In March 2016, the Toyota Camry’s seventh consecutive month as America’s best-selling car, the Toyota RAV4 claimed the title of America’s best-selling SUV/crossover for a fifth consecutive month.
Among utility vehicles in the top 12, none grew faster than the RAV4, which posted a 15% year-over-year increase valued at 3802 additional sales. The margin of victory was narrow, at just 524 units, but the RAV4 now leads the second-ranked Escape by 4528 sales through the end of 2016’s first-quarter.
Meanwhile, sales of the Honda CR-V – 2015’s best-selling utility vehicle – slid 3% in March and 3% in Q1. The CR-V ranked fourth in the sector last month, narrowly missing out on second spot in Q1.
America’s top-selling three-row vehicle is the Ford Explorer, sales of which continued to rise in March. The Explorer’s closest rival was the 10th-ranked Toyota Highlander, which is nearly 25,000 sales behind the Ford heading into April.
medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’717379412′; Only one premium brand utility vehicle cracked the top 20 in March: Lexus’ RX. No European nameplate sold frequently enough, leaving 10 entries to Detroit and the remainder to Japanese and Korean automakers.
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 March and will shortly publish the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars.