June 2014 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 86 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked


2012 Honda CR-V Touring

With new contenders from Porsche and Lincoln, established players like the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V selling better this year than they did last year, and traditionalists like the Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Tahoe outperforming 2013’s half-year pace, Canada’s utility vehicle market is growing.

Fast.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – June 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

Just not so fast in June. Sales of these 86 vehicles were up just 2% in June 2014 but the category has risen 12% over the course of the last six months. SUVs and crossovers accounted for 29.6% of all new vehicle sales in the first half of 2013; 32.3% during the first half of 2014. 

Sales of pickup trucks are down. Sales of commercial vans are only a hair better than level. Car sales have decreased. And yet Canadians registered more new vehicles in 2014’s first half than they have at any point in the industry’s history, including last year’s record year.

• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – June 2015 YTD
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Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – May 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – June 2013 YTD

Dealers thank SUVs and crossovers. Consider these two bits of interesting evidence, besides the exhaustive numbers below. 

In 2005, Honda Canada sold 15,976 CR-Vs, but Accord sales, at 24,115 units, were 51% stronger. This year, through only six months, Honda has already sold 16,774 copies of Canada’s second-best-selling SUV/crossover, and the CR-V sells 89% more frequently than the Accord. 

But the CR-V isn’t a traditional SUV, you say? (Not that there are that many left, regardless.) Jeep, which builds a handful of cute-utes but some tremendously capable utility vehicles, as well, has already sold more vehicles in 2014 than in all of 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2009. 

There were important improvements introduced late last year in the GCBC’s rankings of all new vehicles. 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 Jeep Liberty, nameplates which collected sales during the first six months 2014 but not during the same period one year later.

1943 Jeep Willys MB

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 utility vehicles by June volume by clicking the June 2014 column header, or you can rank SUVs and crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – June 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – June 2014
Canada Truck Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

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 • June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
June
2014
YTD
June
2013
YTD
%
Change
June
2014
June
2013
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 25,318 21,481 17.9% 5,908 4,251 39.0%
#2 Honda CR-V 16,774 16,577 1.2% 2,932 3,338 -12.2%
#3 Toyota RAV4 16,124 16,660 -3.2% 2,841 3,193 -11.0%
#4 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 14,066 12,703 10.7% 1,907 2,168 -12.0%
#5 Nissan Rogue 13,887 8,017 73.2% 2,419 1,740 39.0%
#6 Dodge Journey 12,532 14,100 -11.1% 2,072 2,714 -23.7%
#7 Jeep Wrangler 11,476 10,161 12.9% 2,553 2,238 14.1%
#8 Chevrolet Equinox 10,648 10,069 5.8% 1,455 2,425 -40.0%
#9 Jeep Cherokee 10,279 2,286
#10 Mazda CX-5 9,409 8,539 10.2% 1,633 1,591 2.6%
#11 Ford Edge 9,098 9,184 -0.9% 2,607 2,612 -0.2%
#12 Kia Sorento 6,951 7,433 -6.5% 1,569 1,895 -17.2%
#13 Subaru Forester 6,650 5,061 31.4% 1,187 1,058 12.2%
#14 Hyundai Tucson 6,613 6,445 2.6% 963 1,343 -28.3%
#15 Ford Explorer 5,972 5,302 12.6% 1,187 1,048 13.3%
#16 GMC Terrain 5,771 6,011 -4.0% 1,240 1,270 -2.4%
#17 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5,695 5,716 -0.4% 1,100 1,394 -21.1%
#18 Toyota Highlander 5,263 3,634 44.8% 1,204 704 71.0%
#19 Volkswagen Tiguan 5,099 3,200 59.3% 993 714 39.1%
#20 Nissan Pathfinder 4,825 3,257 48.1% 857 598 43.3%
#21 Audi Q5 3,844 3,561 7.9% 763 636 20.0%
#22 Chevrolet Trax 3,781 3,711 1.9% 638 982 -35.0%
#23 Lexus RX 3,780 3,703 2.1% 653 654 -0.2%
#24 Acura RDX 3,451 3,041 13.5% 525 426 23.2%
#25 BMW X5 3,200 1,474 117% 427 310 37.7%
#26 Kia Sportage 3,162 3,134 0.9% 539 454 18.7%
#27 Jeep Compass 3,113 4,290 -27.4% 475 911 -47.9%
#28 Mitsubishi RVR 2,981 4,204 -29.1% 538 694 -22.5%
#29 Acura MDX 2,932 2,926 0.2% 482 352 36.9%
#30 Honda Pilot 2,926 2,733 7.1% 545 578 -5.7%
#31 GMC Acadia 2,845 2,271 25.3% 431 626 -31.2%
#32 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2,800 2,085 34.3% 497 340 46.2%
#33 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 2,786 3,224 -13.6% 582 619 -6.0%
#34 Jeep Patriot 2,730 3,457 -21.0% 403 615 -34.5%
#35 Buick Encore 2,628 1,344 95.5% 425 237 79.3%
#36 BMW X3 2,576 3,604 -28.5% 636 772 -17.6%
#37 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 2,539 1,008 152% 329 385 -14.5%
#38 Mitsubishi Outlander 2,362 2,488 -5.1% 269 622 -56.8%
#39 Cadillac SRX 2,211 1,561 41.6% 354 313 13.1%
#40 Nissan Juke 1,979 2,020 -2.0% 271 406 -33.3%
#41 Dodge Durango 1,916 1,090 75.8% 398 113 252%
#42 Toyota 4Runner 1,897 1,327 43.0% 289 222 30.2%
#43 Nissan Murano 1,857 1,936 -4.1% 419 283 48.1%
#44 Chevrolet Traverse 1,731 1,732 -0.1% 259 498 -48.0%
#45 Infiniti QX60/JX 1,696 1,631 4.0% 205 305 -32.8%
#46 BMW X1 1,579 1,859 -15.1% 171 635 -73.1%
#47 Buick Enclave 1,530 1,611 -5.0% 279 443 -37.0%
#48 Ford Flex 1,488 1,547 -3.8% 542 426 27.2%
#49 Lincoln MKX 1,377 1,602 -14.0% 228 253 -9.9%
#50 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,368 790 73.2% 197 117 68.4%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 1,238 1,262 -1.9% 226 131 72.5%
#52 Porsche Cayenne 1,082 928 16.6% 192 183 4.9%
#53 Audi Q7 1,009 860 17.3% 167 180 -7.2%
#54 Volkswagen Touareg 998 1,049 -4.9% 177 204 -13.2%
#55 Infiniti QX50/EX 950 814 16.7% 144 109 32.1%
#56 Mini Countryman 911 828 10.0% 179 214 -16.4%
#57 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 810 806 0.5% 143 172 -16.9%
#58 GMC Yukon XL 783 481 62.8% 97 128 -24.2%
#59 Volvo XC60 767 882 -13.0% 147 183 -19.7%
#60 Mazda CX-9 718 862 -16.7% 132 62 113%
#61 Ford Expedition 698 818 -14.7% 66 188 -64.9%
#62 GMC Yukon 598 632 -5.4% 183 142 28.9%
#63 Chevrolet Tahoe 584 545 7.2% 161 136 18.4%
#64 Nissan Xterra 576 655 -12.1% 57 93 -38.7%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 522 341 53.1% 112 22 409%
#66 Toyota FJ Cruiser 434 332 30.7% 62 60 3.3%
#67 Chevrolet Suburban 404 584 -30.8% 67 104 -35.6%
#68 Toyota Sequoia 403 358 12.6% 41 61 -32.8%
#69 Lexus GX460 293 152 92.8% 64 21 205%
#70 BMW X6 279 379 -26.4% 47 62 -24.2%
#71 Land Rover LR2 278 265 4.9% 40 40 0.0%
#72 Porsche Macan 272 168
#73 Infiniti QX80/QX56 235 197 19.3% 34 26 30.8%
#74 Land Rover LR4 209 206 1.5% 26 30 -13.3%
T75 Infiniti QX70/FX 201 352 -42.9% 26 52 -50.0%
T75 Nissan Armada 201 278 -27.7% 38 56 -32.1%
#77 Cadillac Escalade 184 298 -38.3% 35 43 -18.6%
#77.1 Cadillac Escalade * 134 220 -39.1% 21 29 -27.6%
#77.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 50 78 -35.9% 14 14 0.0%
#78 Lexus LX570 180 157 14.6% 32 33 -3.0%
#79 Volvo XC90 178 308 -42.2% 45 100 -55.0%
#80 Lincoln MKT 150 194 -22.7% 27 32 -15.6%
#81 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 123 92 33.7% 27 16 68.8%
#82 Lincoln Navigator 103 163 -36.8% 17 19 -10.5%
#83 Subaru Tribeca 90 108 -16.7% 9 24 -62.5%
#84 Toyota Land Cruiser º 74 68 8.8% 4 19 -78.9%
#85 Lincoln MKC 56 53
#86 Acura ZDX 5 29 -82.8% 3 -100%
#261 Jeep Liberty 13 -100% 1 -100%
#265 Hyundai Veracruz 356 -100% 22 -100%
#269 Suzuki Grand Vitara 647 -100% 115 -100%
Total
294,111 261,813 12.3% 54,727 53,607 2.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* 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 21.1% to 16,605 YTD; down 12.4% to 2236 in June.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini 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.