The Toyota Highlander, America’s tenth-best-selling SUV in January, was knocked off the list of America’s Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs in February. Its replacement? The $28,190 2011 Ford Explorer. Moving past the Kia Sorento, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chevrolet Traverse, the new Explorer isn’t quite back to its glory days of big cheese status. Nevertheless, combined with the Escape, Edge, Expedition, and Flex, Ford’s Explorer is part of a 42,982 SUV juggernaut which, without Ford’s cars and trucks, out-sold all but six automakers in February.

Year-over-year gains were made by every single member of the best-selling SUV list in February. Some of the utility vehicles in the table below came close to doubling last year’s volume: the Equinox was up 91.5%; the RAV4 was up 84.8%; and the Explorer, of course, more than doubled its volume with a 139.2% jump. 

Of course, none of the utility vehicles found herein are members of GoodCarBadCar.net’s The Good 12. Sales of the Jeep Wrangler rose 28% to 7636.

America’s 10 Best-Selling SUVs in February 2010 are listed below.

Rank
SUV
Status
February 2011
Last Month
February 2010
#1
Honda CR-V
19,096
16,339
11,828
#2
Ford Escape
18,005
13,973
15,156
#3
Chevrolet Equinox
15,434
12,847
8061
#4
Toyota RAV4
12,562
11,196
6799
#5
Nissan Rogue
11,427
9423
6143
#6
Ford Edge
10,138
8918
8694
#7
Ford Explorer
9657
7351
4038
#8
Chevrolet Traverse
9533
8605
5882
#9
Jeep Grand Cherokee
8667
7612
6614
#10
Kia Sorento
8641
8116
8366

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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