By some standards there’s only one true sport-utility vehicle on this list of April’s best-selling SUVs in Canada. #10, you might recall, is basically the grandfather of all SUVs with heritage going back more than 60 years. The other nine vehicles in this month’s Graph, some will say, are simply crossovers. Others prefer to call them CUVs because they’re more SUV than tall wagon, even though the Wrangler is invariably the only non-car-based vehicle in this group of Sales Stats
For the sake of brevity and simplicity, they’re all SUVs in GoodCarBadCar.net’s book. And when it comes to selling SUVs in Canada, nothing flies out the doors quite like the Ford Escape. Month-in and month-out, the Ford Escape is hugely popular, one of Canada’s best-selling vehicles of any type.
Challenged most avidly by the Hyundai Santa Fe in April, the Escape still came out on top by 420 sales. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see the Hyundai Santa Fe selling so well. Being a favoured vehicle of The Good Car Guy is not enough to secure 2,782 sales in one month. Riding a wave of Hyundai appreciation surely does favours for the Santa Fe. See, Hyundai was Canada’s fifth most popular brand in April, a good chunk of sales ahead of Honda and closing in on Chevrolet.
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(Canada’s best-selling SUVs: Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4,
Dodge Journey, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Edge, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Wrangler)