August 2015 YTD Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 95 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - Every SUV Ranked

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Canadians bought and leased nearly as many SUVs and crossovers in August 2015. Indeed, Canadians bought and leased more SUVs and crossovers than cars in August if a few SUVish vehicles we display with the car sector are switched to this list.

Is the Volvo XC70 a car, or an SUV? What about the Honda Crosstour, Toyota Venza, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and the Subaru Outback? What about the low-slung, low-riding Mazda CX-3 we reviewed last week? The difficulty, of course, is that the overwhelming majority of vehicles shown below are cars, only with slightly elevated ride height, SUV styling cues, and available all-wheel-drive. 

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD

Nevertheless, we attempt to distinguish with some level of clarity. And in August, the difference between the two categories is so small as to be statistically meaningless. In August 2015, Canadians drove away from new vehicle dealerships in approximately 66,000 SUVs and crossovers and approximately 66,000 new passenger cars.

The SUV/CUV figures are made all the more impressive when one takes into account the continued decline of the best-selling model, Ford's Escape. Escape volume tumbled 13% in August and is down 11% so far this year, a loss of 3773 units through the first eight months of 2015. Add to that a 3% drop in Hyundai Santa Fe Sport sales, an 11% drop from the best-selling true SUV – Jeep's Wrangler – and a 7% drop from GM's best-selling crossover tandem, and the market is enduring significant losses.

Yet total SUV/CUV sales increased by nearly 10,000 units in August alone, a month in which car volume tumbled by more than 6500 units. 

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - July 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD

Many top-selling models reported massive year-over-year improvements last month. The Nissan Rogue, Jeep Cherokee, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda Pilot, Jeep Patriot – eight of the 18 top-selling SUV/CUV nameplates last month – all posted percentage gains of at least 20%. The three Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' products in that list produced 2931 sales on their own. Tucson sales more than doubled. 

Revealed just today is Volkswagen's second-generation 2017 Tiguan, pictured above and below. While U.S. sales of the Tiguan are declining for a third consecutive year in a utility-vehicle-favouring market, Canadian Tiguan volume reached record highs in 2014, the Tiguan's seventh year on the market, and is up 6% so far this year.

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by August 2015 volume by clicking the August 2015 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. 
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan rear red
Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - August 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - August 2015
Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model - August 2015 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model - August 2015 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model - August 2015 YTD

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014

August 2015 YTD
August 2014 YTD
% Change
#1Ford Escape31,70435,477-10.6%4,4425,081-12.6%
#2Toyota RAV427,05722,85518.4%3,3903,660-7.4%
#3Honda CR-V25,55122,90011.6%3,3512,92014.8%
#4Nissan Rogue24,19619,48824.2%3,6322,80029.7%
#5Jeep Cherokee20,33814,24742.8%3,4692,03870.2%
#6Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³18,18718,741-3.0%1,6412,417-32.1%
#7Dodge Journey17,22817,1130.7%3,0202,00850.4%
#8Jeep Wrangler14,94316,837-11.2%1,7972,564-29.9%
#9Mazda CX-514,71813,32810.4%2,1502,0485.0%
#10Chevrolet Equinox12,91613,827-6.6%1,7741,44522.8%
#11Ford Edge12,49612,520-0.2%1,7171,6533.9%
#12Hyundai Tucson10,8048,52826.7%2,2051,002120%
#13Kia Sorento9,8619,4274.6%1,1721,317-11.0%
#14Ford Explorer9,5878,47013.2%1,9671,23559.3%
#15Subaru Forester8,2978,617-3.7%9709156.0%
#16Jeep Grand Cherokee8,0088,586-6.7%1,0131,473-31.2%
#17Volkswagen Tiguan7,7267,3135.6%1,1251,00511.9%
#18Jeep Patriot7,4023,609105%1,02153391.6%
#19GMC Terrain7,1337,843-9.1%9051,040-13.0%
#20Toyota Highlander6,7756,6991.1%85758347.0%
#21Nissan Pathfinder6,7216,4304.5%757792-4.4%
#22Nissan Murano6,1942,817120%84458245.0%
#23Audi Q55,2005,1800.4%7596929.7%
#24Acura RDX5,0394,37915.1%64244344.9%
#25Chevrolet Trax4,8595,547-12.4%861990-13.0%
#26Honda Pilot4,8334,23814.0%1,13665772.9%
#27Lexus RX4,4405,113-13.2%609684-11.0%
#28GMC Acadia4,3843,85813.6%69255724.2%
#29Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³4,3813,36530.2%4334076.4%
#30Honda HR-V4,351------1,712------
#31Kia Sportage4,2054,1970.2%63455015.3%
#32Mercedes-Benz M-Class3,9293,7704.2%69650936.7%
#33Mitsubishi RVR3,8934,049-3.9%62852519.6%
#34Mitsubishi Outlander3,7273,4189.0%82060535.5%
#35Toyota 4Runner3,6092,64536.4%58739150.1%
#36Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class3,5813,4045.2%44032137.1%
#37Lexus NX3,569------578------
#38Acura MDX3,4923,973-12.1%472542-12.9%
#39Mazda CX-33,437------906------
#40BMW X53,3903,888-12.8%41528247.2%
#41Cadillac SRX3,3592,93714.4%56034462.8%
#42Buick Encore3,1953,752-14.8%406629-35.5%
#43Nissan Juke3,0692,67214.9%3673427.3%
#44BMW X33,0033,522-14.7%332407-18.4%
#45Dodge Durango2,8002,23125.5%404105285%
#46Chevrolet Traverse2,7242,759-1.3%54540933.3%
#47Jeep Compass2,4324,106-40.8%247584-57.7%
#48Infiniti QX602,4272,2557.6%31728013.2%
#49Buick Enclave2,3312,1866.6%227344-34.0%
#50Audi Q32,273282706%32528215.2%
#51Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2,217------349------
#52Lincoln MKC1,995660202%217358-39.4%
#53BMW X11,9331,8902.3%20914940.3%
#54Porsche Cayenne1,6411,42814.9%21614845.9%
#55Land Rover Range Rover Sport1,6041,771-9.4%153194-21.1%
#56Land Rover Range Rover Evoque1,5431,12637.0%22416040.0%
#57Chevrolet Tahoe1,5341,09739.8%215314-31.5%
#58Ford Flex1,5192,151-29.4%144241-40.2%
#59Mercedes-Benz GL-Class1,517 1,613 -6.0%119 172 -30.8%
#60Ford Expedition1,45690261.4%1126377.8%
T61Porsche Macan1,432662116%24119921.1%
T61Volkswagen Touareg1,4321,434-0.1%225229-1.7%
#63Cadillac Escalade1,366391249%1499753.6%
#63.1Cadillac Escalade *1,047293257%1117450.0%
#63.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *31998226%382365.2%
#64Lincoln MKX1,3191,910-30.9%32426124.1%
#65Infiniti QX501,2921,2463.7%1751637.4%
#66Audi Q71,2851,316-2.4%20115232.2%
#67Volvo XC601,2041,00020.4%1231220.8%
#68Nissan Xterra1,16773658.6%15677103%
#69GMC Yukon1,0561,106-4.5%111279-60.2%
#70Jeep Renegade1,042------306------
#71GMC Yukon XL8721,176-25.9%118246-52.0%
#72Mazda CX-9848940-9.8%17110169.3%
#73Mini Countryman8091,194-32.2%155206-24.8%
#74BMW X6775381103%945474.1%
#75BMW X4733110566%886927.5%
#76Chevrolet Suburban72060618.8%14910739.3%
#77Land Rover Range Rover6776573.0%975770.2%
#78Land Rover LR446727073.0%8136125%
#79Lexus GX44236521.1%452580.0%
#80Volvo XC9044126864.6%19055246%
#81Infiniti QX8043330940.1%703789.2%
#82Nissan Armada43228352.7%513834.2%
#83Toyota Sequoia415493-15.8%4043-7.0%
T84Fiat 500X363------89------
T84Infiniti QX7036330319.8%4152-21.2%
#86Lincoln Navigator328135143%281855.6%
#87Land Rover Discovery Sport247------94------
#88Lexus LX198204-2.9%12120.0%
#89Mercedes-Benz G-Class182 156 16.7%17 14 21.4%
#90Lincoln MKT167198-15.7%251566.7%
#91Toyota Land Cruiser º 1238250.0%214425%
#92Land Rover LR280397-79.8%---55-100%
#93Toyota FJ Cruiser8555-98.6%---56-100%
#94Subaru Tribeca5106-95.3%---9-100%
#95Acura ZDX15-80.0%---------
449,457405,03011.0% 65,614 55,679 17.8%
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Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: 
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it's with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type's name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can't be squeezed through a round hole.

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