New vehicle sales are roughly nine times stronger in the U.S. than in Canada, yet sales of the nascent three-vehicle four-vehicle category, now including the Mercedes-Benz GLA-related Infiniti QX30, are less than five times stronger in the U.S. than in Canada.
Up a class in terms of size and expense, the Audi Q5-led small premium crossover category attracts 7.6 times more buyers in the U.S. than in Canada. Q5 sales are particularly strong in Canada, where it was the best-selling premium brand utility vehicle in 2015 and ranks a close second in 2016’s first eight months. Six times more Q5s are sold in the U.S. than in Canada.
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The Canadian appetite for luxury utility vehicles isn’t confined only to small crossovers. The Mercedes-Benz GLE, Canada’s top-selling premium brand utility vehicle, sells 6.3 times more often in the U.S. in Canada, a far cry from the near-9X gap of the market overall. Audi Q7 sales are only 6.5 times more common in the U.S.; BMW X5 sales only 6.7 times more common.
Partly to credit is the strength of the Canadian SUV/crossover market overall. While SUVs and crossovers account for 38.5% of the U.S. new vehicle market and only recently began outselling cars, SUVs/crossovers account for 39% of the Canadian market and outsell cars every single month.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are sortable, so you can rank luxury SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.