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10 Best Selling SUVs of 2019

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Updated February 2020

Will the demand for SUVs ever slack? In the past ten years, sales of SUVs have increased from around 3 million in 2009 to nearly 8 million in 2019, easily surpassing the sales of cars (below 6 million) and trucks (below 3 million). Year-after-year, more and more buyers opt for the taller heights, the higher seats, the increased storage, and the outdoorsy image offered by SUVs. There’s no denying it: SUVs are the new normal. Here’s our list of the top ten best-selling SUVs in the US.

#1
Toyota RAV4
448,000 sold in 2019
For 25 years, the RAV4 has set the standard for the crossover SUV market in the US. In line with consumer desires, the RAV4 has grown larger and more luxurious over the years as it has transformed into the fourth best-selling vehicle, overall.
Toyota RAV4
#2
Honda CR-V
384,000 sold in 2019
The CR-V reclaims second place in 2019. A slight 2019 refresh—including a first-time hybrid version—keeps this CR-V current and front-of-mind for buyers.
Honda CR-V
#3
Nissan Rogue
350,000 sold in 2019
Nissan’s Rogue falls to third place in 2019 after beating the CR-V in sales in 2018. Although the Rogue was a little late to market—it was introduced in 2007—it has consistently been among the best-selling SUVs.
Nissan Rogue
#4
Chevrolet Equinox
346,000 sold in 2019
Second only to the Silverado truck in sales for Chevrolet, the Equinox keeps the cash rolling in for General Motors. A controversial 2017 redesign did little to slow down sales: the Equinox has outsold itself for three years in a row.
Chevrolet Equinox
#5
Jeep Grand Cherokee
243,000 sold in 2019
There’s simply no stopping the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This fourth generation of the Grand Cherokee has been on sale since 2011; even after nine years, sales continue to increase.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
#6
Ford Escape
241,000 sold in 2019
Like the Highlander, the Escape was also on the original car-based SUVs. Also like the Highlander, the third generation ended production in 2019. The fourth generation, on sale now, is an important new vehicle for Ford: once again, like the Highlander, we expect strong sales in 2020.
Ford Escape
#7
Toyota Highlander
239,000 sold in 2019
The Highlander, introduced in 2000, was one of the first car-based SUVs on the market. 2019 was the last year for the third generation of this Camry-based SUV. The fourth generation will bring new features and improved performance: expect even-stronger sales in 2020.
Toyota Highlander
#8
Jeep Wrangler
228,000 sold in 2019
Jeep’s iconic Wrangler isn’t a niche vehicle. In fact, it’s one of the best-selling vehicles in the US. While the styling slowly evolves, the Wrangler is better than ever to drive on-road while maintaining its incredible off-road prowess.
Jeep Wrangler
#9
Jeep Cherokee
191,000 sold in 2019
Jeep’s refresh of the controversially-styled Cherokee appears to have paid off. In 2018, Jeep toned-down the styling of the thin-eyed fifth generation Cherokee and sales have improved in the past two years.
Jeep Cherokee
#10
Ford Explorer
187,000 sold in 2019
Despite some early quality hiccups with the brand-new sixth generation, Ford sold enough Explorers to make the tenth position of our list. The Explorer was among the first popular SUVs in the American market; its sales continue strong today.
Ford Explorer
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