Best-Selling SUVs in America — First Half 2018

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2. Toyota RAV4
2018 Sales: 198,390
Vs. 2017: +7.4%
The Toyota RAV4 finished 2017 as the best-selling crossover SUV in America thanks to another record sales year; despite a 7.4 percent sales increase for the first half of 2018, RAV4 dropped to the No. 2 position. Toyota seems focused on reversing this trend as the all-new 2019 RAV4 recently rolled out at the New York Auto Show in March and will go on sale later this year. One of the original compact crossovers on the American market, the current RAV4 features edgy styling and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. RAV4 can be powered by a 2.5-liter gas engine or a more powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain. Several trims are available, including a new Adventure Grade with more rugged styling, raised ground clearance and other special features. All RAV4 Hybrids are 4WD — the gas engine combines with an electric motor to drive the front wheels, while an additional electric motor provides power to the rear wheels. RAV4 was one of the first crossovers when it debuted as a 1996 model, and today the RAV4 Hybrid is both the most powerful and the most fuel-efficient RAV4 ever, rated at an EPA-estimated 34 mpg city / 30 mpg highway / 32 mpg combined.

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