Ford Escape Beats Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V in July Compact Crossover Sales

The Ford Escape takes the compact crossover crown once again, beating the Honda CR-V for a second month in a row. While the Escape sold better than the CR-V, sales were actually down compared to July 2011. The Chevy Equinox gave the CR-V a run for its money last month, coming in a close third.

Maintaining its momentum from June 2012, the Ford Escape earned first place with 21,572 sales in July despite an 11.6-percent year-over-year decrease. Although the Honda CR-V still takes the lead in year-to-date sales of 167,236 units through July, things could change if the Escape's hot streak continues.

The redesigned Honda CR-V took the silver once again in July, moving 20,554 CR-Vs last month, bringing its year-to-date total 167,236. In June, it beat the Escape with nearly 20,000 more units for the year, but in July, that number gets smaller at around 18,000.

We’re not forgetting about the Chevy Equinox, which was hot on the CR-V's heels with 20,793 units sold in July and a year-to-date total of 130,796. Next in line was the Toyota RAV4, with 15,248 units sold. The Nissan Rogue rounds out the top five, with 13,193 sold.

The GMC Terrain was behind the Rogue with 7595 units sold, followed by the Subaru Forester (6453 units sold), and the Mazda CX-5 (4208 units sold).

Car July 2012 Sales July 2011 Sales YTD
Ford Escape 21,572 24,411 148,739
Honda CRV 20,554 13,943 167,236
Chevy Equinox 19,906 17,094 130,796
Toyota RAV4 15,248 8814 104,686
Nissan Rogue 13,193 11,260 85,031
GMC Terrain 7595 7302 54,197
Subaru Forester 6453 6218 43,549
Mazda CX-5 4208 N/A 20,239
Source: Ford, Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda

Car July 2012 Sales July 2011 Sales YTD
Ford Escape 21,572 24,411 148,739
Honda CRV 20,554 13,943 167,236
Chevy Equinox 19,906 17,094 130,796
Toyota RAV4 15,248 8814 104,686
Nissan Rogue 13,193 11,260 85,031
GMC Terrain 7595 7302 54,197
Subaru Forester 6453 6218 43,549
Mazda CX-5 4208 N/A 20,239

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