Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – May 2016


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May 2016 was the Toyota RAV4’s fourth month in the last five as Canada’s top-selling SUV/crossover thanks to a 15% year-over-year sales increase in a segment which grew 5%.

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

Through the first five months of 2016, SUV/crossover sales are up 16% in Canada, triple the rate of growth achieved by the industry on the whole. An abbreviated auto sales calendar – “May” didn’t begin until May 3 – caused a number of stable models to appear as though they’re on the downswing in May 2016: Rogue, CR-V, Cherokee, Equinox, Forester, Highlander.

But many newer utility vehicles also posted massive May 2016 gains. Hyundai Tucson sales jumped 82% to 2521 units, the Tucson’s best month ever. Its partner, the Kia Sportage, jumped 107% to 1659 units, good enough for 13th among utility vehicles in May. Combined, the Tucson/Sportage platform produced 4180 Canadian sales in May 2016. 
medianet_width=’300′; medianet_height= ‘250’; medianet_crid=’717379412′; Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada’s best-selling trucks in May and will shortly publish a list of Canada’s most popular cars.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 4,870 4,235 15.0% 19,444 16,632 16.9%
#2 Ford Escape 4,279 5,403 -20.8% 16,687 18,781 -11.1%
#3 Nissan Rogue 3,526 3,595 -1.9% 14,163 13,180 7.5%
#4 Honda CR-V 3,523 3,644 -3.3% 16,349 15,275 7.0%
#5 Jeep Cherokee 3,236 3,312 -2.3% 13,940 11,082 25.8%
#6 Hyundai Tucson 2,521 1,385 82.0% 9,255 6,624 39.7%
#7 Ford Edge 2,333 2,133 9.4% 9,022 5,875 53.6%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 2,240 2,485 -9.9% 8,168 8,994 -9.2%
#9 Mazda CX-5 2,188 1,906 14.8% 9,458 8,532 10.9%
#10 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2,154 2,796 -23.0% 10,050 11,051 -9.1%
#11 Chevrolet Equinox 2,032 2,051 -0.9% 7,410 7,744 -4.3%
#12 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2,003 1,426 40.5% 7,437 4,754 56.4%
#13 Kia Sportage 1,659 800 107% 4,589 2,426 89.2%
#14 Nissan Murano 1,510 929 62.5% 6,086 3,425 77.7%
#15 Kia Sorento 1,435 1,034 38.8% 6,407 6,813 -6.0%
#16 Dodge Journey 1,408 2,630 -46.5% 6,221 9,828 -36.7%
#17 Subaru Forester 1,362 1,394 -2.3% 5,177 4,857 6.6%
#18 Volkswagen Tiguan 1,254 1,151 8.9% 4,789 4,614 3.8%
#19 Ford Explorer 1,232 998 23.4% 5,189 4,261 21.8%
#20 Toyota Highlander 1,085 1,099 -1.3% 5,223 4,078 28.1%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 
* Total Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL: down 12% to 3089 in May; up 1% to 13,943 YTD.

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