Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – October 2011


2011 Subaru Forester Red

As a result of a best ever Canadian sales month, the Subaru Forester cracked Canada’s list of 10 best-selling SUVs in October 2011. Finishing the month 23 sales ahead of the Jeep Grand Cherokee meant the Subaru Forester became Canada’s tenth most popular utility vehicle in the tenth month of 2011.

Atop the list, as it almost always is, sits the Ford Escape. Sales of Ford’s smallest SUV are up 5% this year having kept pace with the overall market’s growth by improving 2% in October. The Escape beat the second-ranked Honda CR-V by 634 sales. CR-V sales shot up 83% compared with October 2010. 

With no Jeep on the list only 40% of the Top 10 wear American badges. There are two Korean utilities, the closely related (decreasingly popular) Hyundai Santa Fe and the (increasingly popular) Kia Sorento. The other 40% are made up by Japanese utility vehicles: CR-V, Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue. In all, nine brands make an appearance. 

Last month’s version of this post can be viewed here. Go back a whole year to October 2010 by clicking this link. America’s 10 best-selling SUVs and crossovers are a rather different bunch. October 2011’s list of Canada 20 best-selling cars has already been published. What you see below are Canada’s 10 best-selling SUVs from the month of October.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
3313 + 2.0% 38,635 + 5.2%
#2
Honda CR-V
2679 + 82.7% 20,760 + 6.2%
#3
Dodge Journey
1973 – 21.5% 25,259 + 27.8%
#4
Hyundai Santa Fe
1944 – 33.6% 21,960 – 9.5%
#5
Toyota RAV4
1936 – 7.7% 17,326 – 13.7%
#6
Chevrolet Equinox
1589 + 15.6% 19,252 + 25.2%
#7
Kia Sorento
1216 + 4.1% 12,912 + 61.5%
#8
Ford Edge
1128 – 17.5% 13,450 – 5.5%
#9
Nissan Rogue
1068 + 2.6% 11,628 + 1.0%
#10
Subaru Forester
1039 + 51.5% 7263 + 1.5%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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