March 2016 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 96 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked

March 2016 SUV sales volume grew by 9% in the United States, year-over-year growth of 48,000 units in a market which grew by approximately 49,000 units. 

SUVs and crossovers accounted for mroe than 37% of America’s new vehicle market in the first-quarter of 2016, only a few points shy of the declining passenger car sector. Four out of every ten SUV/crossover sales originate with one of the ten most popular models in America: RAV4, Escape, CR-V, Rogue, Explorer, Equinox, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Highlander.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2015 YTD

Not since October has any utility vehicle other than the Toyota RAV4 claimed top spot in the category. During that five-month span, Toyota sold 135,356 RAV4s in the United States, a 22% increase from the equivalent five-month period one year earlier. RAV4 volume has increased in each of the last seven months.


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As Toyota’s cars struggle, a story we covered earlier this morning, Toyota’s SUVs and crossovers are surging, nearly masking the losses incurred by the Camry, Corolla, Yaris, Avalon, and Prius.

Along with the RAV4’s 14% first-quarter increase, Highlander sales are up 9% in advance of the refreshed model’s arrival. The Toyota 4Runner is now America’s 18th-best-selling SUV thanks to a 16% year-over-year increase. Even Sequoia and Land Cruiser sales are rising. And at Toyota’s upmarket Lexus division, the brand’s four utility vehicles collectively reported an 11% increase in U.S. volume in 2016’s first-quarter.

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Included in the RAV4’s March total of 29,045 sales were 3073 RAV4 Hybrids. 7484, fully 10%, of the 76,122 RAV4s sold during the first three months of 2016 were RAV4 Hybrids.

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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by March volume by clicking the March 2016 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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
March
2016 YTD
March
2015 YTD
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 76,122 67,010 13.6% 29,045 25,243 15.1%
#2 Ford Escape 71,594 67,272 6.4% 28,521 26,303 8.4%
#3 Honda CR-V 71,188 73,127 -2.7% 26,730 27,618 -3.2%
#4 Nissan Rogue 69,036 64,486 7.1% 27,713 27,418 1.1%
#5 Ford Explorer 63,415 58,707 8.0% 24,412 23,058 5.9%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 55,885 52,787 5.9% 21,605 20,765 4.0%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 7,530 5,920 27.2% 2,807 2,293 22.4%
#6 Chevrolet Equinox 59,879 65,613 -8.7% 21,480 24,335 -11.7%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 49,534 48,213 2.7% 19,170 19,033 0.7%
#8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 47,050 43,377 8.5% 18,506 16,815 10.1%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 41,741 42,118 -0.9% 17,710 17,524 1.1%
#10 Toyota Highlander 38,673 35,362 9.4% 14,949 13,039 14.6%
#11 Subaru Forester 38,427 37,636 2.1% 14,284 14,967 -4.6%
#12 Subaru Outback 37,271 35,487 5.0% 14,122 12,504 12.9%
#13 Ford Edge 35,993 23,512 53.1% 14,005 9,405 48.9%
#14 Jeep Patriot 28,747 29,692 -3.2% 9,837 11,849 -17.0%
#15 Honda Pilot 28,726 36,881 -22.1% 10,593 11,937 -11.3%
#16 Chevrolet Traverse 26,919 30,959 -13.1% 10,747 11,103 -3.2%
#17 Dodge Journey 26,421 23,982 10.2% 9,986 9,222 8.3%
#18 Toyota 4Runner 25,571 22,013 16.2% 9,599 8,648 11.0%
#19 Kia Sorento 24,693 26,903 -8.2% 9,897 10,842 -8.7%
#20 GMC Terrain 23,958 27,733 -13.6% 6,891 8,030 -14.2%
#21 Lexus RX 23,796 22,236 7.0% 9,648 9,177 5.1%
#22 Mazda CX-5 23,607 24,293 -2.8% 8,965 10,899 -17.7%
#23 Nissan Pathfinder 22,408 21,798 2.8% 8,713 8,594 1.4%
#24 Jeep Renegade 21,951 943 2,228% 8,832 943 837%
#25 Nissan Murano 21,618 13,325 62.2% 8,657 5,547 56.1%
#26 Jeep Compass 20,574 14,406 42.8% 8,282 5,420 52.8%
#27 Hyundai Tucson 20,384 11,127 83.2% 7,830 4,222 85.5%
#28 Chevrolet Tahoe 20,351 20,877 -2.5% 7,658 6,860 11.6%
#29 Dodge Durango 19,585 14,499 35.1% 7,651 6,121 25.0%
#30 Subaru Crosstrek 19,550 20,081 -2.6% 6,973 7,162 -2.6%
#31 GMC Acadia 18,571 20,369 -8.8% 6,214 7,410 -16.1%
#32 Kia Sportage 17,467 11,645 50.0% 6,804 5,184 31.3%
#33 Buick Encore 17,219 14,036 22.7% 6,426 5,650 13.7%
#34 Hyundai Santa Fe 17,217 26,406 -34.8% 6,546 9,895 -33.8%
#35 Honda HR-V 15,515 6,398
#36 Chevrolet Trax 13,727 9,686 41.7% 5,167 4,026 28.3%
#37 Buick Enclave 12,934 12,801 1.0% 5,116 5,684 -10.0%
#38 Cadillac SRX 12,866 12,294 4.7% 4,071 5,000 -18.6%
#39 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class 12,341 10,483 17.7% 4,730 4,023 17.6%
#40 Acura RDX 12,212 11,342 7.7% 5,310 3,963 34.0%
#41 Acura MDX 11,956 14,437 -17.2% 4,088 5,503 -25.7%
#42 Lexus NX 11,375 9,111 24.8% 4,533 3,633 24.8%
#43 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class 10,998 5,657 94.4% 4,871 2,478 96.6%
#44 Chevrolet Suburban 10,679 11,876 -10.1% 3,825 3,310 15.6%
#45 Ford Expedition 10,673 9,602 11.2% 3,834 3,865 -0.8%
#46 BMW X3 10,211 6,006 70.0% 4,476 1,541 190%
#47 BMW X5 10,043 11,751 -14.5% 3,617 4,388 -17.6%
#48 Volkswagen Tiguan 9,292 5,592 66.2% 3,519 2,300 53.0%
#49 Infiniti QX60 9,007 8,805 2.3% 3,905 3,243 20.4%
#50 GMC Yukon 8,985 8,106 10.8% 3,394 2,661 27.5%
#51 Audi Q5 8,840 9,354 -5.5% 3,728 3,934 -5.2%
#52 Cadillac Escalade 8,107 7,899 2.6% 3,238 2,758 17.4%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 5,021 4,826 4.0% 1,974 1,673 18.0%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 3,086 3,073 0.4% 1,264 1,085 16.5%
#53 Volvo XC90 7,847 111 6,969% 3,000 13 22,977%
#54 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 7,698 7,887 -2.4% 2,874 3,226 -10.9%
#55 Lincoln MKX 7,198 3,968 81.4% 2,771 1,475 87.9%
#56 Audi Q7 6,993 3,452 103% 3,004 1,560 92.6%
#57 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 6,843 5,669 20.7% 2,205 1,918 15.0%
#58 GMC Yukon XL 6,702 5,990 11.9% 2,427 1,977 22.8%
#59 BMW X1 6,500 2,761 135% 3,145 1,358 132%
#60 Ford Flex 6,425 4,624 38.9% 2,100 1,848 13.6%
#61 Nissan Juke 5,871 7,022 -16.4% 2,498 2,838 -12.0%
#62 Mitsubishi Outlander 5,820 3,793 53.4% 2,156 1,615 33.5%
#63 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5,552 6,225 -10.8% 2,507 2,646 -5.3%
#64 Lexus GX460 5,219 5,480 -4.8% 1,961 2,024 -3.1%
#65 Lincoln MKC 5,138 5,230 -1.8% 1,956 2,070 -5.5%
#66 Mazda CX-3 4,916 1,748
#67 Land Rover Range Rover 4,805 4,835 -0.6% 1,792 1,996 -10.2%
#68 Land Rover Discovery Sport 4,366 2,002
#69 Infiniti QX80 4,054 4,247 -4.5% 1,403 1,416 -0.9%
#70 Porsche Cayenne 4,017 3,526 13.9% 1,294 1,364 -5.1%
#71 Fiat 500X 3,964 1,399 0.0%
#72 Infiniti QX50 3,902 582 570% 1,512 217 597%
#73 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 3,880 6,335 -38.8% 858 2,365 -63.7%
#74 Volvo XC60 3,646 5,935 -38.6% 1,599 2,464 -35.1%
#75 Porsche Macan 3,604 2,600 38.6% 1,123 1,180 -4.8%
#76 Land Rover LR4 3,462 2,065 67.7% 1,569 841 86.6%
#77 Audi Q3 3,395 3,187 6.5% 1,505 1,268 18.7%
#78 Toyota Sequoia 3,005 2,811 6.9% 1,199 1,051 14.1%
#79 Lincoln Navigator 2,968 2,875 3.2% 1,311 1,097 19.5%
#80 Nissan Armada 2,848 3,285 -13.3% 981 1,266 -22.5%
#81 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2,618 3,794 -31.0% 862 1,284 -32.9%
#82 Mini Countryman 2,366 3,225 -26.6% 1,281 1,542 -16.9%
#83 Infiniti QX70 1,809 1,701 6.3% 661 575 15.0%
#84 BMW X6 1,644 1,423 15.5% 635 587 8.2%
#85 Lexus LX570 1,536 875 75.5% 424 291 45.7%
#86 BMW X4 1,473 1,461 0.8% 689 599 15.0%
#87 Volkswagen Touareg 1,151 1,430 -19.5% 394 535 -26.4%
#88 Lincoln MKT 1,129 857 31.7% 390 373 4.6%
#89 Mazda CX-9 1,090 4,435 -75.4% 117 1,489 -92.1%
#90 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 973 846 15.0% 349 340 2.6%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser 768 683 12.4% 266 227 17.2%
#92 Toyota Venza 415 6,781 -93.9% 107 2,404 -95.5%
#93 Mini Paceman 30 257 -88.3% 15 112 -86.6%
#94 Nissan Xterra 28 3,436 -99.2% 1,422 -100%
#95 Land Rover LR2 2 57 -96.5% 1 11 -90.9%
#96 Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 195 -99.5% 12 -100%
#97 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 36 -100% 13 -100%
#98 Acura ZDX 1 -100% 1 -100%
Total °
1,526,688 1,396,914 9.3% 585,306 537,197 9.0%

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.
° Overall figure is the total of SUV/crossover sales from all brands which report model-specific sales figures.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com
Model X estimate: 1800 in March; 2700 YTD.