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June 2016 SUV Sales – Major Shakeup

CR-V Regains Podium, Nissan Rogue Surprising Second

Jul 1, 2016
Compared to May’s sales results, June represents a major upset for the usual order. The Toyota RAV4, which took the first place spot in May, now sees itself in fourth place for June, with the Honda CR-V on top, followed by the Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape. The Rogue is proving to be a surprisingly strong contender, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it take the monthly sales crown at some point.
Further down the list, the traditional Wrangler tops the list for Jeep, while the usual top-five Chevy Equinox drops to sixth place. The Subaru Forester is knocked off the Top 10 list for June by the Toyota Highlander, which itself barely made the cut against the wagon-like Subaru Outback. This is shaping up to be an interesting second half of 2016 for SUVs.
1) Honda CR-V – 29,615, Up 4.5 Percent
The Toyota RAV4 took first place last month, but the CR-V retained its rightful (at least in Honda’s eyes) first place, up 4.5 percent over June 2015. June’s sales results prove the CR-V is still a force to be reckoned with.
Photo 2/11   |   2016 Honda CR V Front Three Quarters Static 02
2) Nissan Rogue – 29,246, Up 25.8 Percent
The Rogue came within only a few hundred units of taking the top spot on the SUV sales list, proving that it’s a major player in the SUV market. This is one of the best sales months for the Rogue in its history and one of its highest sales rankings.
Photo 3/11   |   2014 Nissan Rogue Three Quarters Front View
3) Ford Escape – 29,003, Up 20.2 Percent
The Escape took a back seat to the CR-V and Rogue this month. However, it’s still one of Ford’s perennial best sellers and its best-selling SUV model by a substantial margin. Expect sales to stay strong with the introduction of the updated 2017 model.
Photo 4/11   |   2017 Ford Escape Titanium Front Side Parked View
4) Toyota RAV4 – 27,365, Up 10.2 Percent
The RAV4 comes in fourth in this unusual month. However, sales were up 10.2 percent over June 2015. The addition of a hybrid model should help keep it a contender for the remainder of the year.
Photo 5/11   |   2016 Toyota RAV4 SE Front Three Quarter 06
5) Jeep Wrangler – 20,060, Up 5 Percent
After months of the crossover-ish Cherokee taking the top spot for the Jeep brand, the Wrangler comes crawling back to the summit to take the crown for the original SUV brand. Excitement is growing for the all-new 2018 Wrangler JL.
Photo 6/11   |   2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition Front Three Quarters
6) Chevrolet Equinox – 19,582, Down 10 Percent
Sales for the Equinox were a little disappointing for June, with the Equinox typically being in the top five and as high as third. However, the Equinox is still a success story for Chevrolet, being its best-selling SUV model by more than a two-to-one margin.
Photo 7/11   |   2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ Front Three Quarters
7) Ford Explorer – 17,356, Down 14.8 Percent
The Explorer is down for June year over year. However, it out-sold its nearest marketplace rival, the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Explorer now offers a multitude of trim levels and powertrains for every need, taste or budget.
Photo 8/11   |   2016 Ford Explorer Sport Front Three Quarter
8) Jeep Grand Cherokee – 16,810, Up 9 Percent
The Grand Cherokee showed a modest gain for June, coming in second for the brand behind the surf-and-turf Wrangler. Fiat Chrysler is currently dealing with safety recalls related to the confusing shifter design on 2014 and 2015 models.
Photo 9/11   |   2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Front Three Quarter
9) Jeep Cherokee – 16,243, Down 12 Percent
The Cherokee, which was once Jeep’s sales champ, is now third and down 12 percent compared to June 2015. This is likely a seasonal lull, as the Cherokee is typically a strong seller for the brand.
Photo 10/11   |   2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Front Three Quarters
10) Toyota Highlander – 13,436, Down 2.9 Percent
The Highlander knocks off the Subaru Forester to take the tenth-place spot. Although it sells half as many units as the RAV4, the Highlander is Toyota’s second-best-selling SUV and an important part of its overall product portfolio.
Photo 11/11   |   2017 Toyota Highlander Front Three Quarter

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