But Escape sales tumbled 14% in a growing category, not unlike sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Subaru Forester.
For the Equinox, it was just the second time in two years (and the second consecutive month) that Canadian volume fell below 1100 units.
It was the Escape’s worst month since January 2012. February marked the third occasion in four months that Outlander volume fell below 400 units.
But the overall small SUV/crossover arena is generally a healthy place in which to spend time. Aside from the overall 4% February uptick, the brightest signs of health belonged to top sellers like the Toyota RAV4 (up 16%), Nissan Rogue (up 9%), and Hyundai Tucson (up 61%).
Among the smaller “urban crossover” fleet, the Nissan Juke’s 18% jump stood out in a pack of sharply declining small utilities. Are consumers waiting to see how interesting the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X, and Honda HR-V are?
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.