Toyota RAV4 Overtakes CR-V in August Crossover Sales

It's happened. The Honda CR-V has been overtaken by none other than the Toyota RAV4, which has steadily climbed its way to the top three in the past couple months. The RAV4 outsold all its rivals in August with 35,614 units sold, leaving the CR-V in second place with 34,079 units and the extremely popular Ford Escape in the third slot with 28,996 crossovers sold.

It appears as though the Nissan Rogue's recent redesign seems to have gotten the attention of more consumers, since it managed to pull ahead of the Equinox into the fourth position, beating it by only 32 units with a total of 21,419. The Equinox has stayed in the third and fourth positions for the better part of the year, but in August, it got knocked down to fifth place, selling 21,387 examples. Far behind it in the sixth spot was the popular Jeep Cherokee with 18,674 units, while the Subaru Forester trailed behind it in the seventh spot with 16,432 Subies accounted for. The Mazda CX-5 hit the 10,000-mark to land in the eighth position with 10,709 crossovers, while in the ninth position was the Equinox's less successful GM twin, the GMC Terrain, with 9680 unitss sold during the summer month. The Jeep Patriot managed to stay in the top 10 with 9120 sold to new owners.

Finishing below the top-sellers was the Subaru XV Crosstrek (8244 units) and Hyundai Tucson with 5266 units sold. Following those crossovers was the Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, and Nissan Juke, which sold 4749, 4494, and 2353 units, respectively. Combined sales of the Mini Countryman and Paceman were enough to beat the Tiguan in August, with the Minis selling 2640 and the VW selling 2151.


Crossover August 2014 August 2013 Year-to-Date
Toyota RAV4 35,614 23,502 179,345
Honda CR-V 34,079 34,654 217,293
Ford Escape 28,996 26,714 208,444
Nissan Rogue 21,419 17,273 137,339
Chevrolet Equinox 21,387 25,073 167,539
Jeep Cherokee 18,674 0 113,933
Subaru Forester 16,432 13,163 105,356
Mazda CX-5 10,709 8506 70,093
GMC Terrain 9680 11,120 71,134
Jeep Patriot 9120 7170 60,841
Subaru XV Crosstrek 8244 4757 48,612
Hyundai Tucson 5266 3866 33,369
Jeep Compass 4749 5249 43,252
Kia Sportage 4494 3140 21,037
Nissan Juke 2353 4176 30,439
Mini Countryman/Paceman 2640 1877 16,520
Volkswagen Tiguan 2151 2948 17,446

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