Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – 2016 Year End


2015 Toyota RAV4 grey
Setting aside an established powerhouse, the forever dominant Ford Escape, Canadian sales of the Canadian-built Toyota RAV4 surged 16% to 49,103 units in 2016, a record-high for Canada’s top-selling Toyota. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

That was enough for the RAV4 to end 2016 as Canada’s top-selling SUV/crossover, with a little help from the Ford Escape’s 2% downturn. The RAV4 outsold the Escape by 2442 units. 

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With the top-ranked RAV4 rising 16%, the greatest rate of growth among the top six SUVs/crossovers, 17 of Canada’s 25 top-selling utility vehicles sold more often in 2016 than in 2015. That group of 17 included the Hyundai Tucson (up 45%) and Kia Sportage (up 75%). 
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada’s best-selling trucks, will soon publish the list of Canada’s best-selling cars in 2016, and has also posted December-specific editions.

2015 Year End • 2014 Year End • 2013 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
2016
2015

Change
#1
Toyota RAV4
49,103
42,246
16.2%
#2
Ford Escape
46,661
47,726
-2.2%
#3
Honda CR-V
44,789
38,961
15.0%
#4
Nissan Rogue
40,055
35,841
11.8%
#5
Jeep Cherokee
32,465
31,833
2.0%
#6
Mazda CX-5
25,123
22,281
12.8%
#7
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
24,282
26,685
-9.0%
#8
Hyundai Tucson
23,789
16,362
45.4%
#9
Ford Edge
20,517
16,580
23.7%
#10
Chevrolet Equinox
19,197
19,766
-2.9%
#11
Jeep Wrangler
18,277
20,880
-12.5%
#12
Dodge Journey
16,741
25,646
-34.7%
#13
Kia Sorento
15,466
14,372
7.6%
#14
Ford Explorer
15,275
15,615
-2.2%
#15
Jeep Grand Cherokee
14,912
11,605
28.5%
#16
Nissan Murano
13,834
10,128
36.6%
#17
Subaru Forester
13,798
12,706
8.6%
#18
Toyota Highlander
12,964
10,412
24.5%
#19
Honda HR-V
12,371
8,959
38.1%
#20
Kia Sportage
11,410
6,509
75.3%
#21
Subaru Outback
11,255
9,992
12.6%
#22
Volkswagen Tiguan
11,229
11,459
-2.0%
#23
GMC Terrain
11,095
10,844
2.3%
#24
Subaru Crosstrek
9,723
8,422
15.4%
#25
Nissan Pathfinder
9,670
9,898
-2.3%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC

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