Small SUV Sales In Canada – April 2017


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Canadian sales of compact SUVs/crossovers rose 7% in April 2017, and 13% so far this year, because of major improvements from major nameplates.

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

Despite modest slowdowns from the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue, plus big drops from a handful of Jeeps and the Volkswagen Tiguan, huge year-over-year improvements at General Motors, Honda, and Dodge produced 2500 additional sales for the segment in April. So far this year, mainstream brand compact utility vehicles account for nearly one out of every five new vehicle sales in Canada.

Canada small SUV sales chart April 2017
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Subcompact crossovers and SUVs, meanwhile, tumbled 7% to 6300 units in April. The Honda HR-V is Canada’s top-selling subcompact utility vehicle, and by a wide margin. General Motors, by way of two entries, is the next-best-selling builder of subcompact utilities. 

The Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax combined for 4755 Canadian sales in the first one-third of 2017.

HR-V sales are up 56% to 4940 units so far this year.

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.

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Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
297 1 29,600% 919 1 91,800%
3072
1775 73.1% 8250 5378 53.4%
1738
1332 30.5% 6251 4886 27.9%
4363
4203 3.8% 13,295 12,408 7.1%
1256
927 35.5% 4233 3109 36.2%
4657
4101 13.6% 15,122 12,826 17.9%
3964
2403 65.0% 9616 6734 42.8%
1797
3082 -41.7% 8391 10,284 -18.4%
207
549 -62.3% 449 1469 -69.4%
480
1013 -52.6% 1464 2790 -47.5%
1250
1094 14.3% 3954 2930 34.9%
2497
2419 3.2% 7605 7270 4.6%
849
640 32.7% 2389 1947 22.7%
3515
3522 -0.2% 13,996 10,637 31.6%
1387
1242 11.7% 4298 3815 12.7%
4914
4985 -1.4% 14,893 14,574 2.2%
798
1275 -37.4% 2562 3535 -27.5%
Total
37,041
34,563 7.2% 117,687 104,593 12.5%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
947
767 23.5% 2432 1510 61.1%
487
954 -49.0% 2323 2777 -16.3%
132
124 6.5% 468 249 88.0%
1633
1135 43.9% 4940 3166 56.0%
253
481 -47.4% 1375 1596 -13.8%
949
1054 -10.0% 2778 3071 -9.5%
128
118 8.5% 222 271 -18.1%
712
783 -9.1% 1903 2058 -7.5%
247
457 -46.0% 833 1454 -42.7%
791
895 -11.6% 2297 2724 -15.7%
Total
6279
6768 -7.2% 19,571 18,876 3.7%

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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