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July CUV Sales: Honda CR-V Stays Solid, RAV4 Outsells Escape

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/1/2014 Karla Sanchez
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The Honda CR-V continued dominating the compact crossover segment in July, as the Japanese crossover didn't budge from the number-one spot after selling 28,522 units. While the Ford Escape took up the second spot for the better half of the year, it fell to the third position after the Toyota RAV4 had an upswing, selling 26,779 units compared to 26,558 Escapes sold during the hot summer month.

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That means the Chevrolet Equinox was pushed down to the fourth position with 25,321 crossovers sold, while the Nissan Rogue came in at a distant fifth place with 16,618 CUVs accounted for. The Jeep Cherokee slotted in the sixth spot with 14,827 units, but the Subaru Forester was right behind it, falling short by only 303 units compared to the Jeep. With 10,767 GMC Terrains sold, the American-made CUV landed in the eighth spot ahead of the Mazda CX-5 and Jeep Patriot, both of which couldn't break 10,000 with 9109 and 7793 units, respectively.


Selling less than half of what its more successful stablemate did, the Crosstrek missed the top-10 cut off with 6603 sold, while the Jeep Compass followed with 5411 crossovers moved off the lot. More people preferred the Kia Sportage over the Hyundai Tucson in July, since the Kia sold 4412 compared to the 3767 Hyundais sold. The Kia also outsold the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Mini Countryman/Paceman, which again find themselves on the bottom of the list.

Source: The Automakers

CrossoverJuly 2014July 2013Year-to-Date
Honda CR-V28,52227,226183,214
Toyota RAV426,77919,538143,731
Ford Escape26,55822,343179,448
Chevrolet Equinox25,32118,507146,152
Nissan Rogue16,61816,992115,920
Jeep Cherokee 14,827095,259
Subaru Forester14,524984188,924
GMC Terrain 10,767 785561,454
Mazda CX-5 9109782559,384
Jeep Patriot7793757251,721
Subaru XV Crosstrek 6603463640,386
Jeep Compass 5411522238,503
Kia Sportage 44122523 24,368
Hyundai Tucson3767394928,103
Nissan Juke 2325357928,086
Volkswagen Tiguan2121227015,295
Mini Countryman/Paceman 2034243713,880


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