Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – February 2016 YTD


2017 Toyota Highlander

For a second consecutive month, the best-selling three-row utility vehicle in Canada was the Toyota Highlander. 

Through the first two months of 2016, last year’s three-row SUV/crossover leader, the Ford Explorer, ranks third, behind the Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder. The race, of course, is tight, and the January and February sampling size is the smallest we’ll see all year. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

But Toyota is ready to up its game. For model year 2017, the Highlander will feature a new face, a revised engine, and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. 

Canada midsize SUV sales chart February 2016
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There’ll be more power and better fuel economy, and the Highlander’s reputation for sterling resale value will remain. 

In the meantime, Canadians buy and lease about 20% more Toyota Sienna minivans than Toyota Highlanders. Overall, Canadian minivan volume is on the decline, but after climbing to an 11-year high in 2015, Sienna sales are on the rise again in 2016.

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 • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
131
137 -4.4% 251 278 -9.7%
139
191 -27.2% 300 371 -19.1%
269
126 114% 569 303 87.8%
1200
514 134% 2339 1264 85.0%
786
567 38.6% 1420 1061 33.8%
62
6 933% 167 21 695%
312
317 -1.6% 611 615 -0.7%
507
283 79.2% 1013 572 77.1%
1433
1575 -9.0% 2933 2943 -0.3%
340
432 -21.3% 676 663 2.0%
939
607 54.7% 2079 1376 51.1%
1017
962 5.7% 1895 2017 -6.0%
139
63 121% 225 156 44.2%
790
557 41.8% 1779 1130 57.4%
834
702 18.8% 1586 1289 23.0%
1 -100% 3 -100%
440
298 47.7% 905 589 53.7%
948
602 57.5% 1754 1232 42.4%
96
205 -53.2% 163 377 -56.8%
Total
10,382
8145 27.5% 20,665 16,260 27.1%

Offroaders
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1394
1241 12.3% 2469 2424 1.9%
48
92 -47.8% 120 150 -20.0%
4 -100% 6 -100%
Total
1442
1337 7.9% 2589 2580 0.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
39 -97.4% 2 80 -97.5%
550
715 -23.1% 1030 1330 -22.6%
514
442 16.3% 826 761 8.5%
Total
1065
1196 -11.0% 1858 2171 -14.4%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: down 11.7% to 1773 in February; up 0.1% to 3609 YTD.
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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