25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (2022)

There’s no denying America’s love affair with the SUV, which has burned brightest over the past three decades and shows no signs of dying out. This year’s list of the most popular SUVs through the first half of the year shows that though they are all SUVs, there are many different sizes, types, and purposes to suit the differing and variable needs we all have. Here are the 25 most popular SUVs by sales numbers through the first six months of 2022.

1. Toyota RAV4

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (1)

Total Units Sold: 200,885

With a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 Prime as well as the off-road-focused RAV4 TRD, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 draws in many kinds of drivers. The spacious interior, efficient powertrains, and strong set of safety features keep those drivers happy — just as you’d expect of the most popular SUV in the U.S. for the first half of 2022. See Toyota RAV4 models for sale near you

2. Jeep Grand Cherokee

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (2)

Total Units Sold: 134,369

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee combines an iconic name with a classy interior, serious off-road capability, and a 2-row, 5-seat layout that will suit many. A PHEV 4xe version is also available, as is a 3-row version for those who need to carry more passengers. See Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale near you

3. Toyota Highlander

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (3)

Total Units Sold: 117,403

Earning its buyers thanks to generous standard features, 3-row seating, and a quality interior, the 2022 Toyota Highlander is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner. It also offers Toyota’s famous reliability and ease of maintenance, making it a great family choice despite a tight third row. See Toyota Highlander models for sale near you

4. Chevrolet Equinox

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (4)

Total Units Sold: 116,678

Restyled for 2022, the Chevrolet Equinox combines a fresh face with strong standard active safety systems, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a roomy rear seat, and a comfy driving demeanor. Competing against the likes of segment favorites like the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4, the Equinox holds its own in sales. See Chevrolet Equinox models for sale near you

5. Honda CR-V

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (5)

Total Units Sold: 116,602

Strong standard safety features, Honda reliability, and plenty of space for people and things, all in a compact SUV? Must be the 2022 Honda CR-V. A peppy and efficient engine is standard, and a hybrid version is available. See Honda CR-V models for sale near you

6. Tesla Model Y

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (6)

Total Units Sold: 108,000

If you’re looking for an electric SUV that can do it all — on pavement, at least — the all-electric 2022 Tesla Model Y is a great bet. Up to 330 miles of range, standard dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD), quick acceleration, and a roomy cargo area make it a fun and practical choice. See Tesla Model Y models for sale near you

7. Ford Explorer

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Total Units Sold: 102,917

The 2022 Ford Explorer combines a handsome exterior with a good base engine (and a great upgrade V6), lots of variants to choose from, including a hybrid and a sport model, and seating for seven. New for 2022, the sporty ST models are now available with rear-wheel drive, and the King Ranch and Platinum trims now share the ST’s 400-horsepower V6. See Ford Explorer models for sale near you

8. Jeep Wrangler

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (8)

Total Units Sold: 99,497

The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 2- or 4-door SUV is so good off-road that those who love it will forgive all its on-road foibles, like a noisy interior and ungainly handling. It’s one of the world’s best, most iconic off-road SUVs, and that’s why it’s still a best-seller nearly 40 years since its 1986 launch. See Jeep Wrangler models for sale near you

9. Nissan Rogue

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (9)

Total Units Sold: 87,675

A new 3-cylinder turbocharged engine helps the 2022 Nissan Rogue compact 2-row SUV achieve class-leading non-hybrid fuel economy, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is a mere $1,500 upgrade. Strong standard safety features and competitive pricing further boost the Rogue’s attractiveness. See Nissan Rogue models for sale near you

10. Hyundai Tucson

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (10)

Total Units Sold: 84,071

All-new for the 2022 model year, the Hyundai Tucson gets a more dramatic look, a tech-ready interior, lots of safety features and connectivity, and a PHEV variant. Those seeking a more rugged look might want to check out the Tucson XRT trim. See Hyundai Tucson models for sale near you

11. Mazda CX-5

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (11)

Total Units Sold: 81,804

Stunning style, premium European-grade handling, standard AWD, and upgraded seats for greater comfort are all part of the revised 2022 Mazda CX-5’s recipe. There’s no hybrid version offered, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with the torquey turbo 4-cylinder. See Mazda CX-5 models for sale near you

12. Subaru Outback

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (12)

Total Units Sold: 77,341

The Subaru Outback started as a wagon, but its impressive ground clearance, all-weather confidence, and off-road capability have given it SUV cred. Its standard AWD, impressive safety tech, and IIHS Top Safety Pick+ win make it a family-friendly choice. See Subaru Outback models for sale near you

13. Ford Escape

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (13)

Total Units Sold: 73,920

The 2022 Ford Escape compact crossover/SUV is comfortable, roomy, and offers lots of standard safety features, plus it’s available in PHEV form. Tech fans should look for the 12.3-inch driver information display, available on SEL and higher trims. See Ford Escape models for sale near you

14. Honda HR-V

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (14)

Total Units Sold: 73,016

Subcompact but paradoxically roomy, the 2022 Honda HR-V is a study in practicality and thoughtfulness. Fuel-efficient powertrains (with available AWD), strong reliability, and lots of available tech upgrades make for a smart and fun daily driver. The all-new 2023 HR-V also went on sale earlier this year and contributed to this SUV’s strong sales. See Honda HR-V models for sale near you

15. Toyota 4Runner

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (15)

Total Units Sold: 66,829

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner’s excellent off-road abilities and the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds mean it’s ready to go places and do work. It also packs plenty of cargo space and good standard safety tech. See Toyota 4Runner models for sale near you

16. Ford Bronco Sport

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (16)

Total Units Sold: 58,549

The blocky Bronco aesthetic suits the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport, as different as they are beneath the skin. The Bronco Sport’s standard AWD, clever interior storage, and composed road manners make it a smart pick, and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ makes it a safe one. See Ford Bronco Sport models for sale near you

17. Hyundai Santa Fe

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (17)

Total Units Sold: 57,895

Packed with standard features despite its low starting price, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is strong on value, as well as power, thanks to the available turbocharged engine. The standard interior spec is nice and can be upgraded to luxurious with the Calligraphy trim. See Hyundai Santa Fe models for sale near you

18. Ford Bronco

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (18)

Total Units Sold: 54,842

Brawny, capable off-road, and with striking looks to go with its iconic name, the 2022 Ford Bronco is the revival of a legend. It’s available in 2- or 4-door form, and unlike the Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco is pleasant to drive on the road. See Ford Bronco models for sale near you

19. Lexus RX

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (19)

Total Units Sold: 53,769

The 2022 Lexus RX is perhaps the quintessential midsize premium crossover/SUV, having been undeniably successful over its 25-year run. The current model succeeds thanks to its serene cabin and smooth driving experience; an available hybrid offers a more efficient choice. See Lexus RX models for sale near you

20. Kia Sportage

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (20)

Total Units Sold: 52,356

The 2022 Kia Sportage is a well-balanced choice in the compact crossover/SUV space, with great value, roomy passenger space, and quality cabin materials. For 2023, Kia built on this for the all-new model, which also contributed to sales for the first half of 2022. See Kia Sportage models for sale near you

21. Ford Edge

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (21)

Total Units Sold: 51,453

On the fun-to-drive list among midsize 2-row crossovers, especially in sporty ST trim, the Ford Edge comes with standard AWD (new for 2022), a strong standard feature set, and it’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Also new for 2022 are the Black Appearance package and the Adventure Package. See Ford Edge models for sale near you

22. Subaru Forester

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (22)

Total Units Sold: 50,937

Subaru’s go-anywhere attitude and the Forester’s award-winning ability (it’s a multiple recipient of the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own title) combine to make a strong pick in the compact crossover class. Solid safety scores, good standard equipment, and a spacious interior for its class seal the deal. See Subaru Forester models for sale near you

23. GMC Terrain

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (23)

Total Units Sold: 47,702

Style is subjective, but competence is not, and as polarizing as the 2022 GMC Terrain’s look may be, its abilities are beyond question. The rugged Terrain AT4 trim offers more off-road-themed style, while the Terrain Denali focuses on luxury. See GMC Terrain models for sale near you

24. Kia Telluride

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (24)

Total Units Sold: 46,893

Smart looks, a spacious interior, a fantastic warranty, and keen prices make the 2022 Kia Telluride an easy proposition. Throw in three rows of seating, great standard equipment, and ample options for upgrading, and you have a solid pick for many drivers. See Kia Telluride models for sale near you

25. Honda Pilot

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022... So Far - Kelley Blue Book (25)

Total Units Sold: 46,435

The 2022 Honda Pilot offers lots of standard equipment, a spacious and well-thought-out cabin, a strong engine, and all of the safety and reliability Honda is known for. It can seat up to eight and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. See Honda Pilot models for sale near you

25 Most Popular SUVs in 2022… So Far

1. Toyota RAV4
2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
3. Toyota Highlander
4. Chevrolet Equinox
5. Honda CR-V
6. Tesla Model Y
7. Ford Explorer
8. Jeep Wrangler
9. Nissan Rogue
10. Hyundai Tucson
11. Mazda CX-5
12. Subaru Outback
13. Ford Escape
14. Honda HR-V
15. Toyota 4Runner
16. Ford Bronco Sport
17. Hyundai Santa Fe
18. Ford Bronco
19. Lexus RX
20. Kia Sportage
21. Ford Edge
22. Subaru Forester
23. GMC Terrain
24. Kia Telluride
25. Honda Pilot

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