Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – May 2017


The Honda CR-V lost it’s top spot in the rankings this month to the now best selling Toyota RAV4. Sales jumped over 18% YOY. The Nissan Rogue once again showed strong growth with an 18% increase and 34% spike YTD.

Jeep Cherokee numbers came in weaker than usual dropping 23% and the Hyundai Santa Fe showed the biggest drop at 33%. 

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

April 2017May 2016

Rank
Best-Selling  SUV/Crossover
May
2017
May
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
38,356
32,261
18.9%
150,646
138,535
8.7%
#2
Nissan Rogue
32,533
27,428
18.6%
161,340
119,637
34.9%
#3
Honda CR-V
32,186
29,359
9.6%
158,914
129,460
22.8%
#4
Ford Escape
27,830
30,861
-9.8%
129,805
126,375
2.7%
#5
Ford Explorer
25,632
21,790
17.6%
111,266
108,751
2.3%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
20,908
21,252
-1.6%
104,272
101,738
2.5%
#7
Jeep Grand Cherokee
20,726
18,205
13.8%
96,203
83,631
15.0%
#8
Jeep Wrangler
19,931
19,558
1.9%
80,083
80,320
-0.3%
#9
Toyota Highlander
18,115
14,783
22.5%
82,738
68,493
20.8%
#10
Subaru Forester
16,280
15,309
6.3%
72,517
68,226
6.3%
#11
Subaru Outback
15,193
12,404
22.5%
72,234
63,969
12.9%
#12
Jeep Cherokee
14,635
19,206
-23.8%
69,473
84,610
-17.9%
#13
Ford Edge
13,752
12,384
11.0%
57,846
59,861
-3.4%
#14
Mazda CX-5
11,819
9,942
18.9%
47,527
42,375
12.2%
#15
Toyota 4Runner
11,014
10,352
6.4%
53,098
46,058
15.3%
#16
Hyundai Tucson
10,600
7,369
43.8%
41,707
35,471
17.6%
#17
Kia Sorento
10,413
11,914
-12.6%
40,505
46,960
-13.7%
#18
Honda Pilot
9,976
11,248
-11.3%
44,946
51,344
-12.5%
#19
Jeep Renegade
9,883
11,616
-14.9%
43,847
43,200
1.5%
#20
Hyundai Santa Fe
9,844
14,732
-33.2%
47,426
39,099
21.3%

Source: Automakers

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