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Honda Pilot – One of the original CUVs in the marketplace, you’d expect the mid-size Honda Pilot to be among the top 10, and it is, at number eight spot, with sales last year of 102,232 (compared with 83,901 in 2009, up 22.8 percent). Consumers gravitate toward its square-jawed look, spacious interior that offers a great deal of style and, of course, Honda’s reputation for reliability and strong resale value. The Car Connection editors give the 2011 Honda Pilot an overall 6.8 (out of 10) rating.
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Lexus RX – The Lexus RX luxury CUV comes in at number-nine spot with 2010 sales of 95,790. That’s an increase of only 3.3 percent over 2009 sales of 93,379. Pluses for the 2011 Lexus RX include overall comfort, upscale interior, good cargo capacity, and the reputation of Lexus dealers for superior customer service.
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Toyota Highlander – Rounding out the top-ten list of best-selling crossovers in 2010 list is the Toyota Highlander. Sales of 92,121 in 2010 clinched the spot, compared with 83,118 in 2009, an increase of 11.6 percent. The automaker moved production of Highlander exclusively to its Princeton, Indiana, plant (although the hybrid still comes from Japan). Though newer models in the market sell better, Highlander remains a capable, competent, and well-executed three-row crossover.
Curious about the next three best-selling CUVs in 2010? In order, they are: Hyundai Santa Fe (76,680 sales), GMC Acadia (68,295 sales), and Ford Explorer (sales of 60,687).
Be sure to check out the first part of this story: Best-Selling Crossovers in 2010.
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