Honda CR-V Drops to Third in February CUV Sales

The Ford Escape continued to lead the way in February with 23,145 units, while the Chevrolet Equinox jumped into the second position with 21,587 sold. That left the Honda CR-V on the last spot on the podium, with 20,759 Japanese CUVs sold.

Finishing fourth was the Nissan Rogue with 17,197 sold, followed by the Toyota RAV4, which fell two spots into the fifth position with 16,451. The Jeep Cherokee continues to make gains, as the hot-selling CUV landed in the sixth position with 11,975, surpassing the 10,773 units sold of the 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the Subaru Forester. The Mazda CX-5 (9353 units) had a good month in February. Not only did it post a 71.6-percent increase over the same period last year, it also finished in eighth place, jumping two spots ahead of the GMC Terrain and Jeep Patriot. Both crossovers round out the top 10 best-selling CUVS with 9297 and 6466 units sold, respectively.

Those that didn't make the cutoff include the Subaru XV Crosstrek and Nissan Juke, though both jumped ahead of the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. Things could only get better for the Juke, considering it's about to undergo a refresh that could help boost sales even more. After the Tucson is the Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Mini Countryman/Paceman, and the Fiat 500L, which only sold 801 units in February.


Crossover February 2014 February 2013 Year-to-Date
Ford Escape 23,145 24,110 42,604
Chevrolet Equinox 21,587 20,649 36,134
Honda CR-V 20,759 20,668 38,991
Nissan Rogue 17,197 9964 31,028
Toyota RAV4 16,451 13,329 33,351
Jeep Cherokee 11,795 0 22,300
Subaru Forester 10,773 5529 21,544
Mazda CX-5 9353 5451 14,351
GMC Terrain 9297 9802 16,360
Jeep Patriot 6466 6329 12,043
Subaru XV Crosstrek 5489 3258 6022
Nissan Juke 5197 2829 8639
Jeep Compass 4354 3776 8422
Hyundai Tucson 3956 3444 7489
Kia Sportage 2669 2334 5256
Volkswagen Tiguan 2019 2533 3796
Mini Countryman/Paceman 1496 1662 2681
Fiat 500L 801 0 1530

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