2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser Quick Sand

From Nanaimo to Ecum Secum, Canadian roads are filled with SUVs and crossovers of all types. Excluding the higher-end luxury pieces seen here and here, 25,071 of these vehicles were sold in January 2012 in the Great not-so-White North, equivalent to 25.7% of the Canadian new vehicle market.

Canada small suv sales chart January 2012

The leader of the pack can be seen in the first table after the jump: Ford Escape sales tumbled 26% to 2209, 258 more than the total put up by the second-ranked Dodge Journey. Among smaller utility vehicles, only two still-living-and-breathing nameplates suffered worse year-over-year drops than the Escape. Nissan Juke sales slid 33%; Subaru Forester sales plunged 36%. 

Certain bigger SUVs and crossovers fared much worse last month. The Chevrolet Traverse fell 46% to 226 sales. Toyota’s FJ Cruiser was down 42% to 43. Falling sales are a common theme for the FJ. In nine out of twelve months in 2011, sales were down. Yearly totals have fallen every year since the FJ Cruiser went on sale in 2006. Toyota’s focus of late has clearly been on expanding hybrid technology rather than improving the FJ with the mission of providing Toyota clients with a real Jeep Wrangler alternative.

For a look at specific January 2012 Canadian sales data on smaller, midsize, and large SUVs, click past the jump. Click any chart in this post for a larger view. You’ll find monthly and yearly sales data for all these models and every other vehicle currently on sale by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or by visiting GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home.

Small SUV
January 2012
%
Change
Chevrolet Equinox
1261
– 16.3%
Dodge Journey
1951
+ 10.6%
Ford Escape
2209
– 25.6%
GMC Terrain
695
– 11.6%
Honda CR-V
1930
+ 127%
Honda Element
1
– 88.9%
Hyundai Santa Fe
1365
+ 9.8%
Hyundai Tucson
899
– 16.8%
Jeep Compass
457
+ 56.5%
Jeep Patriot
644
+ 19.5%
Jeep Wrangler
729
+ 42.4%
Kia Sorento
924
– 1.6%
Kia Sportage
441
+ 64.6%
Mazda CX-7
387
+ 0.5%
Mazda Tribute
214
+ 22.3%
Mini Countryman
62
—–
Mitsubishi Outlander
435
– 24.1%
Mitsubishi RVR
459
+ 1.5%
Nissan Juke
223
– 32.6%
Nissan Rogue
1071
+ 18.0%
Subaru Forester
397
– 35.7%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
117
– 16.4%
Toyota RAV4
1428
+ 34.5%
Volkswagen Tiguan
354
+ 19.6%
Canada midsize suv sales chart January 2012
Midsize SUV
January 2012
%
Change
Buick Enclave
163
– 20.9%
Chevrolet Traverse
226
– 46.1%
Dodge Durango
473
+ 1871%
Dodge Nitro
28
– 50.0%
Ford Edge
910
+ 21.2%
Ford Explorer
610
+ 75.8%
Ford Flex
173
+ 25.4%
GMC Acadia
240
 – 9.1%
Honda Pilot
259
+ 3.2%
Hyundai Veracruz
123
+ 50.0%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
999
+ 31.6%
Jeep Liberty
114
– 21.4%
Mazda CX-9
80
– 10.1%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
27
+ 80.0%
Nissan Murano
418
+ 62.6%
Nissan Pathfinder
294
+ 63.3%
Nissan Xterra
74
+ 37.0%
Subaru Tribeca
31
+ 3.3%
Toyota 4Runner
234
+ 16.4%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
43
– 41.9%
Toyota Highlander
419
+ 4.5%
Canada large suv sales chart January 2012