Small SUV Sales In Canada – March 2017


2017 Hyunai Tucson red

Canadian sales of compact SUVs and crossovers jumped 15% in MArch 2017 and in the first-quarter of 2017, bolstered by huge improvements from the top-selling Nissan Rogue, surging Honda CR-V volume, and continued success from 2016’s top-selling SUV, the Toyota RAV4.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD

Subcompact crossovers, meanwhile, reported 12% year-over-year growth in March. 2017 Q1 sales are up 10%, a gain of 1184 sales.

Rogue volume, on its own, has grown by 3366 units through the first three months of 2017.

Canada small SUV sales chart March 2017
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The Rogue’s huge improvements, helped by Nissan’s willingness to stock daily rental companies and have dealers pre-register vehicles in order for stores to receive monthly bonuses, are not unique in the industry. 

As GM dealers begin receiving new the new Chevrolet Equinox, a clear-out of existing copies of the second-gen Equinox produced a 62% March improvement. A 58% GMC Terrain bump is similarly explained. Dodge Journey volume jumped 40% in March. The Hyundai Tucson, still a hot seller, was up 45% to 2589 units last month. 

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 • April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
273 622
2493
1544 61.5% 5178 3603 43.7%
2027
1449 39.9% 4513 3554 27.0%
3884
3484 11.5% 8932 8205 8.9%
1308
829 57.8% 2977 2182 36.4%
4374
3974 10.1% 10,465 8725 19.9%
2589
1792 44.5% 5652 4331 30.5%
2475
3021 -18.1% 6594 7202 -8.4%
112
490 -77.1% 242 920 -73.7%
326
982 -66.8% 984 1777 -44.6%
1180
1007 17.2% 2704 1836 47.3%
1885
2198 -14.2% 5108 4851 5.3%
669
516 29.7% 1540 1307 17.8%
4888
2993 63.3% 10,481 7115 47.3%
1303
1080 20.6% 2911 2573 13.1%
4272
3970 7.6% 9979 9589 4.1%
602
841 -28.4% 1764 2260 -21.9%
Total
34,660
30,170 14.9% 80,646 70,030 15.2%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
672
363 85.1% 1485 743 99.9%
978
1019 -4.0% 1836 1823 0.7%
211
79 67.1% 336 125 169%
1475
817 80.5% 3307 2031 62.8%
409
554 -26.2% 1122 1115 0.6%
843
851 -0.9% 1829 2017 -9.3%
87
55 58.2% 94 153 -38.6%
504
524 -3.8% 1191 1275 -6.6%
261
423 -38.3% 586 997 -41.2%
674
788 -14.5% 1506 1829 -17.7%
Total
6114
5473 11.7% 13,292 12,108 9.8%

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,  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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