2012 Kia Sorento In Khaki

Canada’s indomitable top-selling SUV suffered a year-over-year decline in November 2011. Gasp.

Sales of the #1 Ford Escape slid 13% last month, yet the Escape remains up 4% through eleven months and its November best-selling crown was preserved. The Honda CR-V surged as though possessed, jumping 135% from its November 2010 totals, but the Escape finished 169 sales ahead. Both automakers are keen on ridding dealer lots of outgoing models as the new CR-V and Escape come on stream soon. 

For the Honda CR-V to end 2011 as Canada’s best-selling SUV, it’ll need to out-sell the Escape by 18,045 units in December. That’s not going to happen. This ain’t America – Canada’s best-selling vehicle in November was the Honda Civic. With 6817 sales.

November sales figures for 60% of Canada’s best-selling SUVs were lower this November than last, although sales of Kia’s scream-of-a-deal Sorento dipped by only six units. Sorento sales are up 53% this year.

Not since September has The Good 12-winning Jeep Wrangler been on Canada’s best-selling SUVs list. Given the fact that none of the ten which actually are on this month’s list are genuine sport-utility vehicles, that’s a sad fact.  

Check out last month’s version of this post here, last year’s here, the U.S. version here, and Canada’s 10 best-selling SUVs in November 2011 below. Detailed monthly and yearly sales figures for these ten models and all other vehicles currently on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu in the top right of this page.

Rank
SUV/Crossover
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
2612 – 12.8% 41,247 + 3.9%
#2
Honda CR-V
2443 + 135% 23,203 + 0.1%
#3
Toyota RAV4
1939 + 26.3% 19,265 – 10.9%
#4
Dodge Journey
1845 – 14.0% 27,104 + 23.7%
#5
Chevrolet Equinox
1616 – 14.3% 20,868 + 20.9%
#6
Kia Sorento
1240 – 0.5% 14,152 + 53.1%
#7
Hyundai Santa Fe
1212 – 45.7% 23,172 – 12.6%
#8
Nissan Rogue
1193 + 52.4% 12,821 + 4.2%
#9
Ford Edge
1051 – 24.3% 14,501 – 7.2%
#10
Hyundai Tucson
1033 + 9.2% 13,546 + 13.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 

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