For a second consecutive month, the best-selling three-row utility vehicle in Canada was the Toyota Highlander.
Through the first two months of 2016, last year’s three-row SUV/crossover leader, the Ford Explorer, ranks third, behind the Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder. The race, of course, is tight, and the January and February sampling size is the smallest we’ll see all year.
But Toyota is ready to up its game. For model year 2017, the Highlander will feature a new face, a revised engine, and a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
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There’ll be more power and better fuel economy, and the Highlander’s reputation for sterling resale value will remain.
In the meantime, Canadians buy and lease about 20% more Toyota Sienna minivans than Toyota Highlanders. Overall, Canadian minivan volume is on the decline, but after climbing to an 11-year high in 2015, Sienna sales are on the rise again in 2016.
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.