December 2018 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Every SUV Ranked

The Best Selling SUVs in America – December 2018

Here you will find the YTD SUV sales leaders in the United States for December 2018 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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Our Take On The SUV sales Numbers

The SUV market is booming with high sales volume and high percentage increases as more buyers opt for a taller-standing vehicle over a passenger car.

Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V lead the pack with 427,168; 412,110; and 379,021 models sold respectively for the year. In December, all three of the top models saw double-digit percentage increases in sales over last year, and they all saw increases YTD, too, though much smaller.

The Chevrolet Equinox was on the heels of the top three with 299,449 sales in 2018 and increases for both the month of December and the year as a whole when compared to last year.

Surprises for the year included Ford’s Escape and Explorer, which both saw double-digit percentage decreases from last year for the month of December and the year as a whole.


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Top SUV Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table 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 Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Toyota 4Runner 13,309 11,954 11.34 139,694 128,296 8.88
Fiat 500X 336 673 -50.07 5,223 7,665 -31.86
GMC Acadia 8,485 10,837 -21.70 88,622 111,276 -20.36
Nissan Armada 2,874 3,368 -14.67 32,650 35,667 -8.46
Subaru Ascent 7,733 0 0.00 36,211 0 0.00
Volkswagen Atlas 6,717 6,070 10.66 59,677 27,119 120.06
Chevrolet Blazer 27 0 0.00 27 0 0.00
Toyota C-HR 4,297 3,866 11.15 49,642 25,755 92.75
Porsche Cayenne 1,383 940 47.13 11,106 13,203 -15.88
Jeep Cherokee 20,800 19,358 7.45 239,437 169,882 40.94
Jeep Compass 12,745 8,743 45.77 171,167 83,253 105.60
Mini Countryman 1,178 1,541 -23.56 17,565 14,863 18.18
Honda CR-V 42,079 37,002 13.72 379,021 378,600 0.11
Subaru CrossTrek 11,295 12,302 -8.19 144,384 110,138 31.09
Mazda CX-3 1,144 1,582 -27.69 16,899 16,355 3.33
Mazda CX-5 13,741 14,097 -2.53 150,622 127,563 18.08
Mazda CX-9 2,840 3,276 -13.31 28,257 25,828 9.40
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 1,037 1,038 -0.10 9,842 6,398 53.83
Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,512 1,466 3.14 12,035 14,187 -15.17
Dodge Durango 5,997 5,547 8.11 65,947 68,761 -4.09
Jaguar E-Pace 727 0 0.00 5,985 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1,597 0 0.00 9,485 0 0.00
Ford EcoSport 5,472 0 0.00 54,348 0 0.00
Ford Edge 15,133 13,660 10.78 134,122 142,603 -5.95
Buick Enclave 4,869 5,326 -8.58 49,648 48,564 2.23
Buick Encore 7,876 8,052 -2.19 93,071 88,035 5.72
Buick Envision 2,544 6,056 -57.99 30,153 41,040 -26.53
Chevrolet Equinox 33,172 32,784 1.18 332,621 290,458 14.52
Cadillac Escalade 3,232 2,881 12.18 36,032 22,994 56.70
Ford Escape 20,147 26,253 -23.26 272,228 308,296 -11.70
Ford Expedition 6,253 5,458 14.57 54,661 51,883 5.35
Ford Explorer 22,293 28,566 -21.96 261,571 271,131 -3.53
Jaguar F-Pace 1,595 1,708 -6.62 12,997 19,238 -32.44
Ford Flex 1,445 1,834 -21.21 20,308 22,389 -9.29
Subaru Forester 17,642 17,441 1.15 171,613 177,563 -3.35
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 445 471 -5.52 3,593 4,188 -14.21
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,397 2,580 -7.09 24,136 24,104 0.13
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 7,294 6,152 18.56 69,729 48,643 43.35
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 3,734 5,823 -35.87 46,010 54,595 -15.72
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2,664 2,998 -11.14 21,973 32,248 -31.86
Jeep Grand Cherokee 20,429 23,622 -13.52 224,908 240,696 -6.56
Lexus GX 3,322 3,325 -0.09 26,724 27,190 -1.71
Toyota Highlander 23,125 21,041 9.90 244,511 215,775 13.32
Honda HR-V 6,313 7,543 -16.31 85,494 93,764 -8.82
Jaguar I-Pace 223 0 0.00 393 0 0.00
Dodge Journey 5,383 4,227 27.35 94,096 89,470 5.17
Nissan Juke 5 245 -97.96 731 10,157 -92.80
Nissan Kicks 5,704 0 0.00 23,312 0 0.00
Hyundai Kona 8,319 0 0.00 47,090 0 0.00
Toyota Land Cruiser 179 390 -54.10 3,235 3,100 4.35
Lexus LX 212 744 -71.51 4,753 6,004 -20.84
Porsche Macan 1,345 1,444 -6.86 22,954 21,429 7.12
Acura MDX 5,948 6,076 -2.11 51,512 54,886 -6.15
Lincoln MKC 2,774 2,504 10.78 26,241 27,048 -2.98
Lincoln MKT 271 186 45.70 2,324 3,005 -22.66
Lincoln MKX/Nautilus 3,364 2,976 13.04 28,573 31,031 -7.92
Tesla Model X 4,100 2,000 105.00 27,250 21,600 26.16
Nissan Murano 8,033 9,718 -17.34 83,547 76,732 8.88
Lincoln Navigator 2,073 1,444 43.56 17,839 10,523 69.52
Hyundai Nexo 8 0 0.00 8 0 0.00
Kia Niro 2,006 2,397 -16.31 28,232 27,237 3.65
Lexus NX 8,764 7,410 18.27 62,079 59,341 4.61
Subaru Outback 15,851 18,248 -13.14 178,854 188,886 -5.31
Mitsubishi Outlander 2,647 3,117 -15.08 37,952 35,409 7.18
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 431 0 0.00 3,866 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,563 3,678 -30.32 36,867 33,160 11.18
Nissan Pathfinder 6,799 6,053 12.32 67,550 81,065 -16.67
Jeep Patriot 9 240 -96.25 621 40,735 -98.48
Honda Pilot 15,698 18,602 -15.61 159,615 127,279 25.41
Audi Q3 620 2,367 -73.81 16,828 20,633 -18.44
Audi Q5 8,143 7,531 8.13 69,978 57,640 21.41
Audi Q7 4,030 4,838 -16.70 37,417 38,346 -2.42
Audi Q8 925 0 0.00 2,029 0 0.00
Infiniti QX30 647 830 -22.05 8,101 14,093 -42.52
Infiniti QX50 3,329 1,785 86.50 25,389 16,857 50.61
Infiniti QX60 7,032 4,098 71.60 47,370 40,444 17.12
Infiniti QX70 4 292 -98.63 954 6,878 -86.13
Infiniti QX80 2,372 2,516 -5.72 19,207 17,881 7.42
Land Rover Range Rover 2,231 1,075 107.53 19,030 16,869 12.81
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,594 1,255 27.01 9,917 11,979 -17.21
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2,688 1,452 85.12 24,282 19,153 26.78
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 1,555 1,694 -8.21 17,037 5,740 196.81
Toyota RAV4 38,669 32,542 18.83 427,168 407,594 4.80
Acura RDX 6,838 4,808 42.22 63,580 51,295 23.95
Jeep Renegade 6,666 7,542 -11.61 97,062 103,434 -6.16
Nissan Rogue 42,523 40,172 5.85 412,110 403,465 2.14
Lexus RX 13,222 13,951 -5.23 111,636 108,307 3.07
Hyundai Santa Fe 11,347 13,146 -13.68 117,038 133,171 -12.11
Toyota Sequoia 1,131 1,152 -1.82 11,121 12,156 -8.51
Kia Sorento 8,502 7,740 9.84 107,846 99,684 8.19
Kia Sportage 6,998 5,585 25.30 82,823 72,824 13.73
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 1,063 997 6.62 12,043 2,721 342.59
Chevrolet Suburban 5,132 5,788 -11.33 60,633 56,516 7.28
Chevrolet Tahoe 8,333 10,271 -18.87 104,152 98,961 5.25
GMC Terrain 10,668 6,500 64.12 114,311 85,441 33.79
Volkswagen Tiguan 8,542 8,061 5.97 103,022 46,983 119.28
Volkswagen Touareg 58 484 -88.02 2,022 3,545 -42.96
Chevrolet Traverse 13,350 12,313 8.42 146,264 123,506 18.43
Chevrolet Trax 7,556 6,563 15.13 89,917 79,289 13.40
Hyundai Tuscon 15,384 11,633 32.24 153,792 114,735 34.04
Lexus UX 453 0 0.00 453 0 0.00
Toyota Venza 8 0 0.00 9 12 -25.00
Jeep Wrangler 19,800 13,700 44.53 240,032 190,522 25.99
BMW X1 3,411 4,454 -23.42 29,057 30,826 -5.74
BMW X2 1,454 0 0.00 16,154 0 0.00
BMW X3 8,511 4,283 98.72 61,351 40,691 50.77
BMW X4 612 538 13.75 4,323 5,198 -16.83
BMW X5 7,323 6,847 6.95 45,013 50,815 -11.42
BMW X6 483 1,005 -51.94 6,862 6,780 1.21
Volvo XC40 1,316 0 0.00 12,420 0 0.00
Volvo XC60 3,387 2,421 39.90 32,689 22,516 45.18
Volvo XC90 3,157 4,771 -33.83 31,609 30,996 1.98
Cadillac XT4 2,557 0 0.00 7,785 0 0.00
Cadillac XT5 4,586 6,888 -33.42 60,566 68,312 -11.34
GMC Yukon 8,565 8,531 0.40 74,678 49,183 51.84
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY