Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – January 2016


2015 Toyota Highlander XLE

Canadian sales of five leading three-row family crossovers jumped 36% to more than 3000 units in January 2016. The Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Hyundai Santa Fe XL posted gains between 28% and 75%.

Meanwhile, GM’s trio of full-size Lambda platform crossovers, faced with age and absent the steady popularity they’ve established south of the border, slumped 6% to 580 units, more than the Pilot but less than the other four aforementioned utilities.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

Canadians nevertheless have a tendency to accept smaller, two-row utilities. Not only do vehicles like the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Nissan Murano, and Ford Edge – tweener-sized CUVs – sell more often in Canada than three-rows like the Explorer, Highlander, and Pilot.


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Canada small SUV sales chart January 2016
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But the market share produced by small utilities like the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue is particularly strong in Canada: eight points better than the 42% they achieve in the U.S.

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 • January 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

SUV
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
120
141 -14.9% 120 141 -14.9%
161
180 -10.6% 161 180 -10.6%
300
177 69.5% 300 177 69.5%
1139
750 51.9% 1139 750 51.9%
634
494 28.3% 634 494 28.3%
105
15 600% 105 15 600%
299
298 0.3% 299 298 0.3%
506
289 75.1% 506 289 75.1%
1500
1368 9.6% 1500 1368 9.6%
336
231 45.5% 336 231 45.5%
1140
769 48.2% 1140 769 48.2%
878
1055 -16.8% 878 1055 -16.8%
86
93 -7.5% 86 93 -7.5%
989
573 72.6% 989 573 72.6%
752
587 28.1% 752 587 28.1%
2 -100% 2 -100%
465
291 59.8% 465 291 59.8%
806
630 27.9% 806 630 27.9%
67
172 -61.0% 67 172 -61.0%
Total
10,283
8115 26.7% 10,283 8115 26.7%

Offroaders
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1075
1183 -9.1% 1075 1183 -9.1%
72
58 24.1% 72 58 24.1%
2 -100% 2 -100%
Total
1147
1243 -7.7% 1147 1243 -7.7%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
January
2016
January
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
41 -97.6% 1 41 -97.6%
480
615 -22.0% 480 615 -22.0%
312
319 -2.2% 312 319 -2.2%
Total
793
975 -18.7% 793 975 -18.7%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 14.8% to 1836 in January.
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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Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – January 2016
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