Hottest Selling SUVs/Crossovers for September 2015

For over a year the Honda CR-V has been America's hottest selling SUV/crossover. September marks the 13th consecutive month the CR-V has held the number one spot with 29,925 sales and an increase of 26.1 percent from last year same month.

The Ford Escape had an incredible 31.1 percent increase in sales over last year same month to take the number two spot away from the Toyota RAV4.

Out of the top twenty vehicles on the list only one did not show an improvement over September 2014. The Jeep Patriot, number 20 on the list, showed a -6.4 percent deficient with only 8,533 sales. The year-to-date (YTD) numbers for the patriot are still holding strong with 88,719 for 2015, a 26.8 percent increase over 2014's YTD of 69,958. Some auto experts are blaming the Jeep Renegade as to why the Patriots numbers are slowly declining.

Three of the twenty SUVs/crossovers on the list had amazing year-over-year increases of over 40 percent. The Kia Sorento sold 9,380 Sorentos for a 42 percent increase, the Dodge Journey increased its sales by 44.6 percent, and the Nissan Rogue showed an impressive 45.5 percent improvement for September 2015.

See where all the other SUVs and crossovers ranked on the hottest selling list below.

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Top 20 Hottest Selling SUVs/Crossovers for September 2015

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Rank SUV/Crossover September 2015 September 2014 % Change YTD 2015 YTD 2014 % Change
1 Honda CR-V 29,925 23,722 26.1% 259,499 241,015 7.7%
2 Ford Escape 28,473 21,4718 31.1% 233,012 230,162 1.2%
3 Toyota RAV4 26,963 22,424 18.7% 227,781 202,069 12.7%
4 Nissan Rogue 25,064 17,229 45.5% 213,207 154,568 37.9%
5 Chevrolet Equinox 21,537 17,266 24.7% 214,042 184,805 15.8%
6 Ford Explorer 20,715 15,795 31.1% 190,171 158,652 19.9%
7 Jeep Cherokee 20,224 14,639 38.2% 161,112 128,133 25.7%
8 Jeep Wrangler 17,583 13,955 26.0% 157,513 134,068 17.5%
9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15,758 12,854 22.6% 141,849 136,310 4.1%
10 Subaru Forester 15,364 12,584 22.1% 129,568 117,940 9.9%
11 Toyota Highlander 12,403 10,542 17.7% 116,851 105,526 10.7%
12 GMC Terrain 10,935 8,310 31.6% 83,395 79,444 5.0%
13 Hyundai Santa Fe 10,752 8945 20.2% 88,400 78,907 12.0%
14 Dodge Journey 10,457 7,230 44.6% 79,395 70,686 12.3%
15 Ford Edge 10,262 7,695 33.4% 95,709 86,051 11.2%
16 Honda Pilot 10,238 7,824 30.9% 98,980 80,247 23.3%
17 Kia Sorento 9,380 6,606 42.0% 85,761 76,578 12.0%
18 Mazda CX-5 9,107 8,097 12.5% 82,013 78,190 4.9%
19 Chevrolet Traverse 8,857 7,821 13.2% 92,963 79,560 16.8%
20 Jeep Patriot 8,533 9,117 -6.4% 88,719 69,958 26.8%