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


2017 Honda CR-V red
While many sectors of the American new vehicle market stumbled in October 2016, the third consecutive month of decline for an industry which had grown 2% through the first-half of the year, SUVs and crossovers continue to make headway.

American auto consumers purchased and leased 565,000 utility vehicles in October 2016, 12,000 more than in the same period one year ago, a modest 2%

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

But that 2% increase occurred during an abbreviated sales month. There were only 26 selling days in October 2016; 28 in October of last year (when sales reporting extended two days into November.) On a per-day basis, U.S. sales of SUVs/crossovers – led by the Honda CR-V – jumped 10% in October 2016, year-over-year. 

Strictly viewed from a volume perspective, only one of the six top-selling SUVs/crossovers in America reported year-over-year improvements. But that vehicle, incidentally, was the most popular utility vehicle in America: the Honda CR-V. 

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

In fact, the Honda CR-V reported its best-ever October results. With 30,306 sales, the CR-V owned 5.4% of America’s SUV/crossover market. 

In each of the last four years, throughout the fourth-gen CR-V’s lifespan, the Honda CR-V was America’s top-selling utility vehicle. In 2016, after trailing for much of the year, the CR-V now leads the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 by nearly 4,000 units. 

As it turns out, Honda is now ready to launch a fifth-generation CR-V, pictured above. Quite apparently, with a low-key debut in October, Honda didn’t draw so much attention to the new CR-V that demand for the outgoing model was decreased.

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

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

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
Oct.
2016 YTD
Oct.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 293,799 288,531 1.8% 30,306 29,032 4.4%
#2 Toyota RAV4 286,809 256,178 12.0% 26,429 28,256 -6.5%
#3 Nissan Rogue 262,798 238,146 10.4% 21,179 24,939 -15.1%
#4 Ford Escape 258,269 257,731 0.2% 23,505 24,719 -4.9%
#5 Ford Explorer 207,022 210,894 -1.8% 18,597 20,723 -10.3%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 180,019 190,276 -5.4% 16,106 18,748 -14.1%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 27,003 20,618 31.0% 2,491 1,975 26.1%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 193,400 236,128 -18.1% 19,664 22,086 -11.0%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 171,877 177,874 -3.4% 13,531 17,533 -22.8%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 171,793 158,084 8.7% 17,867 16,405 8.9%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 163,096 172,887 -5.7% 14,469 15,632 -7.4%
#10 Subaru Forester 145,982 144,740 0.9% 15,330 15,172 1.0%
#11 Toyota Highlander 144,713 130,076 11.3% 17,668 13,316 32.7%
#12 Subaru Outback 144,434 123,148 17.3% 18,008 14,729 22.3%
#13 Ford Edge 111,140 105,720 5.1% 8,064 10,011 -19.4%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 109,609 99,460 10.2% 11,311 11,060 2.3%
#15 Jeep Patriot 105,549 99,035 6.6% 9,510 9,369 1.5%
#16 Honda Pilot 99,676 111,893 -10.9% 8,677 12,913 -32.8%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 97,126 102,118 -4.9% 10,984 9,155 20.0%
#18 Kia Sorento 93,253 94,354 -1.2% 7,651 8,593 -11.0%
#19 Toyota 4Runner 91,835 79,498 15.5% 8,537 8,596 -0.7%
#20 Mazda CX-5 91,381 91,277 0.1% 8,942 9,264 -3.5%
#21 Dodge Journey 89,858 92,233 -2.6% 11,912 10,198 16.8%
#22 Jeep Renegade 84,494 44,492 89.9% 7,242 7,979 -9.2%
#23 Lexus RX 84,284 77,940 8.1% 8,044 8,018 0.3%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 81,976 71,352 14.9% 11,976 6,624 80.8%
#25 Jeep Compass 79,123 54,979 43.9% 6,207 6,787 -8.5%
#26 Subaru Crosstrek 77,177 74,051 4.2% 8,367 7,313 14.4%
#27 GMC Terrain 74,270 93,382 -20.5% 6,358 9,987 -36.3%
#28 Hyundai Tucson 73,421 48,374 51.8% 8,088 7,298 10.8%
#29 Nissan Murano 71,483 50,250 42.3% 10,701 5,350 100%
#30 Kia Sportage 69,251 43,484 59.3% 5,741 4,476 28.3%
#31 GMC Acadia 67,109 82,351 -18.5% 8,569 6,928 23.7%
#32 Nissan Pathfinder 65,532 68,581 -4.4% 6,421 5,584 15.0%
#33 Honda HR-V 64,866 33,727 92.3% 6,596 4,502 46.5%
#34 Buick Encore 63,648 55,918 13.8% 7,164 6,633 8.0%
#35 Chevrolet Trax 62,802 51,226 22.6% 8,678 8,175 6.2%
#36 Dodge Durango 57,744 51,253 12.7% 4,651 5,134 -9.4%
#37 Ford Expedition 49,372 34,407 43.5% 3,893 3,924 -0.8%
#38 Chevrolet Suburban 45,932 39,300 16.9% 6,650 3,585 85.5%
#39 Buick Enclave 44,720 51,487 -13.1% 4,017 4,702 -14.6%
#40 Acura MDX 44,630 47,862 -6.8% 5,052 4,405 14.7%
#41 Acura RDX 42,666 42,393 0.6% 3,944 3,891 1.4%
#42 Lexus NX 42,389 35,346 19.9% 4,274 3,399 25.7%
#43 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 41,523 41,327 0.5% 4,042 4,880 -17.2%
#44 GMC Yukon 41,002 33,536 22.3% 5,677 3,525 61.1%
#45 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 39,978 22,320 79.1% 3,588 1,943 84.7%
#46 Audi Q5 38,967 41,429 -5.9% 3,772 4,863 -22.4%
#47 BMW X5 36,703 44,782 -18.0% 3,885 4,292 -9.5%
#48 BMW X3 34,683 23,811 45.7% 3,680 3,028 21.5%
#49 Infiniti QX60 33,996 33,047 2.9% 2,929 3,669 -20.2%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 33,547 27,036 24.1% 3,322 4,815 -31.0%
#51 Cadillac Escalade 30,128 28,281 6.5% 3,441 3,151 9.2%
#51.1 Cadillac Escalade * 18,119 16,815 7.8% 1,988 1,838 8.2%
#51.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 12,009 11,466 4.7% 1,453 1,313 10.7%
#52 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 28,212 30,655 -8.0% 2,694 3,094 -12.9%
#53 GMC Yukon XL 27,582 23,661 16.6% 3,469 2,722 27.4%
#54 Cadillac XT5 26,685 4,989
#55 Volvo XC90 26,612 7,406 259% 2,383 2,565 -7.1%
#56 Lincoln MKX 24,989 17,356 44.0% 2,279 2,189 4.1%
#57 Audi Q7 24,683 16,527 49.4% 2,798 2,106 32.9%
#58 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 24,072 21,942 9.7% 2,828 2,613 8.2%
#59 Cadillac SRX 21,904 56,732 -61.4% 118 6,020 -98.0%
#60 Mitsubishi Outlander 21,891 15,402 42.1% 2,429 2,040 19.1%
#61 BMW X1 20,882 10,859 92.3% 2,710 601 351%
#62 Lincoln MKC 20,702 20,219 2.4% 1,916 1,982 -3.3%
#63 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 19,967 20,672 -3.4% 2,560 2,025 26.4%
#64 Lexus GX460 19,367 20,083 -3.6% 1,822 2,223 -18.0%
#65 Ford Flex 18,100 16,471 9.9% 1,066 1,409 -24.3%
#66 Nissan Juke 17,072 23,266 -26.6% 858 1,804 -52.4%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 16,925 17,437 -2.9% 1,580 1,906 -17.1%
#68 Audi Q3 16,388 10,619 54.3% 1,944 887 119%
#69 Mazda CX-3 15,556 3,420 355% 1,550 1,382 12.2%
#70 Volvo XC60 15,542 20,546 -24.4% 1,611 1,912 -15.7%
#71 Porsche Macan 15,482 11,189 38.4% 2,120 908 133%
#72 Infiniti QX50 13,505 3,107 335% 1,106 989 11.8%
#73 Infiniti QX80 13,008 11,738 10.8% 1,214 1,206 0.7%
#74 Land Rover Range Rover 12,748 14,388 -11.4% 1,223 1,803 -32.2%
#75 Porsche Cayenne 12,712 13,721 -7.4% 1,206 1,454 -17.1%
#76 Mazda CX-9 11,463 15,644 -26.7% 1,842 1,484 24.1%
#77 Land Rover Discovery Sport 11,445 4,757 141% 1,099 1,356 -19.0%
#78 Mini Countryman 10,986 13,278 -17.3% 941 1,219 -22.8%
#79 Toyota Sequoia 10,073 10,602 -5.0% 939 1,303 -27.9%
#80 Fiat 500X 10,047 6,164 63.0% 783 1,994 -60.7%
#81 Land Rover LR4 9,889 6,789 45.7% 756 869 -13.0%
#82 Nissan Armada 9,823 10,769 -8.8% 1,740 970 79.4%
#83 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 8,913 12,157 -26.7% 874 1,265 -30.9%
#84 Lincoln Navigator 8,634 9,754 -11.5% 598 994 -39.8%
#85 Buick Envision 8,477 2,351
#86 Jaguar F-Pace 6,669 1,240
#87 BMW X6 5,714 5,687 0.5% 590 560 5.4%
#88 Infiniti QX70 4,433 4,430 0.1% 371 480 -22.7%
#89 Lexus LX570 4,257 2,480 71.7% 565 216 162%
#90 BMW X4 4,185 4,973 -15.8% 409 492 -16.9%
#91 Volkswagen Touareg 3,479 6,154 -43.5% 271 840 -67.7%
#92 Lincoln MKT 3,192 3,865 -17.4% 248 456 -45.6%
#93 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 3,171 2,741 15.7% 196 303 -35.3%
#94 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,904 1,943 49.5% 349 186 87.6%
#95 Infiniti QX30 1,046 723
#96 Maserati Levante 979 501
#97 Toyota Venza 584 20,348 -97.1% 4 1,191 -99.7%
#98 Bentley Bentayga 505 142
#99 Mini Paceman 79 1,340 -94.1% 11 28 -52.2%
#100 Nissan Xterra 38 10,433 -99.6% 421 -100%
#101 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 225 -96.4% 1 -100%
#102 Land Rover LR2 3 74 -95.9%
#103 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2 55 -96.4%
#104 Acura ZDX 2 -100%
Total
5,626,419 5,279,809 6.6% 565,126 553,029 2.2%

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: up 9900% to 1000 in October; up 83,200% to 13,328 YTD.
WSJ Model X estimate: 1800 in October; 9250 YTD.