Top 10 Best-Selling Japanese SUVs In America – Through September 2010


There was a time when soft, car-based, “cute-utes” with limited off-road capabilities were mocked. The “SUV” label didn’t apply; the term “crossover” hadn’t yet been coined. Now everybody and their dog drives a soft, car-based cute-ute. Most people choose a Japanese version.

Oh, Japan can do tough and rugged as well. In fact, the 2010 Toyota 4Runner was a return to the 4Runner of old. Square-jawed and proficient in all types of 4×4ing, the new 4Runner has been attracting way more clientele than the old model. Still, if a popular and respected Japanese utility vehicle is what you’re after, rugged ain’t it. The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester are cars on stilts, and all the better for it.

Here are America’s Top 10 Best-Selling Japanese SUVs. Call’em CUVs or crossovers if it makes you feel better.

#10 – Toyota 4Runner: 33,177 … +153.8%
#9 – Acura MDX: 33,187 ………… +58.9%
#8 – Nissan Murano: 40,803 ……… +4.0%
#7 – Toyota Highlander: 63,030 …. +3.0%
#6 – Subaru Forester: 64,121 ……. +6.0%
#5 – Lexus RX: 67,896 …………… +4.4%
#4 – Nissan Rogue: 71,765 ……… +20.4%
#3 – Honda Pilot: 76,224 ……….. +23.7%
#2 – Toyota RAV4: 126,391 …….. +18.8%
#1 – Honda CR-V: 144,286 ………. +1.4%

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  • Abtuner

    4Runner and popularity have no connection. The real populr vehicle is the CRV, more than four times more likely to be bought.

  • Abtuner

    4Runner and popularity have no connection. The real populr vehicle is the CRV, more than four times more likely to be bought.