Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – October 2016


2017 Honda CR-V

Updated at 11:02 AM AT on 11.02.2016.

Ford, because of a fire at the automaker’s headquarters, did not release the company’s October 2016 and year-to-date auto sales figures on Tuesday as planned. Now, this list of America’s 20 best-selling SUVs/crossovers published yesterday afternoon looks different, because Ford submitted the company’s model-specific information.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD

Ford Edge sales dropped 19% to 8064 units, not enough to crack the top 20. Ford Explorer sales slid 10%, moving the Explorer down to seventh. The Ford Escape, down 5%, ranked third with 23,505 sales, 6801 units back of the leading Honda CR-V.

Honda CR-V sales rose 4% to 30,306 units in October, the best-selling Honda’s fifth consecutive month on top of the SUV/crossover leaderboard. 

Keep in mind, the sales month known as October 2016 had just 26 selling days, down from 28 a year ago. Thus, the daily selling rate of a vehicle such as the Toyota RAV4 grew 1%, although RAV4 “October” volume slid 7%.

October CR-V sales, meanwhile, were by no means slowed by the low-key debut of an all-new CR-V that will be on sale in the coming months. It’s pictured above.

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

November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
30,306 29,032 4.4% 293,799 288,531 1.8%
#2
Toyota RAV4
26,429 28,256 -6.5% 286,809 256,178 12.0%
#3
Ford Escape
23,505 24,719 -4.9% 258,269 257,731 0.2%
#4
Nissan Rogue
21,179 24,939 -15.1% 262,798 238,146 10.4%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
19,664 22,086 -11.0% 193,400 236,128 -18.1%
#6
Ford Explorer
18,597 20,723 -10.3% 207,022 210,894 -1.8%
#7
Subaru Outback
18,008 14,729 22.3% 144,434 123,148 17.3%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
17,867 16,405 8.9% 171,793 158,084 8.7%
#9
Toyota Highlander
17,668 13,316 32.7% 144,713 130,076 11.3%
#10
Subaru Forester
15,330 15,172 1.0% 145,982 144,740 0.7%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
14,469 15,632 -7.4% 163,096 172,887 -5.7%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
13,531 17,533 -22.8% 171,877 177,874 -3.4%
#13
Chevrolet Tahoe
11,976 6624 80.8% 81,976 71,352 14.9%
#14
Dodge Journey
11,912 10,198 16.8% 89,858 92,233 -2.6%
#15
Hyundai Santa Fe
11,311 11,060 2.3% 109,609 99,460 10.2%
#16
Chevrolet Traverse
10,984 9155 20.0% 97,126 102,118 -4.9%
#17
Nissan Murano
10,701 5350 100% 71,483 50,250 42.3%
#18
Jeep Patriot
9510 9369 1.5% 105,549 99,035 6.6%
#19
Mazda CX-5
8942 9264 -3.5% 91,381 91,277 0.1%
#20
Chevrolet Trax
8678 8175 6.2% 62,802 51,226 22.6%

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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