In a tough month for car sales, the Honda CR-V continued its impressive run, leading all other passenger cars in sales and topping the compact crossover sales chart again for October.
The CR-V was the only passenger car to surpass the 30,000 sales mark for the month, and had a gain of 4.4 percent over October 2015. Sales are up for the year by nearly 2 percent, and is close to breaking the 300,000 sales mark.
The second-place Toyota RAV4 continued to lose ground to the CR-V, having a 6.5 percent loss for the month over October 2015. For the year, the crossover pioneer is up 12 percent.
Taking third place was the Ford Escape, one of the brighter spots in what was a tough month for the Ford Motor Company. Although sales were still down nearly 5 percent for the month, it was enough to outpace the former third place Nissan Rogue, which had sales fall 15 percent.
Some other poorer performers in October include the GMC Terrain, Volkswagen Tiguan and the Jeep Cherokee. The strongest performers were the Kia Sportage, the Mitsubishi Outlander, and, inexplicably, the Dodge Journey.
Compact Crossover Sales – October 2016
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