Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – August 2016 YTD


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Canadian sales of the Hyundai Santa Fe XL increased for a sixth consecutive month in August 2016. Year-to-date, Hyundai has sold 6083 Santa Fe XLs and is on track for 9000 in calendar year 2016. 

In the entire run of its predecessor, fewer than 10,000 copies of the Hyundai Veracruz were sold. 

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

The Santa Fe XL is by no means the only surging three-row family crossover. Dodge Durango sales are up 66% this year – August was the Durango’s fifth month this year above 500 units. At the current rate, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will report more than 6000 Dodge Durango sales in 2016 for the first time since 2004. 

Not unpredictably, Canadian sales of the new Mazda CX-9 are on the rise in concert with the launch of the finally-here second-generation model. 

Canada midsize SUV sales chart August 2016
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CX-9 sales are twice as strong this year as last, and the biggest Mazda is on track for its best year of Canadian sales ever. Already, with four months remaining on the calendar, 2016 is the third-best year of sales since the CX-9 arrived in 2007. 

Meanwhile, the segment-leading Ford Escape is down 2%, but longtime prominent players from Toyota and Honda, the Highlander and Pilot, are on the rise. The Highlander, refreshed for 2017, trails the Explorer by 738 sales with one-third of 2016 remaining.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across 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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
162
227 -28.6% 2240 2331 -3.9%
430
545 -21.1% 3007 2724 10.4%
501
404 24.0% 4647 2800 66.0%
1682
1717 -2.0% 14,590 12,496 16.8%
1686
1967 -14.3% 9365 9587 -2.3%
87
144 -39.6% 2144 1519 41.1%
194
692 -72.0% 2824 4384 -35.6%
761
1136 -33.0% 5258 4833 8.8%
2277
1641 38.8% 16,770 18,187 -7.8%
677
433 56.4% 6083 4381 38.8%
1335
1013 31.8% 10,950 8008 36.7%
1329
1172 13.4% 10,739 9861 8.9%
208
171 21.6% 1685 848 98.7%
1203
844 42.5% 9918 6194 60.1%
731
757 -3.4% 6430 6721 -4.3%
5 -100%
632
587 7.7% 4459 3609 23.6%
1149
857 34.1% 8627 6775 27.3%
145
225 -35.6% 902 1432 -37.0%
Total
15,189
14,532 4.5% 120,638 106,695 13.1%

Offroaders
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1332
1797 -25.9% 13,717 14,943 -8.2%
1
156 -99.4% 227 1167 -80.5%
8 -100%
Total
1333
1953 -31.7% 13,944 16,118 -13.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4 -100% 5 282 -98.2%
963
494 94.9% 7122 6321 12.7%
469
581 -19.3% 3997 4453 -10.2%
Total
1432
1079 32.7% 11,124 11,056 0.6%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: up 42% to 2954 in August; up 1% to 22,853 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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