Small SUV And Crossover Sales In Canada - March 2013

2013 Chevrolet Trax red
Canada's favourite small SUV was Canada's overall favourite utility vehicle in March 2013. That's normal. But instead of that small SUV being Ford's Escape, it was Toyota's new RAV4. 

RAV4 sales nearly doubled in March. Sales of last March's leader, the Honda CR-V, tumbled 32%.

Canada March 2013 small SUV sales chart
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Mazda Canada reported its best CX-5 sales month so far, and then sent GCBC a top-end CX-5 to drive for a week. Subaru sold 1003 Foresters, a record high for that nameplate, too. Nearly half of the Chevrolet Trax sales that have occurred in the newest Chevy's first four months on sale occurred in March. 

Mini's Paceman went on sale, but despite requests, Mini Canada is so far only releasing Paceman data under the Cooper banner, along with many other Minis. Countryman sales improved on a year-over-year basis but tumbled 25% from February, when the market for new vehicles was much smaller.


For the sixth time in the last seven months, Kia Canada reported a decline in Sportage sales. An updated 2014 Sorento isn't going to make it any easier for the smaller Kia crossover. Same goes for the Hyundai Tucson and its big brother, the more appealing Santa Fe. Volkswagen Tiguan sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in March.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canada's small SUVs any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - March 2013April 2013February 2013 - March 2012
Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
1396
- 31.7%3451- 27.8%
2646
+ 6.4%6548+ 1.3%
3255
- 12.3%8411+ 1.6%
973
- 13.1%2520- 5.6%
2777
- 32.3%5785- 34.8%
2253
+ 21.0%5711+ 18.8%
880
- 21.1%2209- 27.6%
766
+ 39.8%2237+ 61.4%
452
- 32.6%1751- 8.9%
1719
- 4.7%3913+ 6.8%
1212
+ 6.3%2889- 4.8%
515
- 25.3%1331- 16.2%
1771
+ 7.4%3442+ 90.3%
459
+ 16.5%1112- 12.2%
1584
- 28.9%3429- 23.6%
1003
+ 64.2%1691+ 17.6%
102
- 44.0%294- 36.4%
3635
+ 95.7%6678+ 40.0%
561
- 7.3%1137- 13.3%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
March 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
195
-----219-----
643
-----1231-----
115
+ 10.6%366+ 44.1%
732
+ 5.8%1889+ 7.6%
360
- 18.2%785- 10.6%
473
-----1247-----

Offroaders
March 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
1719
- 4.7%3913+ 6.8%
109
- 7.6%234- 12.4%
53
- 53.9%145- 27.5%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown. 
^ not including 88 Santa Fe XL sales which are shown exclusively in the midsize SUV category.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Santa Fe and Sorento listed with midsize SUVs - they're stuck in between in terms of size - as well as vehicles like the Wrangler and Xterra listed both here and there. The Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek and their gang are also listed with mainstream cars, because they're sitting on a fence between SUVs and traditional passenger cars. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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

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