Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America – 2007 Year End


2007 Ford Edge

America’s new vehicle market continued to contract at a slow rate in 2007; the light truck market at an even slower 2% pace. But there was a certain class of vehicle making hay.

Buyers who wanted high-riding SUVs but didn’t want to pay for the truck-based vehicles themselves or the fuel that they’d require turned increasingly to car-based small crossovers. It’s a trend we’re very familiar with in 2014. But in 2007, the trio of utility vehicle leaders were, while certainly known entities, not traditional best sellers.

Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America – 2006 Year End
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All Vehicles Ranked By 2007 U.S. Year End Sales

In 2006, the Honda CR-V ranked third, with sales having risen 13%, year-over-year. The Ford Escape was down 5% to 157,395 units, fifth on the list of America’s ten best-selling SUVs. Toyota RAV4 sales more than doubled, and it was America’s seventh-ranked utility vehicle.

The CR-V was the best-selling utility vehicle in America in 2007, the RAV4 was America’s second-best-selling utility vehicle, and the Escape ranked third. 2006’s first and second-best-selling SUVs, the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet TrailBlazer, fell to the fifth and sixth spots in 2007. Car-like SUVs like the Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander fell into place as the seventh and eighth best sellers.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
2007
2006

Change
#1
Honda CR-V
219,160
170,028
+ 28.9%
#2
Toyota RAV4
172,752
152,047
+ 13.6%
#3
Ford Escape
165,596
157,395
+ 5.2%
#4
Chevrolet Tahoe
146,256
161,491
– 9.4%
#5
Ford Explorer
137,817
179,229
– 23.1%
#6
Chevrolet Trailblazer
134,626
174,797
– 23.0%
#7
Ford Edge
130,125
2201
+ 5812%
#8
Toyota Highlander
127,878
129,794
– 1.5%
#9
Jeep Grand Cherokee
120,937
139,148
– 13.1%
#10
Jeep Wrangler
119,243
80,271
+ 48.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC