Small SUV Sales In Canada - July 2015 YTD

2013 Ford Escape
Canadians nearly made the Nissan Rogue their favourite small SUV/crossover, and thus their favourite utility vehicle overall, in July 2015. The perennial best seller, Ford's Escape, finished July only two units ahead of Nissan's most popular model.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Brand Rankings - July 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings - July 2015 YTD


During a month in which Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers jumped 15%, the core group of Escape-class utility vehicles were up just 5% to nearly 30,000 units. That's well ahead of the rate of growth posted by the overall industry – 0.5% – but well back of the expansion achieved among small premium brand SUVs, which jumped 21% last month.

Part of the blame for the less rapid growth can likely be attributed to a flock of new subcompact crossovers. While they haven't made it impossible for vehicles like the Honda CR-V to increase their volume, the rate at which vehicles like the CR-V are growing is likely slowed by the presence of vehicles like the Honda HR-V.


Canada small SUV/crossover sales chart July 2015
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Mazda Canada, for example, sold 2166 CX-5s in July 2015. But the company also sold 1010 copies of the subcompact CX-3. If the CX-3 didn't exist – which it didn't at this time last year – doesn't it seem possible that Mazda would likely have sold more CX-5s? Perhaps. But not 1010 more, that's for sure.

In other words, while the subcompact crossover category likely steals a measure of sales away from traditional small SUVs and crossovers, the main achievement of this burgeoning category is displayed in its ability to grow the SUV/CUV market as a whole.

Now, for some housekeeping. If you feel the small SUV/crossover table below is shorter than before, well, that's because it is. The Kia Sorento is bigger than it used to be. The Hyundai Santa Fe treads middle ground between these small utilities and vehicles like the Ford Edge. Whereas before we showed the Sorento and Santa Fe both with these small utilities – with which the Sorento and Santa Fe lineups still compete, based on price – and midsize utilities, we're reserving them exclusively for the midsize category from now on. These decisions aren't purely based on size nor are they purely based on price. We also take into account conversations with experts, buyers, and sales personnel. As always, if you don't appreciate their absence in this category or don't approve of their inclusion in the other, you can always see all vehicles ranked together in one place and compile your own list.

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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014
Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1432
1734-17.4%11,14212,382-10.0%
2349
2573-8.7%14,20815,105-5.9%
3664
5078-27.8%27,26230,396-10.3%
838
1032-18.8%6228 6803-8.5%
3280
32062.3%22,20019,98011.1%
999
9139.4%8599 752614.3%
3426
193077.5%16,86912,20938.2%
138
409-66.3%2185 3522-38.0%
1010
346192%63813076107%
568
48517.1%3571 3647-2.1%
2166
187115.8%12,568 11,28011.4%
624
45138.4%2907 28133.3%
3662
280130.7%20,56416,68823.2%
1206
105214.6%73277702-4.9%
3287
30717.0%23,66719,19523.3%
988
1209-18.3%660163084.6%
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Total
29,637
28,1615.2%192,279 178,632 7.6%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
514
4953.8%27893123-10.7%
693
776-10.7%39984557-12.3%
252
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1936
------2639------
319
------736------
1010
------2531------
124
180-31.1%654988-33.8%
584
5437.6%32653524-7.3%
394
35112.3%2702 233016.0%
789
62226.8%4767410816.0%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
6615
2967123%24,355 18,630 30.7%

Offroaders
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2000
2797-28.5%13,146 14,273 -7.9%
154
8385.5%1011659 53.4%
---
65-100%8499 -98.4%
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Total
2154
2945-26.9%14,165 15,431 -8.2%
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 listed with small cars, too, 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. 

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Small SUV Sales In Canada - July 2016 YTD
Small SUV Sales In Canada - August 2015 YTD
Small SUV Sales In Canada - June 2015 YTD
Small SUV Sales In Canada - July 2014 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - July 2015
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2015 YTD
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - July 2015 YTD

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