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

Rank
SUV/Crossover
2015
2014
%
Change
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2014
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 47,726 52,198 -8.6% 3,159 3,314 -4.7%
#2 Toyota RAV4 42,246 36,639 15.3% 2,949 2,624 12.4%
#3 Honda CR-V 38,961 37,684 3.4% 2,478 4,603 -46.2%
#4 Nissan Rogue 35,841 28,827 24.3% 2,620 2,098 24.9%
#5 Jeep Cherokee 31,833 22,529 41.3% 2,886 1,938 48.9%
#6 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 26,685 27,580 -3.2% 1,864 1,819 2.5%
#7 Dodge Journey 25,646 24,715 3.8% 2,257 1,548 45.8%
#8 Mazda CX-5 22,281 19,920 11.9% 1,714 1,347 27.2%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 20,880 23,057 -9.4% 1,215 1,396 -13.0%
#10 Chevrolet Equinox 19,766 19,559 1.1% 1,558 1,386 12.4%
#11 Ford Edge 16,580 17,940 -7.6% 519 1,096 -52.6%
#12 Hyundai Tucson 16,362 11,856 38.0% 813 515 57.9%
#13 Ford Explorer 15,615 12,677 23.2% 1,253 999 25.4%
#14 Kia Sorento 14,372 13,982 2.8% 876 886 -1.1%
#15 Subaru Forester 12,706 12,302 3.3% 1,067 906 17.8%
#16 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11,605 13,150 -11.7% 953 1,039 -8.3%
#17 Volkswagen Tiguan 11,459 10,096 13.5% 965 561 72.0%
#18 GMC Terrain 10,844 11,524 -5.9% 786 685 14.7%
#19 Toyota Highlander 10,412 9,749 6.8% 769 775 -0.8%
#20 Nissan Murano 10,128 4,706 115% 876 375 134%
#21 Nissan Pathfinder 9,898 9,688 2.2% 826 776 6.4%
#22 Jeep Patriot 9,372 5,959 57.3% 530 361 46.8%
#23 Honda HR-V 8,959 779
#24 Honda Pilot 8,230 6,113 34.6% 742 413 79.7%
#25 Audi Q5 8,203 7,862 4.3% 633 604 4.8%
#26 Chevrolet Trax 8,156 8,533 -4.4% 590 470 25.5%
#27 Acura RDX 7,380 6,557 12.6% 467 551 -15.2%
#28 Lexus RX 7,063 7,913 -10.7% 711 570 24.7%
#29 Mazda CX-3 6,861 687
#30 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 6,561 4,894 34.1% 457 385 18.7%
#31 Kia Sportage 6,509 6,025 8.0% 414 230 80.0%
#32 GMC Acadia 6,452 5,973 8.0% 566 572 -1.0%
#33 Lexus NX 6,127 296 1,970% 383 296 29.4%
#34 Mitsubishi Outlander 6,108 5,330 14.6% 425 339 25.4%
#35 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 6,008 5,532 8.6% 457 375 21.9%
#36 Acura MDX 5,814 6,272 -7.3% 552 658 -16.1%
#37 Mitsubishi RVR 5,786 6,594 -12.3% 364 429 -15.2%
#38 Toyota 4Runner 5,736 4,022 42.6% 484 297 63.0%
#39 BMW X5 5,381 5,470 -1.6% 422 391 7.9%
#40 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 5,304 5,599 -5.3% 587 484 21.3%
#41 Buick Encore 4,915 5,683 -13.5% 285 647 -56.0%
#42 Cadillac SRX 4,886 4,134 18.2% 256 252 1.6%
#43 BMW X3 4,527 5,219 -13.3% 320 326 -1.8%
#44 Nissan Juke 4,473 3,641 22.9% 271 178 52.2%
#45 Chevrolet Traverse 3,998 3,886 2.9% 225 227 -0.9%
#46 Infiniti QX60 3,863 3,613 6.9% 312 359 -13.1%
#47 Jeep Compass 3,729 5,808 -35.8% 339 154 120%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 3,719 964 286% 248 255 -2.7%
#49 Dodge Durango 3,659 2,977 22.9% 205 235 -12.8%
#50 Audi Q3 3,596 1,566 130% 331 245 35.1%
#51 Buick Enclave 3,361 3,528 -4.7% 188 303 -38.0%
#52 Lincoln MKC 2,970 1,849 60.6% 247 321 -23.1%
#53 BMW X1 2,942 2,735 7.6% 255 134 90.3%
#54 Lincoln MKX 2,900 2,702 7.3% 437 194 125%
#55 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2,680 2,580 3.9% 294 254 15.7%
#56 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2,473 2,339 5.7% 287 161 78.3%
#57 Porsche Cayenne 2,389 1,904 25.5% 175 131 33.6%
#58 Chevrolet Tahoe 2,364 1,779 32.9% 248 161 54.0%
#59 Infiniti QX50 2,283 1,897 20.3% 188 149 26.2%
#60 Ford Expedition 2,282 1,659 37.6% 261 323 -19.2%
#61 Jeep Renegade 2,261 310
#62 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2,162 1,706 26.7% 131 155 -15.5%
#63 Porsche Macan 2,121 1,223 73.4% 146 152 -3.9%
#64 Cadillac Escalade 2,085 821 154% 144 111 29.7%
#64.1 Cadillac Escalade * 1,612 617 161% 114 76 50.0%
#64.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 473 204 132% 30 35 -14.3%
#65 Volkswagen Touareg 2,028 2,332 -13.0% 64 218 -70.6%
#66 Ford Flex 1,789 2,365 -24.4% 88 23 283%
#67 GMC Yukon 1,711 2,005 -14.7% 141 163 -13.5%
#68 Nissan Xterra 1,707 991 72.3% 103 63 63.5%
#69 Audi Q7 1,658 1,959 -15.4% 21 124 -83.1%
#70 Volvo XC60 1,646 1,542 6.7% 111 112 -0.9%
#71 GMC Yukon XL 1,579 1,760 -10.3% 183 181 1.1%
#72 Mini Countryman 1,412 1,786 -20.9% 84 95 -11.6%
#73 Chevrolet Suburban 1,354 966 40.2% 135 117 15.4%
#74 BMW X6 1,274 897 42.0% 78 149 -47.7%
#75 BMW X4 1,144 490 134% 79 77 2.6%
#76 Mazda CX-9 1,139 1,543 -26.2% 71 111 -36.0%
#77 Land Rover Range Rover 1,101 896 22.9% 123 80 53.8%
#78 Land Rover Discovery Sport 991 295
#79 Volvo XC90 957 427 124% 94 22 327%
#80 Infiniti QX80 727 521 39.5% 71 39 82.1%
#81 Land Rover LR4 706 446 58.3% 57 53 7.5%
#82 Toyota Sequoia 663 713 -7.0% 67 67 0.0%
#83 Lexus GX460 662 582 13.7% 51 58 -12.1%
#84 Nissan Armada 634 462 37.2% 47 53 -11.3%
#85 Fiat 500X 609 56
#86 Lincoln Navigator 550 328 67.7% 55 41 34.1%
#87 Infiniti QX70 528 466 13.3% 39 32 21.9%
#88 Lexus LX570 348 342 1.8% 45 39 15.4%
#89 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 269 260 3.5% 45 23 95.7%
#90 Lincoln MKT 217 289 -24.9% 13 20 -35.0%
#91 Toyota Land Cruiser º 180 106 69.8% 7 6 16.7%
#92 Land Rover LR2 80 655 -87.8% 90 -100%
#93 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 618 -98.7% 5 -100%
#94 Subaru Tribeca 5 120 -95.8% 1 -100%
#95 Acura ZDX 1 6 -83.3%
Total
686,171 609,408 12.6% 50,979 45,600 11.8%

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.