Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – January 2017


2017 Hyundai Tucson

In each of the last five years, and in nine of the last ten years, the Honda CR-V has been the best-selling SUV. 

In America.

But during that streak, the Ford Escape was the dominant SUV/crossover in Canada. Up until 2016, when the Toyota RAV4 stole the crown.

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017

Can 2017 be the Honda CR-V’s year to claim top honours in Canada, following in the tracks of the Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last nine years?

2017 began well for the CR-V, newly launched in late December in fifth-gen form. CR-V sales jumped 40% despite limited availability of top trim 2017 CR-Vs. 

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The CR-V wasn’t the only surging utility vehicle, either. The Hyundai Tucson jumped 34%, third among the gains reported by the ten top sellers, and all twelve of the most popular utility vehicle nameplates in Canada sold more often in January 2017 than in January 2016.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers 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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada’s best-selling trucks in January and will shortly publish a list of Canada’s most popular cars.

February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
% Change
#1
Honda CR-V
2,851
2,039
39.8%
#2
Nissan Rogue
2,725
2,089
30.4%
#3
Toyota RAV4
2,693
2,483
8.5%
#4
Jeep Cherokee
2,539
2,358
7.7%
#5
Ford Escape
2,399
2,372
1.1%
#6
Mazda CX-5
1,573
1,267
24.2%
#7
Hyundai Tucson
1,531
1,142
34.1%
#8
Dodge Journey
1,388
1,132
22.6%
#9
Chevrolet Equinox
1,291
908
42.2%
#10
Jeep Wrangler
1,268
1,107
14.5%
#11
Toyota Highlander
1,074
806
33.3%
#12
Ford Explorer
994
634
56.8%
#13
Ford Edge
972
1,139
-14.7%
#14
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
935
1,500
-37.7%
#15
Jeep Grand Cherokee
929
1,144
-18.8%
#16
Honda HR-V
850
725
17.2%
#17
Subaru Forester
849
798
6.4%
#18
GMC Terrain
816
613
33.1%
#19
Nissan Pathfinder
765
752
1.7%
#20
Nissan Murano
761
989
-23.1%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 

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