March 2014 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 84 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - Every SUV Ranked

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In the first quarter of 2014, Canada's auto industry was capable of moving forward after a record 2014 by only a bit. The 1% gains achieved by the overall group pf automobile manufacturers was nothing compared with the achievement of the SUV/crossover category: sales are up 15% this year, a volume increase of nearly 16,000 units.

Subtract these 84 nameplates from the equation and the industry as a whole was down 5.1% to fewer than 240,000 first quarter sales.


But automakers do sell utility vehicles, and they're selling them rather well. Taking all vehicle types into account, 10 of the 20 biggest year-over-year improvements in the first quarter belonged to vehicles from the list you'll see below: Santa Fe XL, Encore, Land Cruiser, X5, X1, GX460, Durango, Tiguan, Rogue, Range Rover Sport.

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
Volkswagen's 18th-ranked Tiguan stands out in that group in large part because of its age. It's by no means a new model like the recently replaced Rogue, which GoodCarBadCar reviewed last week. It wasn't new in the latter part of 2013's first quarter and therefore capable of exceedingly impressive YOY improvements. 

The Tiguan posted Canadian sales improvements in 2009, 2010, 2012, and in record-setting 2013, and sales are taking off in 2014, as well. Why? Well, price for one thing. Volkswagen has chopped thousands off a base Tiguan's sticker. But Volkswagen has also proven capable of maintaining (or improving) a level of desirability for their models. 

Just look at VW's premium Audi division. The Q5 has been around since 2009, but sales have improved every year, and it's currently tied with the fresh BMW 3-Series as Canada's top-selling luxury brand vehicle.

VW Group SUV/crossover sales are up 31% to 5110 units in early 2014. Sound like a lot? Canada's best-selling SUV, the Ford Escape, is up 9% to 9137 units year-to-date. The Escape generates 59% of Ford brand utility vehicle sales; 56% of Ford MoCo utility vehicle sales.

There were exciting improvements introduced in October's rankings of utility vehicle sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increases/decreases from last year. As a result, we now include vehicles like the Suzuki Grand Vitara and Hyundai Veracruz, nameplates which collected sales in March 2013 but not during March 2014.

At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs and crossovers by March volume by clicking the March 2014 column header, or you can rank SUVs/CUVs by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • March 2015 • April 2014 • February 2014March 2013
Rank
SUV/Crossover
March
2014
YTD
March
2013
YTD
%
Change
March
2014
March
2013
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
9,137
8,411
8.6%
3,790
3,255
16.4%
#2
Honda CR-V
6,764
5,785
16.9%
3,114
2,777
12.1%
#3
Toyota RAV4
6,687
6,678
0.1%
2,561
3,635
-29.5%
#4
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³
6,194
5,711
8.5%
3,369
2,253
49.5%
#5
Nissan Rogue
6,092
3,429
77.7%
2,483
1,584
56.8%
#6
Dodge Journey
5,512
6,548
-15.8%
2,060
2,646
-22.1%
#7
Chevrolet Equinox
4,692
3,451
36.0%
2,310
1,396
65.5%
#8
Jeep Cherokee
4,084
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1,416
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#9
Jeep Wrangler
4,037
3,913
3.2%
1,911
1,719
11.2%
#10
Mazda CX-5
3,812
3,442
10.7%
1,669
1,771
-5.8%
#11
Ford Edge
3,262
2,957
10.3%
1,488
1,385
7.4%
#12
Subaru Forester
2,731
1,691
61.5%
1,136
1,003
13.3%
#13
Kia Sorento
2,683
2,889
-7.1%
1,043
1,212
-13.9%
#14
Hyundai Tucson
2,650
2,209
20.0%
1,032
880
17.3%
#15
Jeep Grand Cherokee
2,310
2,052
12.6%
816
659
23.8%
#16
Ford Explorer
2,263
2,055
10.1%
1,085
898
20.8%
#17
Nissan Pathfinder
2,204
1,395
58.0%
1,044
562
85.8%
#18
Volkswagen Tiguan
2,136
1,137
87.9%
741
561
32.1%
#19
Toyota Highlander
2,084
1,432
45.5%
1,048
626
67.4%
#19.1
Toyota Highlander *
1,812
1,201
50.9%
887
537
65.2%
#19.2
Toyota Highlander Hybrid *
272
231
17.7%
161
89
80.9%
#20
GMC Terrain
1,974
2,520
-21.7%
764
973
-21.5%
#21
Audi Q5
1,664
1,581
5.2%
742
687
8.0%
#22
Lexus RX
1,613
1,476
9.3%
727
613
18.6%
#22.1
Lexus RX350 *
1,521
1,326
14.7%
709
559
26.8%
#22.2
Lexus RX450h *
92
150
-38.7%
18
54
-66.7%
#23
BMW X5
1,597
628
154%
654
273
140%
#24
Chevrolet Trax
1,448
1,231
17.6%
729
643
13.4%
#25
Mitsubishi Outlander
1,334
1,112
20.0%
492
459
7.2%
#26
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1,307
1,038
25.9%
587
430
36.5%
#27
Acura RDX
1,305
1,175
11.1%
634
423
49.9%
#28
Kia Sportage
1,292
1,331
-2.9%
484
515
-6.0%
#29
Buick Encore
1,264
219
477%
390
195
100%
#30
Honda Pilot
1,252
989
26.6%
531
395
34.4%
#31
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
1,243
1,430
-13.1%
617
779
-20.8%
#32
Jeep Compass
1,235
2,237
-44.8%
502
766
-34.5%
#33
Acura MDX
1,229
1,205
2.0%
568
783
-27.5%
#34
Mitsubishi RVR
1,224
1,889
-35.2%
434
732
-40.7%
#35
Jeep Patriot
1,134
1,751
-35.2%
436
452
-3.5%
#36
GMC Acadia
1,066
835
27.7%
558
330
69.1%
#37
BMW X1
1,055
507
108%
440
273
61.2%
#38
Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³
1,025
88
1065%
432
88
391%
#39
Infiniti QX60/JX
949
786
20.7%
360
350
2.9%
#40
BMW X3
941
1,652
-43.0%
403
829
-51.4%
#41
Toyota 4Runner
935
588
59.0%
348
231
50.6%
#42
Cadillac SRX
843
558
51.1%
371
229
62.0%
#43
Dodge Durango
815
402
103%
307
123
150%
#44
Nissan Juke
811
785
3.3%
382
360
6.1%
#45
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
753
432
74.3%
321
184
74.5%
#46
Nissan Murano
705
898
-21.5%
278
387
-28.2%
#47
Chevrolet Traverse
686
571
20.1%
290
222
30.6%
#48
Lincoln MKX
621
738
-15.9%
260
326
-20.2%
#49
Buick Enclave
595
571
4.2%
277
223
24.2%
#50
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
498
615
-19.0%
236
257
-8.2%
#51
Infiniti QX50/EX
477
461
3.5%
210
188
11.7%
#52
Porsche Cayenne
453
368
23.1%
166
164
1.2%
#53
Ford Expedition
449
343
30.9%
213
138
54.3%
#54
Volkswagen Touareg
429
443
-3.2%
168
188
-10.6%
#55
Audi Q7
428
373
14.7%
192
155
23.9%
#56
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
426
428
-0.5%
194
218
-11.0%
#57
Mini Countryman
412
366
12.6%
145
115
26.1%
#58
Mazda CX-9
375
517
-27.5%
251
163
54.0%
#59
Volvo XC60
332
341
-2.6%
160
146
9.6%
#60
Nissan Xterra
318
234
35.9%
162
109
48.6%
#61
Ford Flex
310
454
-31.7%
177
241
-26.6%
#62
Land Rover Range Rover
281
206
36.4%
108
60
80.0%
#63
Toyota Sequoia
247
154
60.4%
105
51
106%
#64
Toyota FJ Cruiser
203
145
40.0%
95
53
79.2%
#65
GMC Yukon
164
285
-42.5%
62
180
-65.6%
#66
Chevrolet Tahoe
161
247
-34.8%
76
152
-50.0%
#67
Land Rover LR2
161
169
-4.7%
70
78
-10.3%
#68
Lexus GX460
148
73
103%
47
26
80.8%
#69
BMW X6
134
173
-22.5%
48
76
-36.8%
#70
Land Rover LR4
126
104
21.2%
41
45
-8.9%
#71
Infiniti QX80/QX56
124
114
8.8%
36
40
-10.0%
#72
Infiniti QX70/FX
114
192
-40.6%
50
84
-40.5%
#73
Nissan Armada
104
110
-5.5%
48
43
11.6%
#74
Cadillac Escalade ^
84
128
-34.4%
26
54
-51.9%
#74.2
Cadillac Escalade *
62
96
-35.4%
19
43
-55.8%
#74.3
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
22
32
-31.3%
7
11
-36.4%
#75
Volvo XC90
80
92
-13.0%
31
41
-24.4%
#76
Lincoln MKT
79
111
-28.8%
29
41
-29.3%
#77
GMC Yukon XL
78
196
-60.2%
22
137
-83.9%
#78
Lexus LX570
77
62
24.2%
36
34
5.9%
#79
Subaru Tribeca
58
42
38.1%
24
16
50.0%
#80
Toyota Land Cruiser º
57
18
217%
30
8
275%
#81
Lincoln Navigator
54
102
-47.1%
16
26
-38.5%
#82
Chevrolet Suburban
48
214
-77.6%
12
108
-88.9%
#83
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
46
51
-9.8%
19
26
-26.9%
#84
Acura ZDX
5
15
-66.7%
4
7
-42.9%
#244
Hyundai Veracruz
---
257
-100%
---
43
-100%
#245
Suzuki Grand Vitara
---
294
-100%
---
102
-100%
#254
Jeep Liberty
---
9
-100%
---
2
-100%
---
Total
120,789104,91415.1% 51,743 45,710 13.2%
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Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 24.5% to 7219 YTD; up 62.4% to 3801 in March.
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it's with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type's name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can't be squeezed through a round hole.

RECOMMENDED READING
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
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