America’s best-selling SUV in each of the last four years is beginning 2016 on the wrong foot. The Honda CR-V ranked fourth in U.S. SUV/crossover sales in January 2016, 2346 sales back of the top-ranked Toyota RAV4.
Admittedly, the race for second place was a tight one. The Nissan Rogue surged 26% to 19,762 sales, only 543 sales ahead of the Ford Escape, which was only 11 sales ahead of the CR-V. The CR-V outsold the Chevrolet Equinox by only 634 units.
The RAV4’s 9% uptick to 21,554 units nevertheless stood out, not only because four of the top six SUVs/CUVs posted declining volume, but because January marked the third consecutive month of Toyota leadership in the category.
medianet_width=’468′; medianet_height= ’60’; medianet_crid=’481536334′;
Keep in mind, January 2016 was an abbreviated sales month with only 24 selling days. January 2015 had 26 selling days. Aside from the Rogue’s 26.3% increase, the Ford Edge’s 25.7% improvement was the exception among top-selling utilities in January.
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks in January and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.