Anyone who is looking for a vehicle can consider an SUV as a practical and affordable option that is suitable for a wide range of uses. The SUV or Sport Utility Vehicle is often built for small families and usually offers functions like four wheel drive, off road capabilities, and usually towing capacity, which is perfect for anyone who likes to go camping, drive off-road, or even anyone who simply wants a more durable vehicle. Today there are five size classes for the SUV including the Mini, Compact, Mid-size, Full-size, and Extended-length. The following include the best selling SUVs.
Ford Explorer: Ford has always been popular, and that’s especially evident considering they have two of the best selling SUVs.. The Ford Explorer sold 114,000 units in the third quarter, which, while the lowest on this list, is certainly impressive. The vehicle features built in terrain management, inflatable rear seatbelts, brake locking, and cruise control. It won the ‘best truck in America’ award, as well as ‘best in technological design’ for it’s safety system. The Ford Explorer features four engine choices, three transmission choices, and is a 5 door full-size SUV. The Ford has a $28,845 MSRP and gets 17/24 mpg. Find a St Louis Ford Dealer
Toyota RAV4: While not America’s most popular truck, the Toyota RAV4 SUV is certainly popular, and by the midpoint of the year had sold more than 120,000 models. The RAV4 is available as a mini-SUV and a compact Crossover, and features four engines ranging from 2.2 to 2.4 liters, with three transmission options. The Toyota has an MSRP starting at $23,242, and gets 24/31 mpg. Find a St Louis Toyota Dealer
Chevrolet Equinox: The Chevrolet has always been one of America’s most popular auto manufacturers and while they don’t hold quite as prestigious a place in the SUV market, they are still in the top five most sold. The Equinox sold 144,904 units by the end of the third quarter, making it the third best selling SUV in the U.S.A. The Equinox is a mid-size crossover SUV and four 2.4-3.6 liter engines. The Chevrolet Equinox retails for $24,727 with an average gas mileage of 22/32 mpg. Find a St Louis Chevy Dealer
Honda CR-V: The Honda CR-V comes in close to first place for sales at 173,000 for the first half of the year. The Honda is available with two engine choices including a 2.0 and a 2.4 liter, with 5 speed and 6 speed transmission options. The CR-V most likely would have been the top selling vehicle for the year except for the fact that Honda recalled some 172,000 units in order to repair a faulty door handle. The CR-V retails at $23,843 and gets an average 23/31 mpg. Find a St Louis Honda SUVs
Ford Escape: With 178,000 models sold in 2013 before the end of July, the Ford Escape is the best selling SUV in America. The Escape is a compact Crossover but features the same five door design as the Ford Explorer. It also features three engine choices including a 1.5 liter and 2.0 liter EcoBoost, as well as a 2.5 Liter Duratec. The vehicle only comes with one transmission option, which is a 6 speed F635 automatic. The Ford Escape retails for $22,545, with an average gas mileage of 22/31. Find a St Louis Ford SUVs