Americans are obsessed with SUVs — these are the ones everyone is buying

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The Toyota Rav4 was the best selling SUV in 2017. Toyota

  • About 17.2 million cars were sold in 2017, according to data from Kelley Blue Book.
  • Compact and mid-size crossover SUVs accounted for nearly 40% of all sales last year.
  • Among the top-selling SUVs were the Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V.

There were about 17.2 million cars and trucks sold last year, according to a report by Kelley Blue Book.

Though the total number of car sales is down 1.8% from 2016, the report shows that people are continuing to favour SUVs and trucks over sedans. In fact, compact and mid-size crossover SUVs combined accounted for about 40% of all car sales in 2017. Some of the top selling crossover SUVs include the Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V – over 350,000 of each was sold in 2017 alone.

Here are some of the best sellers, according to KBB:


12. Jeep Cherokee: 169,882 sold during 2017. Down -14.9% over 2016.

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11. Subaru Forester: 177,563. -0.6%.

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10. Subaru Outback: 188,886. +3.3%.

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9. Jeep Wrangler: 190,522. -0.7%.

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8. Toyota Highlander: 215, 775. +12.7%.

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7. Jeep Grand Cherokee: 240,696. +13.4%.

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6. Ford Explorer: 271,131. +9.1%.

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5. Chevrolet Equinox: 290,458. +19.9%.

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4. Ford Escape: 308,296. +0.4%.

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3. Honda CR-V: 377,895. +5.8%.

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2. Nissan Rogue: 403,465. +22.3%.

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1. Toyota Rav4: 407,594. +15.7%.

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