Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In America – 2016 Year End


2016 Honda CR-V
For a fifth consecutive year, the Honda CR-V was America’s best-selling utility vehicle, an SUV/crossover leader even as Honda ended the fourth-generation’s tenure at the tail end of 2016. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

U.S. sales of the CR-V jumped 3% to a record-high of 357,335 units in 2016. The CR-V’s three top rivals – RAV4, Rogue, Escape – all reported all-time record U.S. sales, as well. 

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Indeed, among the 25 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America, 17 sold more often in 2016, a record year for the auto industry, than in 2015. While passenger car volume quickly fell, SUVs/crossovers more than picked up the slack. 
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs 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. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and best-selling cars in 2016 and has also posted December-specific editions.

2015 Year End2014 Year End • 2013 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
2016
2015

Change
#1
Honda CR-V
357,335 345,647 3.4%
#2
Toyota RAV4
352,154 315,412 11.6%
#3
Nissan Rogue
329,904 287,190 14.9%
#4
Ford Escape
307,096 306,492 0.2%
#5
Ford Explorer
248,507 249,251 -0.3%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
242,195 277,589 -12.8%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
212,273 196,312 8.1%
#8
Jeep Cherokee
199,736 220,744 -9.5%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
191,774 202,266 -5.2%
#10
Toyota Highlander
191,379 158,917 20.4%
#11
Subaru Outback
182,898 152,294 20.1%
#12
Subaru Forester
178,593 175,192 1.9%
#13
Ford Edge
134,588 124,120 8.4%
#14
Hyundai Santa Fe
131,257 118,134 11.1%
#15
Jeep Patriot
121,926 121,274 0.5%
#16
Honda Pilot
120,772 136,212 -11.3%
#17
Chevrolet Traverse
116,701 119,945 -2.7%
#18
Kia Sorento
114,733 116,249 -1.3%
#19
Mazda CX-5
112,235 11,450 0.7%
#20
Toyota 4Runner
111,970 97,034 15.4%
#21
Lexus RX
109,435 100,610 8.8%
#22
Dodge Journey
106,759 108,085 -1.2%
#23
Jeep Renegade
106,606 60,864 75.2%
#24
Chevrolet Tahoe
103,306 88,342 16.9%
#25
Subaru Crosstrek
95,677 88,927 7.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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