February 2013 Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs And Crossovers In Canada


2013 Toyota RAV4 Barcelona Red

Canada’s top-selling SUV squeaked out a victory over a perennial top five candidate, the surging RAV4. Helped by a clear-out of outgoing third-generation RAV4s and the arrival of the heavily-marketed fourth-generation RAV4, Toyota came within 44 units of catching the Ford Escape.

15 of Canada’s 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers sold less than half as often as the Escape and RAV4. In a market which suffered a 3.3% decrease in overall Canada-wide volume, nine of Canada’s 20 most popular SUVs and crossovers posted year-over-year increases. Through two months, BMW X3 sales are up 86%. During the same two months, sales of the smaller and less expensive BMW X1 are down 65%. The X1 was BMW’s best-selling SAV at this time last year, it ranks third in the four-member family this year.

All Vehicles Ranked By February 2013 & YTD Canadian Sales

Yet strong sales of the X3 have more than made up for the X1’s losses, and the X5’s decline, too. Relevance? The BMW X3 was Canada’s top-selling premium brand utility last month; the Audi Q5 outsold the Lexus RX by ten units. Just missing out on the February 2013 edition of Canada’s 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers was the 21st-ranked RX, historically the premium brand leader in the utility vehicle category. 46 of the 449 RXs sold were hybrids.

GoodCarBadCar published the list of Canada’s 20 best-selling cars earlier this evening. All 13 trucks were ranked earlier this week. Sales figures for these 20 best-selling SUVs – sales figures for any current vehicle – can be found by making a selection at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. That’s where you’ll find, for example, that Mazda only began selling the CX-5 last February, which explains the huge year-over-year increase.

February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
2415 + 2.2% 5156 + 12.8%
#2
Toyota RAV4
2371 + 59.6% 3043 + 4.4%
#3
Dodge Journey
1906 – 6.0% 3902 – 1.9%
#4
Hyundai Santa Fe
1749 + 10.6% 3458 + 17.4%
#5
Honda CR-V
1594 – 43.8% 3008 – 36.9%
#6
Jeep Wrangler
1146 + 1.3% 2194 + 18.0%
#7
Nissan Rogue
1022 – 14.2% 1845 – 18.4%
#8
Chevrolet Equinox
1020 – 30.9% 2055 – 24.9%
#9
Kia Sorento
924 – 4.7% 1677 – 11.5%
#10
Mazda CX-5
889 + 456% 1671 + 944%
#11
Ford Edge
783 + 19.5% 1572 + 0.4%
#12
GMC Terrain
747 – 12.5% 1547 – 0.1%
#13
Jeep Compass
672 + 76.4% 1471 + 75.5%
#14
Hyundai Tucson
622 – 40.0% 1329 – 31.3%
#15
Jeep Grand Cherokee
590 – 5.0% 1393 – 14.0%
#16
Mitsubishi RVR
578 – 4.5% 1157 + 8.7%
#17
Jeep Patriot
573 – 5.6% 1299 + 3.8%
#18
BMW X3
542 + 105% 823 + 86.2%
#19
Ford Explorer
534 + 18.4% 1157 + 9.0%
#20
Audi Q5
459 – 11.2% 894 – 3.7%

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

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – February 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs & Crossovers In Canada – March 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – January 2013
Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – February 2012
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – February 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2013
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada – February 2013