Small SUV Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD


2016 Mazda CX-3 red

Canadian sales of subcompact crossovers more than doubled in April 2016 to nearly 7000 units, or nearly 700 sales per contender. New vehicles – the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and Fiat 500X weren’t available at this point in 2015 – contributed more than one-third of the sector’s sales.

Canada Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD

Indeed, the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 are consistently Canada’s two top-selling subcompact crossovers. 12,125 HR-Vs have been sold in Canada since last June; 9932 CX-3s have been sold in Canada since last May. 

Keep in mind, the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax twins easily outsell the top-ranked HR-V.

Canada small SUV sales chart April 2016
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Meanwhile, though Toyota is absent from the subcompact craze until the C-HR arrives, the top-selling small SUV/crossover in Canada is the Canadian-built Toyota RAV4. 

Sales of the RAV4 jumped 19% to 4985 units in April 2016, an all-time monthly sales record for Toyota Canada’s best-selling vehicle. 

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 small 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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1775
2156 -17.7% 5378 5693 -5.5%
1314
2474 -46.9% 4813 7198 -33.1%
4203
5020 -16.3% 12,408 13,378 -7.3%
927
1233 -24.8% 3109 3100 0.3%
4101
3883 5.6% 12,826 11,631 10.3%
2403
1774 35.5% 6734 5239 28.5%
3118
2720 14.6% 10,704 7770 37.8%
560
447 25.3% 1468 1044 40.6%
1027
720 42.6% 2790 2674 4.3%
1094
562 94.7% 2930 1626 80.2%
2419
2232 8.4% 7270 6626 9.7%
640
415 54.2% 1947 1463 33.1%
3522
2918 20.7% 10,637 9585 11.0%
1242
1132 9.7% 3815 3463 10.2%
4985
4185 19.1% 14,574 12,397 17.6%
1275
1033 23.4% 3535 3463 2.1%
Total
34,605
32,904 5.2% 104,938 96,350 8.9%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
767
437 75.5% 1510 1291 17.0%
954
813 17.3% 2777 1797 54.5%
124
249
1135
3166
480
180 167% 1599 181 783%
1054
3071
118
111 6.3% 271 297 -8.8%
783
463 69.1% 2058 1522 35.2%
457
458 -0.2% 1454 1408 3.3%
895
797 12.3% 2724 2333 16.8%
Total
6767
3259 108% 18,879 8829 114%

Offroaders
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1895
2378 -20.3% 5928 6509 -8.9%
22
96 -77.1% 212 311 -31.8%
1 -100% 8 -100%
Total
1917
2475 -22.5% 6140 6828 -10.1%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
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 Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small cars, too, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with midsizers, as well… 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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