May 2014 Crossover Sales: Toyota RAV4 Outshines Chevrolet Equinox

Two Japanese crossovers dominate the top three spots in CUV sales in May, with the Honda CR-V taking the number one spot with 32,430 units sold. The Ford Escape once again assumed the second position with 31,896 units sold, while the Toyota RAV4 overtook the Chevrolet Equinox for the third spot with 23,465 units sold versus the 22,695 American CUVs sold.

Following the fourth-place Equinox is the Nissan Roque in fifth with 18,722 units accounted for. The Jeep Cherokee also had a good month in May, coming up only 8 units short from selling 16,000. Meanwhile, our 2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, the Subaru Forester, landed in the seventh spot with 14,146 units moved off dealer lots. Although it couldn't surpass the 10,000 mark, the fuel-efficient Mazda CX-5 still brought in good numbers with 9291 sold, while the GMC Terrain and Jeep Compass rounded out the top 10 with 8734 and 8666 crossovers sold, respectively.

The Jeep Patriot wasn't far from making the cutoff with 8242 units, though the Subaru Crosstrek was behind with only 5778 units. The Hyundai Tucson couldn't quite get to 5000 units with 4482, while the Kia Sportage fared better than it did in April with 4009 units. Following the Kia are the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Mini Countryman/Paceman.


CrossoverMay 2014May 2013Year-to-Date
Honda CR-V 32,43027,298128,563
Ford Escape31,89629,123127,780
Toyota RAV423,46520,780 95,363
Chevrolet Equinox22,69522,91899,083
Nissan Rogue 18,72217,33384,236
Jeep Cherokee 15,992067,095
Subaru Forester 14,14610,06840,578
Mazda CX-5 9291 712842,332
GMC Terrain 8734 784741,944
Jeep Compass8666527627.790
Jeep Patriot 8242 663637,055
Subaru XV Crosstrek 5778 529528,331
Hyundai Tucson 44823664 20,560
Kia Sportage 4009 268816,366
Nissan Juke 3825286723,202
Volkswagen Tiguan 2649 2635 10,758
Mini Countryman/Paceman 24851911 9410

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