The Five Best-Selling SUVs

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Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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, Automotive Editor - October 15, 2014

SUVs are fast becoming the most popular body style in the U.S., and have begun to outsell sedans. They offer the practicality, comfort and ride height many buyers want, but now combine fuel efficiency and affordability they need. But some are much more popular than others among mainstream buyers. These are the five best-selling SUVs in the U.S. through September 2014.

Honda CR-V (241,015, up 5.2%)

Honda CR-V

It's no wonder the Honda CR-V has consistently been the most popular SUV -- and is now firmly among the most popular vehicles sold in the U.S. For many people, the CR-V does everything they want very well. It's spacious inside for five passengers, offers good cargo space and reasonable fuel economy, and is a totally faithful companion for whatever comes its way.

Ford Escape (230,162, up 0.8%)

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape offers premium features at mainstream prices. It appeals to those just looking for a comfortable SUV, as well as buyers who want the latest technology. But it offers all of those customers good handling and responsiveness, as well as strong fuel efficiency for the class.

Toyota RAV4 (202,069, up 26.1%)

Toyota Rav4

The vehicle that started the compact crossover boom, the Toyota RAV4 remains a consistent favorite for Toyota buyers. It ticks all the key boxes for the crossover buyer, with good space inside and a lot of features for the money -- now with better exterior styling and interior fit and finish.

Chevrolet Equinox (184,805, down 0.3%)

Chevrolet Equinox

Since its 2009 introduction, the current Chevy Equinox has been a strong seller for GM. Even without major upgrades, the Equinox strikes a chord with buyers because of its engine choices, long list of standard and available features, and the fact it seems to be the right size for both small crossover shoppers and those downsizing from larger SUVs. Therefore it's a vehicle that fits a wide variety of both needs and wallets.

Nissan Rogue (154,568, up 24%)

Nissan Rogue

More space, less fuel consumption. The redesigned Nissan Rogue found the winning formula to court more buyers, thanks to better interior quality, greater efficiency and even a third-row seat option. The Rogue also bests the competition with features such as an around view monitor.

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, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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