February Crossover Sales: Ford Escape Leads, Equinox 19 Units Behind CR-V

The Ford Escape and Honda CR-V usually duke it out in monthly sales for the compact crossover segment, but as the Escape took the lead with 24,110 units last month, that left the Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox battling for second, and it was a close race.  The bowtie branded CUV fell behind its top Japanese competitor by only 19 units.

2013 Jeep Patriot front view 300x187 imageWith 20,668 units sold in February, the CR-V barely took the runner-up position while the Equinox settled for third with 20,649 units. While the top three were neck and neck, the Toyota RAV4 landed in the fourth spot with 13,329 examples sold, which is where the CUV has remained comfortable for several months, way ahead of the 9964 Nissan Rogues that were sold. The GMC Terrain trailed the Japanese CUV with 9802 units, however, when combined with its platform-mate, the Equinox and Terrain take all of February by a huge margin. Chrysler’s Jeep Patriot swooped in on the seventh position with 6329 sales, bumping the Subaru Forester (5529 units) down to eighth place, though the Subaru could swap once again after sales of the new CUV gain momentum. The Mazda CX-5 stays in ninth with 5451 CUVs sold, while yet another in the five-pointed-star family steals the 10th spot away from the Hyundai Tucson (3444 units) with 3776 Jeep Compasses accounted for.

After the Tucson came the Nissan Juke, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Kia Sportage, which were all fewer than 300 units behind each other. The Mini Countryman came in at the bottom of the latter with 1662 units sold, though we’d be curious to see how the Paceman fares next to its four-door brother when it goes on sale soon.

Source: The automakers

Crossover February 2013 February 2012 Year-to-Date
Ford Escape 24,110 18,666 44,049
Honda CR-V 20,668 24,759 38,477
Chevrolet Equinox 20,649 17,851 37,872
Toyota RAV4 13,329 12,679 24,939
Nissan Rogue 9964 13,423 18,915
GMC Terrain 9802 8086 18,352
Jeep Patriot 6329 5120 11,577
Subaru Forester 5529 5565 12,094
Mazda CX-5 5451 357 10,695
Jeep Compass 3776 2780 6,892
Hyundai Tucson 3444 3736 6,937
Nissan Juke 2829 2947 5190
Volkswagen Tiguan 2533 2280 4,647
Kia Sportage 2334 3410 4,756
Mini Countryman 1662 1294 3,078

By Karla Sanchez

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