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


Powering the U.S. auto industry to all-time record sales highs in calendar year 2016 were SUVs and crossovers.

Yes, minivan sales increased. So, too, did sales of commercial vans. Pickup truck volume jumped 6%. 

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – November 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – December 2015 Year End

But utility vehicles contributed 486,000 extra sales to the cause in 2016, a year-over-year gain of nearly 8%. Combined, minivans, commercial vans, and pickup trucks grew their volume by 224,000 units. Passenger car volume fell by more than 650,000 units.

The four best-selling SUVs/crossovers in America all reported record sales. The quartet was topped by the Honda CR-V for a fifth consecutive year. 

Together, the CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape accounted for 21% of the utility vehicle market, up from 19.5% one year ago.

Pickup Truck Sales In America – 2016 Year End
Minivan Sales In America – 2016 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

The established major players weren’t the only factors in the SUV/crossover equation in 2016. Six all-new nameplates were released: Cadillac XT5, Buick Envision, Jaguar F-Pace, Infiniti QX30, Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga.

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Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by December volume by clicking the December 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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
SUV/Crossover
2016
2015
%
Change
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 357,335 345,647 3.4% 37,778 31,185 21.1%
#2 Toyota RAV4 352,154 315,412 11.6% 37,214 31,866 16.8%
#3 Nissan Rogue 329,904 287,190 14.9% 40,477 26,479 52.9%
#4 Ford Escape 307,069 306,492 0.2% 25,788 27,954 -7.7%
#5 Ford Explorer 248,507 249,251 -0.3% 21,857 21,667 0.9%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 216,294 224,309 -3.6% 19,030 18,892 0.7%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 32,213 24,942 29.2% 2,827 2,775 1.9%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 242,195 277,589 -12.8% 27,195 21,827 24.6%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 212,273 196,312 8.1% 23,250 20,566 13.1%
#8 Jeep Cherokee 199,736 220,744 -9.5% 16,380 24,652 -33.6%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 191,774 202,266 -5.2% 15,721 15,431 1.9%
#10 Toyota Highlander 191,379 158,917 20.4% 25,425 16,100 57.9%
#11 Subaru Outback 182,898 152,294 20.1% 20,695 16,067 28.8%
#12 Subaru Forester 178,593 175,192 1.9% 18,015 16,797 7.3%
#13 Ford Edge 134,588 124,120 8.4% 12,691 10,263 23.7%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 131,257 118,134 11.1% 10,862 9,518 14.1%
#15 Jeep Patriot 121,926 121,274 0.5% 7,809 12,306 -36.5%
#16 Honda Pilot 120,772 136,212 -11.3% 12,072 13,344 -9.5%
#17 Chevrolet Traverse 116,701 119,945 -2.7% 10,381 9,143 13.5%
#18 Kia Sorento 114,733 116,249 -1.3% 11,782 12,872 -8.5%
#19 Mazda CX-5 112,235 111,450 0.7% 11,989 11,417 5.0%
#20 Toyota 4Runner 111,970 97,034 15.4% 11,489 9,953 15.4%
#21 Lexus RX 109,435 100,610 8.8% 14,882 11,899 25.1%
#22 Dodge Journey 106,759 108,085 -1.2% 9,768 7,829 24.8%
#23 Jeep Renegade 106,606 60,864 75.2% 12,045 8,653 39.2%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 103,306 88,342 16.9% 11,897 9,773 21.7%
#25 Subaru Crosstrek 95,677 88,927 7.6% 10,229 8,090 26.4%
#26 Jeep Compass 94,061 71,448 31.7% 7,954 7,260 9.6%
#27 Hyundai Tucson 89,713 63,591 41.1% 8,676 8,311 4.4%
#28 GMC Acadia 88,466 96,393 -8.2% 12,189 7,266 67.8%
#29 GMC Terrain 87,925 112,030 -21.5% 7,440 9,649 -22.9%
#30 Nissan Murano 86,953 62,907 38.2% 7,881 7,083 11.3%
#31 Honda HR-V 82,041 41,969 95.5% 9,034 4,737 90.7%
#32 Nissan Pathfinder 81,701 82,041 -0.4% 9,368 8,366 12.0%
#33 Kia Sportage 81,066 53,739 50.9% 6,207 6,044 2.7%
#34 Chevrolet Trax 79,016 63,030 25.4% 8,007 5,323 50.4%
#35 Buick Encore 78,565 67,549 16.3% 7,755 6,498 19.3%
#36 Dodge Durango 68,474 64,723 5.8% 5,796 7,826 -25.9%
#37 Chevrolet Suburban 60,082 50,866 18.1% 7,573 6,350 19.3%
#38 Ford Expedition 59,835 41,443 44.4% 5,259 4,056 29.7%
#39 Acura MDX 55,495 58,208 -4.7% 6,243 6,254 -0.2%
#40 Lexus NX 54,884 43,764 25.4% 7,375 5,134 43.7%
#41 GMC Yukon 53,447 42,732 25.1% 6,276 5,271 19.1%
#42 Acura RDX 52,361 51,026 2.6% 5,945 4,942 20.3%
#43 Buick Enclave 52,028 62,081 -16.2% 3,800 5,936 -36.0%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 51,791 53,217 -2.7% 5,574 6,640 -16.1%
#45 Audi Q5 49,550 52,006 -4.7% 6,396 6,057 5.6%
#46 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 47,872 27,902 71.6% 4,018 4,366 -8.0%
#47 BMW X5 47,641 54,997 -13.4% 6,245 6,250 -0.1%
#48 BMW X3 44,196 31,924 38.4% 4,978 3,126 59.2%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 43,638 35,843 21.7% 5,575 4,900 13.8%
#50 Infiniti QX60 42,120 41,770 0.8% 4,928 4,987 -1.2%
#51 Cadillac XT5 39,485 7,436
#52 Cadillac Escalade 39,092 35,921 8.8% 5,472 4,659 17.5%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 23,604 21,230 11.2% 3,388 2,743 23.5%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 15,488 14,691 5.4% 2,084 1,916 8.8%
#53 GMC Yukon XL 37,054 31,334 18.3% 5,856 4,536 29.1%
#54 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 33,067 36,966 -10.5% 2,500 3,356 -25.5%
#55 Volvo XC90 32,526 12,777 155% 3,308 3,135 5.5%
#56 Lincoln MKX 30,967 22,199 39.5% 3,527 2,960 19.2%
#57 Audi Q7 30,563 18,995 60.9% 3,275 1,189 175%
#58 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GL-Class 30,442 27,707 9.9% 3,262 2,849 14.5%
#59 BMW X1 27,812 14,420 92.9% 4,185 1,769 137%
#60 Mitsubishi Outlander 26,576 19,055 39.5% 2,465 1,936 27.3%
#61 Lincoln MKC 25,562 24,590 4.0% 2,795 2,566 8.9%
#62 Lexus GX 25,148 25,212 -0.3% 3,474 3,118 11.4%
#63 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 24,545 25,593 -4.1% 2,351 2,200 6.9%
#64 Ford Flex 22,668 19,570 15.8% 3,090 1,735 78.1%
#65 Cadillac SRX 22,139 68,850 -67.8% 124 7,031 -98.2%
#66 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 21,612 21,459 0.7% 2,802 2,246 24.8%
#67 Volvo XC60 20,452 26,134 -21.7% 2,783 3,510 -20.7%
#68 Audi Q3 20,048 13,229 51.5% 2,047 1,501 36.4%
#69 Nissan Juke 19,577 27,121 -27.8% 1,290 1,958 -34.1%
#70 Porsche Macan 19,332 13,533 42.9% 1,796 1,382 30.0%
#71 Mazda CX-3 18,557 6,406 190% 1,646 1,663 -1.0%
#72 Infiniti QX50 16,973 5,468 210% 2,026 1,453 39.4%
#73 Infiniti QX80 16,772 15,646 7.2% 2,026 2,171 -6.7%
#74 Land Rover Range Rover 16,155 17,821 -9.3% 2,165 1,835 18.0%
#75 Mazda CX-9 16,051 18,048 -11.1% 2,594 1,202 116%
#76 Porsche Cayenne 15,383 16,473 -6.6% 1,099 1,229 -10.6%
#77 Land Rover Discovery Sport 14,243 7,611 87.1% 1,659 1,674 -0.9%
#78 Buick Envision 14,193 3,931
#79 Nissan Armada 14,035 12,737 10.2% 2,474 1,156 114%
#80 Toyota Sequoia 12,771 12,583 1.5% 1,575 1,007 56.4%
#81 Mini Countryman 12,706 16,686 -23.9% 853 2,148 -60.3%
#82 Fiat 500X 11,712 11,357 3.1% 843 3,572 -76.4%
#83 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 11,076 14,583 -24.0% 1,273 1,370 -7.1%
#84 Land Rover LR4 10,772 9,031 19.3% 380 1,315 -71.1%
#85 Lincoln Navigator 10,421 11,964 -12.9% 1,110 1,250 -11.2%
#86 Jaguar F-Pace 10,016 1,822
#87 BMW X6 7,117 7,906 -10.0% 794 1,547 -48.7%
#88 Infiniti QX70 6,261 5,737 9.1% 1,086 697 55.8%
#89 Lexus LX 5,707 3,884 46.9% 836 892 -6.3%
#90 BMW X4 4,989 6,429 -22.4% 399 884 -54.9%
#91 Volkswagen Touareg 4,223 7,037 -40.0% 396 486 -18.5%
#92 Lincoln MKT 4,028 4,696 -14.2% 649 406 59.9%
#93 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 3,950 3,616 9.2% 453 541 -16.3%
#94 Toyota Land Cruiser 3,705 2,687 37.9% 456 350 30.3%
#95 Infiniti QX30 2,259 740
#96 Maserati Levante 1,917 607
#97 Bentley Bentayga 884 241
#98 Toyota Venza 589 21,351 -97.2% 1 401 -99.8%
#99 Mini Paceman 85 1,708 -95.0% 1 38 -97.4%
#100 Nissan Xterra 38 10,672 -99.6% 70 -100%
#101 Toyota FJ Cruiser 9 229 -96.1% 3 -100%
#102 Land Rover LR2 3 77 -96.1% 1 -100%
#103 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2 55 -96.4%
#104 Acura ZDX 2 -100%
Total
6,928,972 6,442,916 7.5% 726,156 641,280 13.2%

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.
° Total is a combination of all reported sales figures
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 1764% to 3300 in December, up 8567% to 18,028 in 2016.
WSJ Model X estimate: up 1000% to 2200 in December, up 1000% to 13,450 in 2016.