The category is led by the Ford Escape, sales of which have climbed above 5000 units in each of the last five months. The Escape’s total from the last six months is superior to the nine-month totals achieved by all other utility vehicles competing in Canada.
Escape volume has increased by 14,924 units this year. Toyota RAV4 sales are up by 2238 units. The third-ranked Honda CR-V has grown its Canadian total by 858 units. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport volume has increased by 936 units. The Nissan Rogue’s 9668-unit increase, outside of the Escape’s shadow, is most noteworthy.
New to these rankings this month is the Mercedes-Benz’s GLA-Class crossover, which only barely crosses over from the car to utility vehicle category.
The GLA is only a few inches taller than the Mercedes-Benz CLA; nearly 11 inches shorter than the Mercedes-Benz ML. We hope to be able to provide TLX sales data into the future, but up until now the public report from Honda Canada has thrown the TLX in with the TL’s total.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ³ Total Santa Fe sales: down 2.9% to 2875 in September; up 11% to 24,981 YTD. º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada. Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.