Small SUV Sales In Canada – September 2015 YTD


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As Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers shot up 11% in September – and in the first three quarters of 2015 – the core class of best-selling small utility vehicles didn’t match the pace.

In other words, the Ford Escape and its cohorts are losing market share.

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

Indeed, the Escape most of all. In a category that’s grown by more than 8% in 2015’s first nine months, the Ford Escape’s volume has plunged 10%, a loss of nearly 4100 sales for Ford Canada’s dealers. Many of its competitors are actually gaining market share, not only in their own segment but in the overall SUV/CUV sector.

The Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4 are all outpacing the industry, the segment, and the SUV/CUV sector. 

canada small SUV sales chart September 2015
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But there’s no denying that some crossover buyers are thinking small. With an increasing number of options – 2015 has hosted the debuts of four subcompact utility vehicles – sales of the smallest crossovers are up 41% in 2015. 

Granted, that’s not the kind of growth these vehicles are experiencing this year in the United States, where the Chevrolet Trax is a brand new, rather than a thoroughly established, product. 

Yet from a market share standpoint, the subcompact SUV subset is a more active force in Canada than it is in the U.S.. Only 6% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in the U.S. so far this year were volume brand subcompact crossovers; 7% in Canada. 

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 • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1876
1575 19.1% 14,792 15,402 -4.0%
1928
2403 -19.8% 19,156 19,516 -1.8%
4806
5107 -5.9% 36,510 40,584 -10.0%
991
1328 -25.4% 8124 9171 -11.4%
3747
2961 26.5% 29,298 25,861 13.3%
1543
1128 36.8% 12,347 9656 27.9%
2823
2155 31.0% 23,161 16,402 41.2%
202
926 -78.2% 2634 5032 -47.7%
545
941 -42.1% 7947 4550 74.7%
707
559 26.5% 4912 4756 3.3%
2124
1719 23.6% 16,842 15,047 11.9%
752
647 16.2% 4479 4065 10.2%
3299
2800 17.8% 27,495 22,288 23.4%
1017
938 8.4% 9314 9555 -2.5%
4163
4328 -3.8% 31,220 27,183 14.9%
888
846 5.0% 8614 8159 5.6%
Total
31,411
30,361 3.5% 256,845 237,227 8.3%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
447
593 -24.6% 3642 4345 -16.2%
986
1054 -6.5% 5845 6601 -11.5%
78
441
1076
5427 —916
263
1305
916
4353
191
221 -13.6% 1000 1415 -29.3%
505
911 -44.6% 4398 4960 -11.3%
443
296 49.7% 3512 2968 18.3%
758
672 12.8% 6296 5366 17.3%
Total
5663
3747 51.1% 36,219 25,655 41.2%

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%

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 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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