Small SUV Sales In Canada – June 2014 YTD


2004 Nissan Xtrail

In June 2014, Ford Canada reported its best Escape sales month in precisely four years. 5908 Escapes were sold last month, more than twice as many sales as the next-best-selling Honda CR-V achieved. Sales of the Escape, Canada’s best-selling utility vehicle, reached record highs in calendar year 2013. The Escape is on pace for more than 50,000 sales in 2014. 

• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD

Canada small SUV sales chart June 2014
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The Escape was also Canada’s best-selling SUV ten years ago. But in 2004, that only meant 20,360 were sold. The market has changed, and in just six months, Ford has already sold more than 25,000 Escapes this year. 

Numerous other utility vehicles are on pace to top that 20K sales mark in Canada this year, from the Chevrolet Equinox (which stumbled mightily along with GM Canada as a whole in June) to the Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4. 

The Journey and Rogue didn’t exist in 2004, although Nissan did sell 6602 X-Trails. Honda sold 15,388 CR-Vs that year – they’ve already topped that mark in 2014. Hyundai sold 13,192 Santa Fes, and like Honda with the CR-V, they’ve already topped that mark this year. Toyota sold fewer than 7000 RAV4s in all of 2004 but has already sold more than 16,000 in 2014. The Cherokee was dead, but Jeep did sell 13,543 Libertys in 2004. Jeep sold 10,279 Cherokees in the first half of 2014.

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 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 • June 2015 • July 2014 • May 2014June 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1455
2425 -40.0% 10,648 10,069 5.8%
2072
2714 -23.7% 12,532 14,100 -11.1%
5908
4251 39.0% 25,318 21,481 17.9%
1240
1270 -2.4% 5771 6011 -4.0%
2932
3338 -12.2% 16,774 16,577 1.2%
1907
2168 -12.0% 14,066 12,703 10.7%
963
1343 -28.3% 6613 6445 2.6%
2286
10,279
475
911 -47.9% 3113 4290 -27.4%
1 -100% 13 -100%
403
615 -34.5% 2730 3457 -21.0%
1569
1895 -17.2% 6951 7433 -6.5%
539
454 18.7% 3162 3134 0.9%
1633
1591 2.6% 9409 8539 10.2%
269
622 -56.8% 2362 2488 -5.1%
2419
1740 39.0% 13,887 8017 73.2%
1187
1058 12.2% 6650 5061 31.4%
115 -100% 647 -100%
2841
3193 -11.0% 16,124 16,660 -3.2%
993
714 39.1% 5099 3200 59.3%
Total
31,091
30,418 2.2% 171,488 150,325 14.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
425
237 79.3% 2628 1344 95.5%
638
982 -35.0% 3781 3711 1.9%
179
214 -16.4% 911 828 10.0%
538
694 -22.5% 2981 4204 -29.1%
271
406 -33.3% 1979 2020 -2.0%
657
485 35.5% 3486 2767 26.0%
Total
2708
3018 -10.3% 15,766 14,874 6.0%

Offroaders
June
2014
June
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2553
2238 14.1% 11,476 10,161 12.9%
57
93 -38.7% 576 655 -12.1%
62
60 3.3% 434 332 30.7%
Total
2672
2391 11.8% 12,486 11,148 12.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed 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. This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small cars, too, and the tweener-sized Sorento and Santa Fe are shown with midsize SUVs and small SUVs, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with midsizers, as well… 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. GCBC has historically shown the Liberty with midsize SUVs but as the Cherokee – truly not midsize inside – replaces the Liberty, proper year-over-year comparison requires seeing the Liberty listed here with these smaller utility vehicles.
This post was updated at 2:01 PM on 07.31.2014 to reflect updated Mazda CX-5 sales figures.

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