Small SUV Sales, Midsize SUV Sales, Large SUV Sales In Canada – May 2012


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Canada May 2012 small SUV sales chart
May 2012 Small SUV Sales Chart
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Bizarrely, Canadian sales of the Chevrolet Traverse were down 44.1% in May 2012 and are down 44.1% on year-to-date terms, as well. The stars aligned for the Traverse, but not in a good way. Traverse sales slid 18.5% last year after rising 45% in 2010. The updated 2013 model may improve the situation, but can Chevrolet sell 6307 Traverses next year like they did in 2010? Probably not. There’s presently a $5100 cash credit on the 2012 Traverse, enough to drop the base price to $30,935.

Ford is offering $1650 off the $29,999 Explorer. In May 2012, Explorer sales jumped 27%, enough to shrink the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s lead over the three-row midsize Ford to 349 units through five months. Ford sells substantially more Edges than Explorers, however, 2.3 times more in May. The 2013 Edge SE FWD’s Ford Canada Employee Pricing discount currently sits at $1495. Ford throws $2990 on the table to tempt you into an SEL all-wheel-drive Edge. Edge sales dropped 8.3% last year after rising 41.3% in 2010. So far this year, Edge sales are up 31.9% year-over-year and are also ahead of 2010’s pace by 915 units.

Canada May 2012 midsize SUV sales chart
May 2012 Midsize SUV Sales Chart

Back at General Motors, Canadians acquired 3141 Equinoxes and Terrains in May 2012. That combo wouldn’t be enough to unseat the Ford Escape from its perch atop the standings, but it would make GM’s smallest crossover(s) the second-best-selling utility vehicle(s) in Canada. 

Excluding the Terrain, Detroit’s three leading small utility vehicle contenders – the Equinox, Escape, and Dodge Journey – accounted for 5.1% of all new vehicle sales in Canada in May. 

Those three Detroit utilities? One is made in Canada; one in Mexico. The 2013 Ford Escape is assembled in Louisville, Kentucky.

May 2012 Canada Large SUV sales chart
May 2012 Large SUV Sales Chart

Hyundai and Kia combined to sell 5459 SUVs/CUVs in Canada in May 2012. Sales of the outgoing Santa Fe, soon-to-be-tinkered-with Sorento, and not-very-pretty Tucson were off last May’s pace by some margin. The Kia Sportage, however, posted a year-over-year increase of 20.7%. That’s nothing compared to the 42.8% rise reported by the Honda CR-V, a figure that’s equal to 838 extra sales. On percentage terms, nothing compares to the Nissan Juke’s 223% jump. In May 2011, dealer inventory for the Oppama, Japan-built Juke was dreadfully low and sales had fallen 42.1% from the prior month. Even as Juke sales rose in May and Mitsubishi RVR sales fell, the Mitsubishi came out on top when ranked by total volume.

After the jump you’ll also find sales figures for seven very large sport-utility vehicles, the most popular of which (individually) is Ford’s Expedition. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home.

Small SUV
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Equinox
2083
– 7.0% 8929 – 5.8%
Dodge Journey
3002
+ 6.8% 12,016 – 13.8%
Ford Escape
3857
– 13.7% 15,384 – 12.1%
GMC Terrain
1058
– 10.0% 4774 – 1.7%
Honda CR-V
2796
+ 42.8% 14,571 + 28.2%
Honda Element
4
– 81.0% 7 – 95.1%
Hyundai Santa Fe
2123
– 21.8% 9019 – 12.3%
Hyundai Tucson
1361
– 19.2% 5783 – 13.7%
Jeep Compass
580
– 29.2% 2555 – 2.9%
Jeep Patriot
585
– 24.8% 3067 – 8.6%
Jeep Wrangler
2091
+ 9.0% 7915 + 28.4%
Kia Sorento
1049
– 8.8% 5231 – 8.5%
Kia Sportage
926
+ 20.7% 3299 + 20.3%
Mazda CX-5
1308
—– 4632 —–
Mazda CX-7
278
– 20.3% 1878 – 11.2%
Mazda Tribute
—–
– 100% 444 – 65.2%
Mini Countryman
182
+ 2.2% 563 + 12.6%
Mitsubishi Outlander
419
+ 22.2% 1986 – 10.7%
Mitsubishi RVR
558
– 13.9% 2701 – 18.0%
Nissan Juke
555
+ 223% 1762 + 21.5%
Nissan Rogue
1378
+ 22.3% 7156 + 37.1%
Subaru Forester
772
+ 7.4% 2923 – 13.6%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
116
+ 0.9% 698 – 21.2%
Toyota RAV4
2688
+ 102% 9919 – 1.1%
Volkswagen Tiguan
521
– 13.7% 2371 – 3.3%

Midsize SUV
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Enclave
329
– 15.6% 1110 – 18.2%
Chevrolet Traverse
294
– 44.1% 1193 – 44.1%
Dodge Durango
207
– 42.3% 1240 + 37.2%
Dodge Nitro
5
– 95.5% 58 – 77.3%
Ford Edge
2625
+ 109% 7340 + 31.9%
Ford Explorer
1144
+ 27.4% 3925 + 12.1%
Ford Flex
551
+ 34.4% 1306 + 10.3%
GMC Acadia
359
– 35.7% 1520 – 23.6%
Honda Pilot
501
+ 50.5% 1869 + 19.5%
Hyundai Veracruz
173
+ 10.2% 843 + 80.1%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
1040
+ 10.2% 4274 + 3.4%
Jeep Liberty
178
– 28.5% 728 + 3.3%
Mazda CX-9
66
– 28.3% 511 + 6.2%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
5
– 68.8% 98 – 2.0%
Nissan Murano
574
+ 56.8% 2260 + 14.0%
Nissan Pathfinder
112
– 10.4% 880 – 7.5%
Nissan Xterra
82
– 24.1% 429 – 18.9%
Subaru Tribeca
25
– 30.6% 141 – 19.9%
Toyota 4Runner
246
+ 29.5% 1206 + 4.6%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
52
+ 20.9% 304 + 9.0%
Toyota Highlander
519
+ 2.8% 2309 – 4.5%

Large SUV
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Suburban
141
– 22.5% 485 – 14.0%
Chevrolet Tahoe
111
+ 32.1% 603 + 34.3%
Ford Expedition
318
+ 97.5% 707 – 0.7%
GMC Yukon
98
+ 32.4% 496 + 21.9%
GMC Yukon XL
200
+ 75.4% 513 + 26.7%
Nissan Armada
65
+ 30.0% 292 + 13.2%
Toyota Sequoia
66
+ 10.0% 357 + 5.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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