Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – September 2015 YTD


2016 Honda Pilot

As Canadian utility vehicle volume continues to power the market to unseen heights, numerous three-row family crossovers are at the centre of the surge. 

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

Through the first three quarters of 2015, Canadian SUV/CUV sales are up 11%. But growing faster than the sector average are modern wagons like the Dodge Durango (up 26%), Hyundai Santa Fe XL (up 29%), Honda Pilot (up 23%), and Ford Explorer (up 15%).

The Pilot, newly launched for model year 2016, is in its third generation, having lost much of its former boxy styling and finally upgraded its powertrain.

Canada midsize SUV sales chart September 2015
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A $53,000 example sits in GCBC’s driveway this week, awaiting a comparison between GCBC’s own 2015 Honda Odyssey EX and this Honda Canada loaner. Over the last six months, Pilot sales have jumped 38% as Honda cleared out remaining second-gen models and welcomed the all-new MY2016 Pilot. In August, Pilot volume reached its highest Canadian level ever. 

Canadian consumers prefer the Odyssey, however. During that same six month period, Honda has sold 6787 Odyssey minivans; 4781 Pilots. Will that order switch? The Pilot outsold the Odyssey by 346 units in August; 209 in September.

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 midsize 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 • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

SUV
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
236
354 -33.3% 2567 2540 1.1%
403
339 18.9% 3127 3098 0.9%
146
117 24.8% 2946 2348 25.5%
1838
1659 10.8% 14,334 14,179 1.1%
1847
1434 28.8% 11,434 9904 15.4%
80
91 -12.1% 1599 2242 -28.7%
422
408 3.4% 4806 4266 12.7%
951
482 97.3% 5784 4720 22.5%
1906
2416 -21.1% 20,093 21,157 -5.0%
558
459 21.6% 4939 3824 29.2%
653
970 -32.7% 8661 9556 -9.4%
1147
1236 -7.2% 11,008 10,663 3.2%
100
69 44.9% 948 1009 -6.0%
943
721 30.8% 7137 3538 102%
767
889 -13.7% 7488 7319 2.3%
7 -100% 5 113 -95.6%
562
362 55.2% 4171 3007 38.7%
925
730 26.7% 7700 7429 3.6%
159
240 -33.8% 1591 1674 -5.0%
Total
13,643
12,983 5.1% 120,338 112,586 6.9%

Offroaders
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1922
1790 7.4% 16,865 18,627 -9.5%
165
64 158% 1332 800 66.5%
29 -100% 8 584 -98.6%
Total
2087
1883 13.9% 18,205 20,011 -9.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
7
116 -94.0% 289 680 -57.5%
1078
936 15.2% 7399 5812 27.3%
489
650 -24.8% 4942 6202 -20.3%
Total
1574
1702 -7.5% 12,630 12,694 -0.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: down 14.3% to 2646 in September; up 0.2% to 25,032 YTD.
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 Wrangler and Xterra listed with small SUVs, too, and the Subaru Outback shown with mainstream cars… 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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