Top-selling 2017 SUVs


The days of boaty, old station wagons and family vans are dimming. They have become little more than fodder for people who enjoy reminiscing about the good old days. Their replacements are sportier-looking SUVs and CUVs. In fact, sales of the top SUVs and CUVs are up by as much as 40-80% so far this year. Everybody seems to want one. If you are one of the many who wants to join the forward-moving SUV/CUV crowd, or you need to replace your old SUV or CUV, you'll want to take a look at the ten top-selling SUVs in 2017.

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Which manufacturer sold more SUVs this year, Ford or Chevrolet?

Ford is ahead of Chevrolet with one of their CUVs. Another Ford CUV is close on Chevrolet's heals, though, and could easily surpass them by the end of the year.

Ford's 2017 Escape is the fourth best-selling SUV in 2017. They have sold 233,878 Escapes so far this year. The Escape is a compact crossover SUV or CUV, that seats five people. It has 68 cubic feet of cargo space when the back seat is folded down. The Escape gets 21-23 mpg in the city and 29-30 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a 2017 Escape S model, which is the lowest available trim level, is $23,750.

The Chevy Equinox is the fifth best-selling SUV so far in 2017. They have sold 212,735 Equinox SUVs this year. This is also a compact CUV that seats five. With the back seat folded down, the Equinox has 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space. It is reasonably fuel efficient, getting 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a brand new 2017 Equinox is $23,100.

The 2017 Ford Explorer is in sixth place with 199,034 sold so far this year. The Explorer is a mid-sized SUV that has room for seven people. It gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. This SUV has three rows of seats. The second and third row fold flat for 82 cubic feet of cargo space. You can buy a brand new 2017 Explorer for a base price of $31,660.

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Does Jeep have a top-selling SUV this year?

Jeep is doing very well so far in 2017. They have two SUVs among the top ten ??? Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.

Jeep Grand Cherokee is the seventh top-selling SUV this year. There have been 181,245 of them sold. The Grand Cherokee is a mid-sized crossover SUV that seats five passengers, including the driver. It gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Grand Cherokee has 68 cubic feet of cargo space if you fold down the back seat. The base MSRP for a brand new 2017 Grand Cherokee is $30,595 for the Laredo, which is the lowest trim level available.

The 2017 Wrangler is also a mid-sized SUV. There were 150,142 Wranglers sold so far this year, placing it firmly in ninth place on the ten top-selling SUV list. This SUV has room for four passengers, including the driver, and 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats. The Wrangler doesn't get great gas mileage. You can only expect to get 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. It did get KBB's "5-Year Cost to Own Award in Mid-size SUV/Crossover," which means basic maintenance and expected repair expenses should be lower than they would be for some other SUVs. Base MSRP for the Sport trim level is $23,995.

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Are there any top-selling Subaru SUVs?

Subaru is in tenth place with the 2017 Outback. They have sold 140,491 of them so far this year. The Outback is a mid-size crossover SUV/CUV that seats five people. It has 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the back seat folded down. This is one of the more fuel-efficient CUVs on the list. It gets 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a brand new 2017 Outback is $25,645.

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Which of the Japanese automakers have the best-selling SUVs?

Nissan and Honda are in second and third place on the 2017 top ten best-selling SUV list.

The Nissan Rogue is in second place with 296,927 being sold so far this year. The Rogue is a compact CUV that seats five to seven people, including the driver, depending on whether or not you get the optional 3rd-row seating. When you fold down the rear seats, the Rogue has 70 cubic feet of cargo space. It gets 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a brand new 2017 Nissan Rogue is $24,420.

Honda is in third place with the 2017 CR-V. They have sold 280,933 so far. The CR-V is another compact CUV that has room for five people. With the back seat folded down, there are 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the CR-V. It gets 26-28 mpg in the city and 32-34 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a 2017 CR-V is $24,045.

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What is the top-selling 2017 SUV?

The Toyota RAV4 is the number one, top-selling SUV in 2017. There have been 312,230 RAV4 compact CUVs sold so far this year. The RAV4 has room for five people and has 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the back seat folded down. It gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a brand new 2017 RAV4 is $24,410.

Toyota's 2017 Highlander is in eighth place on the ten top-selling SUV list. They have sold 158,196 of them. The Highlander is a mid-size SUV with room for eight people, including the driver. It has a whopping 83.7 cubic feet of cargo volume if you fold down the second and third row of seats. It gets 19-20 mpg in the city and 24-27 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a brand new 2017 Highlander is $30,630.

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