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A dominant July from the Honda CR-V wasn't enough to unseat the Ford Escape as America's best-selling SUV so far this year. The list below, America's Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs in July 2010, is nearly full of cute-utes and crossovers, so the term SUV is thrown around loosely. Nevertheless, no other non-car or non-truck came close to matching the Honda CR-V's sales total last month. The Escape leads by about 6,700 with five months of 2010 remaining.

As usual, Lexus's RX was the only luxury automaker close to cracking the Top 10. The RX out-sold the relatively similar Toyota Highlander by a few hundred units in July. That says something for the Kia Sorento, then, doesn't it? The Korean upstart is seriously hawt stuff in both the U.S. and Canada, beating out mainstream competitors like the Highlander, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Nissan Murano, and many other supposedly high-volume utility vehicles.

Domestic manufacturers and Asian manufacturers split the Top 10 50/50 in July. The midsize Ford Edge and Chevrolet Traverse were joined by the smaller Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox as well as the rugged Jeep Wrangler.

#10 - Kia Sorento: 9,010
Last month: 8,615
July 2009: 802

#9 - Ford Edge: 9,342
Last month: 7,729
July 2009:

#8 - Honda Pilot: 9,570
Last month: 8,986
July 2009: 6,340

#7 - Chevrolet Equinox: 9,869
Last month: 11,490
July 2009: 10,834

#6 - Chevrolet Traverse: 9,977
Last month: 11,371
July 2009: 6,690

#5 - Jeep Wrangler: 10,043
Last month: 8,923
July 2009: 4,540

#4 - Nissan Rogue: 10,963
Last month: 6,959
July 2009: 6,770

#3 - Ford Escape: 14,869
Last month: 15,540
July 2009: 20,241

#2 - Toyota RAV4: 15,979
Last month: 12,573
July 2009: 15,912

#1 - Honda CR-V: 20,058
Last month: 16,041
July 2009: 19,151

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  1. why wouldn't the Sorento be in 10th place on your list as it sold 9,003 units or 9,010 if you include the old model. I'm sure it fits this group.

  2. Sorry about that, conwelpic. The Sorento was in the initial group but didn't make the copy and paste when everything was switched over into the editor. Apologies. Remedy is in the works.

  3. Ok, did i miss some major news or special deals on the Jeep Wrangler. How did they sell that many? I dont get it.


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