But utility vehicles contributed 486,000 extra sales to the cause in 2016, a year-over-year gain of nearly 8%. Combined, minivans, commercial vans, and pickup trucks grew their volume by 224,000 units. Passenger car volume fell by more than 650,000 units.
The four best-selling SUVs/crossovers in America all reported record sales. The quartet was topped by the Honda CR-V for a fifth consecutive year.
Together, the CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape accounted for 21% of the utility vehicle market, up from 19.5% one year ago.
The established major players weren’t the only factors in the SUV/crossover equation in 2016. Six all-new nameplates were released: Cadillac XT5, Buick Envision, Jaguar F-Pace, Infiniti QX30, Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga.
At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by December volume by clicking the December 2016 column header, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ * Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ° Total is a combination of all reported sales figures Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.comandThe Wall Street Journal. HybridCars.com Model X estimate: up 1764% to 3300 in December, up 8567% to 18,028 in 2016. WSJ Model X estimate: up 1000% to 2200 in December, up 1000% to 13,450 in 2016.