2018 Hyundai Kona - Image: Hyundai

May 2019 – The Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked

The GCBC Analysis

SUV sales in Canada continue to be pretty strong. The segment saw an increase in sales for the month of May when compared to this month last year. The YTD numbers also looked pretty good. The segment managed about 5,400 more sales in May than it did last year. The segment has seen roughly 17,000 more sales YTD. 

Leading the pack was the Toyota RAV4 with a rise in sales of nearly 23 percent. It was followed by the Honda CR-V, which also saw a rise in sales. That rise was a less dramatic roughly two percent, though. Rounding out the top three was the Ford Escape with about a three percent rise in sales. 

Some notable standouts in terms of sales were the Hyundai Kona, Volkswagen Atlas, BMW X5, and Nissan Pathfinder. All of them saw sales increases of more than 40 percent for the month. 

The segment wasn’t without its losers. The Jeep Cherokee, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, and Jeep compass all saw sales drops, the lowest of which was a decline of over 35 percent for the month of May. 

May turned out the be a strong showing for the segment overall, and it’ll be interesting to see how things progress as the year moves forward. 


Best Selling SUV Rankings

Canada SUV Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Toyota 4Runner 854 760 12.37 3,398 3,084 10.18
Fiat 500X 4 5 -20.00 20 31 -35.48
GMC Acadia 510 618 -17.48 1,956 2,035 -3.88
Nissan Armada 50 133 -62.41 321 630 -49.05
Subaru Ascent 414 0 0.00 1,721 0 0.00
Volkswagen Atlas 881 610 44.43 3,679 3,227 14.01
Chevrolet Blazer 2,701 0 0.00 6,812 0 0.00
Toyota C-HR 919 732 25.55 3,156 2,602 21.29
Jeep Cherokee 1,325 2,042 -35.11 6,091 8,938 -31.85
Jeep Compass 784 1,594 -50.82 3,893 5,381 -27.65
Mini Countryman 246 283 -13.07 861 917 -6.11
Honda CR-V 5,809 5,675 2.36 23,327 22,796 2.33
Subaru CrossTrek 1,355 1,532 -11.55 5,013 6,372 -21.33
Mazda CX-3 969 1,326 -26.92 3,886 5,199 -25.25
Mazda CX-5 2,559 2,605 -1.77 10,350 11,307 -8.46
Mazda CX-9 361 348 3.74 1,573 1,702 -7.58
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 63 52 21.15 312 414 -24.64
Land Rover Discovery Sport 45 99 -54.55 457 569 -19.68
Dodge Durango 531 917 -42.09 4,900 3,179 54.14
Jaguar E-Pace 52 73 -28.77 231 231 0.00
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 409 291 40.55 2,050 1,044 96.36
Ford EcoSport 789 641 23.09 3,194 2,391 33.58
Ford Edge 2,560 2,070 23.67 8,709 7,986 9.05
Buick Enclave 347 278 24.82 1,332 1,286 3.58
Buick Encore 1,052 1,312 -19.82 4,036 4,071 -0.86
Buick Envision 267 309 -13.59 1,025 994 3.12
Chevrolet Equinox 2,110 2,316 -8.89 8,094 9,920 -18.41
Cadillac Escalade 273 237 15.19 1,050 1,001 4.90
Ford Escape 4,830 4,693 2.92 17,039 18,241 -6.59
Ford Expedition 597 443 34.76 2,007 1,551 29.40
Ford Explorer 781 1,672 -53.29 4,100 7,473 -45.14
Jaguar F-Pace 162 181 -10.50 1,149 1,032 11.34
Ford Flex 557 245 127.35 1,812 840 115.71
Subaru Forester 1,413 1,275 10.82 5,087 5,167 -1.55
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 99 40 147.50 705 212 232.55
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 406 372 9.14 1,297 1,709 -24.11
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 1,051 814 29.12 4,450 3,586 24.09
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 381 805 -52.67 1,817 3,620 -49.81
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 33 239 -86.19 723 1,057 -31.60
Jeep Grand Cherokee 1,480 1,645 -10.03 8,033 6,328 26.94
Lexus GX 23 30 -23.33 115 154 -25.32
Toyota Highlander 1,185 1,507 -21.37 4,985 6,057 -17.70
Honda HR-V 1,352 1,194 13.23 5,077 5,083 -0.12
Jaguar I-Pace 34 0 0.00 169 0 0.00
Dodge Journey 403 642 -37.23 1,488 2,447 -39.19
Nissan Kicks 1,641 6 27,250.00 5,547 6 92,350.00
Hyundai Kona 2,743 1,818 50.88 10,873 4,531 139.97
Toyota Land Cruiser 42 9 366.67 137 118 16.10
Maserati Levante 37 43 -13.95 158 208 -24.04
Lexus LX 127 88 44.32 542 422 28.44
Acura MDX 377 542 -30.44 1,799 2,055 -12.46
Lincoln MKC 237 182 30.22 929 888 4.62
Lincoln MKT 8 39 -79.49 34 90 -62.22
Lincoln MKX/Nautilus 392 346 13.29 1,357 1,176 15.39
Tesla Model X 140 200 -30.00 700 1,000 -30.00
Nissan Murano 1,074 1,138 -5.62 5,062 5,502 -8.00
Lincoln Navigator 160 108 48.15 720 591 21.83
Kia Niro 549 316 73.73 1,426 946 50.74
Lexus NX 634 683 -7.17 2,943 2,998 -1.83
Subaru Outback 1,079 1,020 5.78 4,212 4,423 -4.77
Mitsubishi Outlander 1,033 1,115 -7.35 5,149 4,527 13.74
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 481 784 -38.65 3,011 2,998 0.43
Honda Passport 357 0 0.00 921 0 0.00
Nissan Pathfinder 833 568 46.65 2,597 2,906 -10.63
Honda Pilot 708 636 11.32 3,477 2,840 22.43
Audi Q5 1,346 1,238 8.72 4,949 5,315 -6.89
Audi Q7 296 500 -40.80 1,492 2,109 -29.26
Audi Q8 218 0 0.00 926 0 0.00
Nissan Qashqai 2,210 1,908 15.83 8,505 7,107 19.67
Infiniti QX30 1 31 -96.77 87 165 -47.27
Infiniti QX50 305 97 214.43 1,294 455 184.40
Infiniti QX60 250 333 -24.92 1,698 1,390 22.16
Infiniti QX80 81 71 14.08 459 551 -16.70
Land Rover Range Rover 141 116 21.55 810 612 32.35
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 198 116 70.69 546 723 -24.48
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 256 294 -12.93 1,289 1,304 -1.15
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 162 170 -4.71 804 655 22.75
Toyota RAV4 6,791 5,525 22.91 25,424 21,488 18.32
Acura RDX 980 814 20.39 3,262 3,274 -0.37
Jeep Renegade 82 225 -63.56 298 693 -57.00
Nissan Rogue 3,815 4,145 -7.96 15,093 18,062 -16.44
Lexus RX 698 768 -9.11 3,209 3,369 -4.75
Hyundai Santa Fe 2,154 2,846 -24.31 8,225 9,295 -11.51
Toyota Sequoia 46 63 -26.98 248 322 -22.98
Kia Sorento 1,490 1,776 -16.10 6,965 6,943 0.32
Kia Sportage 1,012 1,031 -1.84 4,342 4,234 2.55
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 38 90 -57.78 166 389 -57.33
Chevrolet Suburban 276 278 -0.72 1,058 1,371 -22.83
Chevrolet Tahoe 354 354 0.00 1,357 1,434 -5.37
Kia Telluride 523 0 0.00 1,072 0 0.00
GMC Terrain 1,350 1,253 7.74 5,179 4,748 9.08
Volkswagen Tiguan 1,603 1,337 19.90 7,362 6,617 11.26
Volkswagen Touareg 1 96 -98.96 17 550 -96.91
Chevrolet Traverse 637 801 -20.47 2,443 2,921 -16.36
Chevrolet Trax 442 643 -31.26 1,694 2,079 -18.52
Hyundai Tuscon 3,169 2,855 11.00 10,515 9,997 5.18
Lexus UX 309 0 0.00 1,373 0 0.00
Jeep Wrangler 2,112 1,772 19.19 11,053 14,337 -22.91
BMW X1 244 686 -64.43 2,052 2,417 -15.10
BMW X2 172 122 40.98 746 300 148.67
BMW X3 607 830 -26.87 2,999 3,679 -18.48
BMW X4 105 49 114.29 1,068 320 233.75
BMW X5 675 474 42.41 2,887 1,891 52.67
BMW X6 78 72 8.33 215 756 -71.56
BMW X7 207 0 0.00 618 0 0.00
Volvo XC40 191 141 35.46 869 358 142.74
Volvo XC60 280 303 -7.59 1,096 1,323 -17.16
Volvo XC90 274 323 -15.17 1,109 1,287 -13.83
Cadillac XT4 371 0 0.00 1,560 0 0.00
Cadillac XT5 581 576 0.87 2,228 2,310 -3.55
GMC Yukon 327 292 11.99 1,255 1,121 11.95
GMC Yukon XL 247 295 -16.27 947 749 26.44
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY
∑ = 93,383 ∑ = 88,005 ∑ = 375,957 ∑ = 359,109

Canada SUV Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until the end of each quarter.