April 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 92 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked

2012 Honda Pilot

America’s utility vehicle category posted a 15% year-over-year improvement in April 2015, a gain of 66,000 more SUV/crossover sales than during the month of April 2014.

The Honda CR-V led the category, just as it did in each of the previous seven months. As Honda prepares to launch their third-generation Pilot, sales of the current model are booming thanks to a clear-out at American Honda. Pilot volume is up 56% through the first one-third of 2015. The Pilot ranks twelfth among SUVs and crossovers, up from 19th at this stage a year ago.

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April saw the arrival of Land Rover’s LR2 replacement, the Discovery Sport. Many expect to see the Discovery Sport shoot to the top of Land Rover’s portfolio. The LR2 has long been a disappointment. 

Against its direct rivals, the LR2 has one key advantage: a third row. It isn’t adult-friendly, but it’s there when the need arises. The Audi Q5, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLK, Acura RDX, and BMW X3 offer no such third row.

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Yet the newest SUV making waves in April wasn’t the just-arrived Discovery Sport but rather the Jeep Renegade. In its first full month, the Renegade produced 4214 U.S. sales, good enough for 33rd on the monthly leaderboard, ahead of the Chevrolet Suburban but just behind the Kia Sportage. Expect it to climb higher, although increased competition is set to arrive in the form of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Fiat’s own 500X, a vehicle that’s closely related to the little Jeep.

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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2015 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by April volume by clicking the April 2015 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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

Rank
SUV/Crossover
April 2015 YTD
April 2014 YTD
%
Change
April
2015
April
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 102,579 96,133 6.7% 29,452 28,485 3.4%
#2 Chevrolet Equinox 94,469 76,388 23.7% 28,856 20,315 42.0%
#3 Ford Escape 93,042 95,884 -3.0% 25,770 24,579 4.8%
#4 Toyota RAV4 89,924 71,898 25.1% 22,914 18,834 21.7%
#5 Nissan Rogue 86,253 65,514 31.7% 21,767 15,066 44.5%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 69,372 58,997 17.6% 16,585 16,629 -0.3%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 8,179 5,550 47.4% 2,259 1,850 22.1%
#6 Ford Explorer 77,551 64,547 20.1% 18,844 18,479 2.0%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 67,285 51,103 31.7% 19,072 15,007 27.1%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 60,967 50,063 21.8% 18,849 15,389 22.5%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 59,407 56,490 5.2% 16,030 15,652 2.4%
#10 Subaru Forester 51,613 46,937 10.0% 13,977 11,547 21.0%
#11 Toyota Highlander 49,125 48,254 1.8% 13,763 12,507 10.0%
#12 Honda Pilot 48,103 30,796 56.2% 11,222 8,765 28.0%
#13 Chevrolet Traverse 42,434 31,353 35.3% 11,475 8,991 27.6%
#14 Jeep Patriot 39,162 28,813 35.9% 9,470 8,339 13.6%
#15 Kia Sorento 36,711 31,542 16.4% 9,808 8,536 14.9%
#16 Ford Edge 36,609 40,612 -9.9% 13,097 7,374 77.6%
#17 GMC Terrain 36,525 33,210 10.0% 8,792 7,791 12.8%
#18 Hyundai Santa Fe 36,460 32,437 12.4% 10,054 8,997 11.7%
#19 Mazda CX-5 33,253 33,041 0.6% 8,960 6,835 31.1%
#20 Dodge Journey 32,643 30,870 5.7% 8,661 7,846 10.4%
#21 Toyota 4Runner 29,445 21,982 34.0% 7,432 6,300 18.0%
#22 GMC Acadia 29,136 26,865 8.5% 8,767 6,283 39.5%
#23 Lexus RX 29,046 29,362 -1.1% 6,810 8,130 -16.2%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 28,780 25,462 13.0% 7,903 9,759 -19.0%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 27,349 25,674 6.5% 5,551 6,105 -9.1%
#26 Dodge Durango 20,017 21,821 -8.3% 5,518 5,608 -1.6%
#27 Buick Encore 19,623 15,040 30.5% 5,587 4,317 29.4%
#28 Acura MDX 19,407 19,777 -1.9% 4,970 5,180 -4.1%
#29 Cadillac SRX 18,684 19,450 -3.9% 6,390 4,547 40.5%
#30 Jeep Compass 18,530 19,124 -3.1% 4,124 5,367 -23.2%
#31 Nissan Murano 17,446 13,757 26.8% 4,121 2,384 72.9%
#32 Buick Enclave 17,252 19,351 -10.8% 4,451 4,637 -4.0%
#33 Chevrolet Suburban 16,015 11,564 38.5% 4,139 4,840 -14.5%
#34 Kia Sportage 15,918 12,357 28.8% 4,273 3,530 21.0%
#35 BMW X5 15,846 14,153 12.0% 4,095 4,393 -6.8%
#36 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 15,428 13,965 10.5% 4,945 3,831 29.1%
#37 Acura RDX 15,314 14,565 5.1% 3,972 4,344 -8.6%
#38 Hyundai Tucson 15,147 16,078 -5.8% 4,020 3,962 1.5%
#39 Chevrolet Trax 13,137 3,451
#40 Audi Q5 13,116 12,067 8.7% 3,762 3,293 14.2%
#41 Ford Expedition 12,684 12,453 1.9% 3,082 3,764 -18.1%
#42 Lexus NX 12,532 3,421
#43 Infiniti QX60 11,634 10,705 8.7% 2,829 2,281 24.0%
#44 GMC Yukon 11,264 10,249 9.9% 3,158 3,733 -15.4%
#45 Cadillac Escalade 11,137 4,931 126% 3,237 1,325 144%
#45.1 Cadillac Escalade * 6,771 3,100 118% 1,945 877 122%
#45.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 4,365 1,831 138% 1,292 448 188%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 10,561 10,069 4.9% 2,674 2,619 2.1%
#47 Nissan Juke 9,455 19,377 -51.2% 2,433 3,795 -35.9%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 8,728 11,415 -23.5% 3,071 3,144 -2.3%
#49 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 8,530 7,671 11.2% 2,195 2,253 -2.6%
#50 GMC Yukon XL 8,515 6,185 37.7% 2,525 2,506 0.8%
#51 BMW X3 8,407 13,974 -39.8% 2,401 3,544 -32.3%
#52 Volkswagen Tiguan 7,994 8,109 -1.4% 2,402 1,998 20.2%
#53 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 7,983 6,829 16.9% 1,758 2,006 -12.4%
#54 Volvo XC60 7,754 5,052 53.5% 1,819 1,263 44.0%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 7,750 2,081
#56 Lexus GX460 7,430 6,546 13.5% 1,950 1,639 19.0%
#57 Lincoln MKC 7,096 1,866
#58 Ford Flex 6,561 7,775 -15.6% 1,937 1,649 17.5%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover 6,377 4,190 52.2% 1,542 1,306 18.1%
#60 Mazda CX-9 5,756 6,211 -7.3% 1,321 1,315 0.5%
#61 Lincoln MKX 5,325 8,929 -40.4% 1,357 1,828 -25.8%
#62 Porsche Cayenne 5,299 6,119 -13.4% 1,773 1,839 -3.6%
#63 Infiniti QX80 5,272 4,317 22.1% 1,025 943 8.7%
#64 Jeep Renegade 5,157 4,214
#65 Audi Q7 5,072 5,551 -8.6% 1,620 1,462 10.8%
#66 Mitsubishi Outlander 5,047 4,761 6.0% 1,254 1,148 9.2%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4,875 4,043 20.6% 1,081 867 24.7%
#68 Nissan Xterra 4,536 6,875 -34.0% 1,100 1,430 -23.1%
#69 Nissan Armada 4,483 4,357 2.9% 1,198 908 31.9%
#70 Mini Countryman 4,469 6,350 -29.6% 1,244 2,045 -39.2%
#71 Audi Q3 4,252 1,065
#72 Porsche Macan 4,137 1,537
#73 Toyota Sequoia 3,803 3,889 -2.2% 992 991 0.1%
#74 Lincoln Navigator 3,794 2,235 69.8% 919 674 36.4%
#75 BMW X1 3,647 9,098 -59.9% 886 1,130 -21.6%
#76 Land Rover LR4 2,842 1,238 130% 777 94 727%
#77 BMW X4 2,381 920
#78 Infiniti QX70 2,137 2,215 -3.5% 436 369 18.2%
#79 Volkswagen Touareg 2,049 2,162 -5.2% 619 597 3.7%
#80 BMW X6 1,945 1,442 34.9% 522 342 52.6%
#81 Lincoln MKT 1,285 1,735 -25.9% 428 452 -5.3%
#82 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1,146 882 29.9% 300 274 9.5%
#83 Lexus LX570 1,145 1,365 -16.1% 270 309 -12.6%
#84 Toyota Land Cruiser 893 1,043 -14.4% 210 271 -22.5%
#85 Infiniti QX50 767 942 -18.6% 185 225 -17.8%
#86 Volvo XC90 367 1,778 -79.4% 256 412 -37.9%
#87 Mini Paceman 339 575 -41.0% 82 169 -51.5%
#88 Toyota FJ Cruiser 203 5,505 -96.3% 8 1,593 -99.5%
#89 Land Rover Discovery Sport 147 147
#90 Land Rover LR2 63 1,312 -95.2% 6 260 -97.7%
#91 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 47 18,648 -99.7% 11 5,794 -99.8%
#92 Acura ZDX 1 48 -97.9% 12 -100%
#93 Subaru Tribeca 460 -100% 107 -100%
#94 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
1,833,824 1,627,915 12.6% 499,258 432,829 15.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* 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.
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.