Best-Selling SUVs in America – H1 2021

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4. Toyota Highlander
2021 Sales: 144,380
Vs. 2020: +82.6%
All new for the 2020 model year, Highlander sales were trending upward in 2020 until Covid hit. Despite a midyear slump, the SUV finished 2020 with a strong fourth quarter and sales for 2021 have increased more than 80 percent in the first half of the year. Highlander has fresh styling with a bold black grille, available premium projector headlights and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces a plentiful 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, combined with a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission — enough power to provide a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The Highlander Hybrid draws power from a new Toyota Hybrid System that combines a high-efficiency 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors for a total output of 243 horsepower in a system that’s more compact and more efficient than before.

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