More Americans are dumping their boring old sedans and fantasizing about strapping a kayak to the roof of an SUV and offroading up a rocky hillside to a remotely beautiful lakeside campsite undiscovered by other humans.

Actually, SUVs -- especially the crossover and luxury versions -- continue to grow in popularity, but it's more likely due to cheap gas prices and the American consumer's need to tote kids, dogs and soccer equipment around town.

So which ones are buyers looking for? Auto resource site Edmunds.com lists the most-researched SUVs and reviews them all.

These are the most popular SUVs on Edmunds:

Photo: Nissan

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