September 2014 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 89 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked


2014 Jeep Cherokee
Combined sales of Canada’s five best-selling utility vehicles have risen 18% in 2014. Together, they account for 31.4% of all SUV/crossover sales in Canada, up from 29.1% at this stage one year ago.

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

The category is led by the Ford Escape, sales of which have climbed above 5000 units in each of the last five months. The Escape’s total from the last six months is superior to the nine-month totals achieved by all other utility vehicles competing in Canada. 

Escape volume has increased by 14,924 units this year. Toyota RAV4 sales are up by 2238 units. The third-ranked Honda CR-V has grown its Canadian total by 858 units. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport volume has increased by 936 units. The Nissan Rogue’s 9668-unit increase, outside of the Escape’s shadow, is most noteworthy.

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

New to these rankings this month is the Mercedes-Benz’s GLA-Class crossover, which only barely crosses over from the car to utility vehicle category. 

The GLA is only a few inches taller than the Mercedes-Benz CLA; nearly 11 inches shorter than the Mercedes-Benz ML. We hope to be able to provide TLX sales data into the future, but up until now the public report from Honda Canada has thrown the TLX in with the TL’s total.

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 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. 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.

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

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
September
2014
YTD
September
2013
YTD
%
Change
September
2014
September
2013
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 40,584 33,660 20.6% 5,107 4,045 26.3%
#2 Toyota RAV4 27,183 24,945 9.0% 4,328 2,766 56.5%
#3 Honda CR-V 25,861 25,003 3.4% 2,961 2,262 30.9%
#4 Nissan Rogue 22,288 12,620 76.6% 2,800 1,526 83.5%
#5 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 21,157 20,221 4.6% 2,416 2,617 -7.7%
#6 Dodge Journey 19,516 22,292 -12.5% 2,403 2,480 -3.1%
#7 Jeep Wrangler 18,627 15,481 20.3% 1,790 1,340 33.6%
#8 Jeep Cherokee 16,402 17 96,382% 2,155 17 12,576%
#9 Chevrolet Equinox 15,402 14,924 3.2% 1,575 1,413 11.5%
#10 Mazda CX-5 15,047 13,799 9.0% 1,719 1,384 24.2%
#11 Ford Edge 14,179 13,818 2.6% 1,659 1,568 5.8%
#12 Kia Sorento 10,663 11,590 -8.0% 1,236 1,530 -19.2%
#13 Ford Explorer 9,904 8,104 22.2% 1,434 1,091 31.4%
#14 Hyundai Tucson 9,656 9,099 6.1% 1,128 653 72.7%
#15 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9,556 8,409 13.6% 970 762 27.3%
#16 Subaru Forester 9,555 8,004 19.4% 938 958 -2.1%
#17 GMC Terrain 9,171 9,037 1.5% 1,328 971 36.8%
#18 Volkswagen Tiguan 8,159 5,395 51.2% 846 634 33.4%
#19 Toyota Highlander 7,429 5,690 30.6% 730 632 15.5%
#20 Nissan Pathfinder 7,319 5,377 36.1% 889 727 22.3%
#21 Chevrolet Trax 6,601 5,507 19.9% 1,054 548 92.3%
#22 Audi Q5 5,971 5,492 8.7% 791 665 18.9%
#23 Lexus RX 5,785 5,830 -0.8% 672 760 -11.6%
#24 Jeep Compass 5,032 5,416 -7.1% 926 345 168%
#25 Mitsubishi RVR 4,960 5,834 -15.0% 911 681 33.8%
#26 Acura RDX 4,864 4,536 7.2% 485 483 0.4%
#27 Kia Sportage 4,756 5,362 -11.3% 559 739 -24.4%
#28 Honda Pilot 4,720 4,958 -4.8% 482 745 -35.3%
#29 Jeep Patriot 4,550 4,500 1.1% 941 357 164%
#30 Acura MDX 4,496 4,521 -0.6% 523 468 11.8%
#31 BMW X5 4,349 2,565 69.6% 461 478 -3.6%
#32 Buick Encore 4,345 2,503 73.6% 593 327 81.3%
#33 GMC Acadia 4,266 3,398 25.5% 408 312 30.8%
#34 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4,206 3,402 23.6% 436 522 -16.5%
#35 Mitsubishi Outlander 4,065 3,995 1.8% 647 384 68.5%
#36 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 4,053 4,616 -12.2% 649 549 18.2%
#37 BMW X3 3,956 4,665 -15.2% 434 385 12.7%
#38 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 3,824 2,291 66.9% 459 344 33.4%
#39 Nissan Murano 3,538 2,738 29.2% 721 322 124%
#40 Cadillac SRX 3,274 2,730 19.9% 337 420 -19.8%
#41 Chevrolet Traverse 3,098 2,501 23.9% 339 191 77.5%
#42 Toyota 4Runner 3,007 2,145 40.2% 362 291 24.4%
#43 Nissan Juke 2,968 3,125 -5.0% 296 353 -16.1%
#44 Infiniti QX60/JX 2,598 2,433 6.8% 343 269 27.5%
#45 Buick Enclave 2,540 2,361 7.6% 354 209 69.4%
#46 Dodge Durango 2,348 1,462 60.6% 117 142 -17.6%
#47 Ford Flex 2,242 1,812 23.7% 91 61 49.2%
#48 BMW X1 2,137 2,198 -2.8% 247 171 44.4%
#49 Lincoln MKX 2,115 2,465 -14.2% 205 355 -42.3%
#50 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,912 1,211 57.9% 141 218 -35.3%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 1,812 1,864 -2.8% 199 250 -20.4%
#52 Volkswagen Touareg 1,674 1,550 8.0% 240 154 55.8%
#53 Mini Countryman 1,607 1,391 15.5% 266 289 -8.0%
#54 Porsche Cayenne 1,545 1,478 4.5% 117 184 -36.4%
#55 Audi Q7 1,457 1,377 5.8% 141 195 -27.7%
#56 GMC Yukon 1,440 1,052 36.9% 334 50 568%
#57 Infiniti QX50/EX 1,418 1,105 28.3% 172 97 77.3%
#58 Chevrolet Tahoe 1,358 1,242 9.3% 261 119 119%
#59 GMC Yukon XL 1,348 810 66.4% 172 169 1.8%
#60 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,272 1,316 -3.3% 146 188 -22.3%
#61 Volvo XC60 1,184 1,330 -11.0% 184 134 37.3%
#62 Mazda CX-9 1,009 1,179 -14.4% 69 106 -34.9%
#63 Ford Expedition 993 1,160 -14.4% 91 64 42.2%
#64 Lincoln MKC 937 277
#65 Nissan Xterra 800 847 -5.5% 64 47 36.2%
#66 Porsche Macan 798 136
#67 Land Rover Range Rover 716 418 71.3% 59 33 78.8%
#68 BMW X6 692 643 7.6% 311 128 143%
#69 Chevrolet Suburban 670 876 -23.5% 64 109 -41.3%
#70 Audi Q3 610 328
#71 Toyota FJ Cruiser 584 473 23.5% 29 41 -29.3%
#72 Cadillac Escalade 544 436 24.8% 153 58 63.8%
#72.1 Cadillac Escalade * 413 332 24.4% 120 44 173%
#72.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 131 104 26.0% 33 14 136%
#73 Toyota Sequoia 535 531 0.8% 42 66 -36.4%
#74 Land Rover LR2 468 373 25.5% 71 31 129%
#75 Lexus GX460 413 215 92.1% 48 19 153%
T76 Infiniti QX70/FX 348 503 -30.8% 45 53 -15.1%
T76 Infiniti QX80/QX56 348 320 8.8% 39 35 11.4%
#78 Volvo XC90 340 432 -21.3% 72 30 140%
#79 Nissan Armada 334 405 -17.5% 51 52 -1.9%
#80 Land Rover LR4 301 323 -6.8% 31 36 -13.9%
#81 Lincoln MKT 221 296 -25.3% 23 40 -42.5%
#82 Lexux LX570 217 204 6.4% 13 20 -35.0%
#83 BMW X4 210 100
#84 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 184 184
#85 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 167 163 2.5% 11 16 -31.3%
#86 Lincoln Navigator 164 221 -25.8% 29 22 31.8%
#87 Subaru Tribeca 113 176 -35.8% 7 24 -70.8%
#88 Toyota Land Cruiser º 88 126 -30.2% 6 25 -76.0%
#89 Acura ZDX 6 35 -82.9% 1 1 0.0%
#265 Suzuki Grand Vitara 927 -100% 100 -100%
#266 Hyundai Veracruz 368 -100% 3 -100%
#273 Jeep Liberty 13 -100%
Total
463,159 400,235 15.7% 57,982 44,458 30.4%

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 2.9% to 2875 in September; up 11% to 24,981 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.