Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – December 2016


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The Nissan Rogue shot forward with a 53% jump to 40,477 U.S. sales in December 2016, grabbing top monthly honours to cap off its best year ever. 

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The Honda CR-V, 2700 sales back of the Rogue in December, nevertheless claimed the top position over the course of 2016, outselling the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 by 5181 units and the third-ranked Rogue by 22,250 units.

The 2017 Honda CR-V is an all-new model, the Nissan Rogue is refreshed for 2017, and Toyota has plans for increased RAV4 production in calendar year 2017. 

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

January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016 2015 %
Change
#1
Nissan Rogue
40,477 26,479 52.9% 329,904 287,190 14.9%
#2
Honda CR-V
37,778 31,185 21.1% 357,335 345,647 3.4%
#3
Toyota RAV4
37,214 31,866 16.8% 352,154 315,412 11.6%
#4
Chevrolet Equinox
27,195 21,827 24.6% 242,195 277,589 -12.8%
#5
Ford Escape
25,788 27,954 -7.7% 307,069 306,492 0.2%
#6
Toyota Highlander
25,425 16,100 57.9% 191,379 158,917 20.4%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
23,250 20,566 13.1% 212,273 196,312 8.1%
#8
Ford Explorer
21,857 21,667 0.9% 248,507 249,251 -0.3%
#9
Subaru Outback
20,695 16,067 28.8% 182,898 152,294 20.1%
#10
Subaru Forester
18,015 16,797 7.3% 178,593 175,192 1.9%
#11
Jeep Cherokee
16,380 24,652 -33.6% 199,736 220,744 -9.5%
#12
Jeep Wrangler
15,721 15,431 1.9% 191,774 202,266 -5.2%
#13
Lexus RX
14,882 11,899 25.1% 109,435 100,610 8.8%
#14
Ford Edge
12,691 10,263 23.7% 134,588 124,120 8.4%
#15
GMC Acadia
12,189 7266 67.8% 88,466 96,393 -8.2%
#16
Honda Pilot
12,072 13,344 -9.5% 120,772 136,212 -11.3%
#17
Jeep Renegade
12,045 8653 39.2% 106,606 60,864 75.2%
#18
Mazda CX-5
11,989 11,417 8.9% 112,235 111,450 0.7%
#19
Chevrolet Tahoe
11,897 9773 21.7% 103,306 88,342 16.9%
#20
Kia Sorento
11,782 12,872 -8.5% 114,733 116,249 -1.3%

Source: Automakers

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