May 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 94 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Compared with May 2014, U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers increased 10% in May 2015, a gain of more than 50,000 units in a market that saw car sales drip noticeably. 

The Honda CR-V was the top-selling utility vehicle in America, continuing a streak of leadership that stretches back to September of last year. But CR-V sales declined ever so slightly in May 2015, and we have to assume the new Honda HR-V is partially to blame. Although the new HR-V’s base price is 22% higher than the base price for the car on which it’s based, the Fit – and Fit sales increased hugely in May – a basic HR-V is 18% cheaper than the basic CR-V. 

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – May 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – June 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – May 2014 YTD

And considering May was the HR-V’s first month on the market, it was ridiculously popular. Mazda’s CX-3 hadn’t yet shown up; Fiat only reported eight 500X sales; Honda sold 6381 HR-Vs. That was enough to make the HR-V America’s 26th-best-selling SUV or crossover in May 2015.


But HR-V sales will inevitably rise. Theories that this is Honda’s latest hit, even if it’s only barely a crossover in a world that’s all but forsaken SUVs, are on track.

All but forsaken? Jeep set a Wrangler sales record in the U.S. in May with 22,324 units. 

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But that’s a rare exception. The Chevrolet Equinox, something of an indirect replacement for the body-on-frame Chevrolet TrailBlazer of long ago, is now America’s second-best-selling SUV/crossover. Other CUVs dominate the leaderboard, from the CR-V and Escape to the RAV4, Rogue, Explorer, and Cherokee. Yes, even the Explorer and Cherokee have fled their SUV roots.

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

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

Rank
SUV/Crossover
May 2015 YTD
May 2014 YTD
%
Change
May
2015
May
2014
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 134,669 128,563 4.7% 32,090 32,430 -1.0%
#2 Chevrolet Equinox 123,925 99,083 25.1% 29,456 22,695 29.8%
#3 Ford Escape 122,290 127,780 -4.3% 29,248 31,896 -8.3%
#4 Toyota RAV4 118,732 95,363 24.5% 28,808 23,465 22.8%
#5 Nissan Rogue 112,154 84,236 33.1% 25,901 18,722 38.3%
#6 Ford Explorer 99,855 87,170 14.6% 22,304 22,623 -1.4%
#6.1 Ford Explorer * 89,127 79,343 12.3% 19,755 20,346 -2.9%
#6.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 10,728 7,827 37.1% 2,549 2,277 11.9%
#7 Jeep Cherokee 86,954 67,095 29.6% 19,669 15,992 23.0%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 83,291 69,298 20.2% 22,324 19,235 16.1%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 77,616 74,558 4.1% 18,209 18,068 0.8%
#10 Subaru Forester 66,770 61,083 9.3% 15,157 14,146 7.1%
#11 Toyota Highlander 64,557 60,583 6.6% 15,432 12,329 25.2%
#12 Honda Pilot 59,863 40,850 46.5% 11,760 10,054 17.0%
#13 Chevrolet Traverse 52,709 41,461 27.1% 10,275 10,108 1.7%
#14 Ford Edge 51,008 51,368 -0.7% 14,399 10,756 33.9%
#15 Jeep Patriot 49,944 37,055 34.8% 10,782 8,242 30.8%
#16 Kia Sorento 47,454 42,090 12.7% 10,743 10,548 1.8%
#17 GMC Terrain 46,199 41,944 10.1% 9,674 8,734 10.8%
#18 Hyundai Santa Fe 44,292 43,075 2.8% 7,832 10,638 -26.4%
#19 Mazda CX-5 43,970 42,332 3.9% 10,717 9,291 15.3%
#20 Dodge Journey 41,456 39,703 4.4% 8,813 8,833 -0.2%
#21 GMC Acadia 39,634 33,147 19.6% 10,498 6,282 67.1%
#22 Toyota 4Runner 37,994 29,532 28.7% 8,549 7,550 13.2%
#23 Lexus RX 37,046 38,838 -4.6% 8,000 9,476 -15.6%
#24 Chevrolet Tahoe 35,899 34,691 3.5% 7,119 9,229 -22.9%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 34,770 33,603 3.5% 7,421 7,929 -6.4%
#26 Dodge Durango 26,101 27,892 -6.4% 6,084 6,071 0.2%
#27 Buick Encore 25,023 19,515 28.2% 5,400 4,475 20.7%
#28 Acura MDX 24,828 25,774 -3.7% 5,421 5,997 -9.6%
#29 Cadillac SRX 24,461 24,212 1.0% 5,777 4,762 21.3%
#30 Nissan Murano 23,161 17,367 33.4% 5,715 3,610 58.3%
#31 Buick Enclave 22,884 23,940 -4.4% 5,632 4,589 22.7%
#32 Jeep Compass 22,782 27,790 -18.0% 4,252 8,666 -50.9%
#33 BMW X5 21,643 18,466 17.2% 5,797 4,313 34.4%
#34 Acura RDX 20,657 18,864 9.5% 5,343 4,299 24.3%
#35 Kia Sportage 20,405 16,366 24.7% 4,487 4,009 11.9%
#36 Chevrolet Suburban 20,390 16,987 20.0% 4,375 5,423 -19.3%
#37 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 19,419 18,049 7.6% 3,991 4,084 -2.3%
#38 Hyundai Tucson 19,028 20,560 -7.5% 3,881 4,482 -13.4%
#39 Chevrolet Trax 18,844 5,707
#40 Audi Q5 17,396 15,903 9.4% 4,280 3,836 11.6%
#41 Ford Expedition 16,831 17,478 -3.7% 4,147 5,025 -17.5%
#42 Lexus NX 16,546 4,014
#43 Infiniti QX60 14,775 13,441 9.9% 3,141 2,736 14.8%
#44 GMC Yukon 14,719 14,658 0.4% 3,455 4,409 -21.6%
#45 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 13,945 12,889 8.2% 3,384 2,820 20.0%
#46 Cadillac Escalade 13,797 7,441 85.4% 2,661 2,510 6.0%
#46.1 Cadillac Escalade * 8,388 4,764 76.1% 1,617 1,664 -2.8%
#46.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 5,409 2,677 102% 1,044 846 23.4%
#47 Nissan Juke 12,080 23,202 -47.9% 2,625 3,825 -31.4%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 11,286 14,872 -24.1% 2,558 3,457 -26.0%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 11,073 10,758 2.9% 3,079 2,649 16.2%
#50 GMC Yukon XL 11,031 9,349 18.0% 2,516 3,164 -20.5%
#51 BMW X3 10,982 19,697 -44.2% 2,575 5,723 -55.0%
#52 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 10,852 9,997 8.6% 2,322 2,326 -0.2%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 10,136 2,386
#54 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 9,657 8,325 16.0% 1,674 1,496 11.9%
#55 Lexus GX460 9,612 8,504 13.0% 2,182 1,958 11.4%
#56 Jeep Renegade 9,573 4,416
#57 Volvo XC60 9,461 6,604 43.3% 1,707 1,552 10.0%
#58 Lincoln MKC 9,385 677 1,286% 2,289 677 238%
#59 Ford Flex 9,004 10,604 -15.1% 2,443 2,829 -13.6%
#60 Land Rover Range Rover 7,893 5,115 54.3% 1,516 925 63.9%
#61 Mazda CX-9 7,680 7,813 -1.7% 1,924 1,602 20.1%
#62 Audi Q7 6,895 7,006 -1.6% 1,823 1,455 25.3%
#63 Lincoln MKX 6,813 11,332 -39.9% 1,488 2,403 -38.1%
#64 Porsche Cayenne 6,691 7,413 -9.7% 1,392 1,294 7.6%
#65 Mitsubishi Outlander 6,388 6,053 5.5% 1,341 1,292 3.8%
#66 Honda HR-V 6,381 6,381
#67 Infiniti QX80 6,330 5,297 19.5% 1,058 980 8.0%
#68 Mini Countryman 6,237 8,665 -28.0% 1,768 2,315 -23.6%
#69 Nissan Armada 5,971 5,461 9.3% 1,488 1,104 34.8%
#70 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5,845 5,239 11.6% 970 1,196 -18.9%
#71 Nissan Xterra 5,734 8,599 -33.3% 1,198 1,724 -30.5%
#72 Audi Q3 5,380 1,128
#73 Porsche Macan 5,183 1,263 310% 1,046 1,263 -17.2%
#74 Toyota Sequoia 4,948 4,957 -0.2% 1,145 1,068 7.2%
#75 Lincoln Navigator 4,840 2,932 65.1% 1,046 697 50.1%
#76 BMW X1 4,787 10,259 -53.3% 1,140 1,161 -1.8%
#77 Land Rover LR4 3,622 1,768 105% 780 530 47.2%
#78 BMW X4 2,756 375
#79 Volkswagen Touareg 2,749 2,714 1.3% 700 552 26.8%
#80 Infiniti QX70 2,519 2,576 -2.2% 382 361 5.8%
#81 BMW X6 2,510 1,771 41.7% 565 329 71.7%
#82 Lincoln MKT 1,727 2,238 -22.8% 442 503 -12.1%
#83 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1,448 1,206 20.1% 302 324 -6.8%
#84 Lexus LX570 1,444 1,717 -15.9% 299 352 -15.1%
#85 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,133 1,305 -13.2% 240 262 -8.4%
#86 Volvo XC90 1,108 2,240 -50.5% 741 462 60.4%
#87 Infiniti QX50 1,015 1,207 -15.9% 248 265 -6.4%
#88 Mini Paceman 590 745 -20.8% 251 170 47.6%
#89 Land Rover Discovery Sport 587 440
#90 Toyota FJ Cruiser 211 7,116 -97.0% 8 1,611 -99.5%
#91 Land Rover LR2 65 1,701 -96.2% 2 389 -99.5%
#92 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 49 24,852 -99.8% 2 6,204 -99.97%
#93 Fiat 500X 8 8
#94 Acura ZDX 1 53 -98.1% 5 -100%
#96 Subaru Tribeca 544 -100% 84 -100%
#95 Hyundai Veracruz 1 -100%
Total
2,392,356 2,135,840 12.0% 558,533 507,925 10.0%

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.
^ 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.