Small SUV Sales In Canada – March 2018


Best Selling Small SUVs in Canada for March 2018

Here you will find the Small SUV sales leaders in Canada for March 2018. 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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Our Take On The Small SUV Sales Numbers

Compact SUV sales volume rose in Canada in March, with just seven of the 17 vehicles in our chart below driving that growth in a positive way.

Total sales for the segment grew by 2.1% on March 2017, with the segment leading Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V making ground on their figures for this time last year.

Those models’ increases were bolstered by surges further down the table from the Mazda CX-5 (up 36.4%), Volkswagen Tiguan (up 149.7%), GMC Terrain (up 3.6%) and Mitsubishi Outlander (up 49.5%), as well as the resurgent, resurrected Jeep Compass, which sold more than ten times as many units this March than last.

Sales of tall hatches and crossovers listed below grew at a much more convincing year-on-year rate of 45.1%, with the majority of models in the segment showing progress on March 2017’s figures, or, in the case of newly-introduced models, contributing to the sales total with a completely new stream of sales.

Sales of the Chevrolet Trax continue to tank in the Canadian market, with March’s figures showing it down over 60% year-on-year. Conversely the Buick Encore, with which the Trax shares a platform, saw sales increase by almost 25% last month, granting it fifth in its category for March, below a tranche of Japanese SUVs.


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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
Honda CR-V 4,849 4,374 10.90 12,017 10,465 14.80
Toyota RAV4 5,174 4,272 21.10 10,921 9,979 9.40
Nissan Rogue 4,616 4,888 -5.60 10,096 10,481 -3.70
Ford Escape 3,852 3,884 -0.80 9,472 8,932 6.00
Mazda CX-5 2,571 1,885 36.40 6,097 5,108 19.40
Chevrolet Equinox 2,364 2,493 -5.20 5,303 5,178 2.40
Jeep Cherokee 2,011 2,475 -18.70 5,133 6,594 -22.20
Hyundai Tucson 1,875 2,589 -27.60 4,715 5,652 -16.60
Volkswagen Tiguan 1,503 602 149.70 3,680 1,764 108.60
GMC Terrain 1,355 1,308 3.60 2,950 2,977 -0.90
Jeep Compass 1,217 112 986.60 2,582 242 966.90
Subaru Forester 1,074 1,303 -17.60 2,546 2,911 -12.50
Mitsubishi Outlander 1,000 669 49.50 2,331 1,540 51.40
Kia Sportage 1,043 1,180 -11.60 2,231 2,704 -17.50
Dodge Journey 673 2,027 -66.80 1,387 4,513 -69.30
Buick Envision 223 273 -18.30 457 622 -26.50
Jeep Patriot 0 326 -100.00 1 984 -99.90
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 35,400 ∑ = 34,660 ∑ = 81,919 ∑ = 80,646

Tall Hatch and Crossover SUV Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Qashqai 1,606 0 0.00 3,748 0 0.00
Subaru Crosstrek 1,362 674 102.10 3,334 1,506 121.40
Honda HR-V 1,032 1,475 -30.00 2,755 3,307 -16.70
Mazda CX-3 1,192 843 41.40 2,667 1,829 45.80
Kia Soul 942 917 2.70 1,959 2,111 -7.20
Buick Encore 835 672 24.30 1,946 1,485 31.00
Toyota C-HR 531 0 0.00 1,349 0 0.00
Ford EcoSport 530 0 0.00 1,091 0 0.00
Chevrolet Trax 384 978 -60.70 976 1,836 -46.80
Mini Countryman 172 87 97.70 398 94 323.40
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 294 0 0.00 341 0 0.00
Fiat 500X 4 211 -98.10 16 336 -95.20
Fiat 500L 4 4 0.00 5 22 -77.30
Nissan Juke 0 261 -100.00 0 586 -100.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 8,888 ∑ = 6,122 ∑ = 20,585 ∑ = 13,112