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Small SUV Sales In Canada - June 2014 YTD

2004 Nissan Xtrail
In June 2014, Ford Canada reported its best Escape sales month in precisely four years. 5908 Escapes were sold last month, more than twice as many sales as the next-best-selling Honda CR-V achieved. Sales of the Escape, Canada's best-selling utility vehicle, reached record highs in calendar year 2013. The Escape is on pace for more than 50,000 sales in 2014. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV & Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart June 2014
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The Escape was also Canada's best-selling SUV ten years ago. But in 2004, that only meant 20,360 were sold. The market has changed, and in just six months, Ford has already sold more than 25,000 Escapes this year. 

Numerous other utility vehicles are on pace to top that 20K sales mark in Canada this year, from the Chevrolet Equinox (which stumbled mightily along with GM Canada as a whole in June) to the Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4. 

Small SUV Sales In America - June 2014 YTD

2014 Honda CR-V grey
America's new vehicle market is growing at a 4% clip in 2014 even though pickup truck sales growth is half that strong and midsize cars are down 3%. Where are the buyers going?


U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - June 2014 YTD
All Makes & Models Ranked By June 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
• All 88 SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By June 2014 YTD U.S. Sales


USA small SUV sales chart June 2014
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Right here. Americans have registered 154,692 Honda CR-Vs in 2014, meaning CR-V sales are up 6% compared with the first half of 2013, a record-setting year for the nameplate. 

Toyota RAV4 sales are up 15% after a record-setting 2013. Dodge is selling more Journeys, Jeep has sold 80,432 Cherokees, Nissan has sold 20,251 more Rogues than they had in the first six months of 2013.

That's not at all. Subaru Forester sales improvements total 23,652 extra units. Mitsubishi is increasing its U.S. Outlander sales total; Hyundai and Kia selling more Tucsons and Sportages. 

Notable in its omission from that group are Detroit's two top-selling utility vehicles, the Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox. Through the first half of 2014 and in June specifically, they were America's second and third-best-selling SUVs/crossovers, but sales are down. Equinox volume slid 8% in June and is now down 4.4% year-to-date. 

Escape sales dropped more harshly in June and are down 2.4% year-to-date. Their market share has clearly decreased, but especially in Ford's case, there's plenty of time to regain strength by year's end.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - May 2014 YTD

Canada small SUV sales chart May 2014
This is where the party's at. 

Although a relatively small number of pickup truck lineups generate nearly as many sales, although compact cars attract a larger number of sales, small utility vehicles form the corner of the market from which Canada's auto industry is being propelled to record levels. 


All 249 Vehicles Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
• All 86 SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


Canada small SUV sales chart May 2014
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Escape-class crossovers accounted for nearly one out of every five new vehicles sold in Canada in May. Sales of these vehicles jumped 18%, having risen 17% through the first five months of 2014. The Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4 own 33% of the market.

The vasrt majority of available nameplates are selling far more often this year than last, from the Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan, and the Escape and CR-V. 

Small SUV Sales In America - May 2014 YTD

2014 Chevrolet Equinox
Not even including the smallest of utility vehicles, like the Buick Encore and Mini Countryman, CR-V/Escape-class small crossovers and SUVs accounted for 47.8% of the American SUV/crossover market in May 2014. That's way up from 44.7% in May 2013 and up slightly from the 47.1% achievement in April 2014.


All 258 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales
All 88 SUVs Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales


USA small SUV sales chart May 2014
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These small SUVs and crossovers reported 26% year-over-year volume gains in the United States in May as only one member of the vast segment reported decreased volume. 

That vehicle, the Chevrolet Equinox, was down just 1%, a loss of only 223 units. Segment-wide sales were up by 50,755 units.

The class leaders - Honda's aforementioned CR-V and Ford's Escape - combined to own 26.5% of the category's sales, down from 29.4% in May 2013. 

In part, you can blame the rise of the Jeep Cherokee - there was no Cherokee available a year ago. But many of the category's rising stars are growing their U.S. sales much faster than the CR-V. In fact, Escape sales are down slightly, albeit very slightly, through the first five months of 2014.

Through the end of May, the Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester have all reported year-over-year improvements above 30%.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - April 2014 YTD

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD
Canadian sales of Escape-class crossovers shot up 18% in April 2014 as the majority of contenders produced year-over-year sales improvements. 


• All 245 Autos Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
• All 84 SUVs/Crossovers Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


Canada small SUV sales chart April 2014
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Between the Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, two Hyundais, and the class-leading Ford Escape, the category added 4605 sales to April 2013's total. 

Moreover, the Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, GMC Terrain, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Volkswagen Tiguan all sold at a faster clip than they did a year ago.

It's not as though April 2013 was a bad month for all these vehicles. A year ago, Escape sales jumped 26%. Likewise, sales of the Rogue, Santa Fe, Journey, Terrain, CX-5, Forester, and Tiguan were on the rise a year ago. And again, they increased in April 2014.