Ford Canada has now reported three consecutive months in which sales of the Escape have climbed above 5000 units. In 2013, a record year for Escape sales, the highest-volume month was October, when 4820 were sold. Ford sold 6040 Escapes in June 2010; 5684 in June 2011.
The Escape’s nearest rival was nearly 1900 sales back of the Ford in July 2014 as Escape volume surged 28% and sales of that next-best-selling nameplate, the Honda CR-V, fell 2%.
The category which they control – 42% of the segment’s sales come from the four top sellers – was up 14% in July, a gain of 3853 units compared with July 2013.
Aside from the Escape’s 1105-unit gain, Nissan Rogue volume jumped by 1334 units and Volkswagen Tiguan sales rose by 526 units.
A smaller, perhaps even more car-like subset of this small SUV/crossover group was powered by big gains across the board last month. Chevrolet Trax sales jumped 26%. Sales of its twin, the Buick Encore, rose 37% to the highest level yet. Subaru sold 622 XV Crosstreks, a 14% improvement.
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.