Honda CR-V Tops Crossover Segment With Over 300,000 Sales in 2013

It's been a tug-of-war between the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape for the top spot in 2013. And although it was a close race at times, the Japanese CUV clinched the title as the best-selling CUV in 2013, making it the second consecutive year it's been the sales king of the segment. For the first time ever, the CR-V topped 300,000 units, leaving the Escape in the dust with 295,993 units.

Read more about November CUV Sales here.

The Toyota RAV4 may have been the third best-selling CUV in December, but the Chevrolet Equinox took the overall third spot in year-to-date sales with 238,192 units sold versus 218,249 RAV4s sold. Following the Toyota CUV was the Nissan Rogue with 162,751 units, and in sixth place was the 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the Subaru Forester, with 123, 592 units sold. That left the GMC in seventh place with 99,525 units, while the Mazda CX-5 was next in line with 79,544 units. The Jeep Patriot finished behind the Mazda with 75,797 CUVs sold, while the XV Crosstrek rounds out the top-10 best-selling CUVs of 2013 with 53,741 Subies sold. The Jeep Patriot's cousin missed the cutoff with 52,993 Compasses sold.

The Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, and Volkswagen Tiguan round out the top 15, and although it's only been on sale a couple months, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee still managed to barely surpass combined Mini Countryman and Paceman sales at 24,587 with 25,786. With so much progress in just a couple months, there's no doubt the Cherokee will make it into the top 10 next year.


CrossoverYear-to-dateDecember 2013December 2012
Honda CR-V 303,90428,75925,733
Ford Escape295,99324,46220,131
Chevrolet Equinox238,19217,212 19,551
Toyota RAV4218,24920,97014,351
Nissan Rogue 162,75114,67611,488
Subaru Forester 123,59213,2298764
GMC Terrain 99,525799811,516
Mazda CX-5 79,544 67205956
Jeep Patriot 75,797 61584566
Subaru XV Crosstrek 53,741 55253409
Jeep Compass 52,993 35343131
Hyundai Tucson41,906 37143745
Nissan Juke 38,1573076 2739
Kia Sportage 32,965 25271696
Volkswagen Tiguan 30,00224643310
Jeep Cherokee 25,786 15,038 N/A
Mini Countryman/Paceman 24,5872705 2224

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