Small SUV Sales In Canada - August 2016 YTD

2017 Toyota C-HR
After surging 71% through the first-half of 2016, Canadian sales of subcompact crossover sales crumbled in July 2016 and August 2016, yet more proof that this nascent category can't compete on value terms with their slightly larger brethren.

Canadians registered 5483 subcompact crossovers by way of 10 nameplates and eight automakers in August. Canadians also registered 5074 Ford Escapes, a 14% year-over-year increase for August's top-selling utility vehicle.


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


We're not suggesting that there's no more room to grow for subcompact crossovers. Much of the growth in the first-half of 2016 was attributed to vehicles that weren't on sale in the first-half of 2015. More new candidates, particularly a Toyota, could instigate further increases.

But it is apparent that there's a limit to the appeal of subcompact crossovers. Consider that it's less expensive to lease a top-trim Honda CR-V than it it is to lease a top-trim Honda HR-V. 

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No wonder CR-V sales jumped 43% to 4774 units, the best August in the CR-V's history, while sales of the HR-V tumbled 47% to 916 units, one-fifth of the CR-V's total. 

Year-to-date, Canada's favourite subcompact crossover is that very Honda HR-V. August's leader was the slightly larger (but sub-Forester) Subaru Crosstrek. 

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 • July 2016August 2015
Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1363
1774-23.2%12,11112,916-6.2%
1852
3020-38.7%11,41817,228-33.7%
5074
444214.2%30,20431,704-4.7%
827
905-8.6%7163 71330.4%
4774
335142.5%29,69225,55116.2%
1645
2205-25.4%17,562 10,80462.6%
2628
3469-24.2%22,31520,3389.7%
173
247-30.0%3326 243236.8%
719
1021-29.6%61747402-16.6%
970
63453.0%7283 420573.2%
2607
215021.3%16,337 14,71811.0%
621
820-24.3%4097 37279.9%
3730
36322.7%25,89724,1967.0%
1136
97017.1%870682974.9%
4482
339032.2%33,48727,05723.8%
912
1125-18.9%76527726-1.0%
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Total
33,513
33,1551.1%243,424 225,434 8.0%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
496
40622.2%3523319510.3%
790
861-8.2%6000485923.5%
37
89-58.4%59836364.7%
916
1712-46.5%7425435170.7%
229
30625.2%28601042175%
887
906-2.1%6444343787.5%
69
155-55.5%531809-34.4%
672
6287.0%413938936.3%
434
36718.3%3091 30690.7%
953
77123.6%6260553813.0%
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Total
5483
6201-11.6%40,871 30,556 33.8%

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%2271167 -80.5%
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Total
1333
1953-31.7%13,944 16,118 -13.5%
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small SUV Sales In Canada - July 2016
Small SUV Sales In Canada - August 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - August 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2016
Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - August 2016

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