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Sales of Canada’s favourite small utility vehicle, the Ford Escape, rose sharply in May 2010. Compared with May of 2009, Escape sales jumped 10%. Escape sales in May jumped 45% from April’s total. 

News wasn’t so good among some of Canada’s other favourite SUVs and crossovers. The Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Santa Fe all posted a loss of sales when compared with the month prior. Automakers could justify a lack of concern, however. Among this Top 10 grouping of the best-selling SUVs in Canada, only the Equinox and RAV4 suffered a drop when May 2010 sales are compared with May 2009 sales.

As for the usual argument over whether these vehicles deserve to be considered SUVs….. most of them don’t. But they need to be classified as something – trucks and cars they are not.

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#10 – Jeep Patriot: 1,175
May 2009: 487
Last month: 785

#9 – Hyundai Tucson: 1,283
May 2009: 735
Last month: 1,117

#8 – Jeep Wrangler: 1,566
May 2009: 809
Last month: 1,025

#7 – Chevrolet Equinox: 1,788
May 2009: 1,959
Last month: 1,822

#6 – Ford Edge: 1,889
May 2009: 1,144
Last month: 1,508

#5 – Dodge Journey: 1,903
May 2009: 1,223
Last month: 2,001

#4 – Honda CR-V: 2,125
May 2009: 1,897
Last month: 2,505

#3 – Toyota RAV4: 2,417
May 2009: 2,741
Last month: 2,463

#2 – Hyundai Santa Fe: 2,514
May 2009: 2,159
Last month: 2,782

#1 – Ford Escape: 4,647
May 2009: 4,218
Last month: 3,202

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