1. Ford F-Series

America's best-selling truck for buyers making less than $250,000 also happens to be America's best selling truck for buyers making more than a quarter-milli, as well.

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Can you blame 'em? It projects an air of grandiosity by virtue of its big ol' physical footprint, and it's pretty well loaded with modern tech, to boot. It's a solid all-arounder for folks not interested in performance. Then again, they have the Raptor for that.

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2. Jeep Grand Cherokee

This modified DaimlerChrysler platform continues to prove its worth with buyers of all tax brackets, although the Grand Cherokee doesn't break onto the list for buyers making less than $200k.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is capable when it needs to be, comfortable when it needs to be, and it's packing Fiat Chrysler's excellent Uconnect infotainment system. And even the cushy models won't break the bank.

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3. Jeep Wrangler

Everybody loves the Jeep Wrangler. That's basically accepted fact. Hell, I love it, and I'm simultaneously repulsed by it.

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There's no better way to project a rough-and-tumble image than by constantly piloting a vehicle that looks like it's ready to tackle rocks, even if it never leaves the office parking lot. Hey, there might be some potholes around, you never know...

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4. Lexus RX

Comfortable, loaded with creature comforts and subtle as all get-out -- that's the Lexus RX in a nutshell, which makes sense why it would be popular with well-heeled buyers.

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That said, its new look might cause a few of the more boring buyers to look elsewhere, but the RX is still quite good at blending in, even though it looks like something out of "Mobile Suit Gundam" now.

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5. BMW X5

BMW's venerable X5 not just for Russian mobsters and teenage girls looking for a $5,000 used car.

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The automaker's first foray into utility vehicles remains a top contender thanks to its good looks, decent capability and the utter silliness of its X5 M variant. Having a BMW badge on the back certainly makes it more appealing to well-heeled buyers, too.

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6. Ford Explorer

Are you noticing a trend? Every vehicle mentioned thus far has either been a truck or utility vehicle.

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The only Ford ute landing on the list for under-$250k buyers is the Escape. This one's larger, more comfortable and, of course, more expensive.

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7. Toyota Highlander

Reliability and under-the-radar looks keep Toyota's value-focused Highlander high on the list for buyers with a bit of cash to burn.

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It'll haul all the crap you could ever imagine, and it can tow up to 5,000 pounds, so it's good for long hauls and daily driving alike.

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8. Honda Pilot

Honda's penchant for building smart, reliable vehicles clearly resonates with buyers making more than $250,000.

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The Pilot, like the Highlander, promises both capability and sensible daily driving.

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9. Honda CR-V

Finally! Another car that appears on both lists!

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Honda's two-row CR-V occupies the ninth slot for buyers making more than $250k, but for buyers making less than that, it sits at No. 6.

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10. Honda Accord

It's taken 10 spots, but finally, there's a car on this list.

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Honda's august Accord has been long praised for its reliability, driving dynamics and affordability. It seems that folks with a tight budget aren't the only people interested in maximizing bang for your buck.

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