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Jeep still No. 1 in SUVs

by Bill Cawthon on

Jeep repeated as the top SUV brand in the U.S. last month, finishing February with a nearly 5,000-sale lead over second-place Ford.


Based on manufacturers’ reported sales figures, Jeep also has a strong start to the year – a year that should get even better when the Renegade starts arriving in dealer showrooms.

Rank Brand Feb-15 YTD 2015
1 Jeep 55,642 107,165
2 Ford 50,649 99,238
3 Honda 43,646 87,703
4 Chevrolet 43,287 83,740
5 Toyota 42,984 84,231
6 Subaru 41,358 82,170
7 Nissan 34,496 62,083
8 GMC 22,764 42,120
9 Kia 21,890 40,629
10 Hyundai 12,631 23,416
11 Dodge 12,512 23,138
12 Lexus 11,100 22,577

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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