Honda CR-V and Compact Crossovers Are Red-Hot in April 2015 [Sales Report]

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2014 Jeep Cherokee vs Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape vs Honda CR-V

The compact crossover segment continues to be red-hot and the Honda CR-V is the prime example. It holds a narrow lead over the Chevy Equinox, but the CR-V was the best selling vehicle in the entire Honda lineup. It sold more units than the Civic or the Accord.

The Chevy Equinox made a huge jump to second place for the month of April. It grew 42.0% for the month. The best improved title goes to the Nissan Rogue (44.5% growth), although it is in fifth place. The Ford Escape showed improvement as it goes up to third place. It can still challenge the Equinox and the CR-V for the lead.

Despite showing solid growth, the Toyota RAV4 is now in fourth place. It is still in the fight within the top five. The Jeep Cherokee continues to improve. It holds a solid sixth place and is looking up to the top five.

Every compact crossover listed here grew during the month of April 2015. This segment is growing in significance with every month.

We are splitting out the ever-expanding sub-compact crossovers into its own report, and you can find it at soon.

Compact Crossover – April 2015

Apr 2015 # Apr ’15 / ’14 % YTD 2015 # YTD ’15 / ’14 %
Honda CR-V 29,452 3.4% 102,579 6.7%
Chevrolet Equinox 28,856 42.0% 94,469 23.7%
Ford Escape 25,770 4.8% 93,042 -3.0%
Toyota RAV4 22,914 21.7% 89,924 25.1%
Nissan Rogue 21,767 44.5% 86,253 31.7%
Jeep Cherokee 19,072 27.0% 67,285 31.7%
Subaru Forester 13,977 21.0% 51,613 9.9%
Mazda CX-5 8,960 31.1% 33,253 0.6%
GMC Terrain 8,792 12.8% 36,525 10.0%
Kia Sportage 4,273 21.1% 15,918 28.8%
Hyundai Tucson 4,020 1.5% 15,147 -5.8%
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,674 2.1% 10,561 4.9%
VW Tiguan 2,402 20.2% 7,994 -1.4%

Check out this fun and informative TFLcar first drive featuring the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the other top sellers.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.