Small SUV Sales In Canada – November 2013 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart November 2013
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Not since March 2013 has Ford Canada’s Escape surrendered its title as Canada’s best-selling small utility vehicle, nor with it the crown it wears as Canada’s best-selling overall SUV. 

Sales dipped 4.5% in November, but the Escape’s lead over the Honda CR-V was 802-units strong by the end of the month. Year-to-date, the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 is more than 11,000 sales back of the Escape.

It’s the dominant leader, but most small SUV/crossover buyers don’t choose the Escape. In November, specifically, Canadians registered 3662 Escapes but more than twice that many CR-Vs, RAV4s, and Hyundai Santa Fe Sports. 

That’s not to say that Ford shouldn’t take any joy from the Escape’s ability to consistently lead its class, only that observers shouldn’t assume that the Escape is the obvious choice for every small SUV buyer in Canada. 

One thing is for sure, the Escape’s 4.5% year-over-year decline was not the worst in the segment. Dodge Journey and GMC Terrain sales fell 18.5% and 18.1%, respectively. Small Jeeps – Compass and Patriot – fell 30% and 37%. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s 31% drop came despite the introduction of a new model; perhaps we should blame the RVR’s 68% increase. 

The RVR was more than twice as popular as the Outlander in November. With 815 sales, the RVR also outsold the surging Volkswagen Tiguan, the improving Kia Sportage, and the Subaru XV Crosstrek, Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore, Nissan Juke, the two aforementioned Jeeps, and the Mini Countryman.

Speaking of Jeeps, the 1285 Cherokee sales were enough to make it Chrysler Canada’s most popular Jeep in November 2013.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto 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 • November 2014 • December 2013 • October 2013November 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1647
1428 15.3% 18,361 19,342 -5.1%
1705
2091 -18.5% 26,522 27,310 -2.9%
3662
3833 -4.5% 42,142 41,318 2.0%
866
1057 -18.1% 11,056 11,401 -3.0%
2860
2626 8.9% 30,441 31,380 -3.0%
10 -100%
2319
2394 -3.1% 24,486 21,423 14.3%
933
904 3.2% 10,651 13,372 -20.3%
1285
1398
313
445 -29.7% 6023 5702 5.6%
10 -100% 13 874 -98.5%
277
443 -37.5% 5130 6282 -18.3%
1316
924 42.4% 13,876 13,009 6.7%
663
607 9.2% 6677 7683 -13.1%
1431
991 44.4% 16,397 10,515 55.9%
10 -100% 3102 -100%
444 -100%
366
532 -31.2% 4798 4723 1.6%
1183
960 23.2% 15,034 13,406 12.1%
1211
507 139% 10,317 6546 57.6%
47
166 -71.7% 1014 1677 -39.5%
2857
2017 41.6% 30,853 24,455 26.2%
772
476 62.2% 6780 5381 26.0%
Total
25,713
22,421 14.7% 281,969 269,355 4.7%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
310
3258
411
6545
196
185 5.9% 1818 1554 17.0%
815
485 68.0% 7234 5936 21.9%
301
256 17.6% 3808 3549 7.3%
586
470 24.7% 5653 1619 249%
Total
2619
1396 87.6% 28,316 12,658 124%

Offroaders
November
2013
November
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1055
1140 -7.5% 17,747 18,008 -1.4%
84
102 -17.6% 994 855 16.3%
59
62 -4.8% 607 626 -3.0%
Total
1198
1304 -8.1% 19,348 19,489 -0.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ not including 326 Santa Fe XL sales (2928 YTD) which are shown exclusively in the midsize SUV sales post.
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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