Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – December 2015 And 2015 Year End


2016 Honda Pilot

The Ford Explorer topped Canadian sales charts for three-row SUVs in crossovers in calendar year 2015 thanks to a 23% year-over-year improvement to 15,615 units.

Combined, GM Canada’s trio of Lambda platform utilities – Enclave, Traverse, Acadia – generated 13,811 sales, 1804 fewer than the Explorer; 3593 fewer than the Explorer and its platform-sharing Ford partner, the Flex.

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

Gains were common across the category, though the Enclave and Flex were not pulled to shore by a rising tide. Dodge Durango volume jumped 23%. A third-generation Honda Pilot boosted sales of the biggest Honda by 35%. Hyundai’s bigger Santa Fe, the XL, was up 34% to 6561 units, more than any of the aforementioned GM candidates.


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Canada midsize SUV sales chart 2015 year end
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Slowdowns largely affected aging vehicles which will shortly be replaced, such as the Mazda CX-5 (already revealed in second-gen form), and the Flex, which sold less often in 2015 than at any time in the nameplate’s eight-year history.

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 • December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

SUV
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
188
303 -38.0% 3361 3528 -4.7%
225
227 -0.9% 3998 3886 2.9%
205
235 -12.8% 3659 2977 22.9%
519
1096 -52.6% 16,580 17,940 -7.6%
1253
999 25.4% 15,615 12,677 23.2%
88
23 283% 1789 2365 -24.4%
566
572 -1.0% 6452 5973 8.0%
742
413 79.7% 8230 6113 34.6%
1864
1819 2.5% 26,685 27,580 -3.2%
457
385 18.7% 6561 4894 34.1%
953
1039 -8.3% 11,605 13,150 -11.7%
876
886 -1.1% 14,372 13,982 2.8%
71
111 -36.0% 1139 1543 -26.2%
876
375 134% 10,128 4706 115%
826
776 6.4% 9898 9688 2.2%
1 -100% 5 120 -95.8%
484
297 63.0% 5736 4022 42.6%
769
775 -0.8% 10,412 9749 6.8%
64
218 -70.6% 2028 2332 -13.0%
Total
11,026
10,550 4.5% 158,253 147,225 7.5%

Offroaders
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
1215
1396 -13.0% 20,880 23,057 -9.4%
103
63 63.5% 1707 991 72.3%
5 -100% 8 618 -98.7%
Total
1318
1464 -10.0% 22,595 24,666 -8.4%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
94 -100% 294 962 -69.4%
746
854 -12.6% 9992 8688 15.0%
358
346 3.5% 6129 7610 -19.5%
Total
1104
1294 -14.7% 16,415 17,260 -4.9%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 2.4% to 33,246 in 2015; up 5.3% to 2321 in December.
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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