Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – December 2010


A huge 35% jump from December 2009’s totals secured the Ford Escape’s position atop the leaderboard among Canada’s best-selling utility vehicles last month. December 2010 was a much-improved month for numerous contenders, most notably the Hyundai Tucson, up 156%. At the same time, the Santa Fe’s hotness expired in Hyundai showrooms as sales of the larger Tucson alternative dropped 17%. The Santa Fe ranked sixth in December anyhow, and the drop wasn’t enough to shake its year-end status as Canada’s second most popular SUV, more about which you’ll see momentarily.

There was worse news at Toyota. As though the company’s struggle to sell cars like they did in 2009 wasn’t enough, RAV4 sales tanked at a rate of 42% in December. If Toyota could’ve kept RAV4 sales level, their smallest utility vehicle would’ve been Canada’s #2 SUV in December 2010. Instead, the Chevrolet Equinox – without the GMC Terrain’s help, mind you – posted an increase of 56% to beat everything except the Ford Escape. 4Runner and Highlander sales were actually up for Toyota Canada last month, but volume wasn’t lofty enough for Toyota’s larger SUVs and crossovers to find themselves among Canada’s Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs for December 2010.

Rank
SUV
Status
December 2010
Last Month
December 2009
#1
Ford Escape
3334
2996
2471
#2
Chevrolet Equinox
1999
1885
1282
#3
Dodge Journey
1867
2146
1826
#4
Honda CR-V
1753
1041
1482
#5
Ford Edge
1417
1389
1154
#6
Hyundai Santa Fe
1375
2231
1666
#7
Toyota RAV4
1187
1535
2036
#8
Hyundai Tucson
1015
946
396
#9
GMC Terrain
1009
921
795
#10
Jeep Grand Cherokee
1001
975
792

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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