Through the first three quarters of 2015, Canadian SUV/CUV sales are up 11%. But growing faster than the sector average are modern wagons like the Dodge Durango (up 26%), Hyundai Santa Fe XL (up 29%), Honda Pilot (up 23%), and Ford Explorer (up 15%).
The Pilot, newly launched for model year 2016, is in its third generation, having lost much of its former boxy styling and finally upgraded its powertrain.
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A $53,000 example sits in GCBC’s driveway this week, awaiting a comparison between GCBC’s own 2015 Honda Odyssey EX and this Honda Canada loaner. Over the last six months, Pilot sales have jumped 38% as Honda cleared out remaining second-gen models and welcomed the all-new MY2016 Pilot. In August, Pilot volume reached its highest Canadian level ever.
Canadian consumers prefer the Odyssey, however. During that same six month period, Honda has sold 6787 Odyssey minivans; 4781 Pilots. Will that order switch? The Pilot outsold the Odyssey by 346 units in August; 209 in September.
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.