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


2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport

Despite the overall American auto industry’s sales decline of late, U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers continue to grow. September volume jumped 4% as overall new vehicle sales volume slipped slightly. Year-to-date, U.S. SUV/crossover sales are up 7%, a gain of more than 330,000 units.

The Honda CR-V expanded its lead over the Toyota RAV4 with a 2446-unit victory in September. The RAV4 led through much of the year, but with 2016 entering its fourth quarter, Honda clearly wants to cement its best-selling SUV crown for a fifth consecutive year.

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

SUVs/crossovers grabbed 40% of the overall new vehicle market in September 2016, up from 38% a year ago. The five top-selling utility vehicles in America produce nearly one-quarter of the SUV/CUV market. 

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America’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle this year continues to be the Lexus RX, sales of which climbed 9% in the first three-quarters of 2016. The RX is selling nearly twice as frequently as the Acura MDX, its nearest upmarket rival. 

The RX is a perennial favourite, but there’s no shortage of new contenders at a premium price point. 2016 has seen the introduction of the Jaguar F-Pace, Cadillac XT5, Bentley Bentayga, Maserati Levante, and Infiniti QX30.

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

Full-size SUVs stole some of the SUV/crossover limelight in September, as well. Sales of GM’s six brutes – Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL, Escalade, ESV – jumped 46% to 28,172 units, equal to 11% of GM’s U.S. September sales tally.

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

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by September volume by clicking the September 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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Rank
SUV/Crossover
Sept.
2016 YTD
Sept.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 263,493 259,499 1.5% 31,884 29,925 6.5%
#2 Toyota RAV4 260,380 227,922 14.2% 29,438 27,104 8.6%
#3 Nissan Rogue 241,619 213,207 13.3% 26,459 25,064 5.6%
#4 Ford Escape 234,764 233,012 0.8% 25,065 28,473 -12.0%
#5 Ford Explorer 188,425 190,171 -0.9% 19,146 20,715 -7.6%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 163,913 171,528 -4.4% 16,667 19,005 -12.3%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 24,512 18,643 31.5% 2,479 1,710 45.0%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 173,736 214,042 -18.8% 15,261 21,537 -29.1%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 158,346 160,341 -1.2% 17,995 20,484 -12.2%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 153,926 141,679 8.6% 18,507 15,715 17.8%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 148,627 157,255 -5.5% 14,255 17,486 -18.5%
#10 Subaru Forester 130,652 129,568 0.8% 15,883 15,364 3.4%
#11 Toyota Highlander 127,045 116,760 8.8% 14,937 12,310 21.3%
#12 Subaru Outback 126,426 108,419 16.6% 16,978 15,126 12.2%
#13 Ford Edge 103,076 95,709 7.7% 10,322 10,262 0.6%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 98,298 88,400 11.2% 11,350 10,752 5.6%
#15 Jeep Patriot 96,039 89,666 7.1% 12,316 9,280 32.7%
#16 Honda Pilot 90,999 98,980 -8.1% 9,206 10,238 -10.1%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 86,142 92,963 -7.3% 7,922 8,857 -10.6%
#18 Kia Sorento 85,602 85,761 -0.2% 8,137 9,380 -13.3%
#19 Toyota 4Runner 83,298 70,902 17.5% 9,058 7,506 20.7%
#20 Mazda CX-5 82,439 82,013 0.5% 9,385 9,107 3.1%
#21 Dodge Journey 77,946 82,035 -5.0% 12,091 11,442 5.7%
#22 Jeep Renegade 77,252 36,513 112% 6,776 7,774 -12.8%
#23 Lexus RX 76,240 69,922 9.0% 8,605 7,759 10.9%
#24 Jeep Compass 72,916 48,192 51.3% 6,482 7,701 -15.8%
#25 Chevrolet Tahoe 70,000 64,728 8.1% 10,051 6,119 64.3%
#26 Subaru Crosstrek 68,810 66,738 3.1% 8,261 7,414 11.4%
#27 GMC Terrain 67,912 83,395 -18.6% 5,656 10,935 -48.3%
#28 Hyundai Tucson 65,333 41,076 59.1% 7,333 7,925 -7.5%
#29 Kia Sportage 63,510 39,008 62.8% 6,282 4,012 56.6%
#30 Nissan Murano 60,782 44,900 35.4% 7,536 5,166 45.9%
#31 Nissan Pathfinder 59,111 62,997 -6.2% 8,028 6,203 29.4%
#32 GMC Acadia 58,540 75,423 -22.4% 6,795 6,647 2.2%
#33 Honda HR-V 58,270 29,225 99.4% 6,853 4,608 48.7%
#34 Buick Encore 56,484 49,285 14.6% 7,297 5,624 29.7%
#35 Chevrolet Trax 54,124 43,051 25.7% 8,526 6,140 38.9%
#36 Dodge Durango 53,093 46,119 15.1% 4,274 4,703 -9.1%
#37 Ford Expedition 45,479 30,483 49.2% 6,033 3,489 72.9%
#38 Buick Enclave 40,703 46,785 -13.0% 3,973 4,732 -16.0%
#39 Acura MDX 39,578 43,457 -8.9% 4,930 4,313 14.3%
#40 Chevrolet Suburban 39,282 35,715 10.0% 5,575 3,521 58.3%
#41 Acura RDX 38,722 38,502 0.6% 3,919 3,848 1.8%
#42 Lexus NX 38,115 31,947 19.3% 4,729 3,113 51.9%
#43 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 37,481 36,447 2.8% 4,127 5,151 -19.9%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 36,390 20,377 78.6% 4,873 2,056 137%
#45 GMC Yukon 35,325 30,011 17.7% 5,296 3,963 33.6%
#46 Audi Q5 35,195 36,566 -3.7% 3,957 5,149 -23.2%
#47 BMW X5 32,818 40,490 -18.9% 3,749 2,525 48.5%
#48 Infiniti QX60 31,067 29,378 5.7% 3,126 3,845 -18.7%
#49 BMW X3 31,003 20,783 49.2% 3,829 3,033 26.2%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 30,225 22,221 36.0% 2,988 2,972 0.5%
#51 Cadillac Escalade 26,687 25,130 6.2% 3,750 2,809 33.5%
#51.1 Cadillac Escalade * 16,131 14,977 7.7% 2,097 1,628 28.8%
#51.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 10,556 10,153 4.0% 1,653 1,181 40.0%
#52 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 25,518 27,561 -7.4% 2,570 3,140 -18.2%
#53 Volvo XC90 24,229 4,841 400% 2,465 1,182 109%
#54 GMC Yukon XL 24,113 20,939 15.2% 3,500 3,027 15.6%
#55 Lincoln MKX 22,710 15,167 49.7% 2,322 2,136 8.7%
#56 Audi Q7 21,885 14,421 51.8% 2,475 1,941 27.5%
#57 Cadillac SRX 21,786 50,712 -57.0% 440 6,849 -93.6%
#58 Cadillac XT5 21,696 4,608
#59 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 21,244 19,329 9.9% 2,782 2,448 13.6%
#60 Mitsubishi Outlander 19,462 13,362 45.7% 1,925 1,949 -1.2%
#61 Lincoln MKC 18,786 18,237 3.0% 2,086 2,039 2.3%
#62 BMW X1 18,172 10,258 77.2% 2,463 847 191%
#63 Lexus GX460 17,545 17,860 -1.8% 1,984 1,611 23.2%
#64 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 17,407 18,647 -6.7% 2,032 2,125 -4.4%
#65 Ford Flex 17,034 15,062 13.1% 1,594 1,266 25.9%
#66 Nissan Juke 16,214 21,462 -24.5% 947 2,108 -55.1%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 15,345 15,531 -1.2% 1,532 1,633 -6.2%
#68 Audi Q3 14,444 9,732 48.4% 1,919 1,130 69.8%
#69 Mazda CX-3 14,006 2,038 587% 1,513 1,340 12.9%
#70 Volvo XC60 13,931 18,634 -25.2% 1,157 2,217 -47.8%
#71 Porsche Macan 13,362 10,281 30.0% 1,998 1,160 72.2%
#72 Infiniti QX50 12,399 2,118 485% 1,215 263 362%
#73 Infiniti QX80 11,794 10,532 12.0% 1,202 1,044 15.1%
#74 Land Rover Range Rover 11,525 12,585 -8.4% 1,006 1,361 -26.1%
#75 Porsche Cayenne 11,506 12,267 -6.2% 1,239 1,323 -6.3%
#76 Land Rover Discovery Sport 10,346 3,401 204% 1,201 1,140 5.4%
#77 Mini Countryman 10,045 12,059 -16.7% 1,031 1,180 -12.6%
#78 Mazda CX-9 9,621 14,160 -32.1% 1,834 1,559 17.6%
#79 Fiat 500X 9,264 4,170 122% 839 1,856 -54.8%
#80 Toyota Sequoia 9,134 9,299 -1.8% 907 1,144 -20.7%
#81 Land Rover LR4 9,133 5,920 54.3% 933 400 133%
#82 Nissan Armada 8,083 9,799 -17.5% 1,712 841 104%
#83 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 8,039 10,892 -26.2% 965 1,319 -26.8%
#84 Lincoln Navigator 8,036 8,760 -8.3% 674 1,082 -37.7%
#85 Buick Envision 6,126 1,648
#86 Jaguar F-Pace 5,429 809
#87 BMW X6 5,124 5,127 -0.1% 604 333 81.4%
#88 Infiniti QX70 4,062 3,950 2.8% 363 476 -23.7%
#89 BMW X4 3,776 4,481 -15.7% 400 475 -15.8%
#90 Lexus LX570 3,692 2,264 63.1% 386 172 124%
#91 Volkswagen Touareg 3,208 5,314 -39.6% 330 638 -48.3%
#92 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,975 2,438 22.0% 251 209 20.1%
#93 Lincoln MKT 2,944 3,409 -13.6% 254 430 -40.9%
#94 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,555 1,757 45.4% 325 120 171%
#95 Toyota Venza 580 19,157 -97.0% 6 1,584 -99.6%
#96 Maserati Levante 478 387
#97 Bentley Bentayga 363 140
#98 Infiniti QX30 323 249
#99 Mini Paceman 68 1,317 -94.8% 5 102 -95.1%
#100 Nissan Xterra 38 10,012 -99.6% 766 -100%
#101 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 224 -96.4% 1 -100%
#102 Land Rover LR2 3 74 -95.9% 2 -100%
#103 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2 55 -96.4%
#104 Acura ZDX 2 -100%
Total
5,061,293 4,726,785 7.1% 572,431 549,344 4.2%

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: +43,233% to 2600 in September; +214,900 to 12,900 YTD.
WSJ Model X estimate: 1300 in September; 7450 YTD.