Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – May 2014 YTD


2013 Ford Explorer Sport white

Thought the SUV raze was over?

Well, it was, sort of. The appetite among Canadians for full-size, body-on-frame, truck-based sport-utility vehicles isn’t what it was. But as the fuel efficiency of roomy, car-like, three-row “crossovers” improves and the availability of such vehicles becomes more widespread, Canadians buy them in greater numbers.

Canada midsize SUV sales chart May 2014
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Sales of the Ford Explorer, for example, climbed to a nine-year high in 2013 and are up 12.5% through the first five months of 2014. The Explorer is no longer a truck-based SUV. Among non-minivan vehicles that come standard with a third row, the Explorer is the top seller in Canada.

Sales of the Nissan Pathfinder were about as numerous in 2013 as they were in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012 combined, and Pathfinder sales are up 49% so far in 2014. It’s no longer a truck-based SUV.

Dodge Durango volume isn’t comparable to what it used to be – more than 6000 were sold in 2004 – but Durango sales over the last three years has been about 70% stronger than what Chrysler managed in 2007 and 2008. Durango sales are up 55% this year. It’s no longer a truck-based SUV.

Meanwhile, vehicles which helped grow the category initially – Highlander, Traverse, Pilot – are all selling better this year than they did in 2013. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL, having taken over from the Hyundai Veracruz, is selling more than twice as often as it was last year.

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 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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

SUV
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
242
284 -14.8% 1251 1168 7.1%
326
352 -7.4% 1472 1234 19.3%
325
344 -5.5% 1518 977 55.4%
2089
1960 6.6% 6491 6572 -1.2%
1429
1259 13.5% 4785 4254 12.5%
440
437 0.7% 946 1121 -15.6%
745
375 98.7% 2414 1645 46.7%
580
580 0.0% 2381 2155 10.5%
3027
2392 26.5% 12,159 10,535 15.4%
529
331 59.8% 2210 623 255%
25 -100% 334 -100%
1335
1266 5.5% 4595 4322 6.3%
1537
1246 23.4% 5382 5538 -2.8%
107
63 69.8% 587 800 -26.8%
370
339 9.1% 1438 1653 -13.0%
829
539 53.8% 3968 2659 49.2%
8
20 -60.0% 81 84 -3.6%
330
244 35.2% 1608 1105 45.5%
914
766 19.3% 4059 2930 38.5%
180
192 -6.3% 821 845 -2.8%
Total
15,342
13,014 17.9% 58,166 50,554 15.1%

Offroaders
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2581
2152 19.9% 8923 7923 12.6%
72
127 -43.3% 519 562 -7.7%
93
69 34.8% 372 272 36.8%
Total
2746
2348 17.0% 9814 8757 12.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
93
97 -4.1% 336 521 -35.5%
657
569 15.5% 2808 2454 14.4%
945
1012 -6.6% 3367 3877 -13.2%
Total
1695
1678 1.0% 6511 6852 -5.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 30.6% to 3556 in May, up 28.8% to 14,369 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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