Large SUV Sales In Canada - December 2016 & 2016 Year End

The Ford Expedition, sales of which include its elongated Max edition, was the top-selling full-size SUV nameplate in Canada in the 2016 calendar year.

But the figures couldn't be much more deceiving. 


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


General Motors splits sales of its volume brand full-size SUVs into four parts. Even taking one brand, Chevrolet, as the prime Ford competitor, the Tahoe and Suburban – equivalent to the Expedition and Expedition Max – outsold the Ford by a 40% margin. In all, General Motors owned 68% of the category in 2016.

Canada large SUV sales chart 2016
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GM also benefits from selling very popular Cadillac versions of the company's full-size SUV. While the Ford Expedition's Lincoln Navigator sibling produced 557 sales in Canada in 2016, Cadillac sold 2835 Escalades and Escalade ESVs. 

Regardless, it was a productive year for every entrant in the field. Sales in the category exploded across the board, helped along in a small part by gains at Toyota and Nissan, where there's a new Armada, but largely by a huge uptick at General Motors and Ford.

They remain relatively rare vehicles, however. Combined, this group of seven full-size SUVs produced 15,823 total sales, a figure lower than the annual total of 12 different SUVs/crossovers in Canada. South of the border, on the other hand, the Tahoe – on its own – was America's 24th-best-selling SUV/crossover in 2016.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the table 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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015
SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015

Change
200
13548.1%2173 1354 60.5%
138
248-44.4%3062 2364 29.5%
453
26173.6%3729 2282 63.4%
114
141-19.1%2842 1711 66.1%
186
1831.6%2604 1579 64.9%
85
4780.9%716 634 12.9%
51
67-23.9%697 663 5.1%
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Total
1227
108213.4%15,823 10,587 49.5%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada

RECOMMENDED READING

Large SUV Sales In Canada - January 2017
Large SUV Sales In Canada - November 2016
Large SUV Sales In Canada - December 2015
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Midsize SUV Sales In Canada - December 2016 & Year End

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