The Honda CR-V was not just America’s best-selling utility vehicle in November 2014, it was America’s best-selling non-truck. In other words, no passenger car sold as often as the CR-V in November; not the Honda Accord; not the Toyota Camry.
The CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4 – America’s three best-selling SUVs – are all on pace to set sales records in calendar year 2014. Slow down, one of them already has. The RAV4 eclipsed its 2013 banner year before November even began.
Within the first few days of December, Honda will break the CR-V’s one-year-old record. Ford only needs to sell 15,384 Escapes in December to break its record, also set last year. Ford has been selling at least that many Escapes on a monthly basis for nearly four years now.
One new product was added to the list of SUVs and crossovers in November. Lexus’s NX, a sub-RX Audi Q5 rival, sold its first 22 copies at the end of November. Expect to see at least 2000 monthly NX sales in the near future.
At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by November volume by clicking the November 2014 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.
This post was updated at 9:55 AM AT on 12.08.2014 to reflect 30 additional Subaru Tribeca sales.* 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.