Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – January 2015


2015 Nissan Murano

A massive 275% year-over-year increase for the Nissan Murano made it Canada’s 19th-best-selling SUV/crossover in January 2015. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model – January 2015
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

Canada midsize SUV crossover sales chart January 2015
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The Murano’s improvement helped to propel total Nissan utility vehicle volume up 13% in the first month of 2015. Overall SUV/crossover sales were up little more than 2% in January, a severe drop-off from the rate of acceleration achieved by the category in 2014.

Among larger two-row utility vehicles, the Murano was still not nearly as popular as the value-priced Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (up 6% to 1368 in January), nor was it able to catch the Jeep Grand Cherokee (down 3% to 769). 

But the Murano, along with the Grand Cherokee, certainly throws for a loop both the notion that bigger SUVs need a third row and the idea that luxury brands can be the only purveyors of premium two-row utility. 

The Murano has a base price below $30,000, but all-wheel-drive Muranos start just under $36,000 and top out just above $45,000 including fees. That pricing scheme isn’t out of alignment with the much smaller Audi Q3, a vehicle which attracted 256 new owners in January.

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 midsize 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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

SUV
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
141
167 -15.6% 141 167 -15.6%
180
169 6.5% 180 169 6.5%
177
288 -38.5% 177 288 -38.5%
750
843 -11.0% 750 843 -11.0%
494
597 -17.3 494 597 -17.3%
15
75 -80.0% 15 75 -80.0%
298
265 12.5% 298 265 12.5%
289
307 -5.9% 289 307 -5.9%
1368
1289 6.1% 1368 1289 6.1%
231
250 -7.6% 231 250 -7.6%
769
791 -2.8% 769 791 -2.8%
1055
864 22.1% 1055 864 22.1%
93
87 6.9% 93 87 6.9%
573
153 275% 573 153 275%
587
622 -5.6% 587 622 -5.6%
2
18 -88.9% 2 18 -88.9%
291
298 -2.3% 291 298 -2.3%
630
391 61.1% 630 391 61.1%
172
137 25.5% 172 137 25.5%
Total
8115
7611 6.6% 8115 7611 6.6%

Offroaders
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1183
809 46.2% 1183 809 46.2%
58
65 -10.8% 58 65 -10.8%
2
51 -96.1% 2 51 -96.1%
Total
1243
925 34.4% 1243 925 34.4%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
41
48 -14.6% 41 48 -14.6%
615
416 47.8% 615 416 47.8%
319
493 -35.3% 319 493 -35.3%
Total
975
857 1.9% 97% 857 1.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: yo 3.9% to 1599 in January.
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 Wrangler and Xterra listed with small SUVs, too, and the Subaru Outback shown with mainstream cars… 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.

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