January 2016 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 94 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked

Canadian sales of SUVs and crossovers exploded with a 22% year-over-year improvement to nearly 43,000 units in January 2016, equal to four out of every ten new vehicles sold in the first month of the year.
Cars are fading, earning 9200 fewer sales than the SUV/crossover sector in Canada in January 2016. SUVs, led by the Toyota RAV4 for a second consecutive January, added 7613 sales to the industry’s ledger in the lowest-volume month of the year.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2016
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

Yes, January is when Canadians simply don’t turn up to new vehicle showrooms. Yet in 2016, January sales across the industry soared to a 15-year high. Why? Well, you guessed it, because they wanted more utility vehicles.

1025 more Jeep Cherokees this January than last. 504 more Hyundai Tucsons. 416 more Nissan Muranos. 524 more Mercedes-Benz SUVs. 

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2015 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2016

Aside from SUVs and crossovers, Canadian sales of new vehicles rose just 3% last month largely on the strength of pickup trucks, which jumped 21%. But taking utility vehicles into account, the industry surged 10%. 

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by January 2016 volume by clicking the January 2016 column header – which will give you the same results – 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. This list of SUVs and crossovers now includes the Subaru Outback and Crosstrek as well as Toyota’s Venza – they’re no longer linked with cars on GCBC.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – January 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – January 2016
Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – January 2016
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – January 2016
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – January 2016

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Rank
SUV/Crossover
Jan.
2016 YTD
Jan.
2015 YTD
%
Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 2,483 2,501 -0.7%
#2 Jeep Cherokee 2,428 1,403 73.1%
#3 Ford Escape 2,372 2,475 -4.2%
#4 Nissan Rogue 2,089 1,874 11.5%
#5 Honda CR-V 2,039 1,863 9.4%
#6 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 1,500 1,368 9.6%
#7 Mazda CX-5 1,267 1,054 20.2%
#8 Hyundai Tucson 1,142 638 79.0%
#9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1,140 769 48.2%
#10 Ford Edge 1,139 750 51.9%
#11 Dodge Journey 1,119 1,200 -6.8%
#12 Jeep Wrangler 1,075 1,183 -9.1%
#13 Nissan Murano 989 573 72.6%
#14 Chevrolet Equinox 908 802 13.2%
#15 Kia Sorento 878 1,055 -16.8%
#16 Toyota Highlander 806 630 27.9%
#17 Subaru Forester 798 707 12.9%
#18 Nissan Pathfinder 752 587 28.1%
#19 Volkswagen Tiguan 738 670 10.1%
#20 Honda HR-V 725
#21 Ford Explorer 634 494 28.3%
#22 GMC Terrain 613 460 33.3%
#23 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class/M-Class 605 337 79.5%
#24 Subaru Crosstrek 531 486 9.3%
#25 Mazda CX-3 527
#26 Lexus RX 524 429 22.1%
#27 Honda Pilot 506 289 75.1%
#28 Subaru Outback 480 615 -22.0%
#29 Toyota 4Runner 465 291 59.8%
T30 Audi Q5 419 396 5.8%
T30 Kia Sportage 419 291 44.0%
#32 Chevrolet Trax 377 267 41.2%
#33 Acura MDX 364 337 8.0%
#34 Mitsubishi RVR 354 315 12.4%
#35 Nissan Juke 341 211 61.6%
#36 Mitsubishi Outlander 340 253 34.4%
#37 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 336 231 45.5%
#38 Audi Q7 334 89 275%
#39 Acura RDX 333 363 -8.3%
#40 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 315 234 34.6%
#41 Toyota Venza 312 319 -2.2%
#42 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 308 142 117%
#43 Lexus NX 306 380 -19.5%
#44 Dodge Durango 300 177 69.5%
#45 GMC Acadia 299 298 0.3%
#46 BMW X5 292 259 12.7%
#47 Jeep Patriot 285 443 -35.7%
#48 Cadillac SRX 284 214 32.7%
#49 Mercedes-Benz 
GLK-Class/GLC-Class
274 280 -2.1%
#50 Infiniti QX60 268 236 13.6%
#51 BMW X3 264 296 -10.8%
#52 Jeep Renegade 259
#53 Lincoln MKX 229 121 89.3%
#54 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 220 213 3.3%
#55 BMW X1 210 168 25.0%
#56 Audi Q3 188 256 -26.6%
#57 Buick Encore 184 227 -18.9%
#58 Jeep Compass 165 205 -19.5%
T59 Chevrolet Traverse 161 180 -10.6%
T69 Infiniti QX50 161 123 30.9%
#61 Cadillac Escalade 153 153 0.0%
#61.1 Cadillac Escalade * 124 123 0.8%
#61.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 29 30 -3.3%
#62 Chevrolet Suburban 146 48 204%
#63 Lincoln MKC 145 140 3.6%
#64 GMC Yukon 137 116 18.1%
#65 Land Rover Discovery Sport 136
#66 GMC Yukon XL 129 94 37.2%
#67 Chevrolet Tahoe 128 104 23.1%
#68 Buick Enclave 120 141 -14.9%
#69 Land Rover Range Rover 114 56 104%
#70 Porsche Macan 112 56 100%
#71 Ford Expedition 111 80 38.8%
#72 Ford Flex 105 15 600%
#73 Volvo XC90 103
#74 Infiniti QX80 94 30 213%
#75 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 87 127 -31.5%
#76 Mazda CX-9 86 93 -7.5%
#77 Porsche Cayenne 78 100 -22.0%
T78 BMW X6 72 93 -22.6%
T78 Nissan Xterra 72 58 24.1%
T78 Volvo XC60 72 113 -36.3%
#81 Volkswagen Touareg 67 172 -61.0%
#82 BMW X4 66 76 -13.2%
#83 Toyota Sequoia 48 58 -17.2%
#84 Mini Countryman 43 51 -15.7%
#85 Lexus GX460 40 62 -35.5%
#86 Infiniti QX70 38 35 8.6%
#87 Lincoln Navigator 36 29 24.1%
#88 Land Rover LR4 35 41 -14.6%
T89 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 30 15 100%
T89 Lexus LX570 30 18 66.7%
#91 Nissan Armada 27 27 0.0%
#92 Fiat 500X 25
#93 Lincoln MKT 12 7 71.4%
#94 Acura ZDX 1
#95 Land Rover LR2 13 -100%
#96 Toyota Land Cruiser º 6 -100%
#97 Subaru Tribeca 2 -100%
#98 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2 -100%
Total
42,871 35,258 21.6%

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: up 14.8% to 1836.
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.