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Small SUV Sales In Canada - September 2014 YTD

2013 Toyota RAV4 cargo area
During a month in which Toyota Canada sold more than 4000 RAV4s for the first time ever, Ford Canada sold more than 5000 Escapes for the fifth consecutive month. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart September 2014
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The RAV4's record was notable, nevertheless, as the Toyota now leads Honda's previously second-ranked CR-V on year-to-date terms. 

The RAV4 has been an essential part of the Toyota brand's Canadian growth of late. In September, Toyota sales grew 7.7%. Non-RAV4 Toyotas, however, were actually down 3.1%.

At the Ford brand, meanwhile, Canadian sales increased 4.7% in September 2014. But non-Escape models were up by just 0.5%.

Small SUV Sales In America - September 2014 YTD

2014 Kia Sportage
As midsize car sales in America grew 5% in September 2014 and compact cars less than 1%, small crossovers and SUVs jumped 25% thanks to major growth from General Motors, Honda, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. 


U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


USA small SUV sales chart September 2014
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Those are all major automakers which were selling a healthy number of smaller utility vehicles in September 2013. 

Before sales increased, in some cases dramatically. CR-V-class crossovers accounted for 15.5% of all new vehicles sold in the United States in September 2014, 19.6% of all non-pickup/van sales, and 48.2% of all utility vehicle sales. 

One out of every five Hondas sold in September was a CR-V. The RAV4 generates 11.3% of all Toyota MoCo sales in the U.S. in 2014, up from 9.4% a year ago. The Ford Escape is bleeding market share, but it was Ford Motor Company's second-best-selling model in September, generating three times the volume of the Lincoln brand.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - August 2014 YTD

2013 Ford Escape green
Canadians registered 5081 Ford Escapes in August 2014, the fourth consecutive month in which more than 5000 Escapes were sold in Canada. During the same four-month span in 2013, an average of 4276 Escapes were sold each month. 9% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada in August were Escapes.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart August 2014
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With a very different take on how to approach buyers who don't want three rows of anti-minivan mommy crossover, Jeep's Wrangler attracted 2564 buyers in Canada in August, the fourth consecutive month in which Wrangler volume has climbed beyond the 2500-unit mark. (Jeep was selling fewer than 2100 Wranglers per month during that period in 2013.) 

The Wrangler ranks seventh overall among SUVs and crossovers in Canada, just 276 units behind its stablemate, the Dodge Journey, in year-to-date terms. 

In between those two extremes are numerous high-riding small utility vehicles, from the increasingly popular Nissan Rogue to the aging GM twins from Chevrolet and GMC, the Equinox and Terrain. Jeep also sold 2038 Cherokees and more than 1100 Compasses and Patriots in August. 

Small SUV Sales In America - August 2014 YTD

2014 Dodge Journey red
The big utility vehicle story coming out of August 2014's U.S. sales results?


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


USA small SUV sales chart August 2014
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Not GM's 83% market share in the full-size SUV segment. Not Porsche Macan's overtaking of the Porsche Panamera in year-to-date sales results. Not Jeep's 49% year-over-year sales improvement.

Okay, well maybe that last one, too. But the big story in August related to record Toyota RAV4 sales which followed up on July's record Toyota RAV4 sales. The key difference, however, related to the RAV4's position on the leaderboard. No SUV or crossover sold as often as the RAV4 in August. 

For the first time since March 2010, something other than the Ford Escape or Honda CR-V led the small SUV/crossover segment, and the SUV/crossover category, as a whole. RAV4 sales jumped 52% compared with August 2013.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - July 2014 YTD

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek orange
Ford Canada has now reported three consecutive months in which sales of the Escape have climbed above 5000 units. In 2013, a record year for Escape sales, the highest-volume month was October, when 4820 were sold. Ford sold 6040 Escapes in June 2010; 5684 in June 2011.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV Sales Rankings By Model - July 2014 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart July 2014
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The Escape's nearest rival was nearly 1900 sales back of the Ford in July 2014 as Escape volume surged 28% and sales of that next-best-selling nameplate, the Honda CR-V, fell 2%. 

The category which they control - 42% of the segment's sales come from the four top sellers - was up 14% in July, a gain of 3853 units compared with July 2013. 

Aside from the Escape's 1105-unit gain, Nissan Rogue volume jumped by 1334 units and Volkswagen Tiguan sales rose by 526 units.