Too Close for Comfort: Escape Catching Up to CR-V in Year-to-Date Compact Crossover Sales

The Ford Escape has been steadily gaining ground on the Honda CR-V, and August 2012 sales are no different. Last month, the Escape took a big jump toward year-to-date compact crossover sales leadership.

With 28,188 Escapes sold in August, year-to-date sales jumped to 176,927. Although the CR-V also saw significantly increased August sales it wasn't enough to regain first place. With only four months left in 2012, the Escape could unseat the CR-V as the king of compact crossovers.

The Chevrolet Equinox remained solid in third place, moving 20,231 units last month, bringing its year-to-date total to 151,027. With the Toyota RAV4 far behind the Equinox in fourth place with 15,685 units, its closest competitor is the Nissan Rogue, which sold 12,626 units.

Just below the 10,000 mark and behind the Rogue is the GMC Terrain, with 9143 sold. The Subaru Forester placed above the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson, with 6956 crossovers sold, but that could change if the new Crosstrek grabs a few consumers otherwise set on a Forester.

Source: Ford, Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai

Car August 2012 Sales August 2011 Sales YTD
Ford Escape 28,188 20,607 176,927
Honda CRV 23,877 16,572 191,113
Chevy Equinox 20,231 16,606 151,027
Toyota RAV4 15,685 6502 120,371
Nissan Rogue 12,626 11,467 97,657
GMC Terrain 9143 7875 63,340
Subaru Forester 6956 6429 50,505
Hyundai Tucson 5376 4156 33,271
Mazda CX-5 4665 N/A 24,904

Car August 2012 Sales August 2011 Sales YTD
Ford Escape 28,188 20,607 176,927
Honda CRV 23,877 16,572 191,113
Chevy Equinox 20,231 16,606 151,027
Toyota RAV4 15,685 6502 120,371
Nissan Rogue 12,626 11,467 97,657
GMC Terrain 9143 7875 63,340
Subaru Forester 6956 6429 50,505
Hyundai Tucson 5376 4156 33,271
Mazda CX-5 4665 N/A 24,904
Ben
Hmmm. When i go to Avis.com, I see the escape as a choice to rent. I don't see the CR-V anywhere. If you subtract fleet sales, what are the true numbers?

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