Think you know which models make up the list of the best-selling crossovers of 2010?
While some may be a no-brainer, others may come as a bit of a surprise. Crossovers are car-like SUVs, also called CUVs – and the crossover segment is huge. If your favorite isn’t on the top 10 list, it’s probably not much further down the list of best-selling vehicles of all kinds.
Today, Family Car Guide covers the first five best-selling crossovers in 2010:
Honda CR-V – No doubt about it, with 2010 sales of 203,714, the Honda CR-V reigns supreme at number one spot of best-selling crossovers in 2010. In fact, the CR-V is up 7.2 percent over 2009 sales of 191,214. An abundance of standard convenience and safety features, plus Honda’s outstanding reliability and good vehicle resale value, are other compelling reasons consumers buy this compact CUV. Check out Bengt Halvorson’s review of the 2011 Honda CR-V in The Car Connection.
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Ford Escape – Ford’s Escape compact CUV offers good ride quality in all versions, with a compliant suspension that can easily accommodate potholes and road surface irregularities. The Escape comes in at the number two spot with sales of 191,026 in 2010, compared with 173,044 the year prior (an increase of 10.4 percent). The Escape is also available as a Hybrid.
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Toyota RAV4 – Long one of America’s favorite compact CUVs, the Toyota RAV4 is roomy enough for people plus cargo, especially with available third-row seat. The optional 269-horsepower V-6 engine provides added get-up-and-go. Sales of 170,877 in 2010 kept this compact CUV in number three spot, while the numbers were 15.4 percent higher than 2009 sales of 149,088.
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Chevrolet Equinox – The mid-size Chevrolet Equinox is ratcheting up the sales charts with a 74.1-percent increase in year-over-year sales. In 2010, the Equinox sold 149,979 units, versus 86,148 in 2009. What’s the attraction? The powertrains are quiet, passenger and cargo accommodations flexible, and the price is affordable. Hint for part two of this series: Chevrolet has another best-seller in the top ten list in the number seven-place Traverse. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, be sure to read The Car Connection review.
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Ford Edge – Ford’s second CUV in the best-seller list is the mid-size Ford Edge. Sales last year of 118,637 were up 34 percent from 2009’s 88,548 units sold. The Dearborn automaker spruced up the front and rear of its popular crossover, added more chrome and power for 2011. See why The Car Connection editors give the 2011 Ford Edge an 8.0 (out of 10) overall review.
Be sure to check out Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010, Part Two tomorrow.
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