Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – August 2018


Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America for August 2018

Here you will find the Top 20 best selling SUV sales leaders in the United States for August 2018. Each month we compile the Top 20 best selling SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Top 20 Best Selling SUV Sales Numbers

Many SUVs surged in August, with US consumers continuing to flock to them and away from sedans in their droves.

The new Jeep Compass has hit its stride, setting an August record last month as further up the chart Wrangler and Cherokee see steep growth.

There’s no change to the running order for the top-four despite a drop in sales for RAV4. The Subaru Outback, Forester and CrossTrek also saw sales fall year-on-year, with only the Forester’s year-to-date sales dipping below the rate for the first two-thirds of 2017. The 2019 model-year Forester is due to hit showrooms shortly.


Top 20 Best Selling SUVs Rankings

This sales table of shows the top SUV sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Top 20 Best Selling SUVs in America - August 2018

Model US US LY % Change YTD YTD vs LY % Change
Toyota RAV4 42,222 43,265 -2.4 281,705 269,835 4.4
Honda CR-V 34,610 30,986 11.7 247,042 250,601 -1.4
Nissan Rogue 33,400 29,844 11.9 275,137 257,958 6.7
Chevrolet Equinox 27,716 28,245 -1.9 208,718 185,223 12.7
Ford Escape 24,395 23,631 3.2 189,652 208,303 -9.0
Ford Explorer Family 24,035 20,747 15.8 175,523 177,827 -1.3
Toyota Highlander 23,300 18,845 23.6 158,713 137,837 15.1
Jeep Cherokee 21,978 11,874 85.1 155,907 105,060 48.4
Jeep Wrangler 20,168 16,808 20.0 174,968 134,428 30.2
Jeep Grand Cherokee 20,072 23,572 -14.8 147,341 158,975 -7.3
Subaru Outback 18,006 20,327 -11.4 125,097 124,161 0.8
Jeep Compass 16,339 9,305 75.6 116,149 42,579 172.8
Subaru Forester 15,435 15,528 -0.6 108,471 118,768 -8.7
Honda Pilot 15,332 9,568 60.2 104,437 73,908 41.3
Mazda CX-5 12,970 11,631 11.5 106,190 80,110 32.6
Toyota 4Runner 12,862 10,358 24.2 90,134 83,753 7.6
Kia Sorento 11,995 8,934 34.3 76,737 68,924 11.3
Subaru CrossTrek 11,900 12,823 -7.2 99,039 64,323 54.0
Chevrolet Traverse 11,691 11,337 3.1 95,903 76,921 24.7
Ford Edge 11,563 10,838 6.7 89,761 97,251 -7.7
Total 409,989 Total 368,466 Total 3,026,624 Total 2,716,745