America’s five best-selling SUVs and crossovers all sold more than 100,000 copies in the first six months of 2013. Only the top three did so last year. Those five nameplates account for 27.3% of all U.S. utility vehicle sales this year.
Yes, the Ford Escape and Explorer, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota RAV4 are responsible for more than a quarter of all SUV/CUV sales in America, a number which rises to 29.4% if you include the Equinox-by-another-name, the GMC Terrain.
America’s leading premium utility vehicle leader continues to be Lexus’s RX, the 18th-ranked SUV, overall. RX volume is 91% better than the numbers achieved by the second-ranked premium SUV, Cadillac’s SRX. Of course, every time a Lexus dealer sells an RX350 or RX450h, Ford sells three Escapes and is four-tenths of the way through selling a fourth. But that’s the difference between mainstream and premium.
These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs by June volume by clicking the June 2013 column header, or you can rank SUVs by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.
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.