2015 Year End Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 95 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - Every SUV Ranked

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Canadians bought and leased more new vehicles in calendar year 2015 than at any point in the auto industry's history. Yet if the sales of SUVs and crossovers are subtracted from the equation, auto sales were actually down 2% compared with 2014.

Canadian SUV/crossover sales jumped 13% to nearly 690,000 units in 2015. Nearly half those sales were derived from the ten most popular utility vehicle nameplates. 

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2015 Year End
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End

The Ford Escape ranked first in Canadian SUV/crossover sales in 2015, just as the Escape always does. Yet strangely, Escape sales plunged 9%, a sharp drop given the category's rapid rise. In other words, the Escape lost market share. Escape volume in 2015 was still far stronger than the volume generated by any other SUV/CUV nameplate – better than all but four vehicles in all – but the Escape's share of this sector fell from 8.6% in 2014 to 7.0% in 2015.

Is Ford worried? Perhaps not terribly. They've already shown a refreshed Escape for the 2017 model year, meant to stem the tide as newer nameplates begin to make headway.

From the Toyota RAV4 to the Nissan Rogue, Jeep Cherokee, and Hyundai Tucson, numerous top sellers are growing their sales far faster than the sector in which they compete. Each of those vehicles, plus the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5, posted record Canadian sales in 2015.

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - 2016 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - January 2016
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - 2015 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - 2015 Year End

For many vehicles, the CX-5 most notably, the arrival of a subcompact CUV sibling has had no impact on the success of the high-volume compact. The CX-3, Canada's 29th-best-selling utility vehicle in 2015 despite missing the first four months of the year, generated 6861 Canadian sales in the final eight months of 2015. Yet during those eight months, CX-5 sales increased all but once: the month of the CX-3's arrival. 

Reminder: these are year end rankings, but you can sort vehicles by December 2015 volume by clicking the December 2015 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. 

Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - 2015 Year End
Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - 2015 Year End
Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model - 2015 Year End
Canada Minivan Sales By Model - 2015 Year End
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model - 2015 Year End

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2016 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014

% Change
#1Ford Escape47,72652,198-8.6%3,1593,314-4.7%
#2Toyota RAV442,24636,63915.3%2,9492,62412.4%
#3Honda CR-V38,96137,6843.4%2,4784,603-46.2%
#4Nissan Rogue35,84128,82724.3%2,6202,09824.9%
#5Jeep Cherokee31,83322,52941.3%2,8861,93848.9%
#6Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³26,68527,580-3.2%1,8641,8192.5%
#7Dodge Journey25,64624,7153.8%2,2571,54845.8%
#8Mazda CX-522,28119,92011.9%1,7141,34727.2%
#9Jeep Wrangler20,88023,057-9.4%1,2151,396-13.0%
#10Chevrolet Equinox19,76619,5591.1%1,5581,38612.4%
#11Ford Edge16,58017,940-7.6%5191,096-52.6%
#12Hyundai Tucson16,36211,85638.0%81351557.9%
#13Ford Explorer15,61512,67723.2%1,25399925.4%
#14Kia Sorento14,37213,9822.8%876886-1.1%
#15Subaru Forester12,70612,3023.3%1,06790617.8%
#16Jeep Grand Cherokee11,60513,150-11.7%9531,039-8.3%
#17Volkswagen Tiguan11,45910,09613.5%96556172.0%
#18GMC Terrain10,84411,524-5.9%78668514.7%
#19Toyota Highlander10,4129,7496.8%769775-0.8%
#20Nissan Murano10,1284,706115%876375134%
#21Nissan Pathfinder9,8989,6882.2%8267766.4%
#22Jeep Patriot9,3725,95957.3%53036146.8%
#23Honda HR-V8,959------779------
#24Honda Pilot8,2306,11334.6%74241379.7%
#25Audi Q58,2037,8624.3%6336044.8%
#26Chevrolet Trax8,1568,533-4.4%59047025.5%
#27Acura RDX7,3806,55712.6%467551-15.2%
#28Lexus RX7,0637,913-10.7%71157024.7%
#29Mazda CX-36,861------687------
#30Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³6,5614,89434.1%45738518.7%
#31Kia Sportage6,5096,0258.0%41423080.0%
#32GMC Acadia6,4525,9738.0%566572-1.0%
#33Lexus NX6,1272961,970%38329629.4%
#34Mitsubishi Outlander6,1085,33014.6%42533925.4%
#35Mercedes-Benz M-Class6,0085,5328.6%45737521.9%
#36Acura MDX5,8146,272-7.3%552658-16.1%
#37Mitsubishi RVR5,7866,594-12.3%364429-15.2%
#38Toyota 4Runner5,7364,02242.6%48429763.0%
#39BMW X55,3815,470-1.6%4223917.9%
#40Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class5,3045,599-5.3%58748421.3%
#41Buick Encore4,9155,683-13.5%285647-56.0%
#42Cadillac SRX4,8864,13418.2%2562521.6%
#43BMW X34,5275,219-13.3%320326-1.8%
#44Nissan Juke4,4733,64122.9%27117852.2%
#45Chevrolet Traverse3,9983,8862.9%225227-0.9%
#46Infiniti QX603,8633,6136.9%312359-13.1%
#47Jeep Compass3,7295,808-35.8%339154120%
#48Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class3,719964286%248255-2.7%
#49Dodge Durango3,6592,97722.9%205235-12.8%
#50Audi Q33,5961,566130%33124535.1%
#51Buick Enclave3,3613,528-4.7%188303-38.0%
#52Lincoln MKC2,9701,84960.6%247321-23.1%
#53BMW X12,9422,7357.6%25513490.3%
#54Lincoln MKX2,9002,7027.3%437194125%
#55Land Rover Range Rover Sport2,6802,5803.9%29425415.7%
#56Mercedes-Benz GL-Class2,4732,3395.7%28716178.3%
#57Porsche Cayenne2,3891,90425.5%17513133.6%
#58Chevrolet Tahoe2,3641,77932.9%24816154.0%
#59Infiniti QX502,2831,89720.3%18814926.2%
#60Ford Expedition2,2821,65937.6%261323-19.2%
#61Jeep Renegade2,261------310------
#62Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2,1621,70626.7%131155-15.5%
#63Porsche Macan2,1211,22373.4%146152-3.9%
#64Cadillac Escalade2,085821154%14411129.7%
#64.1Cadillac Escalade *1,612617161%1147650.0%
#64.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *473204132%3035-14.3%
#65Volkswagen Touareg2,0282,332-13.0%64218-70.6%
#66Ford Flex1,7892,365-24.4%8823283%
#67GMC Yukon1,7112,005-14.7%141163-13.5%
#68Nissan Xterra1,70799172.3%1036363.5%
#69Audi Q71,6581,959-15.4%21124-83.1%
#70Volvo XC601,6461,5426.7%111112-0.9%
#71GMC Yukon XL1,5791,760-10.3%1831811.1%
#72Mini Countryman1,4121,786-20.9%8495-11.6%
#73Chevrolet Suburban1,35496640.2%13511715.4%
#74BMW X61,27489742.0%78149-47.7%
#75BMW X41,144490134%79772.6%
#76Mazda CX-91,1391,543-26.2%71111-36.0%
#77Land Rover Range Rover1,10189622.9%1238053.8%
#78Land Rover Discovery Sport991------295------
#79Volvo XC90957427124%9422327%
#80Infiniti QX8072752139.5%713982.1%
#81Land Rover LR470644658.3%57537.5%
#82Toyota Sequoia663713-7.0%67670.0%
#83Lexus GX46066258213.7%5158-12.1%
#84Nissan Armada63446237.2%4753-11.3%
#85Fiat 500X609------56------
#86Lincoln Navigator55032867.7%554134.1%
#87Infiniti QX7052846613.3%393221.9%
#88Lexus LX5703483421.8%453915.4%
#89Mercedes-Benz G-Class2692603.5%452395.7%
#90Lincoln MKT217289-24.9%1320-35.0%
#91Toyota Land Cruiser º18010669.8%7616.7%
#92Land Rover LR280655-87.8%---90-100%
#93Toyota FJ Cruiser8618-98.7%---5-100%
#94Subaru Tribeca5120-95.8%---1-100%
#95Acura ZDX16-83.3%---------
686,171609,40812.6% 50,979 45,600 11.8%
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Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: up 2.4% to 33,246 in 2015; up 5.3% to 2321 in December.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it's with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type's name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can't be squeezed through a round hole.

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