Small And Midsize Luxury SUV Sales In Canada – April 2014 YTD


2014 Cadillac SRX black

Honda Canada sold more Acura RDX crossovers in April 2014 than in any other month in the nameplate’s eight year history. With 901 sales, the RDX outsold all premium brand SUVs and crossovers last month. 

• All 245 Autos Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
• All 84 SUVs/Crossovers Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

Canada luxury SUV sales chart April 2014

Between 2007 and 2011, Acura averaged 280 RDX sales per month. With the brand’s car division underperforming, the RDX and MDX have become the brand’s key products. The ZDX is dead. 

Through the first one-third of 2014, the Audi Q5 leads the Lexus RX, BMW X5, and Acura RDX in Canadian sales, though only by the smallest of margins. Q5 sales dipped in April, as did sales of BMW’s two smallest X models, Mercedes-Benz’s GLK, and Volvo’s XC60. As a result, sales of entry-level premium brand crossovers slid 13%. April marked the third consecutive month, and the fourth in five months, in which sales of these nine utility vehicles suffered from decreased volume. 2013 calendar year sales were up 9%.

Their bigger brethren, however, are making headway. The VW Group sold 659 Audi Q5s, Porsche Cayennes, and Volkswagen Touaregs in April, a 21% jump. The Range Rover Sport is steadily becoming more popular, as well. 

This week, Cadillac’s SRX is visiting GCBC Towers. SRX sales have improved, year-over-year, in 13 of the last 16 months. Like the Lexus RX, the SRX straddles a line between the entry-level crossovers like Audi’s Q5 and the bigger, more costly Audi Q5-type crossovers. SRX pricing starts in the low $40s, but our test SRX rings in around $66K.

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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 and midsize luxury 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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

Small
Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
901
750 20.1% 2206 1925 14.6%
685
755 -9.3% 2349 2336 0.6%
89
380 -76.6% 1144 887 29.0%
474
576 -17.7% 1415 2228 -36.5%
200
105 90.5% 677 566 19.6%
30
27 11.1% 191 196 -2.6%
112
93 20.4% 538 521 3.3%
406
610 -33.4% 1649 2040 -19.2%
124
158 -21.5% 456 499 -8.6%
Total
3021
3454 -12.5% 10,625 11,198 -5.1%

Midsize Luxury SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
547
789 -30.7% 1776 1994 -10.9%
8 -100% 5 23 -78.3%
225
160 40.6% 653 533 22.5%
681
246 177% 2278 874 161%
15
72 -79.2% 149 245 -39.2%
499
327 52.6% 1342 885 51.6%
278
273 1.8% 1227 1059 15.9%
34
45 -24.4% 148 237 -37.6%
21
37 -43.2% 147 141 4.3%
214
118 81.4% 967 550 75.8%
46
20 130% 194 93 109%
711
799 -11.0% 2324 2275 2.2%
15
31 -51.6% 94 142 -33.8%
229
304 -24.7% 850 1042 -18.4%
487
356 36.8% 1794 1394 28.7%
222
173 28.3% 675 541 24.8%
212
210 1.0% 641 653 -1.8%
40
50 -20.0% 14 212 -17.9%
19
55 -65.5% 99 147 -32.7%
Total
4495
4073 10.4% 15,377 13,040 17.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 you’ll see the XC70 listed with luxury cars as well as with SUVs and crossovers and the Touareg with luxury SUVs and mainstream SUVs… 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.