Small SUV Sales In Canada – April 2015 YTD


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Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers grew by more than 14% in April 2015, and the 18 vehicles you see in the first list below accounted for 58% of the 64,000 utility vehicles sold in Canada last month.

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

Collectively, because of declines from the Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Compass, and Subaru Forester, this group of vehicles didn’t expand at the same rate as the overall SUV/CUV sector. Yet this is the segment which powers so much of the Canadian auto industry.

Canada small SUV sales chart April 2015
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Ford’s Escape, for example, is Canada’s eighth-best-selling vehicle through the first four months of 2015 and will likely move up the leaderboard in May. Together, the Escape and its two best-selling rivals from Toyota and Honda accounted for 7% of the new vehicles sold in Canada in April. 

As family vehicles, these vehicles are now the normal choice. Canada’s midsize car market  generated a piddling 13,000 sales in April, less than the Escape, RAV4, CR-V, and Rogue alone.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2156
2507 -14.0% 5693 7199 -20.9%
2474
2611 -5.2% 7198 8123 -11.4%
5020
4821 4.1% 13,378 13,958 -4.2%
1233
1180 4.5% 3100 3154 -1.7%
3883
3641 6.6% 11,631 10,405 11.8%
2801
2938 -4.7% 8255 9132 -9.6%
1774
1606 10.5% 5239 4256 23.1%
2720
1701 59.9% 7770 5785 34.3%
447
643 -30.5% 1044 1878 -44.4%
720
546 31.9% 2674 1680 59.2%
1878
1162 61.6% 5779 3845 50.3%
562
541 3.9% 1626 1833 -11.3%
2232
1949 14.5% 6626 5761 15.0%
415
391 6.1% 1463 1725 -15.2%
2918
2653 10.0% 9585 8745 9.6%
1132
1227 -7.7% 3463 3958 -12.5%
4185
3119 34.2% 12,397 9806 26.4%
1033
940 9.9% 3463 3076 12.6%
Total
37,583
34,176 10.0% 110,384 104,319 5.8%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
437
481 -9.1% 1291 1745 -26.0%
813
855 -4.9% 1797 2303 -22.0%
180
181
111
133 -16.5% 297 499 -40.5%
463
613 -24.5% 1522 1837 -17.1%
458
477 -4.0% 1408 1288 9.3%
797
740 7.7% 2333 2089 11.7%
Total
3259
3299 -1.2% 8829 9761 -9.5%

Offroaders
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2378
2305 3.2% 6509 6342 2.6%
96
129 -25.6% 311 447 -30.4%
1
76 -98.7% 8 279 -97.1%
Total
2475
2510 -1.4% 6828 7068 -3.4%

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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