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In case you haven’t noticed, crossover SUVs are on a path to dethrone traditional passenger cars as America’s primary mode of transportation. Sales of four-door sedans are plummeting, while demand for small and midsize crossovers is heading in the opposite direction.
According to Motor Intelligence, crossover sales were up by a healthy 8.0% over the first nine months of 2016, while passenger car deliveries dropped by 8.2%. The genre currently accounts for eight out of the 20 most popular vehicles, with the compact Honda CR-V being the fourth best-selling ride in the U.S. last month, surpassed only by the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup trucks.