Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - January 2014

2013 Toyota RAV4 green
The Ford Escape took top honours in January 2013 as the best-selling SUV in Canada. Although sales of this small Ford crossover took a shallow dive (down 5.3%), the Escape still outsold the second-ranked, surging Toyota RAV4 by 437 units. 

Like the Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester, two other Japanese brand small crossovers with massive year-over-year Canadian sales increases in January 2014, RAV4 sales skyrocketed last month. Only more so. Don't ignore the fact that last January's RAV4 output had fallen sharply as Toyota Canada readied the fourth-generation RAV4, but January 2013's 53% drop doesn't hide the fact that RAV4 sales in January 2014 were up 51% compared with January 2012. 


As Canada's new vehicle market posted a narrow 0.4% gain in January, GM Canada was down 20%. The Chevrolet Equinox's 9% improvement was not symptomatic of that decline, however, as the Trax's big brother sold nearly as often as the Cruze and accounted for nearly a quarter of the Chevrolet brand's non-Silverado volume. (Trax sales rose 33% to 345 units.)


As GCBC and the Automotive News Data Center lists the Toyota Venza with cars and not SUVs and crossovers, ignorance of its 493-unit output makes room for the BMW X5. January marks the third time in four months that the X5 has been one of Canada's 20 top-selling utility vehicles and the second time in the last four months that the X5 has led all premium brand utilities. 

The separation between the Escape and X5? Ford sold nearly six Escapes for every X5 sold by BMW Canada.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the January lists for Canada's best-selling trucks and most popular cars.

January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013 • January 2013
Rank
Best-Selling SUV
January 2014
January
2013
% Change
2014 YTD 2013
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
25972741-5.3%2597 2741 -5.3%
#2
Toyota RAV4
2160 672 221% 2160 672 221%
#3
Dodge Journey
1950 1996 -2.3% 1950 1996 -2.3%
#4
Nissan Rogue
1872 823 127% 1872 823 127%
#5
Honda CR-V
1437 1414 1.6% 1437 1414 1.6%
#6
Jeep Cherokee
1310 --- --- 1310 --- ---
#7
Hyundai 
Santa Fe Sport *
1289 1709 -24.6% 1289 1709 -24.6%
#8
Chevrolet Equinox
1130 1035 9.2% 1130 1035 9.2%
#9
Mazda CX-5
960 782 22.8% 960 782 22.8%
#10
Kia Sorento
864 753 14.7% 864 753 14.7%
#11
Ford Edge
828 1263 -34.4% 828 1263 -34.4%
#12
Hyundai Tucson
823 707 16.4% 823 707 16.4%
#13
Jeep Wrangler
809 1048 -22.8% 809 1048 -22.8%
#14
Subaru Forester
808 335 141% 808 335 141%
#15
Jeep Grand Cherokee
791 803 -1.5% 791 803 -1.5%
#16
Volkswagen Tiguan
647 289 124% 647 289 124%
#17
GMC Terrain
634 800 -20.8% 634 800 -20.8%
#18
Nissan Pathfinder
622 399 55.9% 622 399 55.9%
#19
Ford Explorer
597 623 -4.2% 597 623 -4.2%
#20
BMW X5
441 193 128% 441 193 128%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Total Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL sales down 9.9% to 1539 in January.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - January 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - February 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - December 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - January 2013
Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - 2013 Year End
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2013 & Year End
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada - January 2014
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - January 2014

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