Small SUV Sales In Canada – March 2015 YTD


2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Canadian sales of small, Ford Escape-class SUVs and crossovers improved by nearly 9% in March 2015, a gain of more than 2500 units compared with March 2014.

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

The Honda CR-V narrowly outsold the Escape thanks to a 16% increase in CR-V volume and a 7% decrease reported by the Ford.

The Ford’s sales are down 8.5% year-to-date, but it still ranks atop Canada’s SUV/CUV leaderboard through the first-quarter of 2015. The Toyota RAV4 is a scant 146 sales back of the Ford.

Canada small SUV sales chart March 2015
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SUV/crossover growth has certainly slowed in early 2015, but many of these vehicles are key contributors in the industry’s march toward a third consecutive year of record sales. Through three months, auto sales in Canada have improved compared with 2014’s record-setting pace. 

As the true car, truck, and utility vehicle buying season heats up in spring and early summer, we’ll see if vehicles like the CR-V, RAV4, Rogue, and Cherokee can overcome the losses posted by the Equinox, Journey, Escape, Terrain, Santa Fe Sport, Sportage, Outlander, and Forester.

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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1658
2310 -28.2% 3537 4692 -24.6%
1942
2060 -5.7% 4724 5512 -14.3%
3529
3790 -6.9% 8358 9137 -8.5%
849
764 11.1% 1867 1974 -5.4%
3599
3114 15.6% 7748 6764 14.5%
2511
3369 -25.5% 5454 6194 -11.9%
1548
1032 50.0% 3456 2650 30.8%
2173
1416 53.5% 5050 4084 23.7%
175
502 -65.1% 597 1235 -51.7%
768
436 76.1% 1954 1134 72.3%
1884
1043 80.6% 3901 2683 45.4%
458
484 -5.4% 1064 1292 -17.6%
2065
1669 23.7% 4394 3812 15.3%
454
492 -7.7% 1048 1334 -21.4%
2902
2483 16.9% 6667 6092 9.4%
969
1136 -14.7% 2331 2731 -14.6%
3422
2561 33.6% 8212 6687 22.8%
1015
741 37.0% 2430 2136 13.8%
Total
31,921
29,402 8.6% 72,792 70,143 3.8%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
371
390 -4.9% 854 1264 -32.4%
448
729 -38.5% 984 1448 -32.0%
1
1
75
139 -46.0% 186 366 -49.2%
427
434 -1.6% 1059 1224 -13.5%
464
382 21.5% 950 811 17.1%
688
611 12.6% 1536 1349 13.9%
Total
2474
2685 -7.9% 5570 6462 -13.8%

Offroaders
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1707
1911 -10.7% 4131 4037 2.3%
65
162 -59.9% 215 318 -32.4%
1
95 -98.9% 7 203 -96.6%
Total
1773
2168 -18.2% 4353 4558 -4.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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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