Nearly 90 different SUV and crossover nameplates combined for 261,813 Canadian sales in the first six months of 2013, a 6.7% increase compared with the first half of 2012. June 2013 SUV/CUV sales rose 11.1%. Keep in mind, the overall industry rose 1.3% in June and 2.2% in the first half of 2013.
31% of the SUVs and crossovers sold in Canada over the last six months have worn Escape, RAV4, CR-V, Journey, or Santa Fe badges. For the Toyota RAV4 to overtake the Ford Escape and end 2013 as Canada’s most popular SUV, it would need to outsell the Ford by an average of 785 units per month over the remainder of this year.
The RAV4 has only outsold the Escape once this year, in March, and then only by 380 units.
The 18th-Ranked RVR Ranks 49th In The U.S.,
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GoodCarBadCar added the exclusively front-wheel-drive Fiat 500L to the new vehicle rankings list for June, but it’ll be shown with passenger cars on account of its missing all-wheel-drive. To define the words “SUV” or “crossover” in such a way as to please every reader would be impossible, but you’ll see the Mini Countryman, Buick Encore, and Chevrolet Trax here with SUVs and crossovers. The Subaru XV Crosstrek and Outback and Volvo’s XC70, for example, are shown with cars.
Defined this way, among 86 different vehicles, the Trax now ranks 19th. Trax volume reached new heights in June with 982 sales, and from May’s YTD rankings to the rankings you see below, it moved up from 24th.
All 144 Cars Ranked By June 2013 & YTD Canadian Sales These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs by June volume by clicking the June 2013 column header, or you can rank SUVs by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.