Small SUV Sales In Canada – December 2017


Best Selling Small SUVs in Canada for December 2017

Here you will find the Small SUV sales leaders in Canada for December 2017. Each month we compile the Small SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Best Selling Small SUVs in Canada – November 2017 or Small SUVs in Canada – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Small SUV Sales


Our Take On The Small SUV Sales Numbers

Toyota and Honda came extremely close to one another in the battle for Canada’s favourite small SUV in 2017.

In the end, Toyota’s RAV4 triumphed, but with just 451 sales separating it from the Honda HR-V, it was a close-run sales race to the end of the calendar year.

Demand for small SUVs rose 5.6% over the sales figures reported for 2016 calendar year, with a number of nameplates greatly increasing their sales on that year.

This is a slowing for the small SUV segment’s growth compared with the previous year; segment-wide growth slowed from 7% 2015-2016 to 5.6% for 2016-2017.

Growth in the tall hatch and crossover sub-segment on the other hand was explosive in calendar year 2017, with sales volume increasing 24.3%.

Honda ruled here, with the HR-V distinguishing itself from competition with almost 3,000 sales separating it from last year’s segment-topper, the Kia Soul. Both of the top two suffered a harder December in Canada than the Subaru Crosstrek and Mazda CX-3 in third and fourth.

Nissan’s Qashqai came blazing into the top five tall hatches after outselling the Buick Encore by six units despite having only been on sale in Canada since May. The Nissan could well be a contender for the top spot here in 2018.


Best Selling Small SUVs Rankings

Small SUV Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Small SUV sales performers in the Canada, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference CA = Canada Sales for the month, CA LY = Last Year’s Canada Sales for the month, CA vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = Canada Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s Canada Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Small SUV Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Envision 185 125 48.00 3,357 1,018 229.80
Chevrolet Equinox 1,722 1,659 3.80 24,446 19,197 27.30
Dodge Journey 966 1,303 -25.90 13,745 16,883 -18.60
Ford Escape 2,556 2,971 -14.00 47,880 46,661 2.60
GMC Terrain 993 871 14.00 13,205 11,095 19.00
Honda CR-V 2,833 2,998 -5.50 50,443 44,789 12.60
Hyundai Tucson 1,330 1,006 32.20 30,467 23,789 28.10
Jeep Cherokee 2,027 2,115 -4.20 23,702 32,250 -26.50
Jeep Compass 603 482 25.10 6,443 4,381 47.10
Jeep Patriot 5 1,042 -99.50 3,009 8,897 -66.20
Kia Sportage 776 768 1.00 13,284 11,410 16.40
Mazda CX-5 1,709 1,783 -4.20 25,404 25,123 1.10
Mitsubishi Outlander 564 563 0.20 7,420 6,324 17.30
Nissan Rogue 3,019 3,171 -4.80 43,418 40,055 8.40
Subaru Forester 1,007 1,202 -16.20 13,441 13,798 -2.60
Toyota RAV4 2,512 3,000 -16.30 50,894 49,103 3.60
Volkswagen Tiguan 1,277 625 104.30 15,028 11,229 33.80
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 24,084 Total 25,684 Total 385,586 Total 366,002

Tall Hatch and Crossover SUV Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Encore 438 274 59.90 8,964 5,533 62.00
Chevrolet Trax 215 489 -56.00 5,965 9,074 -34.30
Fiat 500L 0 18 -100.00 42 304 -86.20
Fiat 500X 11 29 -62.10 856 766 11.70
Honda HR-V 809 1,240 -34.80 14,149 12,371 14.40
Kia Soul 537 743 -27.70 11,691 12,672 -7.70
Mazda CX-3 783 612 27.90 10,938 9,354 16.90
Mini Countryman 157 0 0.00 1,811 694 161.00
Nissan Juke 0 214 -100.00 1,900 4,442 -57.20
Nissan Qashqai 1,083 0 0.00 8,970 0 0.00
Scion xB 0 0 0.00 0 47 -100.00
Subaru Crosstrek 996 673 48.00 11,168 9,723 14.90
Toyota C-HR 463 0 0.00 4,321 0 0.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 5,492 Total 4,292 Total 80,775 Total 64,980