Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – October 2015 YTD


2015 Ford Edge red

Canadian sales of numerous three-row crossovers increased dramatically in October 2015, although the overall “midsize” SUV/crossover category increase was dragged down by sharp declines from a couple of two-row alternatives.

Larger than small SUVs like the Ford Escape, Canada’s best-selling SUV, but lacking a third row of seating, the Ford Edge and Jeep Grand Cherokee tumbled 33% and 31%, respectively, a combined loss of 904 Canadian sales.

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

There were a few significant three-row decreases, as well. Buick Enclave volume dropped by a third, the GMC Acadia tumbled 22%, and Mazda CX-9 volume was chopped in half. 

On the flip side, the Ford Explorer posted a 33% gain, an increase that was joined by the Honda Pilot’s 42% uptick, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL’s 31% jump, and a 28% Toyota Highlander improvement. 

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Canada midsize SUV sales chart October 2015
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We reviewed the excellent new, third-generation, 2016 Honda Pilot last month but experienced a few glitches. As great as the current Toyota Highlander is, we also had a couple of issues with our test vehicle nearly two years ago. Meanwhile, as antiquated and outdated as the Chevrolet Traverse can now feel, our test of the Traverse resulted in nothing out of the ordinary, aside from exceptional fuel economy.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

SUV
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
260
385 -32.5% 2827 2925 -3.4%
309
290 6.6% 3436 3388 1.4%
172
158 8.9% 3118 2506 24.4%
973
1458 -33.3% 15,307 15,637 -2.1%
1347
1015 32.7% 12,781 10,919 17.1%
60
56 7.1% 1659 2298 -27.8%
430
549 -21.7% 5236 4815 8.7%
797
561 42.1% 6581 5281 24.6%
2475
2414 2.5% 22,568 23,571 -4.3%
560
429 30.5% 5499 4253 29.3%
953
1372 -30.5% 9614 10,928 -12.0%
1290
1392 -7.3% 12,298 12,055 2.0%
49
103 -52.4% 997 1112 -10.3%
1143
503 127% 8280 4041 105%
871
799 9.0% 8359 8118 3.0%
4 -100% 5 117 -95.7%
576
408 41.2% 4747 3415 39.0%
946
741 27.7% 8646 8170 5.8%
289
216 33.8% 1880 1890 -0.5%
Total
13,500
12,853 5.0% 133,838 125,439 6.7%

Offroaders
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1495
1360 9.9% 18,360 19,987 -8.1%
157
68 131% 1489 868 71.5%
18 -100% 8 602 -98.7%
Total
1652
1446 14.2% 19,857 21,457 -7.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2
114 -98.2% 291 794 -63.4%
958
1049 -8.7% 8357 6861 21.8%
452
594 -23.9% 5394 6796 -20.6%
Total
1412
1757 -19.6% 14,042 14,451 -2.8%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 6.8% to 3035 in October; up 0.9% to 28,067 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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