Small SUV Sales In Canada – February 2015 YTD


2015 Nissan Juke

In February 2015, after a three-month hiatus, the Ford Escape was once again Canada’s top-selling small crossover, and thus the country’s best-selling SUV/crossover overall.

• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD

Canada small SUV sales chart February 2015
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But Escape sales tumbled 14% in a growing category, not unlike sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Subaru Forester. 

For the Equinox, it was just the second time in two years (and the second consecutive month) that Canadian volume fell below 1100 units. 

It was the Escape’s worst month since January 2012. February marked the third occasion in four months that Outlander volume fell below 400 units.

But the overall small SUV/crossover arena is generally a healthy place in which to spend time. Aside from the overall 4% February uptick, the brightest signs of health belonged to top sellers like the Toyota RAV4 (up 16%), Nissan Rogue (up 9%), and Hyundai Tucson (up 61%).  

Among the smaller “urban crossover” fleet, the Nissan Juke’s 18% jump stood out in a pack of sharply declining small utilities. Are consumers waiting to see how interesting the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X, and Honda HR-V are?

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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1077
1252 -14.0% 1879 2382 -21.1%
1582
1502 5.3% 2782 3452 -19.4%
2354
2750 -14.4% 4829 5347 -9.7%
558
576 -3.1% 1018 1210 -15.9%
2286
2213 3.3% 4149 3650 13.7%
1575
1536 2.5% 2943 2825 4.2%
1279
795 60.9% 1917 1618 18.5%
1474
1358 8.5% 2877 2668 7.8%
217
439 -50.6% 422 733 -42.4%
743
395 88.1% 1186 698 69.9%
962
776 24.0% 2017 1640 23.0%
315
395 -20.3% 606 808 -25.0%
1275
1183 7.8% 2329 2143 8.7%
341
427 -20.1% 594 842 -29.5%
1891
1737 8.9% 3765 3609 4.3%
655
787 -16.8% 1362 1595 -14.6%
2289
1966 16.4% 4790 4126 16.1%
745
748 -0.4% 1415 1395 1.4%
Total
21,618
20,835 3.8% 40,880 40,741 0.3%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
256
642 -60.1% 483 874 -44.7%
269
374 -28.1% 536 719 -25.5%
60
82 -26.8% 111 227 -51.1%
317
493 -35.7% 632 790 -20.0%
275
233 18.0% 486 429 13.3%
362
446 -18.8% 848 738 14.9%
Total
1539
2270 -32.2% 3096 3777 -18.0%

Offroaders
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1241
1317 -5.8% 2424 2126 14.0%
92
91 1.1% 150 156 -3.8%
4
57 -93.0% 6 108 94.4%
Total
1337
1465 -8.7% 2580 2390 7.9%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC
* 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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