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May 2019 – The Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked

The GCBC Analysis

When it comes to crossover and SUV sales, the good times keep rolling. The segment was up both for the year so far and the month of May. For the month, the segment saw roughly 13,000 more sales than this time last year. When you look at the YTD numbers, sales were up about 37,000 units. That means, the month of May was a pretty big one for the segment. 

Leading the pack was the Toyota RAV4. It saw a rise in sales for the month of about 14 percent. It was up not even a full percentage for YTD. It was followed by the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V, both of which saw double-digit percentage decreases in sales. 

Looking over the sales stats, it’s clear that there are some big winners, including the VW Atlas, which saw a sales increase of almost 111 percent. The Nissan Armada also saw a huge rise in sales of 103 percent. The Porsche Cayenne’s sales jumped by a strong 213 percent. These aren’t the only models that saw serious jumps in sales. 

The segment wasn’t without its downfalls, though. Many models saw a sales percentage drop of somewhere between 10 and 30 percent and a few lost more sales than that. Still, overall, the segment performed well, and we expect that to continue. 


Best Selling SUV Rankings

All SUV Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Toyota 4Runner 10,351 11,739 -11.82 53,235 53,259 -0.05
Fiat 500X 272 568 -52.11 1,284 2,711 -52.64
GMC Acadia 10,658 6,703 59.00 51,095 43,306 17.99
Nissan Armada 4,490 2,216 102.62 16,208 13,011 24.57
Subaru Ascent 7,509 0 0.00 33,094 0 0.00
Volkswagen Atlas 8,273 3,923 110.88 30,302 24,459 23.89
Chevrolet Blazer 4,415 0 0.00 11,264 0 0.00
Toyota C-HR 3,994 4,366 -8.52 22,171 21,908 1.20
Porsche Cayenne 1,680 536 213.43 8,884 5,080 74.88
Jeep Cherokee 17,283 23,789 -27.35 81,384 91,286 -10.85
Jeep Compass 14,534 17,327 -16.12 64,537 72,368 -10.82
Mini Countryman 1,140 1,691 -32.58 5,216 7,986 -34.69
Honda CR-V 30,893 35,905 -13.96 146,517 146,282 0.16
Subaru CrossTrek 11,551 14,387 -19.71 47,067 60,115 -21.71
Mazda CX-3 1,188 1,823 -34.83 5,460 7,295 -25.15
Mazda CX-5 14,057 14,173 -0.82 61,143 68,302 -10.48
Mazda CX-9 2,004 2,509 -20.13 10,040 12,335 -18.61
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 589 704 -16.34 4,204 3,847 9.28
Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,013 932 8.69 5,459 4,824 13.16
Dodge Durango 8,263 6,222 32.80 31,453 27,378 14.88
Jaguar E-Pace 378 342 10.53 2,192 2,577 -14.94
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1,012 851 18.92 10,929 2,159 406.21
Ford EcoSport 8,065 5,481 47.14 23,825 16,854 41.36
Ford Edge 12,493 12,332 1.31 54,240 56,226 -3.53
Buick Enclave 5,685 4,184 35.87 23,192 18,237 27.17
Buick Encore 9,109 7,722 17.96 41,610 40,912 1.71
Buick Envision 3,427 2,373 44.42 14,020 14,442 -2.92
Chevrolet Equinox 32,121 24,656 30.28 148,460 131,710 12.72
Cadillac Escalade 3,537 3,218 9.91 13,421 13,709 -2.10
Ford Escape 27,149 26,993 0.58 111,380 115,726 -3.76
Audi eTron 856 0 0.00 1,109 0 0.00
Ford Expedition 8,174 5,223 56.50 37,031 22,649 63.50
Ford Explorer 14,963 22,676 -34.01 89,853 106,345 -15.51
Jaguar F-Pace 903 1,157 -21.95 6,481 4,404 47.16
Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 0 0.00 1 1 0.00
Ford Flex 2,702 1,701 58.85 10,601 7,816 35.63
Subaru Forester 16,028 14,530 10.31 71,466 65,313 9.42
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 546 294 85.71 3,385 1,615 109.60
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 1,770 1,905 -7.09 8,261 10,440 -20.87
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 5,378 6,424 -16.28 26,122 28,537 -8.46
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2,566 3,657 -29.83 11,667 19,423 -39.93
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 1,678 1,553 8.05 9,373 8,843 5.99
Jeep Grand Cherokee 25,394 21,494 18.14 103,612 91,589 13.13
Lexus GX 1,809 2,018 -10.36 9,024 9,521 -5.22
Toyota Highlander 21,548 21,312 1.11 91,359 92,650 -1.39
Honda HR-V 8,565 8,773 -2.37 37,486 36,898 1.59
Jaguar I-Pace 228 0 0.00 1,073 0 0.00
Dodge Journey 7,642 10,966 -30.31 38,727 41,023 -5.60
Nissan Kicks 6,005 0 0.00 22,027 0 0.00
Hyundai Kona 7,197 5,079 41.70 30,748 10,953 180.73
Toyota Land Cruiser 296 268 10.45 1,356 1,304 3.99
Lexus LX 369 524 -29.58 1,987 2,186 -9.10
Porsche Macan 1,740 2,241 -22.36 7,062 8,831 -20.03
Acura MDX 4,425 4,098 7.98 18,547 18,007 3.00
Lincoln MKC 2,234 2,677 -16.55 9,957 9,432 5.57
Lincoln MKT 467 246 89.84 2,114 1,029 105.44
Lincoln MKX/Nautilus 3,070 2,535 21.10 13,465 11,026 22.12
Tesla Model X 1,375 2,200 -37.50 6,650 9,825 -32.32
Nissan Murano 5,634 5,881 -4.20 20,839 29,994 -30.52
Lincoln Navigator 1,645 1,837 -10.45 7,540 7,465 1.00
Hyundai Nexo 19 0 0.00 98 0 0.00
Kia Niro 2,557 2,808 -8.94 9,742 11,483 -15.16
Lexus NX 4,612 4,975 -7.30 22,628 23,810 -4.96
Subaru Outback 18,017 16,702 7.87 76,206 74,907 1.73
Mitsubishi Outlander 3,840 4,468 -14.06 19,988 20,133 -0.72
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 232 297 -21.89 1,026 1,266 -18.96
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,516 3,319 -24.19 16,441 16,749 -1.84
Honda Passport 3,434 0 0.00 11,155 0 0.00
Nissan Pathfinder 7,751 6,119 26.67 29,818 26,966 10.58
Jeep Patriot 0 63 -100.00 12 502 -97.61
Honda Pilot 12,517 13,573 -7.78 56,873 63,297 -10.15
Audi Q3 11 1,827 -99.40 426 8,719 -95.11
Audi Q5 5,721 4,918 16.33 25,299 24,223 4.44
Audi Q7 3,241 3,217 0.75 13,110 14,559 -9.95
Audi Q8 1,319 0 0.00 5,775 0 0.00
Infiniti QX30 350 672 -47.92 2,159 4,158 -48.08
Infiniti QX50 1,829 1,859 -1.61 6,925 7,356 -5.86
Infiniti QX60 4,100 3,718 10.27 19,703 18,794 4.84
Infiniti QX80 1,760 1,124 56.58 8,578 7,643 12.23
Land Rover Range Rover 1,448 1,452 -0.28 8,013 8,091 -0.96
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,010 573 76.27 3,929 3,646 7.76
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,922 2,098 -8.39 10,377 9,940 4.40
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 1,355 1,344 0.82 7,548 7,449 1.33
Toyota RAV4 43,499 38,202 13.87 161,458 160,668 0.49
Acura RDX 5,415 4,704 15.11 25,313 20,030 26.38
Jeep Renegade 6,001 9,512 -36.91 29,959 41,906 -28.51
Nissan Rogue 28,600 38,413 -25.55 146,573 178,198 -17.75
Lexus RX 8,782 9,697 -9.44 39,833 41,192 -3.30
Hyundai Santa Fe 13,807 10,707 28.95 53,236 48,659 9.41
Toyota Sequoia 793 868 -8.64 3,795 4,556 -16.70
Kia Sorento 8,356 10,370 -19.42 39,448 40,671 -3.01
Kia Sportage 8,011 7,901 1.39 33,286 35,013 -4.93
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 761 1,183 -35.67 3,782 4,538 -16.66
Chevrolet Suburban 6,850 5,045 35.78 23,815 24,815 -4.03
Chevrolet Tahoe 12,353 8,960 37.87 43,912 41,563 5.65
Kia Telluride 6,273 0 0.00 17,238 0 0.00
GMC Terrain 9,371 7,442 25.92 42,856 47,848 -10.43
Volkswagen Tiguan 10,692 9,934 7.63 47,953 46,046 4.14
Volkswagen Touareg 14 190 -92.63 112 1,298 -91.37
Chevrolet Traverse 14,307 11,964 19.58 60,929 61,856 -1.50
Chevrolet Trax 8,171 8,836 -7.53 39,833 38,154 4.40
Hyundai Tuscon 15,616 12,991 20.21 53,129 53,776 -1.20
Lexus UX 1,420 0 0.00 6,618 0 0.00
Jeep Wrangler 24,530 25,102 -2.28 96,940 110,382 -12.18
BMW X1 659 2,475 -73.37 8,133 13,227 -38.51
BMW X2 1,158 1,803 -35.77 4,931 3,819 29.12
BMW X3 6,186 4,737 30.59 25,075 19,384 29.36
BMW X4 679 106 540.57 2,753 1,716 60.43
BMW X5 4,204 4,145 1.42 19,897 20,021 -0.62
BMW X6 351 600 -41.50 2,875 3,211 -10.46
BMW X7 2,123 0 0.00 6,600 0 0.00
Volvo XC40 1,715 1,105 55.20 7,116 3,581 98.72
Volvo XC60 2,872 2,949 -2.61 11,759 11,474 2.48
Volvo XC90 3,201 3,074 4.13 12,560 12,745 -1.45
Cadillac XT4 2,655 0 0.00 11,982 0 0.00
Cadillac XT5 4,919 5,682 -13.43 22,460 26,209 -14.30
GMC Yukon 7,509 6,507 15.40 28,963 21,908 32.20
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY
∑ = 763,755 ∑ = 719,264 ∑ = 3,323,160 ∑ = 3,227,578

All SUV Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford, GM and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Ram until the end of each quarter.