Canada Midsize SUV And Crossover Sales – February 2013


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Regal Red rear view
Hyundai Canada’s 2013 Santa Fe XL
Will Start At $29,999, A Dollar More
Than The Base Price Of Nissan’s Pathfinder

Sales of GM Canada’s Lambda platform crossovers fell to long-time lows in February 2013 as the Enclave, Traverse, and Acadia posted 18%, 11%, and 16% year-over-year declines. Meanwhile, Ford Edge and Explorer sales jumped 20% and 18%. The two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee outsold the three three-row GM utilities by 44 units.

The Lambda utilities do, however, sell much more frequently than GM’s biggest utility vehicles. Buick’s Enclave, the least popular Lambda member in February, outsold the Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, and Yukon XL by one unit last month.

Canada February 2013 midsize SUV sales chart
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Hyundai-Kia’s two bigger crossovers are priced competitively with small SUVs. And because they’re good – and rather roomy to be considered “small” – the Santa Fe and Sorento combined to outsell the Enclave, Traverse, Acadia, Dodge Durango, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer, and Jeep Grand Cherokee in February. 

Are they all direct rivals? Not necessarily. But those numbers do show us where Canadian SUV buyers are spending their money: quite clearly, on smaller crossovers and crossovers which are priced like small crossovers. And on Jeep Wranglers.

You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these SUVs and crossovers by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page – you can also click a model name in the sortable tables below. Feel absolutely free to make suggestions on the way GCBC breaks down the midsize SUV/CUV category. And don’t forget that you can rearrange the order of utility vehicles below, ranking them by February or year-to-date volume, for example.

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

SUV
February
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD

Change
153
– 18.2% 348 – 0.6%
165
– 11.3% 349 – 15.3%
141
– 24.2% 279 – 57.7%
783
+ 19.5% 1572 + 0.4%
534
+ 18.4% 1157 + 9.0%
105
– 10.3% 213 – 26.6%
228
– 15.9% 505 – 1.2%
322
– 1.2% 594 + 1.5%
1749
+ 10.6% 3458 + 17.4%
130
– 25.3% 214 – 27.9%
590
– 5.0% 1393 – 14.0%
1
– 97.1% 7 – 95.3%
924
– 4.7% 1677 – 11.5%
174
+ 176% 354 + 148%
293
– 37.0% 511 – 42.1%
434
+ 80.1% 833 + 55.7%
11
– 62.1% 26 – 56.7%
167
– 6.2% 357 – 13.3%
419
+ 11.4% 806 + 1.4%
120
– 14.9% 255 – 15.3%

Offroaders
February 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To
Date
YTD
% Change
1146
+ 1.3% 2194 + 18.0%
66
– 12.0% 125 – 16.1%
45
+ 7.1% 92 + 8.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
112
+ 57.7% 197 + 34.0%
447
– 0.2% 885 + 2.5%
510
– 28.4% 1056 – 29.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

RECOMMENDED READING
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – March 2013
Midsize SUV & Crossover Sales In Canada – January 2013
Midsize SUV & Crossover Sales In Canada – February 2012
Top 20 Best-Selling SUV & Crossovers In Canada – February 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Small SUV & Crossover Sales In Canada – February 2013

  • JiJio

    The XL Santa-Fe looks much nicer than the normal version