Chart Of The Day: Compact Crossovers In July And Year-To-Date

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Domestics rule the compact crossover segment this month, with the ageless Escape standing above the crowd (albeit without weighting for fleet sales). Again, Honda and Toyota show bigger drops than Nissan’s Rogue, reinforcing the perception that Nissan has done a remarkable job recovering from the tsunami. Intriguingly, Jeep’s Patriot is essentially flat year-over-year, while the Compass has bounced back on the strength of its redesign… but only to about the Patriot’s rate. Meanwhile, Hyundai has yet to find the disruptive success in this segment that it’s enjoying in the C- and D-sedan segments.

In Year-To-Date numbers, Escape still enjoys a strong lead while CR-V jumps to second and RAV4 beats the Rogue for fourth. Compass looks less strong over the year, and Hyundai is still being outsold by Kia. In more surprising news, Juke beat Mazda’s CX-7 and VW’s sluggish Tiguan, while the MINI Countryman outsold the Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Aug 13, 2011

    The cool factor of those vehicles seems to be inversely related to their sales volume.

  • PintoFan PintoFan on Aug 13, 2011

    The escape sells because even if the design is older it's still a classic for this type of vehicle. In much the same way that the Panther platform was a classic for a full-size sedan.

  • Geozinger Geozinger on Aug 13, 2011

    One thing for sure, Ford does something right with the Escape. You can't deny the sales figures, month after month. What really gets me is how much the Compass sales have improved. When the Grand Cherokee face was applied to it, I wasn't a big fan, but apparently it agrees with someone...

  • TurboDeezl TurboDeezl on Aug 13, 2011

    The Equinox/Terrain are clearly head of the class in this segment. Kudos to Ford for sales numbers on a rather outdated product. Fleet?

    • NulloModo NulloModo on Aug 14, 2011

      The Escape does have a healthy portion of fleet sales, but the majority are still retail. It's really not outdated - the electronic options and powertrains are completely modern and the styling, though rubbermaid inspired, was redone only a few years ago.