Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – September 2016 YTD


2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

Canadian sales of the Ford Explorer declined 5% in September 2016, the fourth consecutive month of decline for Canada’s top-selling three-row utility vehicle.

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

But while Explorer volume falters slightly, many of its key challengers are on the upswing. Toyota Highlander sales are up 26% this year, a gain of 2007 units through the first nine months of 2016. Dodge Durango sales nearly tripled to 395 units in September and have risen 71% so far this year. The Hyundai Santa Fe XL reported a 16% uptick in September, the seventh consecutive month of improvement for Hyundai’s biggest utility vehicle. Year-to-date sales of the Mazda CX-9, newly launched for 2016, have essentially doubled. 

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Back at Ford, the Explorer is part of a utility vehicle lineup that’s seen sales rise 3% in September 2016. While SUV/crossover volume in the industry at large has grown 11% this year, Ford SUV/CUV sales are growing much more slowly. 

And yet no automaker, Jeep included, has sold more SUVs/crossovers than Ford so far this year.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
252
236 6.8% 2492 2567 -2.9%
346
403 -14.1% 3353 3127 7.2%
395
146 171% 5042 2946 71.1%
1980
1838 7.7% 16,570 14,334 15.6%
1751
1847 -5.2% 11,116 11,434 -2.8%
107
80 33.8% 2251 1599 40.8%
207
422 -50.9% 3031 4806 -36.9%
537
951 -43.5% 5795 5784 0.2%
2182
1906 14.5% 18,952 20,093 -5.7%
646
558 15.8% 6729 4939 36.2%
735
653 12.6% 11,685 661 34.9%
1470
1147 28.2% 12,209 11,008 10.9%
182
100 82.0% 1867 948 96.9%
1137
943 20.6% 11,055 7137 54.9%
850
767 10.8% 7280 7488 -2.8%
5 -100%
569
562 1.2% 5028 4171 20.5%
1080
925 16.8% 9707 7700 26.1%
138
159 -13.2% 1040 1591 -34.6%
Total
14,564
13,643 6.8% 135,202 112,338 20.4%

Offroaders
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1476
1922 -23.2% 15,193 16,865 -9.9%
165 -100% 227 1332 -83.0%
8 -100%
Total
1476
2087 -29.3% 15,420 18,205 -15.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7 -100% 5 289 -98.3%
1129
1078 4.7% 8251 7399 11.5%
527
489 7.8% 4524 4942 -8.5%
Total
1656
1574 5.2% 12,780 12,630 1.2%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Total Santa Fe volume: +14.8% to 2828 in September; +2.6% to 25,681 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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