Small SUV Sales In Canada – May 2018


Best Selling Small SUVs in Canada for May 2018

Here you will find the Small SUV sales leaders in Canada for May 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

Sales of traditionally-popular small SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Jeep Cherokee are growing in Canada, though not as quickly as the overall SUV market’s sales.

Overall SUV sales were up 7.4% in May, but for those in the top table below, sales overall increased year-on-year at a rate of 5.6%.

The aforementioned CR-V was Canada’s favourite SUV overall for the month. A 28% rise in sales kept it ahead of the Toyota RAV4, though the Toyota came close to catching it last month.

More models in the small SUV market in Canada saw growth last month than didn’t, but only just; nine of the nameplates below saw sales growth compard with eight that saw sales fall year-on-year, showing that the SUV wave is not favouring all parties.

The tall hatch and crossover SUVs market in Canada continues to grow sturdily. May saw a 54% year-on-year increase in overall sales in this segment, with the Nissan Qashqai’s enduring popularity keeping it ahead of the Subaru Crosstrek.

Honda’s entry in this segment was among the few that did not post sales growth in May; HR-V sales fell 29.2% year-on-year, and are significantly lower than the segment-leading newcomer Qashqai which has taken the crossover market by storm since its arrival.

Qashqai may be relatively new to Canada, but the nameplate has been sold by Nissan in Japan and Europe for over a decade now. The current model, the second generation of the Qashqai, initially launched in 2014 but was updated in 2017 when it launched in North America. The HR-V on the other hand hasn’t really been updated since 2016, and that may be one of the factors holding it back in what is a rapidly-evolving and highly competitive segment.


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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
Buick Envision 309 289 6.90 994 1,208 -17.70
Chevrolet Equinox 2,316 2,877 -19.50 9,920 11,127 -10.80
Dodge Journey 642 763 -15.90 2,447 7,014 -65.10
Ford Escape 4,963 5,397 -8.00 18,511 18,692 -1.00
GMC Terrain 1,253 1,446 -13.30 5,524 5,679 -2.70
Honda CR-V 5,675 4,435 28.00 22,796 19,557 16.60
Hyundai Tucson 2,855 2,774 2.90 9,997 12,390 -19.30
Jeep Cherokee 2,042 1,179 73.20 8,938 9,570 -6.60
Jeep Compass 1,594 1,086 46.80 5,381 1,535 250.60
Jeep Patriot 0 354 -100.00 1 1,818 -99.90
Kia Sportage 1,031 1,330 -22.50 4,234 5,284 -19.90
Mazda CX-5 2,605 2,353 10.70 11,307 9,958 13.50
Mitsubishi Outlander 1,115 593 88.00 4,527 2,982 51.80
Nissan Rogue 4,145 4,172 -0.60 18,062 18,168 -0.60
Subaru Forester 1,275 1,465 -13.00 5,167 5,763 -10.30
Toyota RAV4 5,525 5,355 3.20 21,488 20,248 6.10
Volkswagen Tiguan 1,337 749 78.50 6,617 3,311 99.80
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 38,682 ∑ = 36,617 ∑ = 155,911 ∑ = 154,304

Tall Hatch and Crossover SUV Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Encore 1,312 947 38.50 4,071 3,379 20.50
Chevrolet Trax 643 464 38.60 2,079 2,787 -25.40
Fiat 500X 5 305 -98.40 31 773 -96.00
Ford EcoSport 641 0 0.00 2,391 0 0.00
Honda HR-V 1,194 1,687 -29.20 5,083 6,627 -23.30
Mazda CX-3 1,326 1,089 21.80 5,199 3,867 34.40
Mini Countryman 283 189 49.70 917 411 123.10
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 291 0 0.00 1,044 0 0.00
Nissan Juke 0 270 -100.00 0 1,103 -100.00
Nissan Qashqai 1,908 191 899.00 7,107 191 3,620.90
Subaru Crosstrek 1,532 786 94.90 6,372 3,083 106.70
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 9,135 ∑ = 5,928 ∑ = 34,294 ∑ = 22,221