Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – April 2017


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

After record-breaking performances from the Nissan Rogue stirred the American SUV/crossover pot in the first-quarter of 2017, the Honda CR-V stood head and shoulders above its rivals in April 2017 and now trails the Rogue by only 2079 sales heading into the final two-thirds of 2017.

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

CR-V sales jumped 13% to 32,671 units, its best-ever April result. The CR-V’s three top rivals – Toyota RAV4, aforementioned Rogue, Ford Escape – all posted noteworthy year-over-year gains, as well. Combined, the quartet was up by more than 11,000 sales compared with April 2016.

Despite a slowdown in the overall American auto industry, SUV/crossover sales remain healthy overall. Among the 20 most popular utility vehicles in April, only five failed to generate more sales in April 2017 than in April 2016.

Sales of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox, however, were flat.

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

March 2017April 2016

Rank
Best-Selling 
SUV/Crossover
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda CR-V
32,671 28,913 13.0% 126,728 100,101 26.6%
#2
Toyota RAV4
31,757 30,152 5.3% 112,290 106,274 5.7%
#3
Nissan Rogue
27,386 23,173 18.2% 128,807 92,209 39.7%
#4
Ford Escape
25,637 23,920 7.2% 101,975 95,514 6.8%
#5
Ford Explorer
22,864 23,546 -2.9% 85,634 86,961 -1.5%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
20,655 20,607 0.2% 83,364 80,486 3.6%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
18,877 17,768 6.2% 75,477 65,426 15.4%
#8
Subaru Forester
14,761 14,490 1.9% 56,237 52,917 6.3%
#9
Subaru Outback
14,469 14,294 1.2% 57,041 51,565 10.6%
#10
Jeep Wrangler
18,841 18,840 0.0% 60,152 60,762 -1.0%
#11
Toyota Highlander
17,981 15,037 19.6% 64,623 53,710 20.3%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
14,083 16,966 -17.0% 54,838 65,404 -16.2%
#13
Ford Edge
12,147 11,484 5.8% 44,094 47,477 -7.1%
#14
Mazda CX-5
11,334 8826 28.4% 35,708 32,433 10.1%
#15
Toyota 4Runner
10,428 10,135 2.9% 42,084 35,706 17.9%
#16
GMC Acadia
10,164 7004 45.1% 39,276 25,575 53.6%
#17
Hyundai Tucson
9952 7718 28.9% 31,107 28,102 10.7%
#18
Honda Pilot
9746 11,370 -14.3% 34,970 40,096 -12.8%
#19
Hyundai Santa Fe
9480 7150 32.6% 37,582 24,367 54.2%
#20
Chevrolet Traverse
9437 12,186 -22.6% 38,789 39,105 -0.8%

Source: Automakers

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