Small SUV Sales Figures In Canada – July 2013 YTD


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Canadians continue to buy large numbers of small SUVs and crossovers as the market for cars levels off and the number of viable small SUV/CUV options increases. 

Ford Escape volume plunged in July 2013, but sales are up 6% through the first seven months of 2013. A year ago, Ford posted its highest-volume Escape sales month of 2012. Honda CR-V sales shot up 39% in July, and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan all reported meaningful gains. Mazda CX-5 sales more than doubled, year-over-year.

General Motors sold 976 copies of their little crossover twins, the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. General Motors also sold 2452 Equinoxes and Terrains. 

Canada small SUV sales chart July 2013
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Having already made clear that Canadians love small cars, while preferring small cars that aren’t too small, the numbers you see here show that Canadians love small utility vehicles. But they prefer small utilities that aren’t too small. 

Not only do the Equinox and Terrain easily outsell the Encore and Trax, but the new Mitsubishi Outlander outsold the RVR last month. Nissan sold more than four Rogues per Juke in July. And Subaru’s Forester was nearly twice as popular as the XV Crosstrek. And the Mini Countryman? Very little sells less often than Mini’s four-door. 

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 small SUVs and crossovers 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 – July 2014 – August 2013 – June 2013July 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
July 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
1534
– 19.5% 11,603 – 9.0%
3161
+ 0.4% 17,261 – 2.7%
3973
– 19.6% 25,454 + 6.1%
918
– 21.4% 6929 – 0.4%
3269
+ 39.2% 19,846 – 2.7%
2335
+ 13.0% 15,038 + 12.8%
1103
– 43.1% 7548 – 17.4%
506
– 31.6% 4796 + 28.4%
399
– 39.4% 3856 – 9.3%
1438
– 4.8% 8871 + 11.7%
601
– 28.6% 3735 – 26.5%
1937
+ 102% 10,476 + 52.4%
604
+ 79.2% 3092 + 9.8%
1467
+ 53.9% 9484 – 0.5%
939
+ 28.1% 6000 + 38.7%
107
– 35.2% 754 – 25.3%
2751
+ 25.6% 19,411 + 34.7%
683
+ 36.9% 3883 + 14.2%

Offroaders
July 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
2243
+ 1.7% 12,404 + 0.8%
84
+ 127% 739 + 24.0%
51
+ 8.5% 383 – 7.9%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
January 2013
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
361
1705
615
4326
135
– 6.3% 963 + 12.9%
455
– 8.6% 4659 + 15.9%
344
+ 153% 2364 – 4.6%
544
3311

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ not including 478 Santa Fe XL sales (1468 YTD) 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.

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