Small SUV Sales In Canada – July 2016 YTD


2016 Mazda CX-3 red

As Canadian auto sales growth ground to a halt and new vehicle sales volume slid nearly 3% in July 2016, sales of the Toyota RAV4-led small SUV/crossover category jumped 13%. 

That rate of expansion is faster than the category’s growth rate in the first-half of 2016. Much of the credit goes to July’s leader, the Honda CR-V, sales of which jumped 53% to 5012 units, an all-time monthly Canadian sales record for the CR-V during the same month in which American Honda, with 36,017 sales, broke the automaker’s 11-month-old all-time monthly U.S. CR-V sales record

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

The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, produced 4540 Canadian sales in July 2016, enough to hold steady with a 3875-unit margin over the Ford Escape, Canada’s second-ranked utility vehicle through the first seven months of 2016.

Canada July 2016 small SUV sales chart
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Against expectations, typically explosive Canadian sales of subcompact crossovers tumbled 24% in July 2016 because of sharp decreases from a number of rivals. Mazda CX-3 volume slid 15%, yet despite losing half of its volume, the scarcely available Honda HR-V still led the category with 993 sales. 

Buick Encore sales fell by a quarter. The Fiat 500X was down 76%. Jeep Renegade, Mini Countryman, and Mitsubishi RVR sales decreased, as well.

We showed results from Honda Canada’s own calculator earlier this month that provide a $15 monthly lease savings on a top-trim 2016 Honda CR-V Touring (MSRP $38,915) compared with a top-trim 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L Navi (MSRP $31,915). It’s not surprising to see the CR-V nearly outselling the whole subcompact crossover segment in July.

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. Mobile users can thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1266
1432 -11.6% 10,748 11,142 -3.5%
1586
2363 -32.9% 9617 14,200 -32.3%
4576
3664 24.9% 25,130 27,262 -7.8%
784
838 -6.4% 6336 6228 1.7%
5012
3280 52.8% 24,918 22,200 12.2%
2618
999 162% 15,917 8599 85.1%
2937
3431 -14.4% 19,712 16,871 16.8%
201
122 64.8% 3175 2172 46.2%
793
950 -16.5% 5468 6386 -14.4%
833
568 46.7% 6313 3571 76.8%
1991
2166 -8.1% 13,730 12,568 9.2%
489
624 -21.6% 3476 2907 19.6%
3734
3662 2.0% 22,167 20,564 7.8%
1125
1206 -6.7% 7570 7327 3.3%
4540
3287 38.1% 29,005 23,667 22.6%
885
988 -10.4% 6740 6601 2.1%
Total
33,370
29,580 12.8% 210,022 192,265 9.2%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
388
514 -24.5% 3027 2789 8.5%
713
693 2.9% 5210 3998 30.3%
61
251 -75.7% 561 274 105%
993
1936 -48.7% 6509 2639 147%
276
315 -12.4% 2630 729 261%
855
1010 -15.3% 5557 2531 120%
74
124 -40.3% 462 654 -29.4%
457
584 -21.7% 3467 3265 6.2%
399
394 1.3% 2657 2702 -1.7%
840
789 6.5% 5307 4767 11.3%
Total
5056
6610 -23.5% 35,387 24,348 45.3%

Offroaders
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2094
1996 4.9% 12,472 13,128 -5.0%
2
154 -98.7% 226 1011 -77.6%
8 -100%
Total
2096
2150 -2.5% 12,698 14,147 -10.2%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – July 2016