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 - 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.


At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
2016
2015
%
Change
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
% Change
#1Honda CR-V357,335345,6473.4%37,77831,18521.1%
#2Toyota RAV4352,154315,41211.6%37,21431,86616.8%
#3Nissan Rogue329,904287,19014.9%40,47726,47952.9%
#4Ford Escape307,069306,4920.2%25,78827,954-7.7%
#5Ford Explorer248,507249,251-0.3%21,85721,6670.9%
#5.1Ford Explorer *216,294224,309-3.6%19,03018,8920.7%
#5.2Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *32,21324,94229.2%2,8272,7751.9%
#6Chevrolet Equinox242,195277,589-12.8%27,19521,82724.6%
#7Jeep Grand Cherokee212,273196,3128.1%23,25020,56613.1%
#8Jeep Cherokee199,736220,744-9.5%16,38024,652-33.6%
#9Jeep Wrangler191,774202,266-5.2%15,72115,4311.9%
#10Toyota Highlander191,379158,91720.4%25,42516,10057.9%
#11Subaru Outback182,898152,29420.1%20,69516,06728.8%
#12Subaru Forester178,593175,1921.9%18,01516,7977.3%
#13Ford Edge134,588124,1208.4%12,69110,26323.7%
#14Hyundai Santa Fe131,257118,13411.1%10,8629,51814.1%
#15Jeep Patriot121,926121,2740.5%7,80912,306-36.5%
#16Honda Pilot120,772136,212-11.3%12,07213,344-9.5%
#17Chevrolet Traverse116,701119,945-2.7%10,3819,14313.5%
#18Kia Sorento114,733116,249-1.3%11,78212,872-8.5%
#19Mazda CX-5112,235111,4500.7%11,98911,4175.0%
#20Toyota 4Runner111,97097,03415.4%11,4899,95315.4%
#21Lexus RX109,435100,6108.8%14,88211,89925.1%
#22Dodge Journey106,759108,085-1.2%9,7687,82924.8%
#23Jeep Renegade106,60660,86475.2%12,0458,65339.2%
#24Chevrolet Tahoe103,30688,34216.9%11,8979,77321.7%
#25Subaru Crosstrek95,67788,9277.6%10,2298,09026.4%
#26Jeep Compass94,06171,44831.7%7,9547,2609.6%
#27Hyundai Tucson89,71363,59141.1%8,6768,3114.4%
#28GMC Acadia88,46696,393-8.2%12,1897,26667.8%
#29GMC Terrain87,925112,030-21.5%7,4409,649-22.9%
#30Nissan Murano86,95362,90738.2%7,8817,08311.3%
#31Honda HR-V82,04141,96995.5%9,0344,73790.7%
#32Nissan Pathfinder81,70182,041-0.4%9,3688,36612.0%
#33Kia Sportage81,06653,73950.9%6,2076,0442.7%
#34Chevrolet Trax79,01663,03025.4%8,0075,32350.4%
#35Buick Encore78,56567,54916.3%7,7556,49819.3%
#36Dodge Durango68,47464,7235.8%5,7967,826-25.9%
#37Chevrolet Suburban60,08250,86618.1%7,5736,35019.3%
#38Ford Expedition59,83541,44344.4%5,2594,05629.7%
#39Acura MDX55,49558,208-4.7%6,2436,254-0.2%
#40Lexus NX54,88443,76425.4%7,3755,13443.7%
#41GMC Yukon53,44742,73225.1%6,2765,27119.1%
#42Acura RDX52,36151,0262.6%5,9454,94220.3%
#43Buick Enclave52,02862,081-16.2%3,8005,936-36.0%
#44Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class51,79153,217-2.7%5,5746,640-16.1%
#45Audi Q549,55052,006-4.7%6,3966,0575.6%
#46Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class47,87227,90271.6%4,0184,366-8.0%
#47BMW X547,64154,997-13.4%6,2456,250-0.1%
#48BMW X344,19631,92438.4%4,9783,12659.2%
#49Volkswagen Tiguan43,63835,84321.7%5,5754,90013.8%
#50Infiniti QX6042,12041,7700.8%4,9284,987-1.2%
#51Cadillac XT539,485------7,436------
#52Cadillac Escalade39,09235,9218.8%5,4724,65917.5%
#52.1Cadillac Escalade *23,60421,23011.2%3,3882,74323.5%
#52.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *15,48814,6915.4%2,0841,9168.8%
#53GMC Yukon XL37,05431,33418.3%5,8564,53629.1%
#54Mitsubishi Outlander Sport33,06736,966-10.5%2,5003,356-25.5%
#55Volvo XC9032,52612,777155%3,3083,1355.5%
#56Lincoln MKX30,96722,19939.5%3,5272,96019.2%
#57Audi Q730,56318,99560.9%3,2751,189175%
#58Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class GL-Class30,44227,7079.9%3,2622,84914.5%
#59BMW X127,81214,42092.9%4,1851,769137%
#60Mitsubishi Outlander26,57619,05539.5%2,4651,93627.3%
#61Lincoln MKC25,56224,5904.0%2,7952,5668.9%
#62Lexus GX25,14825,212-0.3%3,4743,11811.4%
#63Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class24,54525,593-4.1%2,3512,2006.9%
#64Ford Flex22,66819,57015.8%3,0901,73578.1%
#65Cadillac SRX22,13968,850-67.8%1247,031-98.2%
#66Land Rover Range Rover Sport21,61221,4590.7%2,8022,24624.8%
#67Volvo XC6020,45226,134-21.7%2,7833,510-20.7%
#68Audi Q320,04813,22951.5%2,0471,50136.4%
#69Nissan Juke19,57727,121-27.8%1,2901,958-34.1%
#70Porsche Macan19,33213,53342.9%1,7961,38230.0%
#71Mazda CX-318,5576,406190%1,6461,663-1.0%
#72Infiniti QX5016,9735,468210%2,0261,45339.4%
#73Infiniti QX8016,77215,6467.2%2,0262,171-6.7%
#74Land Rover Range Rover16,15517,821-9.3%2,1651,83518.0%
#75Mazda CX-916,05118,048-11.1%2,5941,202116%
#76Porsche Cayenne15,38316,473-6.6%1,0991,229-10.6%
#77Land Rover Discovery Sport14,2437,61187.1%1,6591,674-0.9%
#78Buick Envision14,193------3,931------
#79Nissan Armada14,03512,73710.2%2,4741,156114%
#80Toyota Sequoia12,77112,5831.5%1,5751,00756.4%
#81Mini Countryman12,70616,686-23.9%8532,148-60.3%
#82Fiat 500X11,71211,3573.1%8433,572-76.4%
#83Land Rover Range Rover Evoque11,07614,583-24.0%1,2731,370-7.1%
#84Land Rover LR410,7729,03119.3%3801,315-71.1%
#85Lincoln Navigator10,42111,964-12.9%1,1101,250-11.2%
#86Jaguar F-Pace10,016------1,822------
#87BMW X67,1177,906-10.0%7941,547-48.7%
#88Infiniti QX706,2615,7379.1%1,08669755.8%
#89Lexus LX5,7073,88446.9%836892-6.3%
#90BMW X44,9896,429-22.4%399884-54.9%
#91Volkswagen Touareg4,2237,037-40.0%396486-18.5%
#92Lincoln MKT4,0284,696-14.2%64940659.9%
#93Mercedes-Benz G-Class3,9503,6169.2%453541-16.3%
#94Toyota Land Cruiser3,7052,68737.9%45635030.3%
#95Infiniti QX302,259------740------
#96Maserati Levante1,917------607------
#97Bentley Bentayga884------241------
#98Toyota Venza58921,351-97.2%1401-99.8%
#99Mini Paceman851,708-95.0%138-97.4%
#100Nissan Xterra3810,672-99.6%---70-100%
#101Toyota FJ Cruiser9229-96.1%---3-100%
#102Land Rover LR2377-96.1%---1-100%
#103Chevrolet Captiva Sport255-96.4%---------
#104Acura ZDX---2-100%---------
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Total
6,298,9726,442,9167.5%726,156641,28013.2%
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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.

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