Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – February 2017


2017 Honda CR-V Touring

While 16 of the 20 most popular cars in America sold less often in February 2017 than in February 2016, 17 of the 20 most popular SUVs/crossovers in America sold more often in February 2017 than in February 2016.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

Led by the Nissan Rogue for the second time in three months – Rogue sales jumped 54% to 33,149 units – the health of the American utility vehicle market allowed the industry to essentially fall flat in February 2017. The industry didn’t expand, though left to passenger cars, it surely would have. 

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Through the first one-sixth of 2017, the Rogue leads the Honda CR-V – America’s top-selling utility vehicle in five consecutive years – by 724 units. Keep in mind, Nissan is now sourcing Rogues from three plants to help meet demand, but the CR-V is all-new and still ramping up. At this stage of 2016, the CR-V was 2619 sales behind the Toyota RAV4. 

That gap early in the year didn’t stop the CR-V from winning the SUV/crossover sales race by a healthy margin last year. 

The Rogue was joined by Nissan’s Pathfinder in the top 17. The CR-V was the only Honda utility vehicle in the top 20.

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

February 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
#1
Nissan Rogue
33,149 21,561 53.7% 61,909 41,323 49.8%
#2
Honda CR-V
31,898 25,250 26.3% 61,185 44,458 37.6%
#3
Ford Escape
27,637 23,854 15.9% 48,225 43,073 12.0%
#4
Toyota RAV4
26,351 25,523 3.2% 48,506 47,077 3.0%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
22,464 19,825 13.3% 40,038 38,399 4.3%
#6
Ford Explorer
21,696 22,389 -3.1% 39,346 39,003 0.9%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
18,925 16,990 11.4% 36,226 30,965 17.0%
#8
Toyota Highlander
15,928 12,466 27.8% 28,584 23,724 20.5%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
13,641 13,349 2.2% 24,975 24,336 2.6%
#10
Jeep Cherokee
13,615 15,353 -11.3% 26,166 32,136 -18.6%
#11
Subaru Outback
13,477 11,952 12.8% 26,663 23,149 15.2%
#12
Subaru Forester
12,820 12,239 4.8% 25,673 24,143 6.3%
#13
Ford Edge
11,126 12,455 -10.7% 20,217 21,988 -8.1%
#14
Toyota 4Runner
10,912 8476 28.7% 19,611 15,972 22.8%
#15
Chevrolet Traverse
10,477 9158 14.4% 18,695 16,172 15.6%
#16
Dodge Journey
9906 6375 55.4% 22,542 17,961 25.5%
#17
Nissan Pathfinder
8997 7244 24.2% 16,278 13,695 18.9%
#18
GMC Terrain
8783 8232 6.7% 15,024 17,067 -12.0%
#19
GMC Acadia
8781 6972 25.9% 17,680 12,357 43.1%
#20
Hyundai Santa Fe
8767 5532 58.5% 16,656 10,671 56.1%

Source: Automakers
This post was updated at 7:55 AM AT on 03.02.2017 to reflect an order change for the RAV4 and Escape.

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