Ford Escape Slips Back Into Second in April CUV Sales

It's usually a tug-of-war between the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V in compact crossover sales, and the Japanese CUV won the battle in April, selling 28,485 units versus the Escape's 24,579 vehicles sold. Per usual, the Chevrolet Equinox finished in the third spot with 20,315 units sold.

The Toyota RAV4 (18,834 units) and the Nissan Rogue(15,066 units) stayed put in the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. However, the Jeep Cherokee crept up on the Nissan crossover, selling only 59 units less than the Rogue. In the seventh position is the Subaru Forester with 11,547 Subies sold, making it the last crossover to go above the 10,000-mark in April. Although the Jeep Patriot couldn't quite reach that cap, it still came in the eighth spot with 8339 units, followed by the GMC Terrain with 7791 vehicles accounted for. The Mazda CX-5 took the last spot in the top 10 list with 6835 units moved off dealer lots.

Thanks to the popular Jeep Cherokee, the Subaru XV Crosstrek was knocked off the top list, selling only 5678 units in April. The Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Juke, and Kia Sportage all came in behind it, but the crossover that really seemed to take a hit in April was the Volkswagen Tiguan, which fell below the Mini Countryman and Paceman with only 1998 units.


CrossoverApril 2014April 2013Year-to-Date
Honda CR-V 28,48526,51996,133
Ford Escape24,57925,82695,844
Chevrolet Equinox20,31520,965 76,388
Toyota RAV418,83418,54171,898
Nissan Rogue 15,06611,90465,514
Jeep Cherokee 15,007051,103
Subaru Forester 11,547936646,937
Jeep Patriot 8339 579228,813
GMC Terrain 7791 796433,210
Mazda CX-56835 626233,041
Subaru XV Crosstrek 5678 443322,553
Jeep Compass 5367 446519,124
Hyundai Tucson 39623733 16,078
Nissan Juke 3795 244519,377
Kia Sportage 3530284512,357
Mini Countryman/Paceman 2214 1959 6925
Volkswagen Tiguan 19982488 8109

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