Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – December 2015


2015 Ford Escape silver

In keeping with its performance in 2015 to date, the Ford Escape posted a 5% loss in a booming Canadian SUV/crossover sector but still held on to the top spot on the SUV/CUV leaderboard in December 2015.

Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – 2015 Year End

Escape volume slid by 155 units in December as Toyota added 325 RAV4 sales, 210 too few to catch the perennially top-selling Ford.

The Ford Explorer was Canada’s top-selling three-row SUV/CUV in December thanks to a 25% year-over-year improvement to 1253 units, 427 sales ahead of the Nissan Pathfinder. The Toyota Highlander ranked 21st in December; the Honda Pilot 22nd. (The Nissan Rogue, Dodge Journey, and Kia Sorento are all present here, too, but don’t come standard with a third row.)

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

No premium brand SUVs cracked the top 20 in December, though the Jeep Grand Cherokee which finished December in 14th spot can certainly be optioned up to premium price points. The JGC we tested last fall, an Overland EcoDiesel, was priced at $71,775.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada’s best-selling trucks in December and will shortly publish a list of Canada’s most popular cars along with year end versions of each.

December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
December
2015
December
2014
% Change
2015 2014 %
Change
#1
Ford Escape
3159 3314 -4.7% 47,726 52,198 -8.6%
#2
Toyota RAV4
2949 2624 12.4% 42,246 36,639 15.3%
#3
Jeep Cherokee
2886 1938 48.9% 31,833 22,529 41.3%
#4
Nissan Rogue
2620 2098 24.9% 35,841 28,827 24.3%
#5
Honda CR-V
2478 4603 -46.2% 38,961 37,684 3.4%
#6
Dodge Journey
2257 1548 45.8% 25,646 24,715 3.8%
#7
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport *
1864 1819 2.5% 26,685 27,580 -3.2%
#8
Mazda CX-5
1714 1347 27.2% 22,281 34,421 -7.2%
#9
Chevrolet Equinox
1558 1386 12.4% 19,766 19,559 1.1%
#10
Ford Explorer
1253 999 25.4% 15,615 12,677 23.2%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
1215 1396 -13.0% 20,880 23,057 -9.4%
#12
Subaru Forester
1067 906 17.8% 12,706 12,302 3.3%
#13
Volkswagen Tiguan
965 561 72.0% 11,459 10,096 13.5%
#14
Jeep Grand Cherokee
953 1039 -8.3% 11,605 13,150 -11.7%
T15
Kia Sorento
876 886 -1.1% 14,372 13,982 2.8%
T15
Nissan Murano
876 375 134% 10,128 4706 115%
#17
Nissan Pathfinder
826 776 6.4% 9898 9688 2.2%
#18
Hyundai Tucson
813 515 57.9% 16,362 11,856 38.0%
#19
GMC Terrain
786 685 14.7% 10,844 11,524 -5.9%
#20
Honda HR-V
779 8959

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 
* Total Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL: up 5% to 2321 in December; up 2% to 33,246 in 2015.

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