Small SUV Sales In Canada – January 2017


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While Canadian sales of the most affordable subcompact crossovers saw their growth curtailed in January 2017, the increasingly high-volume compact SUV/crossover exploded with 20% growth in the first month of the year.

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

Led by the new, fifth-gen, 2017 Honda CR-V that jumped 40% to 2851 units, the category’s additional 3900 sales occurred with growth from nearly every nameplate in the category. 

The Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, GMC Terrain, Hyundai Tucson, discontinued Jeep Patriot, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Nissan Rogue didn’t just improve upon their January 2016 performances: they all reported double-digit percentage growth. 

Canada small SUV sales chart January 2017
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Only the Jeep Compass and Volkswagen Tiguan, both of which are switching into second-gen form in the coming months and are expected to slow down, posted declining January sales.

Among subcompact crossovers, the Mazda CX-3, Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi RVR, Nissan Juke, and Subaru Crosstrek – a handful of which are likewise about to switch into next-gen form – all posted double-digit percentage losses. 

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 small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Mobile users can thumb across the 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 • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
153 153
1291
908 42.2% 1291 908 42.2%
1388
1132 22.6% 1388 1132 22.6%
2399
2372 1.1% 2399 2372 1.1%
816
613 33.1% 816 613 33.1%
2851
2039 39.8% 2851 2039 39.8%
1531
1142 34.1% 1531 1142 34.1%
2539
2358 7.7% 2539 2358 7.7%
74
163 -54.6% 74 163 -54.6%
385
285 35.1% 385 285 35.1%
730
419 74.2% 730 419 74.2%
1573
1267 24.2% 1573 1267 24.2%
453
340 33.2% 453 340 33.2%
2725
2089 30.4% 2725 2089 30.4%
849
798 6.4% 849 798 6.4%
2693
2483 8.5% 2693 2483 8.5%
595
738 -19.4% 595 738 -19.4%
Total
23,045
19,146 20.4% 23,045 19,146 20.4%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
341
184 85.3% 341 184 85.3%
381
377 1.1% 381 377 1.1%
112
25 348% 112 25 348%
850
725 17.2% 850 725 17.2%
382
257 48.6% 382 257 48.6%
468
527 -11.2% 468 527 -11.2%
2
43 -95.3% 2 43 -95.3%
285
354 -19.5% 285 354 -19.5%
143
341 -58.1% 143 341 -58.1%
402
531 -24.3% 402 531 -24.3%
Total
3366
3364 0.1% 3366 3364 0.1%

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 Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small cars, too, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with midsizers, as well… 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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