Small SUV Sales In Canada – August 2014 YTD


2013 Ford Escape green

Canadians registered 5081 Ford Escapes in August 2014, the fourth consecutive month in which more than 5000 Escapes were sold in Canada. During the same four-month span in 2013, an average of 4276 Escapes were sold each month. 9% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada in August were Escapes.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Canada small SUV sales chart August 2014
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With a very different take on how to approach buyers who don’t want three rows of anti-minivan mommy crossover, Jeep’s Wrangler attracted 2564 buyers in Canada in August, the fourth consecutive month in which Wrangler volume has climbed beyond the 2500-unit mark. (Jeep was selling fewer than 2100 Wranglers per month during that period in 2013.) 

The Wrangler ranks seventh overall among SUVs and crossovers in Canada, just 276 units behind its stablemate, the Dodge Journey, in year-to-date terms. 
In between those two extremes are numerous high-riding small utility vehicles, from the increasingly popular Nissan Rogue to the aging GM twins from Chevrolet and GMC, the Equinox and Terrain. Jeep also sold 2038 Cherokees and more than 1100 Compasses and Patriots in August. 

In addition to Ford’s 5081 Escapes, Lincoln sold 358 MKCs. The MKC is an Escape offshoot, and it accounted for nearly half of Lincoln’s Canadian volume last month.

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1445
1908 -24.3% 13,827 13,511 2.3%
2008
2551 -21.3% 17,113 19,812 -13.6%
5081
4161 22.1% 35,477 29,615 19.8%
1040
1137 -8.5% 7843 8066 -2.8%
2920
2895 0.9% 22,900 22,741 0.7%
2417
2566 -5.8% 18,741 17,604 6.5%
1002
898 11.6% 8528 8446 1.0%
2038
14,247
584
275 112% 4106 5071 -19.0%
13
533
287 85.7% 3609 4143 -12.9%
1317
1189 10.8% 9427 10,060 -6.3%
550
888 -38.1% 4197 4623 -9.2%
2048
1939 5.6% 13,328 12,415 7.4%
605
519 16.6% 3418 3611 -5.3%
2800
1610 73.9% 19,488 11,094 75.7%
915
1046 -12.5% 8617 7046 22.3%
73 -100% 827 -100%
3660
2768 32.2% 22,855 22,179 3.0%
1005
878 14.5% 7313 4761 53.6%
Total
31,968
27,588 15.9% 235,034 205,638 14.3%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
629
471 33.5% 3752 2176 72.4%
990
633 56.4% 5547 4959 11.9%
231
139 66.2% 1341 1102 21.7%
525
494 6.3% 4049 5153 -21.4%
342
408 -16.2% 2672 2772 -3.6%
586
521 12.5% 4694 3832 22.5%
Total
3303
2666 23.9% 22,055 19,994 10.3%

Offroaders
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2564
1737 47.6% 16,837 14,141 19.1%
77
61 26.2% 736 800 -8.0%
56
49 14.3% 555 432 28.5%
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Total
2697
1847 46.0% 18,128 15,373 17.9%

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.

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