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

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SUVs and crossovers accounted for 39% of the new vehicles sold in Canada during the first three months of 2016, an astounding leap from 35% in the same period one year ago.

Led by the surging Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, utility vehicle sales in Canada increased by more than 28,000 units in the first-quarter. The auto industry as a whole grew by fewer than 35,000 sales.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2016 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD

Though the RAV4 and CR-V both dramatically improved their first-quarter totals in 2016, a successful follow-up to their record-setting 2015 performances, neither grew as fast as the overall SUV/crossover sector.

The fourth-ranked Jeep Cherokee’s 50% gain and the eighth-ranked Ford Edge’s 146% year-over-year increase were the most noteworthy improvements among top sellers. Among SUVs in the top 20, the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer also posted above-average gains.

Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2015 YTD

Clearly the SUV/crossover sector has also been helped by the addition of all-new, niche-filling nameplates which weren’t on sale at this time a year ago. The Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC90, and Fiat 500X added 6640 sales to the ledger, or 4% of sales.

A number of premium nameplates are expanding their market share, as well. The Mercedes-Benz GLE, the M-Class’s successor, is the top-selling luxury utility so far in 2016 thanks to a 47% year-over-year increase. Key rivals from BMW and Audi, the X5 and new Q7, are also growing far faster than the overall SUV/crossover sector’s rate of expansion.

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Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by March 2016 volume by clicking the March 2016 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. 

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Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – March 2016
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – March 2016
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – March 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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
March
2016 YTD
March
2015 YTD
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota RAV4 9,589 8,212 16.8% 3,970 3,422 16.0%
#2 Honda CR-V 8,725 7,748 12.6% 3,974 3,599 10.4%
#3 Ford Escape 8,205 8,358 -1.8% 3,484 3,529 -1.3%
#4 Jeep Cherokee 7,586 5,050 50.2% 2,836 2,173 30.5%
#5 Nissan Rogue 7,115 6,667 6.7% 2,993 2,902 3.1%
#6 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 5,075 5,454 -6.9% 2,142 2,511 -14.7%
#7 Mazda CX-5 4,851 4,394 10.4% 2,198 2,065 6.4%
#8 Ford Edge 4,598 1,866 146% 2,259 602 275%
#9 Hyundai Tucson 4,331 3,465 25.0% 1,792 1,548 15.8%
#10 Jeep Wrangler 4,033 4,131 -2.4% 1,564 1,707 -8.4%
#11 Chevrolet Equinox 3,603 3,537 1.9% 1,544 1,658 -6.9%
#12 Dodge Journey 3,499 4,724 -25.9% 1,430 1,942 -26.4%
#13 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3,474 2,287 51.9% 1,395 911 53.1%
#14 Kia Sorento 3,204 3,901 -17.9% 1,309 1,884 -30.5%
#15 Nissan Murano 3,049 1,878 62.4% 1,270 748 69.8%
#16 Toyota Highlander 2,964 2,068 43.3% 1,210 836 44.7%
#17 Nissan Pathfinder 2,659 2,206 20.5% 1,073 917 17.0%
#18 Subaru Forester 2,573 2,331 10.4% 1,080 969 11.5%
#19 Ford Explorer 2,541 2,031 25.1% 1,121 970 15.6%
#20 Volkswagen Tiguan 2,260 2,430 -7.0% 841 1,015 -17.1%
#21 GMC Terrain 2,182 1,867 16.9% 829 849 -2.4%
#22 Subaru Outback 2,086 2,276 -8.3% 1,056 946 11.6%
#23 Honda HR-V 2,031 817
#24 Mazda CX-3 2,017 851
#25 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class/M-Class ¤ 1,927 1,309 47.2% 797 594 34.2%
#26 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 1,863 1,340 39.0% 1,187 677 75.3%
#27 Kia Sportage 1,836 1,064 72.6% 1,007 458 120%
#28 Subaru Crosstrek 1,829 1,536 19.1% 788 688 14.5%
#29 Chevrolet Trax 1,823 984 85.3% 1,019 448 128%
#30 Jeep Patriot 1,763 1,954 -9.8% 978 768 27.3%
#31 Honda Pilot 1,671 1,003 66.6% 658 431 52.7%
#32 Dodge Durango 1,653 596 177% 1,084 293 270%
#33 Lexus RX 1,583 1,395 13.5% 662 587 12.8%
#34 Toyota 4Runner 1,505 1,050 43.3% 600 461 30.2%
#35 Audi Q5 1,503 1,370 9.7% 694 574 20.9%
#36 Toyota Venza 1,407 1,347 4.5% 581 586 -0.9%
#37 Acura RDX 1,379 1,261 9.4% 694 492 41.1%
#38 BMW X5 1,338 1,062 26.0% 535 505 5.9%
#39 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,307 1,048 24.7% 516 454 13.7%
#40 Mitsubishi RVR 1,275 1,059 20.4% 524 427 22.7%
#41 Lexus NX 1,169 1,079 8.3% 519 444 16.9%
#42 BMW X3 1,137 951 19.6% 500 378 32.3%
#43 Jeep Renegade 1,119 1 111,800% 556 1 55,500%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 1,116 605 84.5% 440 199 121%
#45 Acura MDX 1,111 998 11.3% 431 421 2.4%
#46 Audi Q7 1,058 275 285% 382 119 221%
#47 GMC Acadia 999 1,149 -13.1% 388 534 -27.3%
#48 Nissan Juke 997 950 4.9% 423 464 -8.8%
#49 Infiniti QX60 954 824 15.8% 419 320 30.9%
#50 Jeep Compass 908 597 52.1% 478 175 173%
#51 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 907 598 51.7% 419 223 87.9%
#52 Cadillac SRX 897 694 29.3% 369 339 8.8%
#53 BMW X1 890 557 59.8% 392 251 56.2%
#54 Audi Q3 832 676 23.1% 415 240 72.9%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class/GLK-Class ¤ 825 1,065 -22.5% 304 565 -46.2%
#56 Land Rover Discovery Sport 753 429
#57 Lincoln MKX 752 425 76.9% 319 181 76.2%
#58 Buick Encore 743 854 -13.0% 363 371 -2.2%
#59 Chevrolet Tahoe 613 542 13.1% 277 266 4.1%
#60 Volvo XC90 596 391
#61 Chevrolet Traverse 594 623 -4.7% 294 252 16.7%
#62 Infiniti QX50 588 473 24.3% 252 209 20.6%
#63 Cadillac Escalade 534 453 17.9% 210 187 12.3%
#63.1 Cadillac Escalade * 399 361 10.5% 150 147 2.0%
#63.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 135 92 46.7% 60 40 50.0%
#64 Lincoln MKC 517 545 -5.1% 208 254 -18.1%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 476 693 -31.3% 272 353 -22.9%
#66 GMC Yukon 469 372 26.1% 180 141 27.7%
#67 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 468 505 -7.3% 40 224 -82.1%
#68 GMC Yukon XL 452 268 68.7% 192 106 81.1%
#69 Buick Enclave 440 505 -12.9% 189 227 -16.7%
T70 Chevrolet Suburban 420 176 139% 151 57 165%
T70 Porsche Cayenne 420 358 17.3% 244 176 38.6%
#72 Ford Flex 414 121 242% 247 100 147%
#73 Porsche Macan 410 251 63.3% 164 143 14.7%
#74 Ford Expedition 399 402 -0.7% 151 191 -20.9%
#75 Mazda CX-9 327 266 22.9% 102 110 -7.3%
#76 Land Rover Range Rover 298 202 47.5% 91 93 -2.2%
T77 BMW X4 277 238 16.4% 117 96 21.9%
T77 Volvo XC60 277 343 -19.2% 91 129 -29.5%
#79 BMW X6 275 260 5.8% 97 102 -4.9%
#80 Volkswagen Touareg 274 517 -47.0% 111 140 -20.7%
#81 Infiniti QX80 265 149 77.9% 100 71 40.8%
#82 Land Rover LR4 225 122 84.4% 135 38 255%
#83 Toyota Sequoia 194 160 21.3% 78 47 66.0%
#84 Nissan Xterra 190 215 -11.6% 70 65 7.7%
#85 Nissan Armada 161 103 56.3% 73 52 40.4%
#86 Mini Countryman 153 186 -17.7% 55 75 -26.7%
#87 Infiniti QX70 144 109 32.1% 52 53 -1.9%
#88 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 137 31 342% 56 10 460%
#89 Fiat 500X 125 79
#90 Lexus GX460 122 179 -31.8% 40 73 -45.2%
#91 Lexus LX570 121 82 47.6% 52 36 44.4%
#92 Lincoln Navigator 115 105 9.5% 35 42 -16.7%
#93 Lincoln MKT 30 47 -36.2% 9 15 -40.0%
#94 Acura ZDX 1
#95 Land Rover LR2 42 -100% 19 -100%
#96 Toyota Land Cruiser º 21 -100% 10 -100%
#97 Toyota FJ Cruiser 7 -100% 1 -100%
#98 Subaru Tribeca 4 -100% 1 -100%
Total
156,600 128,232 22.1% 67,813 55,535 22.1%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC 
* 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 4.4% to 3329 in March; up 2.1% to 6938
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the M-Class and GLE together and the GLK and GLC together.
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada.