2011 Kia Sorento SXEnlarge Photo
Look around on America’s highways and byways and you’ll see them everywhere – crossovers of every make and model, from Spartan to luxury. In fact, crossovers (or CUVs) today bridge the gap from sedan to station wagon. Millions of American families have at least one CUV in the driveway. Continuing Family Car Guide’s two-part series, here are the next five best-selling crossovers in 2010.
Kia Sorento – Kia’s really on a roll, coming out with fresh new products at an impressive clip. With its 2011 redesign, the Kia Sorento accounted for 108,202 sales in 2010 – good enough for number-six spot in the best-selling crossovers in 2010 list. The change from traditional truck-type SUV to full-on crossover, lots of available upscale features and Kia’s strong warranty just add to the Sorento’s appeal. Read Marty Padgett’s First Drive of the 2011 Kia Sorento here.
2011 Chevrolet TraverseEnlarge Photo
Chevrolet Traverse – Consumers pay attention to Consumer Guide Best Buy accolades, and the publication awarded one to the Chevrolet Traverse. Chief among the CUV’s strong points are its space, power, and handling that’s more than just decent – all in a package that looks and feels more like an upscale vehicle. The result: the seventh-place Chevrolet Traverse posted 2010 sales of 106,744, compared with 91,074 in 2009 – an increase of 17.2 percent. For more information on the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, read Bengt Halvorson’s review.