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. 

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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. 

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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

Rank
SUV/Crossover
August 2015 YTD
August 2014 YTD
%
Change
August
2015
August
2014
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 31,704 35,477 -10.6% 4,442 5,081 -12.6%
#2 Toyota RAV4 27,057 22,855 18.4% 3,390 3,660 -7.4%
#3 Honda CR-V 25,551 22,900 11.6% 3,351 2,920 14.8%
#4 Nissan Rogue 24,196 19,488 24.2% 3,632 2,800 29.7%
#5 Jeep Cherokee 20,338 14,247 42.8% 3,469 2,038 70.2%
#6 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 18,187 18,741 -3.0% 1,641 2,417 -32.1%
#7 Dodge Journey 17,228 17,113 0.7% 3,020 2,008 50.4%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 14,943 16,837 -11.2% 1,797 2,564 -29.9%
#9 Mazda CX-5 14,718 13,328 10.4% 2,150 2,048 5.0%
#10 Chevrolet Equinox 12,916 13,827 -6.6% 1,774 1,445 22.8%
#11 Ford Edge 12,496 12,520 -0.2% 1,717 1,653 3.9%
#12 Hyundai Tucson 10,804 8,528 26.7% 2,205 1,002 120%
#13 Kia Sorento 9,861 9,427 4.6% 1,172 1,317 -11.0%
#14 Ford Explorer 9,587 8,470 13.2% 1,967 1,235 59.3%
#15 Subaru Forester 8,297 8,617 -3.7% 970 915 6.0%
#16 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8,008 8,586 -6.7% 1,013 1,473 -31.2%
#17 Volkswagen Tiguan 7,726 7,313 5.6% 1,125 1,005 11.9%
#18 Jeep Patriot 7,402 3,609 105% 1,021 533 91.6%
#19 GMC Terrain 7,133 7,843 -9.1% 905 1,040 -13.0%
#20 Toyota Highlander 6,775 6,699 1.1% 857 583 47.0%
#21 Nissan Pathfinder 6,721 6,430 4.5% 757 792 -4.4%
#22 Nissan Murano 6,194 2,817 120% 844 582 45.0%
#23 Audi Q5 5,200 5,180 0.4% 759 692 9.7%
#24 Acura RDX 5,039 4,379 15.1% 642 443 44.9%
#25 Chevrolet Trax 4,859 5,547 -12.4% 861 990 -13.0%
#26 Honda Pilot 4,833 4,238 14.0% 1,136 657 72.9%
#27 Lexus RX 4,440 5,113 -13.2% 609 684 -11.0%
#28 GMC Acadia 4,384 3,858 13.6% 692 557 24.2%
#29 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 4,381 3,365 30.2% 433 407 6.4%
#30 Honda HR-V 4,351 1,712
#31 Kia Sportage 4,205 4,197 0.2% 634 550 15.3%
#32 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 3,929 3,770 4.2% 696 509 36.7%
#33 Mitsubishi RVR 3,893 4,049 -3.9% 628 525 19.6%
#34 Mitsubishi Outlander 3,727 3,418 9.0% 820 605 35.5%
#35 Toyota 4Runner 3,609 2,645 36.4% 587 391 50.1%
#36 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 3,581 3,404 5.2% 440 321 37.1%
#37 Lexus NX 3,569 578
#38 Acura MDX 3,492 3,973 -12.1% 472 542 -12.9%
#39 Mazda CX-3 3,437 906
#40 BMW X5 3,390 3,888 -12.8% 415 282 47.2%
#41 Cadillac SRX 3,359 2,937 14.4% 560 344 62.8%
#42 Buick Encore 3,195 3,752 -14.8% 406 629 -35.5%
#43 Nissan Juke 3,069 2,672 14.9% 367 342 7.3%
#44 BMW X3 3,003 3,522 -14.7% 332 407 -18.4%
#45 Dodge Durango 2,800 2,231 25.5% 404 105 285%
#46 Chevrolet Traverse 2,724 2,759 -1.3% 545 409 33.3%
#47 Jeep Compass 2,432 4,106 -40.8% 247 584 -57.7%
#48 Infiniti QX60 2,427 2,255 7.6% 317 280 13.2%
#49 Buick Enclave 2,331 2,186 6.6% 227 344 -34.0%
#50 Audi Q3 2,273 282 706% 325 282 15.2%
#51 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,217 349
#52 Lincoln MKC 1,995 660 202% 217 358 -39.4%
#53 BMW X1 1,933 1,890 2.3% 209 149 40.3%
#54 Porsche Cayenne 1,641 1,428 14.9% 216 148 45.9%
#55 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,604 1,771 -9.4% 153 194 -21.1%
#56 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,543 1,126 37.0% 224 160 40.0%
#57 Chevrolet Tahoe 1,534 1,097 39.8% 215 314 -31.5%
#58 Ford Flex 1,519 2,151 -29.4% 144 241 -40.2%
#59 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 1,517 1,613 -6.0% 119 172 -30.8%
#60 Ford Expedition 1,456 902 61.4% 112 63 77.8%
T61 Porsche Macan 1,432 662 116% 241 199 21.1%
T61 Volkswagen Touareg 1,432 1,434 -0.1% 225 229 -1.7%
#63 Cadillac Escalade 1,366 391 249% 149 97 53.6%
#63.1 Cadillac Escalade * 1,047 293 257% 111 74 50.0%
#63.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 319 98 226% 38 23 65.2%
#64 Lincoln MKX 1,319 1,910 -30.9% 324 261 24.1%
#65 Infiniti QX50 1,292 1,246 3.7% 175 163 7.4%
#66 Audi Q7 1,285 1,316 -2.4% 201 152 32.2%
#67 Volvo XC60 1,204 1,000 20.4% 123 122 0.8%
#68 Nissan Xterra 1,167 736 58.6% 156 77 103%
#69 GMC Yukon 1,056 1,106 -4.5% 111 279 -60.2%
#70 Jeep Renegade 1,042 306
#71 GMC Yukon XL 872 1,176 -25.9% 118 246 -52.0%
#72 Mazda CX-9 848 940 -9.8% 171 101 69.3%
#73 Mini Countryman 809 1,194 -32.2% 155 206 -24.8%
#74 BMW X6 775 381 103% 94 54 74.1%
#75 BMW X4 733 110 566% 88 69 27.5%
#76 Chevrolet Suburban 720 606 18.8% 149 107 39.3%
#77 Land Rover Range Rover 677 657 3.0% 97 57 70.2%
#78 Land Rover LR4 467 270 73.0% 81 36 125%
#79 Lexus GX 442 365 21.1% 45 25 80.0%
#80 Volvo XC90 441 268 64.6% 190 55 246%
#81 Infiniti QX80 433 309 40.1% 70 37 89.2%
#82 Nissan Armada 432 283 52.7% 51 38 34.2%
#83 Toyota Sequoia 415 493 -15.8% 40 43 -7.0%
T84 Fiat 500X 363 89
T84 Infiniti QX70 363 303 19.8% 41 52 -21.2%
#86 Lincoln Navigator 328 135 143% 28 18 55.6%
#87 Land Rover Discovery Sport 247 94
#88 Lexus LX 198 204 -2.9% 12 12 0.0%
#89 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 182 156 16.7% 17 14 21.4%
#90 Lincoln MKT 167 198 -15.7% 25 15 66.7%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser º  123 82 50.0% 21 4 425%
#92 Land Rover LR2 80 397 -79.8% 55 -100%
#93 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 555 -98.6% 56 -100%
#94 Subaru Tribeca 5 106 -95.3% 9 -100%
#95 Acura ZDX 1 5 -80.0%
Total
449,457 405,030 11.0% 65,614 55,679 17.8%

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.