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).
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Source: Ford, Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda