August 2014 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 88 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked


2014 Toyota Highlander
Canada’s SUV and crossover market was once again booming in August 2014, the second consecutive month of extreme growth after the expansion slowed somewhat in June. Ford added 920 sales with the best-selling Escape alone, and all five of August’s top sellers posted improved year-over-year volume. 

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2014 YTD
All Makes & Models Ranked By August 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
All Cars Ranked By August 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

Total SUV/crossover sales grew 19% in August and are up 14% through the first eight months of 2014. In an industry that’s posted record auto sales, nearly 56,000 extra over the course of eight months, utility vehicle sales are up by more than 49,000 units.

The category’s 20 top candidates, Escape through Pathfinder, generate 69% of all SUV/crossover sales in Canada this year, on par with the market share afforded to the 20 top sellers at this stage one year ago.

• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – July 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2013 YTD

New to these rankings this month are the Audi Q3, Audi’s third-best-selling model in August. The Q3 tied with the BMW X5 as Canada’s 46th-best-selling utility vehicle last month, well back of the premium brand-leading Q5. But the Q3 did sell 86% more copies than the Q7, which tells you something about the direction the market is willingly heading.

There were exciting 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 Hyundai Veracruz and Jeep Liberty, nameplates which collected sales during the first eight months 2014 but not during the same period one year later. 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 vehicles by August volume by clicking the August 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles 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 – August 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – August 2014
Canada Truck Sales By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – August 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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
August
2014
YTD
August
2013
YTD
%
Change
August
2014
August
2013
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 35,477 29,615 19.8% 5,081 4,161 22.1%
#2 Honda CR-V 22,900 22,741 0.7% 2,920 2,895 0.9%
#3 Toyota RAV4 22,855 22,179 3.0% 3,660 2,768 32.2%
#4 Nissan Rogue 19,488 11,094 75.7% 2,800 1,610 73.9%
#5 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 18,741 17,604 6.5% 2,417 2,566 -5.8%
#6 Dodge Journey 17,113 19,812 -13.6% 2,008 2,551 -21.3%
#7 Jeep Wrangler 16,837 14,141 19.1% 2,564 1,737 47.6%
#8 Jeep Cherokee 14,247 2,038
#9 Chevrolet Equinox 13,827 13,511 2.3% 1,445 1,908 -24.3%
#10 Mazda CX-5 13,328 12,415 7.4% 2,048 1,939 5.6%
#11 Ford Edge 12,520 12,250 2.2% 1,653 1,505 9.8%
#12 Kia Sorento 9,427 10,060 -6.3% 1,317 1,189 10.8%
#13 Subaru Forester 8,617 7,046 22.3% 915 1,046 -12.5%
#14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8,586 7,647 12.3% 1,473 715 106%
#15 Hyundai Tucson 8,528 8,446 1.0% 1,002 898 11.6%
#16 Ford Explorer 8,470 7,013 20.8% 1,235 903 36.8%
#17 GMC Terrain 7,843 8,066 -2.8% 1,040 1,137 -8.5%
#18 Volkswagen Tiguan 7,313 4,761 53.6% 1,005 878 14.5%
#19 Toyota Highlander 6,699 5,058 32.4% 583 716 -18.6%
#20 Nissan Pathfinder 6,430 4,650 38.3% 792 711 11.4%
#21 Chevrolet Trax 5,547 4,959 11.9% 990 633 56.4%
#22 Audi Q5 5,180 4,827 7.3% 692 681 1.6%
#23 Lexus RX 5,113 5,070 0.8% 684 705 -3.0%
#24 Acura RDX 4,379 4,053 8.0% 443 534 -17.0%
#25 Honda Pilot 4,238 4,213 0.6% 657 879 -25.3%
#26 Kia Sportage 4,197 4,623 -9.2% 550 888 -38.1%
#27 Jeep Compass 4,106 5,071 -19.0% 584 275 112%
#28 Mitsubishi RVR 4,049 5,153 -21.4% 525 494 6.3%
#29 Acura MDX 3,973 4,053 -2.0% 542 527 2.8%
#30 BMW X5 3,888 2,087 86.3% 282 284 -0.7%
#31 GMC Acadia 3,858 3,086 25.0% 557 479 16.3%
#32 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 3,770 2,880 30.9% 509 424 20.0%
#33 Buick Encore 3,752 2,176 72.4% 629 471 33.5%
#34 Jeep Patriot 3,609 4,143 -12.9% 533 287 85.7%
#35 BMW X3 3,522 4,280 -17.7% 407 352 15.6%
#36 Mitsubishi Outlander 3,418 3,611 -5.3% 605 519 16.6%
#37 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 3,404 4,067 -16.3% 321 383 -16.2%
#38 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 3,365 1,947 72.8% 407 461 -11.7%
#39 Cadillac SRX 2,937 2,310 27.1% 344 386 -10.9%
#40 Nissan Murano 2,817 2,416 16.6% 582 270 116%
#41 Chevrolet Traverse 2,759 2,310 19.4% 409 328 24.7%
#42 Nissan Juke 2,672 2,772 -3.6% 342 408 -16.2%
#43 Toyota 4Runner 2,645 1,854 42.7% 391 276 41.7%
#44 Infiniti QX60/JX 2,255 2,164 4.2% 280 196 42.9%
#45 Dodge Durango 2,231 1,320 69.0% 105 81 29.6%
#46 Buick Enclave 2,186 2,152 1.6% 344 306 12.4%
#47 Ford Flex 2,151 1,751 22.8% 241 56 330%
#48 Lincoln MKX 1,910 2,110 -9.5% 261 225 16.0%
#49 BMW X1 1,890 2,027 -6.8% 149 94 58.5%
#50 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,771 993 78.3% 194 106 83.0%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 1,613 1,614 -0.1% 172 234 -26.5%
#52 Volkswagen Touareg 1,434 1,396 2.7% 229 203 12.8%
#53 Porsche Cayenne 1,428 1,294 10.4% 148 199 -25.6%
#54 Mini Countryman 1,341 1,102 21.7% 231 139 66.2%
#55 Audi Q7 1,316 1,182 11.3% 152 143 6.3%
#56 Infiniti QX50/EX 1,246 1,008 23.6% 163 98 66.3%
#57 GMC Yukon XL 1,176 641 83.5% 246 130 89.2%
#58 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,126 1,128 -0.2% 160 174 -8.0%
#59 GMC Yukon 1,106 1,002 10.4% 279 250 11.6%
#60 Chevrolet Tahoe 1,097 1,123 -2.3% 314 346 -9.2%
#61 Volvo XC60 1,000 1,196 -16.4% 122 164 -25.6%
#62 Mazda CX-9 940 1,073 -12.4% 101 120 -15.8%
#63 Ford Expedition 902 1,096 -17.7% 63 84 -25.0%
#64 Nissan Xterra 736 800 -8.0% 77 61 26.2%
#65 Porsche Macan 662 199
#66 Lincoln MKC 660 358
#67 Land Rover Range Rover 657 385 70.6% 57 23 148%
#68 Chevrolet Suburban 606 767 -21.0% 107 97 10.3%
#69 Toyota FJ Cruiser 555 432 28.5% 56 49 14.3%
#70 Toyota Sequoia 493 465 6.0% 43 55 -21.8%
T71.1 Land Rover LR2 397 342 16.1% 55 39 41.0%
T71.2 Cadillac Escalade 391 378 3.4% 97 45 116%
T71.3 Cadillac Escalade * 293 288 1.7% 74 36 106%
T71.4 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 98 90 8.9% 23 9 156%
#73 BMW X6 381 515 -26.0% 54 71 -23.9%
#74 Lexus GX460 365 196 86.2% 25 18 38.9%
#75 Infiniti QX80/QX56 309 285 8.4% 37 54 -31.5%
#76 Infiniti QX70/FX 303 450 -32.7% 52 43 20.9%
#77 Nissan Armada 283 353 -19.8% 38 35 8.6%
#78 Audi Q3 282 282
#79 Land Rover LR4 270 287 -5.9% 36 43 -16.3%
#80 Volvo XC90 268 402 -33.3% 55 32 71.9%
#81 Lexus LX 204 184 10.9% 12 15 -20.0%
#82 Lincoln MKT 198 256 -22.7% 15 33 -54.5%
#83 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 156 147 6.1% 14 28 -50.0%
#84 Lincoln Navigator 135 199 -32.2% 18 14 28.6%
#85 BMW X4 110 69
#86 Subaru Tribeca 106 152 -30.3% 9 27 -66.7%
#87 Toyota Land Cruiser º 82 101 -18.8% 4 24 -83.3%
#88 Acura ZDX 5 34 -85.3% 3 -100%
#263 Suzuki Grand Vitara 827 -100% 73 -100%
#264 Hyundai Veracruz 365 -100% 9 -100%
#270 Jeep Liberty 13 -100%
Total
405,177 355,777 13.9% 55,704 47,016 18.5%

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: down 6.7% to 2824 in August; up 13.1% to 22,106 YTD.
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.

  • Sjalabais

    I have never understood how Volvo does fare so badly in Canada. In theory, it should be Volvo country: Cold, liberal, outdoorsy. That's Volvo attributes all across the world. Why not here?