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What were the top C/SUVs? (Updated)

by David Zatz on

Earlier, Allpar reported that FCA was the #1 seller of crossovers and SUVs in the first quarter of 2016. Let’s dig a little deeper, now.

The top selling crossovers and SUVs — CSUVs, so to speak — were not Dodges or Jeeps, but the Toyota RAV4 (76,122), Ford Escape (71,594), Honda CR-V (71,188), Nissan Rogue (69,036), Ford Explorer (63,415), Chevy Equinox (59,879), and GMC Sierra (51,131). Not a single FCA CSUV in the top ten “trucks.” (The top three were pickups — Ford, Chevrolet, and Ram, very much in that order.)


If, instead of the top ten, we look at the top 10% of light trucks, we get 13 vehicles — and the three new ones are all Jeeps, the Cherokee (19,170), the Grand Cherokee (18,506),  and the Wrangler (17,710).  Jeep’s top ten total came to 55,386 C/SUVs, followed by Ford (50,126) and Toyota (43,994).

If you add the Durango to the Grand Cherokee, you can fight the Explorer more effectively (66,635 combined sales to the Explorer’s 63,415). That said, one can see why the Renegade exists, and why the Compass is being replaced, when one looks at the leaders in the hot crossover segment — the RAV4, Escape, Rogue, and CR-V.

Perhaps Jeep will have entries there as well, once the new four-cylinders are under their hoods?

Rank March   Rank YTD
1 Toyota Rav4 29,045 1 Toyota Rav4 76,122
2 Ford Escape 28,521 2 Ford Escape 71,594
3 Nissan Rogue 27,713 3 Honda CR-V 71,188
4 Honda CR-V 26,730 4 Nissan Rogue 69,036
5 Ford Explorer 21,605 5 Chevrolet Equinox 59,879
6 Chevrolet Equinox 21,480 6 Ford Explorer 55,885
7 Jeep Cherokee 19,170   7 Jeep Cherokee 49,534
8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18,506   8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 47,050
9 Jeep Wrangler 17,710   9 Jeep Wrangler 41,741
10 Toyota Highlander 14,949 10 Toyota Highlander 38,673

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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