2017 Year End U.S. SUV Sales Rankings – Top 107 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


The Top 107 Best Selling SUVs in America – December 2017 Year End

Here you will find the YTD SUV sales leaders in the United States for December 2017 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data SUV Sales in America – November 2017 or SUV Sales in America – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into SUV Sales


Our Take On The SUV sales Numbers

The 107 SUV & Crossover nameplates on sale in the USA in 2017 accounted for 42% of all vehicle sales for the year, an increase in this segment’s market share from 39.5% a year ago.

2017 saw these higher-riding vehicles put the squeeze on passenger car sales once again as US consumers flock to buy them, despite higher price tags and many models, particularly in the crossover segment, being not mechanically dissimilar from the passenger cars the automakers also sell.

Indeed, it’s this penchant for SUVs that has been a driving factor in the record high transaction value reported at the end of December.

Over 352,000 extra sales over 2016’s year-end figures came from the vehicles listed below.

A bumper year at the top of the chart, driven by intense rivalry between the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 has seen a lot of change in the podium spots. Last year’s leader in this segment, the Honda CR-V, now sits third despite a 5.8% rise in its sales for the year compared with 2016’s end.

That’s because the RAV4 and Rogue have duked it out to both cross the 400,000 sales threshold for the year; the Toyota goes first with a 15.7% YTD increase, while Rogue slots in behind it after a 22.3% increase – just over 4,000 sales split the pair after a hotly contested year.

Further down, the Ford Explorer loses a place to the Chevrolet Equinox, despite putting in its best performance since 2005.

Luxury SUVs and Crossovers made their mark on the segment in a big way in 2017. The Lexus NX finished 2017 on a high, posting its best-ever month, quarter and year. Audi, too, attributes its annual sales record to strong growth for its Q5 and Q7 Luxury SUVs.


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Top SUV Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top passenger car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Toyota RAV4 32,542 37,214 -12.60 407,594 352,154 15.70
Nissan Rogue 40,172 40,477 -0.80 403,465 329,904 22.30
Honda CR-V 36,983 37,778 -2.10 377,895 357,335 5.80
Ford Escape 26,253 25,788 1.80 308,296 307,069 0.40
Chevrolet Equinox 32,784 27,195 20.60 290,458 242,195 19.90
Ford Explorer 28,566 21,857 30.70 271,131 248,507 9.10
Jeep Grand Cherokee 23,622 23,250 1.60 240,696 212,273 13.40
Toyota Highlander 21,041 25,425 -17.20 215,775 191,379 12.70
Jeep Wrangler 13,700 15,721 -12.90 190,522 191,774 -0.70
Subaru Outback 18,248 20,695 -11.80 188,886 182,898 3.30
Subaru Forester 17,441 18,015 -3.20 177,563 178,593 -0.60
Jeep Cherokee 19,359 16,380 18.20 169,882 199,736 -14.90
Ford Edge 13,660 12,691 7.60 142,603 134,588 6.00
Hyundai Santa Fe 13,146 10,862 21.00 133,171 131,265 1.50
Toyota 4Runner 11,954 11,489 4.00 128,296 111,970 14.60
Mazda CX-5 14,097 11,989 17.60 127,563 112,235 13.70
Honda Pilot 18,602 12,072 54.10 127,279 120,772 5.40
Chevrolet Traverse 12,313 10,381 18.60 123,506 116,701 5.80
Hyundai Tucson 11,633 8,676 34.10 114,735 89,713 27.90
GMC Acadia 10,837 12,189 -11.10 111,276 88,466 25.80
Subaru Crosstrek 12,302 10,229 20.30 110,138 95,677 15.10
Lexus RX 13,951 14,882 -6.30 108,307 109,435 -1.00
Jeep Renegade 7,542 12,045 -37.40 103,434 106,606 -3.00
Kia Sorento 7,740 11,782 -34.30 99,684 114,733 -13.10
Chevrolet Tahoe 10,271 11,897 -13.70 98,961 103,306 -4.20
Honda HR-V 7,543 9,034 -16.50 94,034 82,041 14.60
Dodge Journey 4,227 9,768 -56.70 89,470 106,759 -16.20
Buick Encore 8,052 7,755 3.80 88,035 78,565 12.10
GMC Terrain 6,500 7,440 -12.60 85,441 87,925 -2.80
Jeep Compass 8,743 7,954 9.90 83,253 94,061 -11.50
Nissan Pathfinder 6,053 9,368 -35.40 81,065 81,701 -0.80
Chevrolet Trax 6,563 8,007 -18.00 79,289 79,016 0.30
Nissan Murano 9,718 7,881 23.30 76,732 86,953 -11.80
Kia Sportage 5,585 6,207 -10.00 72,824 81,066 -10.20
Dodge Durango 5,547 5,796 -4.30 68,761 68,474 0.40
Cadillac XT5 6,888 7,436 -7.40 68,312 39,485 73.00
Lexus NX 7,410 7,375 0.50 59,341 54,884 8.10
Audi Q5 7,531 6,396 17.70 57,640 49,550 16.30
Chevrolet Suburban 5,788 7,573 -23.60 56,516 60,082 -5.90
Acura MDX 6,076 6,243 -2.70 54,886 55,495 -1.10
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 5,823 5,574 4.50 54,595 51,791 5.40
Ford Expedition 5,458 5,259 3.80 51,883 59,835 -13.30
Acura RDX 4,808 5,945 -19.10 51,295 52,361 -2.00
BMW X5 6,847 6,245 9.60 50,815 47,641 6.70
GMC Yukon 8,531 6,276 35.90 49,183 53,447 -8.00
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 6,152 4,018 53.10 48,643 47,872 1.60
Buick Enclave 5,326 3,800 40.20 48,564 52,028 -6.70
Volkswagen Tiguan 8,061 5,575 44.60 46,983 43,638 7.70
Buick Envision 6,056 3,931 54.10 41,040 14,193 189.20
BMW X3 4,283 4,978 -14.00 40,691 44,196 -7.90
Infiniti QX60 4,098 4,928 -16.80 40,444 42,120 -4.00
Audi Q7 4,838 3,275 47.70 38,346 30,563 25.50
Cadillac Escalade 4,452 5,472 -18.60 37,694 39,092 -3.60
Nissan Armada 3,368 2,474 36.10 35,667 14,035 154.10
Mitsubishi Outlander 3,018 2,465 22.40 35,310 26,576 32.90
GMC Yukon XL 6,421 5,856 9.60 35,059 37,054 -5.40
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 3,678 2,500 47.10 33,160 33,067 0.30
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2,998 3,262 -8.10 32,248 30,442 5.90
Lincoln MKX 2,976 3,527 -15.60 31,031 30,967 0.20
Volvo XC90 4,771 3,308 44.20 30,996 35,526 -12.80
BMW X1 4,454 4,185 6.40 30,826 27,812 10.80
Lexus GX 3,325 3,474 -4.30 27,190 25,148 8.10
Volkswagen Atlas 6,070 0 0.00 27,119 0 0.00
Lincoln MKC 2,504 2,795 -10.40 27,048 25,562 5.80
Mazda CX-9 3,276 2,594 26.30 25,828 16,051 60.90
Toyota C-HR 3,866 0 0.00 25,755 0 0.00
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,580 2,351 9.70 24,104 24,545 -1.80
Tesla Model X † 2,000 1,200 66.70 24,000 14,400 66.70
Volvo XC60 2,421 2,783 -13.00 22,516 20,452 10.10
Ford Flex 1,834 3,090 -40.60 22,389 22,668 -1.20
Porsche Macan 1,444 1,796 -19.60 21,429 19,332 10.80
Audi A3 1,754 2,315 -24.20 20,733 27,258 -23.90
Audi Q3 2,367 2,047 15.60 20,633 20,048 2.90
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,452 2,802 -48.20 19,153 21,612 -11.40
Jaguar F-Pace 1,708 1,822 -6.30 18,946 10,016 89.20
Infiniti QX80 2,516 2,026 24.20 17,881 16,772 6.60
Land Rover Range Rover 1,075 2,165 -50.30 16,869 16,155 4.40
Infiniti QX50 1,785 2,026 -11.90 16,857 16,973 -0.70
Mazda CX-3 1,582 1,646 -3.90 16,355 18,558 -11.90
Mini Countryman 1,541 853 80.70 14,864 12,706 17.00
Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,466 1,659 -11.60 14,187 14,243 -0.40
Infiniti QX30 830 740 12.20 14,093 2,259 523.90
Porsche Cayenne 940 1,099 -14.50 13,203 15,383 -14.20
Toyota Sequoia 1,152 1,575 -26.90 12,156 12,771 -4.80
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,255 1,273 -1.40 11,979 11,076 8.20
Jeep Patriot 240 7,809 -96.90 10,735 121,926 -91.20
Lincoln Navigator 1,444 1,110 30.10 10,523 10,421 1.00
Nissan Juke 245 1,290 -81.00 10,157 19,577 -48.10
Fiat 500X 673 843 -20.20 7,665 11,712 -34.60
Infiniti QX70 292 1,086 -73.10 6,878 6,261 9.90
BMW X6 1,005 794 26.60 6,780 7,117 -4.70
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 1,038 380 173.20 6,398 10,772 -40.60
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 1,694 0 0.00 6,153 0 0.00
Lexus LX 744 836 -11.00 6,004 5,707 5.20
Maserati Levante 565 607 -6.90 5,448 1,917 184.20
BMW X4 538 399 34.80 5,198 4,989 4.20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 471 453 4.00 4,188 3,950 6.00
Volkswagen Touareg 484 396 22.20 3,545 4,223 -16.10
Toyota Land Cruiser 390 456 -14.50 3,100 3,705 -16.30
Lincoln MKT 186 649 -71.30 3,005 4,028 -25.40
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 997 0 0.00 2,721 0 0.00
Bentley Bentayga 149 241 -38.20 1,152 884 30.30
Cadillac SRX 1 124 -99.20 156 22,139 -99.30
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 99 0 0.00 99 0 0.00
Toyota Venza 0 1 -100.00 14 589 -97.60
Toyota FJ Cruiser 0 0 0.00 4 9 -55.60
Nissan Xterra 0 0 0.00 1 38 -97.40
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 739,398 Total 729,670 Total 7,326,399 Total 6,973,549
Average 6,910.3 Average 6,819.3 Average -0.48 Average 68,471.0 Average 65,173.4 Average 9.16
Minimum 0 Minimum 0 Minimum -0.80 Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum -0.40
Maximum 40,172 Maximum 40,477 Maximum 0.00 Maximum 407,594 Maximum 357,335 Maximum 0.00

Top SUV Sales Figures – Chart

Below is a chart showing how the best selling passenger car stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots. Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total passenger car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.

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