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

ToyotaThe Toyota Rav4 was the best selling SUV in 2017.

  • 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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