January 2017 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 99 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers, led by the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue that both reported record January sales, broke through into the New Year with a 10% surge to 487,000 units in January 2017, equal to 43% of the overall market.

Cars, conversely, were crushed, as their volume fell 13% and their share of the market slid from 41% in January 2016 to just 36% in January 2017.

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

The CR-V, Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Ford Explorer – America’s five top-selling utilities – combined for 22,000 additional sales in January. Comparatively, the two top-selling Hondas and Toyota cars, four of the five most popular cars in America in January, combined to lose more than 13,000 sales.

It’s a tale of two cities. And the bigger, higher-riding, more profitable city is now outselling the smaller, lower, less flexible city by a count of 1.2-to-1. 

Newly launched in late December in fifth-gen form, Honda sold 29,287 CR-Vs in January 2017. One year ago, the top-selling utility vehicle in America managed only 26% fewer sales. The Rogue, refreshed for 2017, jumped 46% to 28,760 units, 527 units less than the CR-V.

Pickup Truck Sales In America – January 2017
Minivan Sales In America – January 2017

America’s top-selling premium brand utility was the 30th-ranked Lexus RX, sales of which tumbled 21% as the Lexus brand reported its lowest-volume month in five years. Across the Toyota spectrum, sales fell 11% in January. Add that to an 11% drop at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and you have the reason for the market’s modest dip.

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U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017

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

Rank
SUV/Crossover
Jan.
2017
Jan.
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%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 15,294 14,266 7.2%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 2,356 2,348 0.3%
#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 16,783 -25.2%
#13 Jeep Wrangler 11,334 10,987 3.2%
#14 Jeep Renegade 9,365 6,167 51.9%
#15 Ford Edge 9,091 9,533 -4.6%
#16 GMC Acadia 8,899 5,385 65.3%
#17 Toyota 4Runner 8,699 7,496 16.0%
#18 Chevrolet Traverse 8,218 7,014 17.2%
#19 Mazda CX-5 8,068 7,063 14.2%
#20 Hyundai Santa Fe 7,889 5,139 53.5%
#21 Nissan Pathfinder 7,281 6,451 12.9%
#22 Honda Pilot 7,180 8,561 -16.1%
#23 Subaru Crosstrek 6,507 6,448 0.9%
#24 GMC Terrain 6,241 8,835 -29.4%
#25 Kia Sorento 6,179 6,695 -7.7%
#26 Chevrolet Tahoe 5,881 6,199 -5.1%
#27 Hyundai Tucson 5,748 5,218 10.2%
#28 Honda HR-V 5,689 4,177 36.2%
#29 Chevrolet Suburban 5,634 3,270 72.3%
#30 Lexus RX 5,520 6,956 -20.6%
#31 Buick Encore 5,258 4,920 6.9%
#32 Chevrolet Trax 5,257 3,746 40.3%
#33 Dodge Durango 4,707 6,001 -21.6%
#34 Jeep Patriot 4,700 8,584 -45.2%
#35 Kia Sportage 4,623 4,803 -3.7%
#36 Nissan Murano 4,363 5,516 -20.9%
#37 Ford Expedition 4,064 2,855 42.3%
#38 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 3,970 3,663 8.4%
#39 Cadillac XT5 3,883
#40 Audi Q5 3,636 2,691 35.1%
#41 Volkswagen Tiguan 3,516 2,528 39.1%
#42 BMW X5 3,276 2,584 26.8%
#43 Acura MDX 3,274 3,576 -8.4%
#44 Acura RDX 3,202 3,104 3.2%
#45 Jeep Compass 3,164 6,271 -49.5%
#46 BMW X3 3,154 2,002 57.5%
#47 GMC Yukon 3,080 2,567 20.0%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 3,065 2,849 7.6%
#49 Lexus NX 2,964 3,133 -5.4%
#50 Lincoln MKX 2,928 2,052 42.7%
#51 Buick Enclave 2,692 3,692 -27.1%
#52 Audi Q7 2,411 2,336 3.2%
#53 BMW X1 2,351 1,937 21.4%
#54 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 2,336 1,796 30.1%
#55 Cadillac Escalade 2,197 2,002 9.7%
#55.1 Cadillac Escalade * 1,218 1,227 -0.7%
#55.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 979 775 26.3%
#56 Infiniti QX60 2,189 2,372 -7.7%
#57 Buick Envision 2,187
#58 GMC Yukon XL 2,078 1,995 4.2%
#59 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,007 3,041 -34.0%
#60 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 1,990 2,233 -10.9%
#61 Porsche Macan 1,960 1,469 33.4%
#62 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,918 1,361 40.9%
#63 Nissan Armada 1,908 774 147%
#64 Land Rover Range Rover 1,833 1,475 24.3%
#65 Ford Flex 1,831 1,991 -8.0%
#66 Infiniti QX80 1,749 1,164 50.3%
#67 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,688 1,543 9.4%
#68 Lincoln MKC 1,668 1,436 16.2%
#69 Mazda CX-9 1,591 512 211%
#70 Volvo XC90 1,556 2,375 -34.5%
#71 Jaguar F-Pace 1,458
#72 Lexus GX 1,418 1,608 -11.8%
#73 Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,369 1,040 31.6%
#74 Porsche Cayenne 1,350 1,395 -3.2%
#75 Nissan Juke 1,304 1,510 -13.6%
#76 Infiniti QX50 1,206 994 21.3%
#77 Mazda CX-3 1,184 1,376 -14.0%
#78 Audi Q3 1,181 902 30.9%
#79 Infiniti QX30 1,158
#80 Toyota Sequoia 1,146 852 34.5%
#81 Mini Countryman 1,122 504 123%
#82 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 916 933 -1.8%
#83 Infiniti QX70 842 436 93.1%
#84 Volvo XC60 804 860 -6.5%
#85 Lincoln Navigator 652 700 -6.9%
#86 Fiat 500X 600 1,041 -42.4%
#87 Lexus LX 534 585 -8.7%
#88 BMW X6 429 385 11.4%
#89 Maserati Levante 379
#90 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 322 338 -4.7%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser 272 273 -0.4%
#92 Lincoln MKT 260 505 -48.5%
#93 Volkswagen Touareg 247 354 -30.2%
#94 BMW X4 211 262 -19.5%
#95 Land Rover LR4 127 846 -85.0%
#96 Bentley Bentayga 70
#97 Cadillac SRX 67 4,778 -98.6%
#98 Toyota Venza 4 184 -97.8%
#99 Mini Paceman 1 8 -87.5%
#284 Nissan Xterra 18 -100%
#294 Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 -100%
Total
487,477 444,865 9.6%

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.
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2017’s first month were 87 and 15 units, respectively. 
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 150% to 1000.
WSJ Model X estimate: up 500% to 2100.