Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – January 2017


2017 Mazda CX-5 red

The Honda CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV/crossover in 2016 for a fifth consecutive year, begins 2017 in a familiar position.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017

The CR-V, launched in all-new fifth-gen form at the end of December, posted a 53% year-over-year surge to 29,287 sales in January, a monthly record for America’s favourite utility vehicle. The surging Nissan Rogue, which earned top honours in December, jumped 46% to 28,760 units.

The Rogue is refreshed for the 2017 model year and will be adding a hybrid variant, as well. There’ll be other new contenders in 2017. The Mazda CX-5 looks similar for the 2017 model year, but it too is updated. 

A new Chevrolet Traverse will take hold in the coming months after a decade-long run. The new GMC Acadia is already in place. A new Jeep Wrangler, perhaps by year’s end, will lead all true blue SUVs. The new Chevrolet Equinox will be a big seller, as well.
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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 January and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.

February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
January
2017
January
2016
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
29,287 19,208 52.5%
#2
Nissan Rogue
28,760 19,762 45.5%
#3
Toyota RAV4
22,155 21,554 2.8%
#4
Ford Escape
20,588 19,219 7.1%
#5
Ford Explorer
17,650 16,614 6.2%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
17,574 18,574 -5.4%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
17,301 13,975 23.8%
#8
Subaru Outback
13,186 11,197 17.8%
#9
Subaru Forester
12,853 11,904 8.0%
#10
Toyota Highlander
12,656 11,258 12.4%
#11
Dodge Journey
12,636 11,586 9.1%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
12,551 13,975 -10.2%
#13
Jeep Wrangler
11,334 10,987 3.2%
#14
Jeep Renegade
9365 6167 51.9%
#15
Ford Edge
9091 9533 -4.6%
#16
GMC Acadia
8899 5385 65.3%
#17
Toyota 4Runner
8699 7496 16.0%
#18
Chevrolet Traverse
8218 7014 17.2%
#19
Honda Pilot
8180 8561 -16.1%
#20
Mazda CX-5
8068 7063 14.2%

Source: Automakers

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