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    Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs Year-To-Date

    The battle continues for SUV supremacy in America with the RAV4 holding a slim lead over the Honda CR-V, but at the rate CR-V sales are rising, you have to think Honda is smelling blood.  Toyota, however, won’t go down easy in the next three months.  Some other Toyota models will likely go without microchips to feed them to RAV4 and Camry to keep them on top of the lists.

    I found it interesting that Chevy Suburban has outsold Kia Telluride so far this year.  If you are curious where the Hyundai Palisade ranked, it was #28.  The Ford Bronco Sport has popped into the top 20 year-to-date, while the Chevy Trailblazer saw sales soar with a 334% increase over the first nine months of 2020.

    Total SUV sales this year through September were up over one million vehicles, but looking at just September sales this year, the unit count was actually down for the month, evidence of the toll the chip shortage is taking.

    (Note:  If sales show flat, they were up or down less than 1%)

    Here are the SUV sales leaders so far this year, and how that stacks up to sales through September 2020.

     
    1. Toyota RAV4 313,447     4%
    2. Honda CR-V 290,140   27%
    3. Nissan Rogue 234,646   40%
    4. Toyota Highlander 207,564   47%
    5. Jeep Grand Cherokee 179,628    17%

    6. Jeep Wrangler 164,710   10%
    7. Ford Explorer 160,174   Flat
    8. Chevrolet Equinox 151,111  21%
    9. Mazda CX-5 132,835    27%
    10.        Honda Pilot       114,667       27%
    11. Ford Escape 111,791    15%
    12. Hyundai Tucson 105,819    16%
    13. Toyota 4Runner 105,475     21%
    14. Honda HR-V 105,398      70%
    15. Chevrolet Traverse 94,198    12%
    16. Hyundai Santa Fe 90,290 
      27%
    17. VW Tiguan 84,998 Flat
    18. Lexus RX 84,625     27%
    19. Ford Bronco Sport 81,204  N/A
    20. Jeep Cherokee 78,749    20%
    21. Chevrolet Tahoe 75,137     26%
    22. Chevrolet Trailblazer 73,900    334%
    23. Kia Sportage 72,865     17%
    24. Chevrolet Suburban 71,128    254%
    25. Kia Telluride 70,724   52%