March 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 91 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked

2016 Lexus RX450h

The number of SUVs and crossovers sold in the United States in March 2015 increased by more than 34,000 units compared with March 2014. During the same period, U.S. sales of passenger cars decreased by nearly 27,000 units.

While seven of the ten top-selling cars in America in March 2015 posted decreased year-over-year volume, eight of the ten – and 12 of the top 15 – top-selling utility vehicles reported increased year-over-year volume.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2014 YTD

The Honda CR-V has been America’s most popular SUV/CUV in each of the last seven months. Its March margin of victory, however, was rather slim at just 200 units, yet American Honda’s VP of automobile operations sees a big difference between the CR-V’s tally and the second-ranked Rogue’s impressive total.

Up a notch on the size/price ladder, the Lexus RX continues to be America’s top-selling premium utility vehicle. The RX has generated 7800 more sales than the next-best-selling Acura MDX over the last three months, and sales are on the upswing. First-quarter RX volume rose 5%, and RX sales have increased in each of the last three years.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – March 2015 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In America – March 2015 YTD
Minivan Sales In America – March 2015 YTD

Nevertheless, though that U.S. sales uptick occurred in the last three months despite the arrival of its rather popular smaller sibling, the NX, Lexus showcased its next RX, the fourth-gen 2016 model, at the New York Auto Show this week. It’s different.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by March volume by clicking the March 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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

Rank
SUV/Crossover
March 2015 YTD
March 2014 YTD
%
Change
March
2015
March
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 73,127 67,648 8.1% 27,618 28,657 -3.6%
#2 Ford Escape 67,272 71,305 -5.7% 26,303 28,701 -8.4%
#3 Toyota RAV4 67,010 53,064 26.3% 25,243 19,733 27.9%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 65,613 56,073 17.0% 24,335 19,939 22.0%
#5 Nissan Rogue 64,486 50,448 27.8% 27,418 19,420 41.2%
#6 Ford Explorer 58,707 46,068 27.4% 23,058 19,334 19.3%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 52,787 42,368 24.6% 20,765 17,751 17.0%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 5,920 3,700 60.0% 2,293 1,583 44.9%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 48,213 36,096 33.6% 19,033 13,796 38.0%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 43,377 40,838 6.2% 16,815 15,940 5.5%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 42,118 34,674 21.5% 17,524 14,481 21.0%
#10 Subaru Forester 37,636 35,390 6.3% 14,967 13,846 8.1%
#11 Honda Pilot 36,881 22,031 67.4% 11,937 8,894 34.2%
#12 Toyota Highlander 35,362 35,747 -1.1% 13,039 13,019 0.2%
#13 Chevrolet Traverse 30,959 22,362 38.4% 11,103 9,421 17.9%
#14 Jeep Patriot 29,692 20,474 45.0% 11,849 8,431 40.5%
#15 GMC Terrain 27,733 25,419 9.1% 8,030 9,059 -11.4%
#16 Kia Sorento 26,903 23,006 16.9% 10,842 8,671 25.0%
#17 Hyundai Santa Fe 26,406 23,440 12.7% 9,895 9,726 1.7%
#18 Mazda CX-5 24,293 26,206 -7.3% 10,899 11,855 -8.1%
#19 Dodge Journey 23,982 23,024 4.2% 9,222 9,125 1.1%
#20 Ford Edge 23,512 33,238 -29.3% 9,405 12,862 -26.9%
#21 Lexus RX 22,236 21,232 4.7% 9,177 9,943 -7.7%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 22,013 15,682 40.4% 8,648 7,062 22.5%
#23 Nissan Pathfinder 21,798 19,569 11.4% 8,594 7,894 8.9%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 20,877 15,703 32.9% 6,860 7,228 -5.1%
#25 GMC Acadia 20,369 20,582 -1.0% 7,410 8,339 -11.1%
#26 Dodge Durango 14,499 16,213 -10.6% 6,121 6,629 -7.7%
#27 Acura MDX 14,437 14,597 -1.1% 5,503 5,793 -5.0%
#28 Jeep Compass 14,406 13,757 4.7% 5,420 5,335 1.6%
#29 Buick Encore 14,036 10,723 30.9% 5,650 5,279 7.0%
#30 Nissan Murano 13,325 11,373 17.2% 5,547 5,296 4.7%
#31 Buick Enclave 12,801 14,714 -13.0% 5,684 5,886 -3.4%
#32 Cadillac SRX 12,294 14,903 -17.5% 5,000 5,399 -7.4%
#33 Chevrolet Suburban 11,876 6,724 76.6% 3,310 2,984 10.9%
#34 BMW X5 11,751 9,760 20.4% 4,388 4,094 7.2%
#35 Kia Sportage 11,645 8,827 31.9% 5,184 3,571 45.2%
#36 Acura RDX 11,342 10,221 11.0% 3,963 4,580 -13.5%
#37 Hyundai Tucson 11,127 12,116 -8.2% 4,222 4,627 -8.8%
#38 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 10,483 10,134 3.4% 4,023 4,052 -0.7%
#39 Chevrolet Trax 9,686 4,026
#40 Ford Expedition 9,602 8,689 10.5% 3,865 3,720 3.9%
#41 Audi Q5 9,354 8,774 6.6% 3,934 3,357 17.2%
#42 Lexus NX 9,111 3,633
#43 Infiniti QX60 8,805 8,424 4.5% 3,243 3,340 -2.9%
#44 GMC Yukon 8,106 6,516 24.4% 2,661 3,280 -18.9%
#45 Cadillac Escalade 7,899 3,606 119% 2,758 1,251 120%
#45.1 Cadillac Escalade * 4,826 2,223 117% 1,673 743 125%
#45.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 3,073 1,383 122% 1,085 508 114%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 7,887 7,450 5.9% 3,226 3,264 -1.2%
#47 Nissan Juke 7,022 15,582 -54.9% 2,838 6,943 -59.1%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 6,335 5,418 16.9% 2,365 2,133 10.9%
#49 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 6,225 4,823 29.1% 2,646 1,747 51.5%
#50 BMW X3 6,006 10,430 -42.4% 1,541 4,430 -65.2%
#51 GMC Yukon XL 5,990 3,679 62.8% 1,977 1,704 16.0%
#52 Volvo XC60 5,935 3,789 56.6% 2,464 1,701 44.9%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 5,669 1,918
#54 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 5,657 8,271 -31.6% 2,478 3,345 -25.9%
#55 Volkswagen Tiguan 5,592 6,111 -8.5% 2,300 2,315 -0.6%
#56 Lexus GX 5,480 4,907 11.7% 2,024 1,874 8.0%
#57 Lincoln MKC 5,230 2,070
#58 Land Rover Range Rover 4,835 2,884 67.6% 1,996 794 151%
#59 Ford Flex 4,624 6,126 -24.5% 1,848 2,498 -26.0%
#60 Mazda CX-9 4,435 4,896 -9.4% 1,489 1,813 -17.9%
#61 Infiniti QX80 4,247 3,374 25.9% 1,416 1,241 14.1%
#62 Lincoln MKX 3,968 7,101 -44.1% 1,475 2,581 -42.9%
#63 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3,794 3,176 19.5% 1,284 1,370 -6.3%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 3,793 3,613 5.0% 1,615 1,466 10.2%
#65 Porsche Cayenne 3,526 4,280 -17.6% 1,364 1,862 -26.7%
#66 Audi Q7 3,452 4,089 -15.6% 1,560 1,592 -2.0%
#67 Nissan Xterra 3,436 5,445 -36.9% 1,422 2,132 -33.3%
#68 Nissan Armada 3,285 3,449 -4.8% 1,266 1,321 -4.2%
#69 Mini Countryman 3,225 4,305 -25.1% 1,542 1,861 -17.1%
#70 Audi Q3 3,187 1,268
#71 Lincoln Navigator 2,875 1,561 84.2% 1,097 746 47.1%
#72 Toyota Sequoia 2,811 2,898 -3.0% 1,051 1,131 -7.1%
#73 BMW X1 2,761 7,968 -65.3% 1,358 4,307 -68.5%
#74 Porsche Macan 2,600 1,180
#75 Land Rover LR4 2,065 1,144 80.5% 841 157 436%
#76 Infiniti QX70 1,701 1,846 -7.9% 575 577 -0.3%
#77 BMW X4 1,461 599
#78 Volkswagen Touareg 1,430 1,565 -8.6% 535 573 -6.6%
#79 BMW X6 1,423 1,100 29.4% 587 372 57.8%
#80 Jeep Renegade 943 943
#81 Lexus LX570 875 1,056 -17.1% 291 389 -25.2%
#82 Lincoln MKT 857 1,283 -33.2% 373 556 -32.9%
#83 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 846 608 39.1% 340 299 13.7%
#84 Toyota Land Cruiser 683 772 -11.5% 227 287 -20.9%
#85 Infiniti QX50 582 717 -18.8% 217 300 -27.7%
#86 Mini Paceman 257 406 -36.7% 112 169 -33.7%
#87 Toyota FJ Cruiser 195 3,912 -95.0% 12 1,484 -99.2%
#88 Volvo XC90 111 1,366 -91.9% 13 487 -97.3%
#89 Land Rover LR2 57 1,052 -94.6% 11 331 -96.7%
#90 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 36 12,854 -99.7% 13 4,637 -99.7%
#91 Acura ZDX 1 36 -97.2% 1 14 -92.9%
#92 Subaru Tribeca 353 -100% 139 -100%
#93 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
1,334,565 1,195,086 11.7% 515,127 480,791 7.1%

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.