A July sales increase of 10.1 percent helped the Ford Escape to second place in monthly compact crossover sales behind the Honda CR-V.
Ford sold 29,253 Escapes for the month, solidifying its yearly second place numbers. The CR-V also saw a healthy increase of 11.4 percent with 31, 785 sold in July.
The Nissan Rogue continues to shine as the most improved year-over-year, with a 50.9 percent increase from July of 2014 and a 38.4 percent increase for the year from the same time period in 2014.
Sales of Toyota’s RAV4 were nearly flat for the month, but it retained its overall third place and 18.5 percent increase for the year.
The GM twins, the Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC terrain, both saw double-digit declines over July 2014. The Terrain was down 18.1 percent and the Equinox was down 14.7 percent, although the latter is still up 14.5 percent for the year and is in fourth place in yearly sales. The Terrain is up slightly for the year at 2.9 percent, but it is still near the bottom of yearly sales.
Others that saw big sales increases are two Jeeps, the new Cherokee and the old Patriot. The Cherokee is up 13 percent and is still the top selling Jeep for the year. Patriot sales are up 22 percent for the month and 34 percent for the year despite the little SUV being eight years old, although total numbers put it down with the also-rans.
Compact Crossover Sales – July 2015
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