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  • September 2015 SUV Sales – Compact Crossovers Crushing It

September 2015 SUV Sales – Compact Crossovers Crushing It

SUV Sales Up Double Digits Across the Board

Oct 1, 2015
It seems consumers are crazy for crossovers, and the September sales results back up that premise. In fact, all of the Top 10 SUV sellers were up double digits for the month, including the defiantly traditional Jeep Wrangler. Percentage-wise, the Nissan Rogue was up the most at 45.5 percent, with the Honda CR-V taking its usual place at the top of the charts. Also as usual, Jeep was the best-represented brand on the list with 3 of the 10 top-selling SUVs.
1) Honda CR-V – 29,925, Up 26.1 Percent
It may not get enthusiasts’ hearts pumping, but the Honda CR-V is the vehicle of choice for mommies and daddies from coast to coast. Its competitive fuel economy, generous cargo space, and reliable reputation have made it a consistent winner for Honda. It was the brand’s second-best seller for the month, only behind the Accord.
Photo 2/11   |   2015 Honda CR V Front Three Quarter View 1
2) Ford Escape – 28,473, Up 31.1 Percent
The Escape once again holds the title of Ford’s best-selling non-pickup model, with 28,473 units sold, ahead of even the popular Fusion sedan. The 2016 model gets the updated Sync 3 interface, which eliminates many of the gripes and headaches we experienced with MyFord Touch.
Photo 3/11   |   2015 Ford Escape Front End
3) Toyota RAV4 – 26,963, Up 18.7 Percent
The Toyota RAV4 continues to win friends and influence shoppers, with sales up more than 18 percent for the month. 2016 will see the addition of a hybrid model for economy-minded shoppers.
Photo 4/11   |   2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited Front Three Quarter 03
4) Nissan Rogue – 25,064, Up 45.5 Percent
The Rogue continues its hot streak for September, with sales up a phenomenal 45.5 percent year over year. Nissan continues to offer the previous-generation model as the Rogue Select. The two-model strategy seems to be paying off.
Photo 5/11   |   2014 Nissan Rogue Homepage
5) Chevrolet Equinox – 21,573, Up 24.7 Percent
The Equinox received a freshening for the 2016 model year, ahead of a full redesign expected in 2017. Revised front and rear fascias and built-in 4G LTE hotspot capability highlights the updates for 2016.
Photo 6/11   |   2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ Front Three Quarters
6) Jeep Cherokee – 20,224, Up 38 Percent
Jeep’s uniquely styled compact/midsize crossover offering continues to win buyers. The Cherokee also offers class-exclusive low-range gearing, giving the model impressive off-road capabilities, especially in Trailhawk trim.
Photo 7/11   |   2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Front Three Quarter 03
7) Ford Explorer – 19,005, Up 38 Percent
The Explorer once again leads the midsize/large sales chart. The addition of a more powerful 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost option makes the four-pot more of a palatable option for buyers, with improved power and torque to move the heavy Explorer. Buyers probably also like the Range Rover-esque styling of the 2016 model.
Photo 8/11   |   2015 Ford Explorer Sport Front Three Quarter 04
8) Jeep Wrangler – 17,583, Up 26 Percent
The Wrangler remains the only body-on-frame SUV consistently on the Top 10 list. It’s neither the most refined, practical, or economical model on the market, but that hasn’t stopped buyers from putting this icon of American SUVs in their driveway.
Photo 9/11   |   2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition Front Three Quarter
9) Jeep Grand Cherokee – 15,758, Up 23 Percent
The Grand Cherokee had a strong September, up 23 percent. The Grand has an impressive model bandwidth, all the way from the V-6 Laredo to the storming SRT model, reportedly soon to be joined by a supercharged, Hellcat-powered Trackhawk model. From mild to wild, there’s a Grand Cherokee for almost any buyer.
Photo 10/11   |   2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Front Three Quarter
10) Subaru Forester – 15,364, Up 22.1 Percent
For a brand that prides itself on being different, the Forester has proven to have surprisingly broad mainstream appeal. The practical interior packaging, as well as the availability of the turbocharged XT model, give the Forester appeal to both practicality minded buyers, as well as those seeking higher performance.
Photo 11/11   |   2015 Subaru Forester Front Side View



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