While compact crossover sales in June were hot for all automakers, American-branded crossovers snagged two of the three top spots, with the Ford Escape leading the way. The Honda CR-V placed second while the Chevrolet Equinox earned the third place spot on the podium.
With a combination of 2012 and 2013 models, the Ford Escape earned its first-place slot with 28,500 sales in June 2012, a 28-percent year-over-year increase over June 2011. The Escape may have outsold the all-new Honda CR-V last month, but its year-to-date sales of 127,167 units through June don’t match up to the Japanese heavyweight’s numbers.
Though the revamped Honda CR-V settled for second place in June, it still beats all other competitors in year-to-date sales by a large margin. Honda moved 23,282 CR-Vs last month (up 50.3 percent), bringing its year-to-date total to 146,682 — nearly 20,000 more than the Ford Escape.
The Chevy Equinox, with 20,793 units sold, sits in third place. Sales are still up with a 15.8-percent increase versus last year, and a year-to-date total of 110,890. Although the Toyota RAV4, with 15,129 units sold, earned the fourth spot, it saw the biggest increase (up 66.2 percent) compared to the same period last year. The Nissan Rogue is the last in the top five, with 10,999 sold (up 46.8 percent).
The GMC Terrain slipped ahead of the Subaru Forester for sixth place with 7795 Terrains sold versus 7233 Foresters sold. The all-new Mazda CX-5 rounds out our top eight, with 4551 CUVs sold for the month of June, and 16,031 vehicles sold for the year.
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Source: GM, Honda, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Nissan, Toyota