Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – March 2017


2017 Nissan Rogue orange rear

With record March volume of 39,512 units, the Nissan Rogue was America’s top-selling SUV/crossover in March 2017 and now leads the second-best-selling Honda CR-V by more than 7000 units through the first-quarter of 2017.

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

The Rogue, CR-V, and third-ranked Toyota RAV4 all reported significant year-over-year improvements in March 2017. In fact, of the 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America in March, 13 sold more often this year than last.

No premium brand nameplates were represented in the top 20. (The Lexus RX ranked 21st.) Jeep and Dodge owned four spots for FCA. The Rogue was joined by one other Nissan: the Pathfinder. Hondas ranked second and 20th. Fords filled in three positions, as did GM and Toyota. There were also two Subarus and one Hyundai.

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

April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
#1
Nissan Rogue
39,512 27,713 42.6% 101,421 69,036 46.9%
#2
Honda CR-V
32,872 26,730 23.0% 94,057 71,188 32.1%
#3
Toyota RAV4
32,027 29,045 10.3% 80,533 76,122 5.8%
#4
Ford Escape
28,113 28,521 -1.4% 76,338 71,594 6.6%
#5
Ford Explorer
23,424 24,412 -4.0% 62,770 63,415 -10.2%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
22,671 21,480 5.5% 62,709 59,879 4.7%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
20,374 16,693 22.1% 56,600 47,658 18.8%
#8
Toyota Highlander
18,058 14,949 20.8% 46,642 38,673 20.6%
#9
Jeep Wrangler
16,336 17,586 -7.1% 41,311 41,922 -1.5%
#10
Subaru Outback
15,909 14,122 12.7% 42,572 37,271 14.2%
#11
Subaru Forester
15,803 14,284 10.6% 41,476 38,427 7.9%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
14,589 16,302 -10.5% 40,755 48,438 -15.9%
#13
Toyota 4Runner
12,045 9599 25.5% 31,656 25,571 23.8%
#14
Dodge Journey
11,858 5931 99.9% 34,400 23,892 44.0%
#15
Ford Edge
11,730 14,005 -16.2% 31,947 35,993 -11.2%
#16
Hyundai Santa Fe
11,446 6546 74.9% 28,102 17,217 63.2%
#17
GMC Acadia
11,432 6214 84.0% 29,112 18,571 56.8%
#18
Chevrolet Traverse
10,657 10,747 -0.8% 29,352 26,919 9.0%
#19
Nissan Pathfinder
10,442 8713 19.8% 26,720 22,408 19.2%
#20
Honda Pilot
9945 10,593 -6.1% 25,224 28,726 -12.2%

Source: Automakers

 

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