0%
#26 Subaru Crosstrek 60,549 59,324 2.1% 8,787 8,799 -0.1%
#27 Chevrolet Tahoe 59,949 58,609 2.3% 8,297 8,221 0.9%
#28 Hyundai Tucson 58,000 33,151 75.0% 7,608 6,609 15.1%
#29 Kia Sportage 57,228 34,996 63.5% 6,888 5,749 19.8%
#30 Nissan Murano 53,246 39,734 34.0% 7,482 5,800 29.0%
#31 GMC Acadia 51,745 68,776 -24.8% 6,101 9,050 -32.6%
#32 Honda HR-V 51,417 24,617 109% 7,580 4,567 66.0%
#33 Nissan Pathfinder 51,083 56,794 -10.1% 5,794 7,054 -17.9%
#34 Buick Encore 49,187 43,661 12.7% 5,843 6,286 -7.0%
#35 Dodge Durango 48,869 41,416 18.0% 5,204 5,111 1.8%
#36 Chevrolet Trax 45,598 36,911 23.5% 6,997 5,985 16.9%
#37 Ford Expedition 39,446 26,994 46.1% 5,725 3,401 68.3%
#38 Buick Enclave 36,730 42,053 -12.7% 5,227 7,389 -29.3%
#39 Acura RDX 34,803 34,654 0.4% 4,207 4,364 -3.6%
#40 Acura MDX 34,648 39,144 -11.5% 5,131 4,747 8.1%
#41 Chevrolet Suburban 33,707 32,194 4.7% 5,737 4,499 27.5%
#42 Lexus NX 33,386 28,834 15.8% 5,407 4,448 21.6%
#43 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 33,354 31,292 6.6% 3,756 4,481 -16.2%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 31,517 18,321 72.0% 4,715 2,168 117%
#45 Audi Q5 31,238 31,417 -0.6% 4,419 5,051 -12.5%
#46 GMC Yukon 30,029 26,048 15.3% 5,324 4,493 18.5%
#47 BMW X5 29,069 37,965 -23.4% 4,121 2,803 47.0%
#48 Infiniti QX60 27,941 25,533 9.4% 3,268 3,995 -18.2%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 27,237 19,249 41.5% 3,302 3,165 4.3%
#50 BMW X3 27,174 17,750 53.1% 4,668 2,127 119%
#51 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 22,948 24,421 -6.0% 2,572 3,286 -21.7%
#52 Cadillac Escalade 22,937 22,321 2.8% 3,037 3,080 -1.4%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 14,034 13,349 5.1% 1,867 1,770 5.5%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 8,903 8,972 -0.8% 1,170 1,310 -10.7%
#53 Volvo XC90 21,760 3,659 495% 2,859 918 211%
#54 Cadillac SRX 21,346 43,863 -51.3% 965 6,903 -86.0%
#55 GMC Yukon XL 20,613 17,912 15.1% 3,478 2,175 59.9%
#56 Lincoln MKX 20,388 13,031 56.5% 2,643 1,763 49.9%
#57 Audi Q7 19,410 12,480 55.5% 2,347 2,016 16.4%
#58 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 18,462 16,881 9.4% 2,912 2,188 33.1%
#59 Mitsubishi Outlander 17,537 11,413 53.7% 2,109 2,188 -3.6%
#60 Cadillac XT5 17,088 4,929
#61 Lincoln MKC 16,700 16,198 3.1% 2,451 2,411 1.7%
#62 BMW X1 15,709 9,411 66.9% 1,440 2,317 -37.9%
#63 Lexus GX460 15,561 16,249 -4.2% 2,493 2,221 12.2%
#64 Ford Flex 15,440 13,796 11.9% 1,828 1,303 40.3%
#65 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 15,375 16,522 -6.9% 1,058 2,169 -51.2%
#66 Nissan Juke 15,267 19,354 -21.1% 1,143 2,360 -51.6%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 13,813 13,898 -0.6% 1,667 1,387 20.2%
#68 Volvo XC60 12,770 16,417 -22.2% 1,847 2,361 -21.8%
#69 Audi Q3 12,525 8,602 45.6% 2,238 1,189 88.2%
#70 Mazda CX-3 12,493 698 1,690% 1,492 698 114%
#71 Porsche Macan 11,364 9,121 24.6% 2,304 1,340 71.9%
#72 Infiniti QX50 11,184 1,855 503% 1,200 241 398%
#73 Infiniti QX80 10,592 9,488 11.6% 1,261 1,086 16.1%
#74 Land Rover Range Rover 10,519 11,224 -6.3% 1,236 1,058 16.8%
#75 Porsche Cayenne 10,267 10,944 -6.2% 1,209 1,470 -17.8%
#76 Land Rover Discovery Sport 9,145 2,261 304% 1,038 881 17.8%
#77 Mini Countryman 9,014 10,879 -17.1% 1,312 1,398 -6.2%
#78 Fiat 500X 8,379 2,279 268% 898 1,061 -15.4%
#79 Toyota Sequoia 8,227 8,155 0.9% 905 1,048 -13.6%
#80 Land Rover LR4 8,200 5,520 48.6% 960 468 105%
#81 Mazda CX-9 7,787 12,601 -38.2% 1,863 1,753 6.3%
#82 Lincoln Navigator 7,362 7,678 -4.1% 797 1,054 -24.4%
#83 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 7,074 9,573 -26.1% 1,130 1,430 -21.0%
#84 Nissan Armada 6,371 8,958 -28.9% 514 891 -42.3%
#85 Jaguar F-Pace 4,620 1,222
#86 BMW X6 4,520 4,794 -5.7% 580 443 30.9%
#87 Buick Envision 4,478 1,531
#88 Infiniti QX70 3,699 3,474 6.5% 283 273 3.7%
#89 BMW X4 3,376 4,006 -15.7% 432 453 -4.6%
#90 Lexus LX570 3,306 2,092 58.0% 403 206 95.6%
#91 Volkswagen Touareg 2,878 4,676 -38.5% 367 690 -46.8%
#92 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,724 2,229 22.2% 302 267 13.1%
#93 Lincoln MKT 2,690 2,979 -9.7% 273 285 -4.2%
#94 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,230 1,637 36.2% 270 164 64.6%
#95 Toyota Venza 574 17,573 -96.7% 11 2,147 -99.5%
#96 Bentley Bentayga 223 223
#97 Maserati Levante 91 91
#98 Infiniti QX30 74 74
#99 Mini Paceman 63 1,215 -94.8% 6 282 -97.9%
#100 Nissan Xterra 38 9,246 -99.6% 2 1,132 -99.8%
#101 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 223 -96.4% 2 -100%
#102 Land Rover LR2 3 72 -95.8% 1 -100%
#103 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2 55 -96.4% 1 -100%
#108 Acura ZDX 2 -100%
Total
4,488,193 4,175,338 7.5% 616,061 584,454 5.4%

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.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com and The Wall Street Journal.
HybridCars.com Model X estimate: 1900 in July; 10,300 YTD.
WSJ Model X estimate: 1100 in July; 6150 YTD.