From the class-leading Ford Escape to the mid-pack Subaru Forester to the lower-volume Mitsubishi Outlander to a new generation of cute likes like the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, sales of most smaller utility vehicles increased compared with February 2013.
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Collectively, the Escape’s class was up 16%. This is newsworthy in an industry that’s barely making any gains, in an industry that is currently not attracting as many buyers as it did during the first two months of 2012. And GCBC’s founder and editor has delved into the subject over at AutoFocus, where there’s yet more info on the current success of vehicles like the RAV4, Rogue, CX-5, and Forester.
It’s not that every small utility vehicle is selling at a faster and faster rate. The two small Jeeps – Patriot and Compass – are down 48% in early 2014 as Jeep’s Cherokee becomes more readily available.
Yet combined, the Cherokee, Patriot, and Compass are up 48% through the first two months of 2014. The future for these Caliber-based Jeeps isn’t clear, but we do know Jeep’s recently introduced Renegade, pictured above, will create quite a stir.
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 small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.