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Small SUV Sales In Canada - March 2015 YTD

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Canadian sales of small, Ford Escape-class SUVs and crossovers improved by nearly 9% in March 2015, a gain of more than 2500 units compared with March 2014.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD


The Honda CR-V narrowly outsold the Escape thanks to a 16% increase in CR-V volume and a 7% decrease reported by the Ford.

The Ford's sales are down 8.5% year-to-date, but it still ranks atop Canada's SUV/CUV leaderboard through the first-quarter of 2015. The Toyota RAV4 is a scant 146 sales back of the Ford.

Small SUV Sales In America - March 2015 YTD

2015 Jeep Renegade
Jeep sold more new vehicles in the United States in March 2015 than in any month in the brand's history.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD


All-time records at the Jeep brand were set by the Cherokee and Patriot, which combined for more than 30,000 U.S. sales last month. Last month was the best March ever for the Wrangler and Patriot. 

Small SUV Sales In Canada - February 2015 YTD

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In February 2015, after a three-month hiatus, the Ford Escape was once again Canada's top-selling small crossover, and thus the country's best-selling SUV/crossover overall.


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD


Canada small SUV sales chart February 2015
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But Escape sales tumbled 14% in a growing category, not unlike sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Subaru Forester. 

For the Equinox, it was just the second time in two years (and the second consecutive month) that Canadian volume fell below 1100 units. 

It was the Escape's worst month since January 2012. February marked the third occasion in four months that Outlander volume fell below 400 units.

Small SUV Sales In America - February 2015 YTD

Yes, that's the Ford Escape ranked fifth in its class in terms of U.S. sales in February 2015. Typically the number two vehicle - and the top-ranked small SUV/crossover in February 2014 - the Escape was the last vehicle other than the Honda CR-V to end a calendar year as America's favourite utility vehicle.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD


USa small SUV sales chart February 2015
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But as its rivals its category climbed 8% in February 2015, Escape sales tumbled 10%, a loss of 2230 units.

Don't expect Ford to consistently suffer from declining Escape volume. But don't expect potential challengers to quit their quest for the top of the leaderboard. 

The Toyota RAV4 is the only contender that had been able to consistently sell in Honda CR-V/Ford Escape-like numbers. The Chevrolet Equinox will soon be refreshed, and though it'll still use old architecture, GM has proven more than capable of selling the Equinox in big numbers as the vehicle approached old age. The Nissan Rogue is Nissan's driving force. Remove it and they wouldn't have outsold the Honda brand in each of the last two months.

Small SUV Sales In Canada - January 2015

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January 2015 went against the grain. After a year in which the core Ford Escape-led small SUV/crossover segment shot up 15% compared with 2013, January sales of small utilities slid 3% after climbing 21% a year ago.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model - January 2015
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - January 2015


Canada small SUV sales chart January 2015
Moreover, the Escape didn't lead the category. Its 5% decline was slight - equal to only 122 fewer sales - but it set the tone for a segment that simply didn't attract as many new buyers as it did a year ago. The Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, GMC Terrain, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, and Mitsubishi Outlander all posted declines of at least 27%.

Instead of the Escape, the Toyota RAV4 took top honours. And by what a margin: 26 whole units. RAV4 sales jumped 16%. The Honda CR-V, Canada's top-selling SUV/crossover in November and December, jumped 30% year-over-year. The Kia Sorento, in clear-out mode before the 2016 model arrives (and we move it exclusively to the midsize category), was up 22%.