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Top 20 best-selling SUVs in October ’21: Toyota RAV4 tops the charts yet again


Despite sustained supply issues, the Toyota RAV4 remains at the top of the SUV sales ladder, but seventh overall in Australia in October

The RAV4 is having a strong year in 2021, and maintained its position as the best-selling SUV title for October, despite being severely supply-restricted.

Just 1670 RAV4s were sold in October compared to 4084 in October ’20, causing the RAV4’s year-to-date tally to drop below the previous year for the first time (30,933 versus 31,195). 

Despite suffering these supply issues, Toyota has maintained its dominance with three SUVs in the top 10 spots this month. The Kluger finished fifth (with 1275 sales) and the Prado eighth (with 1051 sales). 

Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid 2021 front view
The Toyota RAV4 is the king of the SUVs for October.

Second place on the SUV podium went to the popular Hyundai Tucson with 1532 sales, with the bronze medal going to the evergreen Mitsubishi ASX with 1464 sales. 

The Nissan X-Trail was fourth (1420 sales), followed by the Toyota Kluger and strong-selling Subaru Outback (1236 sales) in sixth. 

The MG ZS continued its surprising sales momentum, selling 1127 examples over the previous month, ahead of the large Toyota Prado and similarly sized Hyundai Kona (1007) and Mazda CX-30 (904) in ninth and 10th respectively. 

Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line Diesel 2022 Rear end
The Hyundai Tucson placed second, selling 1532 examples.

Other highlights include the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series which is still selling well despite new 300 Series stock about to arrive.

The new-generation Isuzu MU-X is also selling well, as is the MG HS midsize SUV that managed to outsell a supply constrained Mazda CX-5 for the first time ever. 

Rounding out the pack is the Subaru XV and Toyota Yaris Cross – both of which managed to sell more than 500 units in October.

MG ZS EV 2022 rear 3/4
MG continues to do well in Australia, selling 1127 ZS models in October.

Australia’s top 20 best-selling SUVs

  1. Toyota RAV4 – 1670
  2. Hyundai Tucson – 1532
  3. Mitsubishi ASX – 1464
  4. Nissan X-Trail – 1420
  5. Toyota Kluger – 1275
  6. Subaru Outback – 1236
  7. MG ZS – 1127
  8. Toyota Prado – 1051
  9. Hyundai Kona – 1007
  10. Mazda CX-30 – 904
  11. MG HS – 740
  12. Mazda CX-5 – 697
  13. Toyota Landcruiser wagon (200 Series) – 683
  14. Isuzu Ute MU-X – 671
  15. Mitsubishi Outlander – 652
  16. Kia Stonic – 638
  17. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – 606
  18. Kia Seltos – 638
  19. Subaru XV – 587
  20. Toyota Yaris Cross – 554