World Best Selling SUV. The top in 2019

World Best Selling SUV

Sport Utility Segment was stable (+0.1%) in 2019 and the Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling model (+13.9%) followed by the Honda CR-V which outpaced the Volkswagen Tiguan down in double-digits (-8.2%). The Haval H6 and Nissan Rogue fell at the edge of the top 10.

As first we wish to highlight as we do not assembly sales of vehicles sold under different nameplates and in this ranking we are not adding sales of Renault Duster to those under Dacia Duster, despite we know they are the same model under different umbrella. The reason behind this choice is we have chosen to look at this ranking as consumers do.

Said this, the race for the 2019 best-selling model showed the Toyota RAV4 leading with 947.919 sales (+13.9%).

This has been the first Sport Utility Vehicles sold worldwide, launched in Japan and Europe in the 1994 and actually at the 5th generation, launched during the year all over the World (in US just in December).

The second best-selling SUV is the Honda CR-V with 811.209 units (+10.8%), up one place from the previous year. Produced since the 1995, this model has been stable in the last four years despite of the introduction – in the 2017 – of the 4th generation.

In third place, the Volkswagen Tiguan, with 736.885 units, down 8.2%. The Tiguan is produced since the 2007 but is a global car just since the introduction of the second generation in the 2016.

In fourth place the Hyundai Tucson with 530.169 units (-7.1%), followed by the Nissan Qashqai with 498.915 (-3.3%).

In sixth place the Kia Sportage with 477.961 down 3.3%, ahead of the Chevrolet Equinox with 430.714 (-2.3%) and by the Mazda CX-5 with 426.767 (-6.1%).

In ninth place the Haval H6 with 392.605 units (-13.9%) and in tenth place the Nissan Rogue just joining the top 10, with 389.582 sales (-14.5%).

In the table below we show the Top 100 ranking with sales figures limited to the Top 10. Wishing all figures, just contact us.

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales 2019Sales 20182019 Var
11Toyota RAV4947.919832.48613,9%
23Honda CR-V811.209732.13910,8%
32Volkswagen Tiguan736.885802.966-8,2%
44Hyundai Tucson530.169570.591-7,1%
55Nissan Qashqai498.915515.922-3,3%
66Kia Sportage477.961494.391-3,3%
710Chevrolet Equinox430.714440.654-2,3%
89Mazda CX-5426.767454.555-6,1%
97Haval H6392.605455.912-13,9%
108Nissan Rogue389.582455.511-14,5%
1114Mercedes GLC
1211Nissan X-Trail
1313Toyota Highlander
1416Toyota C-HR
1512Jeep Compass
1650volkswagen T-Roc
1718Ford Ecosport
1844BMW X3
1925Jeep Grand Cherokee
2024Audi Q5
2120Honda HR-V
2217Ford Escape
2322Hyundai Santa fe
2429Subaru Forester
2523Jeep Wrangler
2628Renault Captur
2745Hyundai Kona
2826BMW X1
2930Hyundai Creta
3031Jeep Renegade
3127Mitsubishi Outlander
3243Dacia Duster
3357Nissan Kicks
3421Jeep Cherokee
3535Peugeot 3008
3632Geely Boyue
3719Ford Explorer
3833Kia Sorento
3941Subaru Outback
4037Ford Edge
4147Lexus RX
4238Ford Kuga
4340Nissan Versa
4470Changan CS75
4549Volvo XC60
46623volkswagen T-Cross
4742Peugeot 2008
4852Audi Q3
49252volkswagen Tayron
5059Toyota Land Cruiser

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to the last month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).


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