2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee River

Let’s just call it. Let’s end the suspense. The fat lady is singing, and she’s singing because the Ford Escape will be the best-selling SUV in America in 2011. 

Sure, there’s one month remaining, but the Escape is now 31,932 sales ahead of the second-ranked Honda CR-V, sales of which dropped 10% in November 2011. The third-ranked Chevrolet Equinox (down 3% in November) is another 21,708 sales back. November’s surge came as Ford offered discounts on leftovers before the 2013 Ford Escape arrives. The ancient (yet current) first-gen Escape finished November nearly 5400 sales of the CR-V. 

Up a class or two, Jeep reported a 23% increase in Grand Cherokee sales. The most expensive Jeep trails the Ford Explorer by almost 11,000 sales going into December, a lead the Explorer is unlikely to give up. Explorer sales rose 217% in November. The only Chrysler product more popular than the Grand Cherokee in November was the Ram pickup. 

You can find last month’s best-selling SUVs post here, last November’s edition here, and the 10 best-selling SUVs in America from November 2011 below. From America’s list of the 20 most popular cars in November, you’ll find just one – the Toyota Camry – that was more popular than America’s favourite little cute-ute.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
21,823 + 46.1% 228,719 + 32.7%
#2
Honda CR-V
16,426 – 10.1% 196,787 + 9.0%
#3
Chevrolet Equinox
14,936 – 2.9% 175,079 + 37.6%
#4
Jeep Grand Cherokee
13,545 + 23.3% 110,938 + 53.4%
#5
Ford Explorer
12,888 + 217% 121,832 + 141%
#6
Toyota RAV4
11,330 – 7.9% 118,130 – 23.0%
#7
Nissan Rogue
10,845 + 27.2% 112,257 + 25.9%
#8
Honda Pilot
10,487 + 38.1% 104,656 + 13.8%
#9
Ford Edge
9685 – 3.4% 109,625 + 2.1%
#10
Kia Sorento
9669 + 0.5% 119,572 + 20.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 

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