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The Best-Selling SUVs and Trucks Halfway Through 2018

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/3/2018 Motor Trend Staff

SUVs and trucks continue to gain a good chunk of the market as consumers move away from traditional cars and toward utility vehicles. Halfway through 2018, automakers are selling more trucks, SUVs, and crossovers than traditional cars. Here are some of the best-selling SUVs and trucks midway through 2018.

SUVs and Crossovers

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Nissan Rogue

215,202 units sold, up 10 percent year-to-date

Currently the best-selling crossover, the Nissan Rogue has overtaken the Altima as the Japanese automaker's volume model. With the addition of the Rogue Sport last year, Nissan will sell you its volume crossover in two sizes depending on your needs.

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Toyota RAV4

184,766 units sold, up 6 percent year-to-date

Toyota's RAV4 has started to take over as the automaker's new best-seller, ousting the Camry, which remains the best-selling car in the U.S. A new-generation model, which goes on sale later this year, should help keep the RAV4 high up in the sales chart.

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Honda CR-V

179,580 units sold, down 4.1 percent year-to-date

After overtaking the Civic and Accord in sales, the Honda CR-V is now the automaker's volume model. Currently the class benchmark, the Honda CR-V is Motor Trend's 2018 SUV of the Year thanks to its well-rounded performance, spacious interior, and solid safety features.

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Chevrolet Equinox

156,365 units sold, up 17.2 percent year-to-date

Chevrolet's compact crossover was redesigned for 2018 and is now a stronger entry in a competitive segment. It's also one of the most fuel-efficient compact crossovers when equipped with the optional diesel engine.

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Ford Escape

144,627 units sold, down 7.9 percent year-to-date

With its move toward crossovers and trucks in the U.S., the Ford Escape will remain one of the Blue Oval's best-sellers. Despite its age, the Escape continues to sell in large numbers, and thanks to its wide range of engine choices, there's something for everyone.

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Jeep Wrangler

133,492 units sold, up 35 percent year-to-date

Jeep is perhaps the most profitable brand under the Fiat Chrysler umbrella, and the Wrangler is one of its most profitable vehicles. Midway through 2018, the Wrangler is Jeep's best-selling vehicle. The lineup will see an expansion with the addition of the upcoming diesel engine and plug-in hybrid option, the latter of which will be a first for the Wrangler.

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Jeep Cherokee

113,719 units sold, up 40 percent year-to-date

Recently refreshed for 2019, the Jeep Cherokee got a much needed upgrade in the features department. Its less polarizing exterior could've also made it more appealing to more consumers, and the new turbocharged engine adds an extra dose of power for your off-road adventures.

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Toyota Highlander

114,254 units sold, up 12.8 percent year-to-date

The three-row Toyota Highlander continues to be one of the most popular family utility vehicles on sale today. Available as a standard gas-only model or a powerful yet fuel-efficient hybrid, the Highlander brings many options to the table when it comes to hauling your family.

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Ford Explorer

110,805 units sold, down 6.5 percent year-to-date

Still high up in terms of sales, the Ford Explorer remains a popular choice among consumers and is currently one of the best-selling crossovers in the Blue Oval's lineup. Despite its age, the Explorer has one of the best multimedia systems and offers a wide range of powertrain options.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

109,313 units sold, down 6 percent year-to-date

The Jeep Grand Cherokee remains a strong seller for FCA, and even though it's down year-to-date, it remains a strong seller for the Jeep brand. Available in everything from a comfortable five-seat SUV to an off-road-ready Trailhawk model and the 707-hp Trackhawk, the Jeep Grand Cherokee caters to a wide range of consumers.

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Jeep Compass

87,510 units sold, up 240 percent year-to-date

After replacing the old Compass and Patriot, the new Jeep Compass is looking like it will also be one of FCA's future high-volume products alongside the Wrangler and Cherokee. Like its siblings, the Compass is available in an off-road-oriented Trailhawk model that can get you farther into the wilderness than most small crossovers.

Trucks

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Ford F-Series

451,138 units sold, up 4.9 percent year-to-date

The Ford F-Series takes the cake as the best-selling truck that offers everything from work trucks of all needs to the Raptor high-performance pickup and the luxurious Platinum and King Ranch models. A diesel-powered F-150 joins the lineup, and a hybrid variant is expected to arrive by 2020.

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Chevrolet Silverado

291,074 units sold, up 10.7 percent year-to-date

Although a new generation is about to go on sale, the Chevrolet Silverado sells well and should continue to do so, especially with heavy incentives on the outgoing truck. The new model, which is lighter and more aggressive, should have an even broader consumer appeal thanks to the addition of more engine choices including a diesel and a turbocharged gas four-cylinder.

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Ram Pickup

233,539 units sold, down 7.0 percent year to date

One of the breadwinners of the FCA umbrella, the Ram pickup line is one of its best-sellers, and the new-generation truck is expected to continue that. The 2019 model gets a host of new tech features and mild-hybrid powertrains, which should help make it more appealing to a wide range of buyers looking for a work truck or luxury truck.

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GMC Sierra

100,874 units sold, up 1.7 percent year-to-date

The Chevrolet Silverado's sister vehicle may not sell in the same volume, but it's still enough that it was able to move over 100,000 units in six months. A new GMC Sierra 1500 arrives later this year with features to distinguish it from the Silverado like the Multi-Pro tailgate and available carbon fiber in-bed boxes.

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