Both in year-to-date and in June 2011 terms, the Ford Escape is America’s best-selling SUV. Fully six of America’s ten favourite utility vehicles are American-bred. There’s also a Korean, the Kia Sorento, along with two Hondas and a Toyota.
Indeed, Ford utility vehicle sales were very strong in June as the Escape posted a 43.3% jump, the Explorer was up 55.6%, and the Edge improved 18.2%. Sales of the Expedition and Flex were off June 2010’s pace. America’s SUV brand, Jeep, didn’t garner such volume but has left Chrysler executives good reason to be in a positive mood after June’s data shows gains from every model save the Commander, a now defunct nameplate. No Jeep gain was greater than the Grand Cherokee’s 208%, but even the least noteworthy jump in Jeep sales, as posted by the Wrangler, resulted in a 26.5% improvement and the ranking of fourth in this list of America’s 10 best-selling SUVs from June 2011.