April 2015 YTD Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 89 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked

2013 Audi Q5
The Ford Escape outsold the Toyota RAV4 by 835 units in April 2015 to drive its Canadian year-to-date sales lead up to a safer 981 units.

The Escape is Canada’s traditional top seller in the category. But Ford is seeing that position endangered by Escape volume that’s sliding while many of its top rivals are surging. Overall SUV/crossover sales jumped 14.5% to more than 64,000 units in April; year-to-date sales are up 6% in a market that’s up a little less than 4%.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD

From the RAV4 to the Honda CR-V to the Nissan Rogue, the rate of expansion among family-sized utility vehicles is something to behold. Together, those three Japanese nameplates assembled 10,986 Canadian buyers in the month of April 2015, 1573 more than the same three nameplates managed a year ago.

Many top-selling premium brand nameplates reported noteworthy increases in April, as well. The aging Audi Q5, despite being challenged by the fresher and more affordable Q3 in Audi’s own showrooms, was up 32% to 904 units, a record for the Q5. The Q5-fighting BMW X3 was up 45%, Lexus sold 549 NX crossovers, Mercedes-Benz GLK volume jumped 26%, and Cadillac SRX sales jumped 49% to a record-high 744 units.

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD

On the whole, SUVs and crossovers accounted for 34% of new vehicle sales in Canada over the first four months of 2015, up from 33% during the same stage of 2014.

2015 Cadillac SRX black

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by April 2015 volume by clicking the April 2015 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – April 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – April 2015
Canada Truck Sales By Model – April 2015 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – April 2015 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – April 2015 YTD

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
April 2015 YTD
April 2014 YTD
%
Change
April
2015
April
2014
% Change
#1 Ford Escape 13,378 13,958 -4.2% 5,020 4,821 4.1%
#2 Toyota RAV4 12,397 9,806 26.4% 4,185 3,119 34.2%
#3 Honda CR-V 11,631 10,405 11.8% 3,883 3,641 6.6%
#4 Nissan Rogue 9,585 8,745 9.6% 2,918 2,653 10.0%
#5 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 8,255 9,132 -9.6% 2,801 2,938 -4.7%
#6 Jeep Cherokee 7,770 5,785 34.3% 2,720 1,701 59.9%
#7 Dodge Journey 7,198 8,123 -11.4% 2,474 2,611 -5.2%
#8 Mazda CX-5 6,626 5,761 15.0% 2,232 1,949 14.5%
#9 Jeep Wrangler 6,509 6,342 2.6% 2,378 2,305 3.2%
#10 Kia Sorento 5,779 3,845 50.3% 1,878 1,162 61.6%
#11 Chevrolet Equinox 5,693 7,199 -20.9% 2,156 2,507 -14.0%
#12 Hyundai Tucson 5,239 4,256 23.1% 1,774 1,606 10.5%
#13 Ford Edge 3,742 4,402 -15.0% 1,876 1,140 64.6%
#14 Subaru Forester 3,463 3,958 -12.5% 1,132 1,227 -7.7%
#15 Volkswagen Tiguan 3,463 3,076 12.6% 1,033 940 9.9%
#16 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3,328 3,260 2.1% 1,041 950 9.6%
#17 Ford Explorer 3,263 3,356 -2.8% 1,232 1,093 12.7%
#18 GMC Terrain 3,100 3,154 -1.7% 1,233 1,180 4.5%
#19 Nissan Pathfinder 3,016 3,139 -3.9% 810 935 -13.4%
#20 Toyota Highlander 2,979 3,145 -5.3% 911 1,061 -14.1%
#21 Jeep Patriot 2,674 1,680 59.2% 720 546 31.9%
#22 Nissan Murano 2,496 1,068 134% 618 363 70.2%
#23 Audi Q5 2,274 2,349 -3.2% 904 685 32.0%
#24 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 2,109 1,681 25.5% 769 656 17.2%
#25 Acura RDX 2,102 2,206 -4.7% 841 901 -6.7%
#26 GMC Acadia 2,007 1,669 20.3% 858 603 42.3%
#27 Lexus RX 1,996 2,324 -14.1% 601 711 -15.5%
#28 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 1,816 1,794 1.2% 507 487 4.1%
#29 Chevrolet Trax 1,797 2,303 -22.0% 813 855 -4.9%
#30 Honda Pilot 1,715 1,801 -4.8% 712 549 29.7%
#31 BMW X3 1,637 1,415 15.7% 686 474 44.7%
#32 Lexus NX 1,628 549
#33 Kia Sportage 1,626 1,833 -11.3% 562 541 3.9%
#34 Acura MDX 1,578 1,776 -11.1% 580 547 6.0%
#35 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 1,577 1,649 -4.4% 512 406 26.1%
#36 BMW X5 1,537 2,278 -32.5% 475 681 -30.2%
#37 Mitsubishi RVR 1,522 1,837 -17.1% 463 613 -24.5%
#38 Toyota 4Runner 1,491 1,278 16.7% 441 343 28.6%
#39 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,463 1,725 -15.2% 415 391 6.1%
#40 Cadillac SRX 1,438 1,342 7.2% 744 499 49.1%
#41 Nissan Juke 1,408 1,288 9.3% 458 477 -4.0%
#42 Buick Encore 1,291 1,745 -26.0% 437 481 -9.1%
#43 Dodge Durango 1,175 1,193 -1.5% 579 378 53.2%
#44 Infiniti QX60 1,135 1,227 -7.5% 311 278 11.9%
#45 Jeep Compass 1,044 1,878 -44.4% 447 643 -30.5%
#46 Audi Q3 1,001 325
#47 Chevrolet Traverse 980 1,146 -14.5% 357 460 -22.4%
#48 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 904 299
#49 Buick Enclave 899 1,009 -10.9% 394 414 -4.8%
#50 BMW X1 823 1,144 -28.1% 266 89 199%
#51 Lincoln MKC 823 278
#52 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 805 967 -16.8% 207 214 -3.3%
#53 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 769 538 42.9% 76 112 -32.1%
#54 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 744 801 -7.1% 239 303 -21.1%
#55 Chevrolet Tahoe 722 255 183% 180 94 91.5%
#56 Volkswagen Touareg 719 641 12.2% 202 212 -4.7%
#57 Cadillac Escalade 701 117 499% 248 33 652%
#57.1 Cadillac Escalade * 557 87 540% 196 25 684%
#57.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 144 30 380% 52 8 550%
#58 Infiniti QX50 646 677 -4.6% 173 200 -13.5%
#59 Porsche Cayenne 595 675 -11.9% 237 222 6.8%
#60 Ford Expedition 594 548 8.4% 192 99 93.9%
#61 GMC Yukon 589 263 124% 217 99 119%
#62 Lincoln MKX 556 850 -34.6% 131 229 -42.8%
#63 Porsche Macan 516 265
#64 Volvo XC60 496 456 8.8% 153 124 23.4%
#65 Audi Q7 480 653 -26.5% 205 225 -8.9%
#66 GMC Yukon XL 434 172 152% 166 94 76.6%
#67 BMW X4 428 190
#68 Mazda CX-9 386 479 -19.4% 120 104 15.4%
#69 BMW X6 370 149 148% 110 15 633%
#70 Ford Flex 324 506 -36.0% 203 196 3.6%
#71 Nissan Xterra 311 447 -30.4% 96 129 -25.6%
#72 Land Rover Range Rover 309 326 -5.2% 107 45 138%
#73 Chevrolet Suburban 298 124 140% 122 76 60.5%
#74 Mini Countryman 297 499 -40.5% 111 133 -16.5%
#75 Lexus GX460 243 194 25.3% 64 46 39.1%
#76 Toyota Sequoia 213 307 -30.6% 53 60 -11.7%
#77 Nissan Armada 207 136 52.2% 104 32 225%
#78 Infiniti QX80 204 153 33.3% 55 29 89.7%
#79 Jeep Renegade 181 180
#80 Land Rover LR4 181 147 23.1% 59 21 181%
#81 Infiniti QX70 167 148 12.8% 58 34 70.6%
#82 Lincoln Navigator 156 76 105% 51 22 132%
#83 Lexus LX570 121 107 13.1% 39 30 30.0%
#84 Lincoln MKT 76 94 -19.1% 29 15 93.3%
#85 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 71 71 0.0% 40 25 60.0%
#86 Land Rover LR2 51 191 -73.3% 9 30 -70.0%
#87 Toyota Land Cruiser º 43 64 -32.8% 22 7 214%
#88 Toyota FJ Cruiser 8 279 -97.1% 1 76 -98.7%
#89 Subaru Tribeca 4 73 -94.5% 15 -100%
#90 Volvo XC90 99 -100% 19 -100%
#91 Acura ZDX 5 -100%
Total
188,395 177,772 6.0% 64,322 57,029 14.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: down 0.7% to 3570 in April; down 4.2% to 10,364 YTD.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.