Sept. Compact Crossover Sales: Ford Escape and Honda CR-V Less Than 900 Units Apart
For the fourth month in a row, the Ford Escape has taken the top sales spot in its segment, with 23,148 units sold during the month of September. Escape sales were down a bit compared to August (28,188 copies) when Ford took a commanding lead over the second-place Honda CR-V by more than 4000 units. In September, a gap of less than 900 units separated the Escape and CR-V, as Honda sold 22,268 copies of its compact crossover. The Honda, however, is still the year-to-date leader with 213,381 sold, compared to 200,075 for the Escape.
Once again, the Chevy Equinox has landed in the number three spot with 15,835 units sold and the Toyota RAV4 is close behind with 13,796. We don’t foresee the Chevy and Toyota swapping places anytime soon, as the all-new RAV4 is still months away from launching. In fifth place is the Nissan Roque with 12,106 units, followed by the GMC Terrain with 7486 copies sold. Add Terrain sales to that of the Equinox and GM’s compact/midsize crossover duo is just about tied with the Ford Escape.
Rounding out our list of the top nine best-selling compact crossovers are the Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, and the fun-to-drive Mazda CX-5 with 6066, 4573, and 4468 units sold respectively.
Source: Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota
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