Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America - 2006 Year End

2007 Honda CR-V silver
After losing its crown for one year, the Ford Explorer was back on top of the U.S. SUV leaderboard in 2006 despite its 25% year-over-year sales decline.

Chevrolet TrailBlazer volume slipped 28%, the second TrailBlazer decline in two years, the second in a line of decreases that continued until the TrailBlazer nameplate completely disappeared from the U.S. market in 2010/2011.


Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America - 2005 Year End
Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America - 2007 Year End
All Vehicles Ranked By 2006 Year End U.S. Sales


Rising fuel prices put a hold on many SUV purchases in 2006, and the impression at the time led many to predict the death of the SUV. Indeed, traditional truck-based SUVs are few and far between eight years later, but car-based crossovers that look like traditional SUVs are hugely popular in America.

In 2006, the third-ranked Honda CR-V, newly released in the final third of 2006 as a MY2007 model, spoke volumes about the turning of this tide, as sales jumped 13% even as U.S. new vehicle sales slid 3% and overall light truck volume (SUVs, minivans, crossovers, pickups) was down 7%.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
2006
2005

Change
#1
Ford Explorer
179,229
239,788
- 25.3%
#2
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
174,797
244,150
- 28.4%
#3
Honda CR-V
170,028
150,219
+ 13.2%
#4
Chevrolet Tahoe
161,491
152,305
+ 6.0%
#5
Ford Escape
157,395
165,122
- 4.7%
#6
Honda Pilot
152,154
143,353
+ 6.1%
#7
Toyota RAV4
152,047
70,518
+ 116%
#8
Jeep Grand Cherokee
139,148
213,584
- 34.9%
#9
Jeep Liberty
133,557
166,883
- 20.0%
#10
Toyota Highlander
129,794
137,409
- 5.5%
Source: Automakers & ANDC

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