Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – March 2014 YTD


2015 Nissan Murano

This won’t be news to faithful followers of GoodCarBadCar: Canadians are buying fewer cars. But we’re buying more new vehicles overall. 

So, if a customer doesn’t end up in a Mazda 6, what did he buy? Well, probably a CX-5. But maybe a CX-9. He or she may have skipped over the Ford Fusion in favour of a Ford Explorer, avoided a Chrysler 300 and drove away in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, slipped into a Nissan Pathfinder rather than a Nissan Maxima. 

Canada midsize suv sales chart March 2014
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Consider the Nissan example. They’ve produced the Canadian auto industry’s greatest volume increases in the first quarter of 2014. Brand-wide sales are up by 4575 units through the first three months of the year, although the Altima, Cube, GT-R, Leaf, Maxima, Sentra, Versa, and Z are up by just 521 units and the company’s two pickup trucks and three vans have added only 671 sales. 

The Rogue has played a big role in the brand’s improvement, admittedly, but Pathfinder sales are up 58%, equal to 809 extra sales. 

Nissan has also shown a new Murano for MY2015 at the auto show in New York this week, a vehicle which should bear fruit next year.

Nissan is by no means the only company to sell a massively greater number of SUVs and crossovers in 2014. Thanks in large part to the new Highlander, sales of Toyota’s five utility vehicles – 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia – are up 13%. Jeep has sold an extra 2838 SUVs, including 258 more Grand Cherokees. 

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 midsize 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 • March 2015 • April 2014 • February 2014March 2013

SUV
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
277
223 24.2% 595 571 4.2%
290
222 30.6% 686 571 20.1%
307
123 150% 815 402 103%
1488
1385 7.4% 3262 2957 10.3%
1085
898 20.8% 2263 2055 10.1%
177
241 -26.6% 310 454 -31.7%
558
330 69.1% 1066 835 27.7%
531
395 34.4% 1252 989 26.6%
3369
2253 49.5% 6194 5711 8.5%
432
88 391% 1025 88 1065%
43 -100% 257 -100%
816
659 23.8% 2310 2052 12.6%
1043
1212 -13.9% 2683 2889 -7.1%
251
163 54.0% 375 517 -27.5%
278
387 -28.2% 705 898 -21.5%
1044
562 85.8% 2204 1395 58.0%
24
16 50.0% 58 42 38.1%
348
231 50.6% 935 588 59.0%
1048
626 67.4% 2084 1432 45.5%
168
188 -10.6% 429 443 -3.2%
Total
13,534
10,245 32.1% 29,251 25,146 16.3%

Offroaders
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1911
1719 11.2% 4037 3913 3.2%
162
109 48.6% 318 234 35.9%
95
53 79.2% 203 145 40.0%
Total
2168
1881 15.3% 4558 4292 6.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
77
120 -35.8% 167 317 -47.3%
631
534 18.2% 1456 1419 2.6%
680
842 -19.2% 1639 1898 -13.6%
Total
1388
1496 -7.2% 3262 3634 -10.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 62% to 3801 in March, up 24% to 7219 YTD.
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. This explains why you’ll see the Wrangler and Xterra listed with small SUVs, too, and the Subaru Outback shown with mainstream cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. 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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