Small SUV Sales In Canada – September 2016 YTD


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In September 2016, for a third consecutive month, Canadian sales of subcompact crossovers declined on a year-over-year basis. 

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

Dragged down, by plunging Chevrolet Trax and Fiat 500X sales and declined reported by the Mazda CX-3 and Mini Countryman, the subcompact crossover category fell 4% in September. The Honda HR-V was Canada’s top-selling subcompact crossover in September as sales climbed to a three-month high. Subaru Crosstrek sales, up by a fifth, shot past 800 units for a sixth consecutive month. 

Canada small SUV/crossover sales chart September 2016
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And one size and price class up, Canadian sales of compact crossovers and SUVs rose 4.5%, a gain of more than 1400 units for the Ford Escape-led class. Year-to-date, the Toyota RAV4 is the top-selling small utility vehicle in Canada and the top-selling SUV/crossover overall. 

The Kia Sportage’s 73% uptick was most significant. 1221 Sportages were sold in September, a gain of more than 500 units.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1637
1876 -12.7% 13,748 14,792 -7.1%
1199
1928 -37.8% 12,617 19,156 -34.1%
4919
4806 2.4% 35,123 36,510 -3.8%
942
991 -4.9% 8105 8124 -0.2%
4239
3747 13.1% 33,931 29,298 15.8%
1830
1543 18.6% 19,392 12,347 57.1%
2357
2823 -16.5% 24,672 23,161 6.5%
149
202 -26.2% 3475 2634 31.9%
584
545 7.2% 6758 7947 -15.0%
1221
707 72.7% 8504 4912 73.1%
2385
2124 12.3% 18,722 16,842 11.2%
647
752 -14.0% 4744 4479 5.9%
3833
3299 16.2% 29,730 27,495 8.1%
1176
1017 15.6% 9882 9314 6.1%
4789
4163 15.0% 38,276 31,220 22.6%
917
888 3.3% 8569 8614 -0.5%
Total
32,824
31,411 4.5% 276,248 256,845 7.6%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
470
447 5.1% 3993 3642 9.6%
779
986 -21.0% 6779 5845 16.0%
38
78 -51.3% 636 441 44.2%
1093
1076 1.6% 8518 5427 57.0%
299
263 13.7% 3159 1305 142%
819
916 -10.6% 7263 4353 66.9%
58
191 -69.6% 589 1000 -41.1%
553
505 9.5% 4692 4398 6.7%
449
443 1.4% 3540 3512 0.8%
904
758 19.3% 7164 6296 13.8%
Total
5462
5663 -3.5% 46,333 36,219 27.9%

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%

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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