2016 Year End Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 101 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked


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SUVs and crossovers accounted for precisely 40% of all new vehicles sold in Canada in 2016. As the Canadian auto industry reported record new vehicle sales for a fourth consecutive year, much of the credit belongs to this category. 
Led by the Toyota RAV4, SUVs/crossovers added 71,000 sales in 2016, year-over-year, for an industry that grew by 50,000 sales. The RAV4 alone was up by 6857 units, a 16% gain that far outpaced the segment’s 10% growth rate.

2016 was the RAV4’s first ever annual sales victory in the SUV/crossover sector in Canada. Helped along by the second-ranked Ford Escape’s 2% drop, the RAV4 outsold the usual Ford leader by roughly 204 units per month. 

Together, the RAV4, Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Jeep Cherokee – the five top utility vehicle nameplates in 2016 – earned more than one-quarter of all SUV/crossover sales. They lead a group of the 20 most popular utility vehicles in which only six sold less often in 2016 than in 2015.
The Ford Explorer, despite a 2% decline matching the Escape’s downturn, was Canada’s best-selling three-row utility vehicle, 2311 sales ahead of the Toyota Highlander. Leading all premium brand utility vehicles was the 29th-ranked Audi Q5, sales of which increased in a seventh consecutive year as Audi launches the second-generation Q5 in 2017. 

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017

Two of Canada’s three top-selling utility vehicles, the RAV4 and CR-V, are assembled in Canada. Canadian-made utility vehicles also rank ninth, tenth, 23rd, 30th, 68th, 99th, and 101st.

Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort vehicles by December 2016 volume by clicking the December 2016 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. 

Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015
Rank
SUV/Crossover
2016
2015
%
Change
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 49,103 42,246 16.2% 3,000 2,949 1.7%
#2 Ford Escape 46,661 47,726 -2.2% 2,971 3,159 -6.0%
#3 Honda CR-V 44,789 38,961 15.0% 2,998 2,478 21.0%
#4 Nissan Rogue 40,055 35,841 11.8% 3,171 2,620 21.0%
#5 Jeep Cherokee 32,465 31,833 2.0% 2,115 2,886 -26.7%
#6 Mazda CX-5 25,123 22,281 12.8% 1,783 1,714 4.0%
#7 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 24,282 26,685 -9.0% 1,315 1,864 -29.5%
#8 Hyundai Tucson 23,789 16,362 45.4% 1,006 813 23.7%
#9 Ford Edge 20,517 16,580 23.7% 1,082 519 109%
#10 Chevrolet Equinox 19,197 19,766 -2.9% 1,659 1,558 6.5%
#11 Jeep Wrangler 18,277 20,880 -12.5% 770 1,215 -36.6%
#12 Dodge Journey 16,741 25,646 -34.7% 1,303 2,257 -42.3%
#13 Kia Sorento 15,466 14,372 7.6% 824 876 -5.9%
#14 Ford Explorer 15,275 15,615 -2.2% 1,013 1,253 -19.2%
#15 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14,912 11,605 28.5% 860 953 -9.8%
#16 Nissan Murano 13,834 10,128 36.6% 822 876 -6.2%
#17 Subaru Forester 13,798 12,706 8.6% 1,202 1,067 12.7%
#18 Toyota Highlander 12,964 10,412 24.5% 1,105 769 43.7%
#19 Honda HR-V 12,371 8,959 38.1% 1,240 779 59.2%
#20 Kia Sportage 11,410 6,509 75.3% 768 414 85.5%
#21 Subaru Outback 11,255 9,992 12.6% 869 746 16.5%
#22 Volkswagen Tiguan 11,229 11,459 -2.0% 625 965 -35.2%
#23 GMC Terrain 11,095 10,844 2.3% 871 786 10.8%
#24 Subaru Crosstrek 9,723 8,422 15.4% 673 599 12.4%
#25 Nissan Pathfinder 9,670 9,898 -2.3% 713 826 -13.7%
#26 Mazda CX-3 9,354 6,861 36.3% 612 687 -10.9%
#27 Chevrolet Trax 9,072 8,156 11.2% 489 590 -17.1%
#28 Jeep Patriot 9,022 9,372 -3.7% 1,042 530 96.6%
#29 Audi Q5 8,313 8,203 1.3% 636 633 0.5%
#30 Lexus RX 8,147 7,063 15.3% 697 711 -2.0%
#31 Acura RDX 8,047 7,380 9.0% 601 467 28.7%
#32 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 7,981 6,561 21.6% 377 457 -17.5%
#33 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class ¤ 7,281 6,008 21.2% 434 457 -5.0%
#34 Honda Pilot 7,279 8,230 -11.6% 606 742 -18.3%
#35 BMW X5 6,942 5,381 29.0% 636 422 50.7%
#36 Toyota 4Runner 6,677 5,736 16.4% 458 484 -5.4%
#37 Mitsubishi Outlander 6,324 6,108 3.5% 563 425 32.5%
#38 Lexus NX 6,295 6,127 2.7% 501 383 30.8%
#39 Mitsubishi RVR 6,196 5,786 7.1% 451 364 23.9%
#40 Dodge Durango 6,175 3,659 68.8% 352 205 71.7%
#41 Toyota Venza 5,971 6,129 -2.6% 364 358 1.7%
#42 Buick Encore 5,533 4,915 12.6% 274 285 -3.9%
#43 Acura MDX 5,425 5,814 -6.7% 405 552 -26.6%
#44 BMW X3 5,417 4,527 19.7% 475 320 48.4%
#45 BMW X1 5,205 2,942 76.9% 567 255 122%
#46 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class & GLK-Class ¤ 4,774 5,304 -10.0% 487 587 -17.0%
#47 Chevrolet Traverse 4,486 3,998 12.2% 248 225 10.2%
#48 Nissan Juke 4,442 4,473 -0.7% 214 271 -21.0%
#49 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 4,400 3,719 18.3% 281 248 13.3%
#50 Audi Q7 4,335 1,658 162% 216 21 929%
#51 Jeep Compass 4,318 3,729 15.8% 482 339 42.2%
#52 Infiniti QX60 4,238 3,863 9.7% 360 312 15.4%
#53 Jeep Renegade 3,964 2,261 75.3% 258 310 -16.8%
#54 GMC Acadia 3,939 6,452 -38.9% 354 566 -37.5%
#55 Audi Q3 3,860 3,596 7.3% 243 331 -26.6%
#56 Ford Expedition 3,729 2,282 63.4% 453 261 73.6%
#57 Buick Enclave 3,632 3,361 8.1% 126 188 -33.0%
#58 Lincoln MKX 3,551 2,900 22.4% 247 437 -43.5%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 3,151 2,680 17.6% 414 294 40.8%
#60 Chevrolet Tahoe 3,062 2,364 29.5% 138 248 -44.4%
#61 Volvo XC90 2,951 957 208% 239 94 154%
#62 GMC Yukon 2,842 1,711 66.1% 114 141 -19.1%
#63 Cadillac Escalade 2,835 2,085 36.0% 505 144 251%
#63.1 Cadillac Escalade * 1,783 1,612 10.6% 315 114 176%
#63.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 1,052 473 122% 190 30 533%
#64 Porsche Macan 2,800 2,121 32.0% 213 146 45.9%
#65 Cadillac XT5 2,789 421
#66 Lincoln MKC 2,618 2,970 -11.9% 155 247 -37.2%
#67 GMC Yukon XL 2,604 1,579 64.9% 186 183 1.6%
#68 Ford Flex 2,587 1,789 44.6% 137 88 55.7%
#69 Mazda CX-9 2,444 1,139 115% 201 71 183%
#70 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & GL-Class 2,389 2,473 -3.4% 166 287 -42.2%
#71 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2,354 991 138% 172 295 -41.7%
#72 Infiniti QX50 2,326 2,283 1.9% 126 188 -33.0%
#73 Porsche Cayenne 2,325 2,389 -2.7% 211 175 20.6%
#74 Cadillac SRX 2,315 4,886 -52.6% 3 256 -98.8%
#75 Chevrolet Suburban 2,173 1,354 60.5% 200 135 48.1%
#76 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,704 2,162 -21.2% 136 131 3.8%
#77 Volvo XC60 1,526 1,646 -7.3% 96 111 -13.5%
#78 Volkswagen Touareg 1,390 2,028 -31.5% 84 64 31.3%
#79 Jaguar F-Pace 1,289 180
#80 BMW X4 1,236 1,144 8.0% 66 79 -16.5%
#81 BMW X6 1,178 1,274 -7.5% 108 78 38.5%
#82 Land Rover Range Rover 1,167 1,101 6.0% 107 123 -13.0%
#83 Infiniti QX80 1,063 727 46.2% 82 71 15.5%
#84 Buick Envision 1,018 125
#85 Fiat 500X 766 609 25.8% 29 56 -48.2%
#86 Land Rover LR4 764 706 8.2% 7 57 -87.7%
#87 Lexus LX 748 348 115% 46 45 2.2%
#88 Nissan Armada 716 634 12.9% 85 47 80.9%
#89 Toyota Sequoia 697 663 5.1% 51 67 -23.9%
#90 Mini Countryman 694 1,412 -50.8% 84 -100%
#91 Lincoln Navigator 557 550 1.3% 58 55 5.5%
#92 Lexus GX 551 662 -16.8% 48 51 -5.9%
#93 Infiniti QX70 481 528 -8.9% 21 39 -46.2%
T94 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 439 269 63.2% 24 45 -46.7%
T94 Infiniti QX30 439 88
#96 Nissan Xterra 227 1,707 -86.7% 103 -100%
#97 Maserati Levante 187 83
#98 Toyota Land Cruiser º 133 180 -26.1% 18 7 157%
#99 Lincoln MKT 102 217 -53.0% 5 13 -61.5%
#100 Bentley Bentayga 95 23
#101 Acura ZDX 2 1 100%
#286 Land Rover LR2 80 -100%
#290 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 -100%
#291 Subaru Tribeca 5 -100%
Total
782,059 710,714 10.0% 54,438 52,682 3.3%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the M-Class and GLE together and the GLK and GLC together.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. 
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in 2016 were 216, 175, and 86 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 2034 new vehicles during the first ten months of 2016.