Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – December 2011


Canada’s favourite SUV suffered a brief setback in December 2011. The 10% year-over-year decline surely wasn’t enough to dethrone the Ford Escape, of course. 3001 Escapes were sold in December. The Ford Edge’s percentage decline was even worse at 20.1%, but the Edge remained a best seller as well, 179 sales ahead of the Kia Sorento and 182 sales ahead of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Though there are no surprises on Canada’s December best-selling SUV list, the Toyota RAV4’s rise to the second spot was a bit of a shocker, even after November’s solid result. Suffering all year, like most Toyotas, the RAV4 had consistently performed… but not like it had last year. In December, however, RAV4 sales surged forward at a 92.5% clip, ending 2011 with a month in which 1098 more RAV4s were sold than there were in December 2010.

60% of Canada’s ten best-selling SUVs were unlike the RAV4 and like the two Fords. Sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Sorento, Grand Cherokee, and Hyundai Santa Fe were below the par set by the year ago accomplishments of each of these vehicles. This occurred in a market which was 2.6% healthier.

Canada’s 10 most popular SUVs and crossovers in December are displayed in the table below. And though you may see Year End numbers in the chart, these were not necessarily Canada’s 10 most popular SUVs over the course of 2011. Those rankings are available here.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV
December 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
3001 – 10.0% 44,248 + 2.8%
#2
Toyota RAV4
2285 + 92.5% 21,550 – 5.5%
#3
Dodge Journey
1917 + 2.7% 29,021 + 22.0%
#4
Honda CR-V
1873 + 6.8% 25,076 + 0.6%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
1600 – 20.0% 22,468 + 16.7%
#6
Nissan Rogue
1370 + 52.4% 14,191 + 7.5%
#7
Ford Edge
1132 – 20.1% 15,633 – 8.3%
#8
Kia Sorento
953 – 2.1% 15,105 + 47.9%
#9
Jeep 
Grand Cherokee
950 – 5.1% 10,283 + 41.7%
#10
Hyundai Santa Fe
949 – 31.0% 24,121 – 13.5%

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

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