Up 706.4% from August 2009’s total, the 2011 Kia Sorento (and two previous-generation Sorentos) pushed the Kia logo into sixth position among America’s Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs in August 2010. The 2011 Sorento, a GoodCarBadCar.net pick of the crop among small and midsize utility vehicles, is already being improved, Autoblog reports. New shock absorbers will soften the Sorento’s ride without killing its dynamics. 

Successful though the Sorento may have been in contrast with August of 2009, Kia’s middle-rung SUV still doesn’t measure up to the Honda CR-V in terms of overall volume. Down 33.2% from August 2009’s C4C level, the CR-V still managed to out-pace all other SUVs and crossovers in August 2010. With 128,507 sales so far this year, however, the Ford Escape is out-selling the Honda CR-V by 2,128 units year-to-date. Check out the Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs in America for the month of August 2010 in the list below.

#10 – Chevrolet Traverse: 7,850
Last month: 9,977
August 2009: 11,465

#9 – Honda Pilot: 8,484
Last month: 9,570
August 2009: 7,800

#8 – Lexus RX: 8,506
Last month: 8,162
August 2009: 9,317

# 7 – Ford Edge: 8,951
Last month: 9,342
August 2009: 20,933

#6 – Kia Sorento: 9,038
Last month: 9,010
August 2009: 1,121

#5 – Nissan Rogue: 10,133
Last month: 10,963
August 2009: 10,476

#4 – Chevrolet Equinox: 10,538
Last month: 9,869
August 2009: 13,157

#3 – Toyota RAV4: 14,727
Last month: 15,979
August 2009: 18,312

#2 – Ford Escape: 14,838
Last month: 14,869
August 2009:

#1 – Honda CR-V: 19,451
Last month: 20,058
August 2009: 30,284

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