SUV Sales Statistics: 2008, 2009, 2010

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Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

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SUV sales statistics and trends are essential data points for making a long term SUV purchase decision.

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Before you purchase an SUV, it's smart to check on various SUV sales statistics and figures to determine the trends in your area and on the national scene. SUV sales trends can indicate the popularity of various types of models of SUV, and they can also provide you with a good estimate of how much you'll have to spend on an SUV that you buy new or used.

SUV Sales 2008

In 2008, hybrid cars and electric vehicles had not yet caught on in popularity as much as they have since that time. SUVs were therefore popular for the duration of the year. However, a gas crisis throughout the United States did hurt sales of SUVs somewhat.

SUV Sales 2009

In SUV sales history reports, 2009 stands out as a declining year for the type of vehicle. The reason for this is the continued damage to the gas supply in the United States and the upcoming financial crisis. This forced more and more people to purchase more economical and smaller vehicles, leaving SUVs on the dealer lots in many cases.

SUV Sales 2010

It's difficult to say exactly what will become of SUV sales trends this year, because the year is not even half over yet. Generaly, however, the gas crisis has faded and the economy is beginning a turnaround. This suggests that SUV sales may increase in the coming months. However, hybrid cars and electric vehicles have become more popular since 2008, and they may challenge SUV sales in America as well.

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Related Questions and Answers

What was the Best Selling SUV Model in 2009?

With Toyota passing General Motors as the number one sales firm on the globe, the best-selling SUV was the RAV4, followed closely by the Honda CR-V. In third place, you will find the Chevy Equinox and GMC model, while the Buick Enclave was in the top 5. Why was a vehicle like the Enclave up there? The answer is simple, its lines suggest understated elegance and its ride and handling package are first rate as are its interior fit and finish. It is also available in two-wheel and four-wheel-drive, which is a great advantage when you are trying to compete against the likes of the RAV 4.

Are the Prices of SUVs Declining Due to Lower Demand?

With SUVs becoming more fuel-efficient as some of the big engined V-8s turn into 4s on the highway, and as more four-cylinder power plants make their debut and sell strongly in the SUV market, prices of SUVs are holding steady. This is an interesting paradox. In some cases, especially for vehicles such as the Ford Escape Hybrid, are actually rising because this is a vehicle that makes lots of sense to lots of people. So, on the one hand, you would expect SUV prices to soften, but they have not, as automakers try to keep their bread-and-butter lines competitive and economical.

What was the Top Selling SUV Model in 2008?

The top-selling SUV model in 2008 was from General Motors, as GM was still the number one selling nameplate across the industry. It wasn't until sometime last summer that Toyota overtook GM as the leading seller. The top-selling SUV in 2008 was likely the Chevy Blazer or Tahoe, followed closely by the GMC versions. Following on their heels, though, Ford's Explorer and Escape were making their marks, as was the Flex whose sales were just beginning to climb. On the imported side, the neck-and-neck race between Honda and Toyota continued unabated between the CR-V and RAV4.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

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