Midsize SUV Sales In Canada – December 2016 & 2016 Year End


2017 Mazda CX-9 rear

Mazda CX-9 sales more than doubled in Canada in 2016. 

In fact, 2016 was the Mazda CX-9’s best year ever.

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

But the Mazda CX-9 remains an exceptionally low-volume family crossover, selling just once for every six Ford Explorers. We, of course, believe the CX-9 deserves better. But until more Canadians recognize the depth of its merits, key CX-9 rivals are selling far, far more often. 

Canada midsize SUV sales chart 2016
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2016 was the best year ever for the Toyota Highlander, sales of which jumped 25% to 12,964 units. Among three-row utility vehicles, only the Explorer sold more often. 

Hyundai Santa Fe XL sales jumped 22%. The Dodge Durango was up 69%. Even at the end of their first-gen tenure, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse sales were on the rise. Dying in the near future, Ford Flex sales rose to a four-year high. 

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
126
188 -33.0% 3632 3361 8.1%
248
225 10.2% 4486 3998 12.2%
352
205 71.7% 6175 3659 68.8%
1082
519 109% 20,517 16,580 23.7%
1013
1253 -19.2% 15,275 15,615 -2.2%
137
88 55.7% 2587 1789 44.6%
354
566 -37.5% 3939 6452 -38.9%
606
742 -18.3% 7279 8230 -11.6%
1315
1864 -29.5% 24,282 26,685 -9.0%
377
457 -17.5% 7981 6561 21.6%
860
953 -9.8% 14,912 11,605 28.5%
824
876 -5.9% 15,466 14,372 7.6%
201
71 183% 2444 1139 115%
822
876 -6.2% 13,834 10,128 36.6%
713
826 -13.7% 9670 9898 -2.3%
5 -100%
458
484 -5.4% 6677 5736 16.4%
1105
769 43.7% 12,964 10,412 24.5%
84
64 31.3% 1390 2028 -31.5%
Total
10,677
11,026 -3.2% 173,510 158,253 9.6%

Offroaders
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
770
1215 -36.6% 18,277 20,880 -12.5%
103 -100% 227 1707 -86.7%
8 -100%
Total
770
1318 -41.6% 18,504 22,595 -18.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
5 294 -98.3%
869
746 16.5% 11,255 9992 12.6%
364
358 1.7% 5971 6129 -2.6%
Total
1233
1104
11.7% 17,231
16,415
5.0%

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 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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