Small SUV Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD


2015 Jeep Renegade

As Canadian sales of subcompact and compact cars, midsize cars, and large cars tumbled in February 2014, sales of the smallest SUVs and crossovers further blossomed. 

From the class-leading Ford Escape to the mid-pack Subaru Forester to the lower-volume Mitsubishi Outlander to a new generation of cute likes like the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, sales of most smaller utility vehicles increased compared with February 2013.

Canada February 2014 small suv sales chart
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Collectively, the Escape’s class was up 16%. This is newsworthy in an industry that’s barely making any gains, in an industry that is currently not attracting as many buyers as it did during the first two months of 2012. And GCBC’s founder and editor has delved into the subject over at AutoFocus, where there’s yet more info on the current success of vehicles like the RAV4, Rogue, CX-5, and Forester.

It’s not that every small utility vehicle is selling at a faster and faster rate. The two small Jeeps – Patriot and Compass – are down 48% in early 2014 as Jeep’s Cherokee becomes more readily available. 

Yet combined, the Cherokee, Patriot, and Compass are up 48% through the first two months of 2014. The future for these Caliber-based Jeeps isn’t clear, but we do know Jeep’s recently introduced Renegade, pictured above, will create quite a stir.

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 • February 2015 • March 2014 • January 2014February 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1252
1020 22.7% 2382 2055 15.9%
1502
1906 -21.2% 3452 3902 -11.5%
2750
2415 13.9% 5347 5156 3.7%
576
747 -22.9% 1210 1547 -21.8%
2213
1594 38.8% 3650 3008 21.3%
1536
1749 -12.2% 2825 3458 -18.3%
795
622 27.8% 1618 1329 21.7%
1358
2668
439
672 -34.7% 733 1471 -50.2%
1 -100% 7 -100%
395
573 -31.1% 698 1299 -46.3%
776
924 -16.0% 1640 1677 -2.2%
395
394 0.3% 808 816 -1.0%
1183
889 33.1% 2143 1671 28.2%
427
310 37.7% 842 653 28.9%
1737
1022 70.0% 3609 1845 95.6%
787
353 123% 1595 688 132%
98 -100% 192 -100%
1966
2371 -17.1% 4126 3043 35.6%
748
287 161% 1395 576 142%
Total
20,835
17,947 16.1% 40,741 34,393 18.5%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
642
23 2691% 874 24 3542%
374
328 14.0% 719 588 22.3%
117
154 -24.0% 267 251 6.4%
493
578 -14.7% 790 1157 -31.7%
233
246 -5.3% 429 425 0.9%
446
370 20.5% 738 774 -4.7%
Total
2305
1699 35.7% 3817 3219 18.6%

Offroaders
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1317
1146 14.9% 2126 2194 -3.1%
91
66 37.9% 156 125 24.8%
57
45 26.7% 108 92 17.4%
Total
1465
1257 16.5% 2390 2411 -0.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ not including 343 Santa Fe XL sales (593 YTD) which are shown exclusively with midsize SUVs and crossovers.
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 – February 2015 YTD
Small SUV Sales In Canada – March 2014 YTD
Small SUV Sales In Canada – January 2014
Small SUV Sales In Canada – February 2013 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – February 2014
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2014 YTD
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD