As Nissan prepares to switch over from the second generation of Muranos to the third, Canadian sales of the outgoing crossover shot up 124% to 721 units in September 2014, the same month in which sales of the Pathfinder jumped 22% to 889 units.
This Pathfinder result marks a five-month high for the three-row Nissan. Nissan has also sold more Muranos in the first three-quarters of 2014 than in all of 2013.
Among non-vans which are fitted with third rows as standard equipment, the Pathfinder ranks third in Canadian sales so far this year. Ford’s Explorer ranks first; the Toyota Highlander second. (GM has sold 9904 Lambda-platform crossovers across three nameplates. By those standards, we must add the Infiniti QX60’s 2598 year-to-date sales to the Pathfinder’s total.)
But while leading three-row crossovers means the Explorer outsells all three-row vehicles in the United States, minivans are bigger players in Canada. The Dodge Grand Caravan, for example, outsells the Explorer by more than four-to-one in Canada.
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.