Ford Explorer sales, meanwhile, slid 29%, and the Explorer lost its grasp on the number one position among America's top-selling SUVs. Likewise, the top-selling Chevrolet TrailBlazer reported a year-over-year sales decline, but not so significant as to fall behind the rising Jeep Grand Cherokee, sales of which jumped 17%, or 31,271 units.
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Along with the TrailBlazer's decline, Chevrolet sold a great deal more copies of the more car-like Equinox in 2005 than in 2004, when the Equinox first arrived on the market. Pontiac sold its first 10,303 Torrents in 2005, as well.
The only remaining full-size, truck-based SUV in the top ten was Chevrolet's Tahoe. As recently as 2003, there were three full-size SUVs in the top nine.
Jeep Grand Cherokee