Small SUV Sales In Canada – December 2014 And 2014 Year End


2014 Jeep Cherokee

The Ford Escape was Canada’s best-selling small SUV/crossover in 2014 and the country’s best-selling utility vehicle overall. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model – 2014 Year End
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End

Canada small SUV sales chart 2014
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Although the Escape wasn’t able to outsell all its rivals in the final one-sixth of the year – the Honda CR-V was the top dog in November and December – the Escape’s year-end total was 14,514 units superior to the CR-V’s. 

Think of it this way, for every CR-V sold in Canada in 2014, Ford Canada sold 1.4 Escapes.

Despite the Escape’s continued position at the top of the leaderboard, the small SUV arena is a competitive one. 

All four of the top sellers reported record sales in 2014. Newer candidates like the Jeep Cherokee and Mazda CX-5 account for 12% of the category’s sales. The Volkswagen Tiguan posted sales gains for the third consecutive year, reporting record sales and year-over-year growth far in excess of the segment’s average.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
1386
1458 -4.9% 19,559 19,819 -1.3%
1548
1223 26.6% 24,715 27,745 -10.9%
3314
2999 10.5% 52,198 45,141 15.6%
685
746 -8.2% 11,524 11,802 -2.4%
4603
4040 13.9% 37,684 34,481 9.3%
1819
1524 19.4% 27,580 26,010 6.0%
515
1034 -50.2% 11,856 11,685 1.5%
1938
1508 28.5% 22,529 2906 675%
154
205 -24.9% 5808 6228 -6.7%
0.0% 13 -100%
361
242 49.2% 5959 5372 10.9%
886
666 33.0% 13,982 14,542 -3.9%
230
258 -10.9% 6025 6935 -13.1%
1347
1251 7.7% 19,920 17,648 12.9%
339
464 -26.9% 5330 5262 1.3%
2098
1844 13.8% 28,827 16,878 70.8%
906
922 -1.7% 12,302 11,239 9.5%
135 -100% 1149 -100%
2642
2303 13.9% 36,639 33,156 10.5%
561
605 -7.3% 10,096 7385 36.7%
Total
25,332
23,427 8.1% 352,533 305,396 15.4%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
647
292 122% 5683 3550 60.1%
470
468 0.4% 8533 7013 21.7%
95
249 -61.8% 2018 2067 -2.4%
429
419 2.4% 6594 7653 -13.8%
178
269 -33.8% 3641 4077 -10.7%
349
462 -24.5% 6922 6115 13.2%
Total
2168
2159 0.4% 33,391 30,475 9.6%

Offroaders
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
1396
831 68.0% 23,057 18,578 24.1%
63
76 -17.1% 991 1070 -7.4%
5
49 -89.8% 618 656 -5.8%
Total
1464
956 53.1% 24,666 20,304 21.5%

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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