Top 10 best-selling SUVs in Jan-Mar 2019: Nissan Rogue rocks the list!


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This list is not particularly an overall list for 2019, the compilation spans from January - March. Find out the 10 best-selling SUVs in 2019 and the SUVs that are currently wavering on market purchase.

So far, the 10 SUV’s listed below are the best-selling SUVs in Jan-Mar 2019 and the accurate units have been collected by Naijauto as well.

10. Mazda CX-5 (37,496 units sold)

As you proceed in this list, you’d discover that the Mazda CX-5 is far outsold by the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4. It is currently experiencing a down sale by 12.4%, as compared to 2018. While it's having a drastic downturn, making it to the list of best-selling SUV’s is quite commendable.

The starting price of a 2019 CX-5 is $24,350, converted to N8.8 million.


Experiencing a down sale by 12.4% - the CX-5 is far outsold by the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota RAV4 

9. Subaru Forester (40,656 units sold)

The Forester has just been redesigned for 2019, and so far, over 40,000 units have been sold. As compared to 2018, sales of the SUV has increased by 9.6%.

To buy a base model of Subaru Forester 2019, you have to pay at least $25,000 (~N9m).


Redesigned for 2019 - sales of the SUV has increased by 9.6%

8. Subaru Outback (41,808 units sold)

Unlike the Subaru Forester, it’s surprising that the Subaru Outback has witnessed down sales by 5.2%, as compared to 2018. Notwithstanding, it still remains the best-selling Subaru, surpassing the Forester with over 1,000 units in sales. We’ve witnessed the recently redesigned Legacy sedan, this signifies that we can expect an all-new 2020 Outback model soon!

The starting price is $27,320, converted to N9.9 million.

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The Subaru outback surpasses the Forester with over 1,000 units in sales.

7. Jeep Cherokee (49,420 units sold)

The Cherokee is selling better in 2019, specifically by 2.0%, compared to 2018. Looking at the other Jeeps in the same category as the Cherokee, some other models would be preferred over it. The Cherokee isn’t the most luxurious, neither is it the most off-road capable, but by the units above, it’s somewhat the most popular.

To acquire a Jeep Cherokee base model, you will need an amount of $25,900, translating to N9.4 million.


The Jeep isn't particularly the best in its class, but the figures show it is more popular in the market.

6. Toyota Highlander (52,621 units sold)

Usually, Toyota vehicles always sell fast and the three-row Highlander SUV (new and old models) have also been buzzing with high sale numbers in the market. So far, this year, the Highlander has witnessed a decrease in sales by 0.5%, as compared to last year. A re-designed Highlander model will also be launching this year – this is definitely a crucial move because the three-row SUV market is a little more competitive. Toyota will have to make sure the new Highlander is regarded as “best in its class”.

Price of Toyota Highlander 2019 starts from $31,330, equivalent to N11.3 million.


Compared to 2018, the Highlander has witnessed a decrease in sales by 0.5%.

>>> If you don't want a brand new Highlander, check here price list of used Highlander in Nigeria: Toyota Highlander Prices in Nigeria (Update in 2019)

5. Ford Explorer (53,306 units sold)

Just like a few others on the list, the three-row SUV is down by 1.5% compared to 2018. Even with the down sale, the Explorer still beats other three-row SUVs in its class. There’s a new 2020 Ford Explorer which was debuted earlier this year, but it doesn't go on sale until this summer, which is almost here (June-September).

Manufacturer's suggested retail price for a Ford Explorer 2019 is from $32,365 (~N11.7 million).


Even with a down sale of 1.5%, the Explorer still beats other three-row SUVs in its class.

4. Jeep Grand Cherokee (57,749 units sold)

So far, the Grand Cherokee has surpassed most SUV, pickup, and Sedan sales in 2019. It ranks as the best-selling Jeep, with upward changes in sales by 8.0%, as compared to last year. It may face a lot of competition with other sport utility vehicles on the market, but as one of the first true popular sport-utility vehicle in the 1990s, it is still recognized as one of the best-selling Jeep today.

The price you have to pay for a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 is $33,200. This means 12 million naira.

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 8.0% increase in sales compared to 2018

3. Toyota RAV4 (83,820 units sold)

The year is still young, so even though the RAV4 currently faces down sales by 8.4%, it can still catch up and surpass other compact crossovers in its class. Last year was quite different, but the decrease may be attributed to the launching of the new Toyota RAV4 model.

The base model of Toyota RAV4 2019 costs $32,990 (~N11.9 million).


The year is still young, all Toyota vehicles are bound to shock the market.

2. Honda CR-V (87,280 units sold)

The CR-V sales numbers surpass last years’ by 6.4%, which makes it the best-selling Honda in 2019, but not the best-selling among other SUVs in its class.

The starting price of a Honda CR-V 2019 is $25,345, translating to N9.2 million.


The CR-V will never make its maker disappointed

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1. Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport (93,814 units sold)

The Rogue nameplate includes both the compact Rogue and the smaller, subcompact Rogue Sport – sales for the separate models are usually combined by Nissan. However, even though the sales from 2019 has dropped by 19.4%, the Rogue is still the best-selling non-truck in 2019 for now.

The base model of Nissan Rogue 2019 is just $24,920, translating to N9 million, while the Rogue Sport version is priced from $23,200 (~N8.4 million).


One of the strongest in the market - it outruns every other SUV!

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A passionate writer looking to educate people with every piece of her work. Oluwatobi enjoys writing about exotic cars, productive tech traits, workplace culture, and basic data science values. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos. When she's not expressing herself through a new article, she's reading about international politics.

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