Canadians registered 1113 of GM’s Lambda-platform three-row crossovers in August 2013; 7548 so far this year. Ford sold 959 Explorers and Flexes in August; 8764 so far this year. Nissan sold 981 Muranos and Pathfinders in August; 7066 in the first eight months of 2013.
Combined sales of Toyota’s 4Runner and Highlander totalled 6912 in the first two-thirds of 2013. Highlander Hybrid sales are up 8% to 688 units this year. Hyundai’s Santa Fe tandem, the Sport and XL, combined for 19,551 sales in the first eight months of 2013. It’s more than fair to say the Santa Fe Sport is a particularly spacious small utility vehicle, and we showcase it with small SUVs and crossovers, as well.
The Ford Edge isn’t dissimilarly sized: Edge sales rose 11% in August but are down 11% this year to 12,250 units, 5354 units back of the Santa Fe Sport. The Hyundai’s Kia partner, the Sorento, is up 6% to 10,060 sales so far this year.
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Utility vehicles account for 28.8% of Hyundai-Kia sales in Canada but just 20.8% in the United States, where 29.9% of all new vehicle sales are generated by SUVs and crossovers. In Canada, the market derives 29.6% of its volume from SUVs and crossovers. In other words, Hyundai and Kia utility vehicles either overperform in Canada or underperform in the U.S.
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 now sortable, so you can rank midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.