2012 Honda Pilot Touring Blue

Though 75% of America’s 20 best-selling cars aren’t American, not in the traditional sense anyway, 60% of America’s top 10 best-selling sport-utility vehicles do wear American badges. There are two Fords on this list, two Chevrolets, one GMC, and one Jeep. 

Half of America’s Top 10 Best-Selling Cars in July reported year-over-year declines. Only a single SUV did so. While that’s not an accurate way to represent the whole SUV market, we can still acknowledge that America’s fascination with utility vehicles continues. Cars shmars.

The overall new vehicle market in America didn’t fare all that well in July 2011, but a good portion of the news from Detroit is positive. Consider this: every Jeep model posted year-over-year gains compared with July 2010. Ahead of the improved 2012 model, Jeep Wrangler sales shot up 42.9%. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales climbed 75.7% to 9499, narrowly missing entrance to this list of the most popular SUVs in America.

News coming out of American Honda headquarters was generally awful today – the CR-V was down 30.5% and the brand as a whole was down 28.5% – but the Pilot didn’t share in the negativity. Sales of Honda’s largest utility vehicle rose 4%. Nissan, not as affected by March’s disasters as Honda or Toyota, reported a 2.7% improvement for the seventh-ranked Rogue. As per the norm, Kia Sorento sales soared upward, this time at a 47.2% clip.

The Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America table for July 2011 is ready for exploration below.

Rank
SUV
Status
July 2011
July 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
Ford Escape
24,411 14,689 147,018
#2
Chevrolet Equinox
17,094 9869 112,932
#3
Jeep Wrangler
14,355 10,043 67,591
#4
Chevrolet Traverse
14,283 9977 64,310
#5
Honda CR-V
13,943 20,058 124,859
#6
Kia Sorento
13,262 9010 75,040
#7
Nissan Rogue
11,260 10,963 69,171
#8
GMC Acadia
10,424 5574 50,235
#9
Honda Pilot
9954 9570 61,572
#10
Ford Explorer
9897 4763 75,720

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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