Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - March 2013

2013 Ford Edge Red
Canadians registered 775 new GM Lambda crossovers in March 2013 and 898 Ford Explorers. Ford sold more Flexes than Buick sold Enclaves or Chevrolet did Traverses. The words "more" and "Flex" aren't supposed to go together, certainly not in a conversation about mainstream GM crossovers.

Japan's big three - the Highlander, Pathfinder, and Pilot - combined for 1583 sales in March. Mazda sold 163 CX-9s; Subaru 16 Tribecas. But the two-row Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford's second-best-selling utility vehicle, the Edge, are significantly more popular crossovers. Not a lot bigger than small crossovers and not much more costly, the Santa Fe and Edge do a fair job of representing the Canadian car buyer's desire to drive something tall and flexible rather than a midsize sedan.


Canada March 2013 midsize SUV sales chart
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Through the first quarter of 2013, the Santa Fe and Edge have outsold Canada's two best-selling midsize cars by 544 units. Overall, Canada's ten leading midsize cars (excluding the Venza) did account for 7.8% of March's overall automobile market. The Santa Fe, Edge, Sorento, Explorer, Grand Cherokee, Highlander, Pathfinder, Pilot, Murano, and Acadia were responsible for 5.6% of the market.

But many of those midsize cars sell for prices that are more comparable to smaller crossovers. The group of Canada's ten best-selling SUVs and crossovers - which includes the Edge and Santa Fe - outsold the ten top midsize cars by more than 10,000 units 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 Canadian midsize 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 2014April 2013February 2013 - March 2012
SUV
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
223
- 3.9%571- 1.9%
222
- 11.2%571- 13.7%
123
- 36.3%402- 52.8%
1385
- 10.6%2957- 5.0%
898
+ 21.2%2055+ 14.0%
241
+ 10.6%454- 10.6%
330
+ 0.3%835- 0.6%
395
- 6.6%989- 1.9%
2253
+ 21.0%5711+ 18.8%
88
-----88-----
43
- 73.5%257- 44.0%
659
- 15.9%2052- 14.6%
2
- 99.2%9- 97.7%
1212
+ 6.3%2889- 4.8%
163
- 18.1%517+ 51.2%
387
- 24.6%898- 35.7%
562
+ 263%1395+ 102%
16
- 42.9%42- 52.3%
231
- 20.9%588- 16.5%
626
+ 18.6%1432+ 8.2%
188
+ 58.0%443+ 5.5%

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%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
120
+ 39.5%317+ 36.1%
534
- 22.9%1419- 8.8%
842
- 23.6%1898- 27.1%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
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 Wrangler and Xterra listed with small SUVs, too, and the Subaru Outback shown with mainstream cars, and the Buick Enclave shown with luxury SUVs, because readers have wanted it both ways. 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
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - March 2014 YTD
Midsize SUV Sales Figures In Canada - April 2013
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - February 2013
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - March 2012
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs & Crossovers In Canada - March 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2013
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