Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – November 2016


2017 Honda CR-V red rear

Perhaps it’s not a foregone conclusion. In its quest to end 2016 as America’s best-selling SUV/crossover for a fifth consecutive year, the Honda CR-V stumbled in the first-half but surged in the second-half, overtaking the Toyota RAV4 with ease in the fall. 

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

But as Honda quietly revealed an all-new CR-V in November, sales of the outgoing model slowed. The 1% drop, combined with the RAV4’s 3% uptick, produced a 2358-unit margin of victory for the Toyota in November, cutting the CR-V’s lead through 11 months to 5262 units.

Which is likely insurmountable.

But there’s a chance.

15 of the 20 most popular utility vehicles in America in November sold more often this year than last. Most notable among the increases was a 67% jump in sales of the Toyota Highlander, which surged to an all-time monthly high of 21,241 sales as Toyota transitions into a refreshed MY2017 three-row utility vehicle.

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

December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
28,116 27,368 2.7% 314,295 283,546 11.1%
#2
Honda CR-V
25,758 25,931 -0.7% 319,557 314,462 1.6%
#3
Nissan Rogue
26,629 22,565 18.0% 289,427 260,711 11.0%
#4
Ford Escape
23,012 20,807 10.6% 281,281 278,538 1.0%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
21,600 19,634 10.0% 215,000 255,762 -15.9%
#6
Toyota Highlander
21,241 12,741 66.7% 165,954 142,817 16.2%
#7
Ford Explorer
19,628 16,690 17.6% 226,650 227,584 -0.4%
#8
Subaru Outback
17,769 13,079 35.9% 162,203 136,227 19.1%
#9
Jeep Grand Cherokee
17,230 17,662 -2.4% 189,023 175,746 7.6%
#10
Subaru Forester
14,596 13,655 6.9% 160,578 158,395 1.4%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
12,957 13,948 -7.1% 176,053 186,835 -5.8%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
11,479 18,218 -37.0% 183,356 196,092 -6.5%
#13
Hyundai Santa Fe
10,786 9156 17.8% 120,395 108,616 10.8%
#14
Ford Edge
10,757 8137 32.2% 121,897 113,857 7.1%
#15
Honda Pilot
10,269 10,771 -4.7% 94,553 88,711 6.6%
#16
Jeep Renegade
10,067 7719 30.4% 94,561 52,211 81.1%
#17
Kia Sorento
9698 9023 7.5% 102,951 103,377 -0.4%
#18
Chevrolet Tahoe
9433 7217 30.7% 91,409 78,569 16.3%
#19
Chevrolet Traverse
9194 8684 5.9% 106,320 110,802 -4.0%
#20
GMC Acadia
9168 6776 35.3% 76,277 89,127 -14.4%

Source: Automakers
The Subaru Outback and XV Crosstrek, formerly ranked with cars, are now eligible for best-selling SUV/crossover status on GCBC.
This post was updated on December 2, 2016, with the addition of the Lexus RX and the removal of the Honda Pilot.

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