America's Best-Selling SUVs for January 2016

The #1 best-selling SUV/crossover for January 2016 is the Toyota RAV4 by selling 21,554 units, increasing their sales by 8.7 percent over same month last year.

The RAV4 beat out the past four year consecutive champion Honda CR-V by 2,346 sales and the second place Nissan Rogue by 1792 units.

The real race was in between second, third and fourth place. They were all within a 554 units of each other and the Ford Escape took third place, beating the Honda CR-V by only 11 units.

Nissan sold 19,762 Rogues producing a very nice double digit increase of 26.3 percent over January 2014. The Ford Escape is the first domestic SUV/crossover on the list coming in third place. Even though the Escape had a decrease of -4.2 percent from same month last year, they still sold an impressive 19,219 Escapes for the month.

Not quite sure what was going on with Honda, but both the vehicles they had on the list suffered decreases in sales compared to last January. The CR-V took a -17.2 percent loss and the Honda Pilot, in the fifteenth spot, had the second highest decrease on the list with a -30.5 percent loss. The Chevrolet Traverse had the highest decrease in sales with only 7,014 sales for a -30.9 percent loss for the month.

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Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs and Crossovers for January 2016

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Rank Best-Selling SUV/Crossover Jan 2016 Jan 2016 % Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 21,554 19,824 8.7%
2 Nissan Rogue 19,762 15,649 26.3%
3 Ford Escape 19,219 20,054 -4.2%
4 Honda CR-V 19,208 23,211 -17.2%
5 Chevrolet Equinox 18,574 19,555 -5.0%
6 Ford Explorer 16,614 17,036 -2.5%
7 Jeep Cherokee 15,347 15,154 1.2%
8 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13,164 12,806 2.8%
9 Subaru Forester 11,904 11,210 6.2%
10 Toyota Highlander 11,258 11,060 1.8%
11 Subaru Outback 11,197 11,351 -1.4%
12 Jeep Wrangler 10,797 11,683 -7.6%
13 Ford Edge 9,533 7,581 25.7%
14 GMC Terrain 8,835 8,844 -0.1%
15 Honda Pilot 8,561 12,315 -30.5%
16 Dodge Journey 8,456 7,041 20.1%
17 Jeep Patriot 8,561 7,563 9.4%
18 Toyota 4Runner 7,496 6,945 7.9%
19 Mazda CX-5 7,063 5,949 18.7%
20 Chevrolet Traverse 7,014 10,151 -30.9%