Best Selling SUVs in Canada 2018

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Small cars will always remain popular among car buyers, but they have been equalled in many ways with the SUVs. There is no taking away that the SUV is a great family vehicle, or for those on the go that want the extra space and durability in a vehicle that the SUVs are known for. Proof of this is the sales of the top ten throughout the majority of 2018.

List of Best Selling SUVs in Canada 2018

  1. Toyota RAV4
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Ford Escape
  4. Nissan Rogue
  5. Hyundai Tucson
  6. Mazda CX-5
  7. Jeep Wrangler
  8. Hyundai Santa Fe
  9. Jeep Cherokee
  10. Chevrolet Equinox
  11. Volkswagen Tiguan
  12. Ford Edge

Toyota RAV4

toyota rav4 2019

For those that are making reliability one of their priorities, this Toyota RAV4 becomes a favourite. Most enjoy the smooth ride it can deliver on. It has enough power to suit the needs of the family vehicle. It has a decent interior although not at the top of the list in that department. Year to date sales as of November were 51,350.  It has the room for both passengers and cargo that is normally a requirement.

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V 2019

For those who still want a compact vehicle but want to stay in the SUVs then the Honda CR-V will be one they are interested in. It is a little higher priced than some of the other models. As of November sales hit 51,175. Most that have bought this vehicle believe the extra cost was worth it. It has plenty of power with 184Hp. The added advantage of being able to choose between four trims is another factor that has made this vehicle a popular choice.

Ford Escape

Ford Escape 2019

Sales by the end of November were 41,191. Car buyers are interested in SUVs for different reasons. For those who have a large family or a small family with lots of cargo then the Ford Escape makes a good choice. It is also one that is favoured by those who do a lot of vacationing or have long commutes on a regular basis.

Nissan Rogue

Nissan Rogue 2019

Many Nissan lovers were most pleased to learn about the fiver seater Nissan Rogue. Still with enough room for plenty of cargo. Then for meeting the priorities like reliability, fuel economy and safety, there were no compromises with this 2018 version — no complaints about the comfortable ride this vehicle delivers on either. By the end of November, sales had reached 38,559.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson 2019

For those who are looking at an SUV based on the most important priorities then they won’t go wrong with the Hyundai Tucson. There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to the five power trims. Sales for the year up to the end of November reached  27,356. It has all the power that is needed and can be counted on for its smooth, enjoyable ride and reliability.

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5 2019

SUVs have come a long way with fuel consumption, and this is just one of the impressive features of this one. There is a good variety of trim levels. A lot of the newer safety features are built in, and when it comes to plenty of room, this Mazda SUV can be counted on for it. This is a very efficient compact SUV with no compromises on reliability. Eleven months of sales in 2018 totaled 24,019.

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2019

For those who also want a vehicle that can be trusted in its off-road capabilities, they are drawn to the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler JK has been getting a lot of attention. There are a lot of different options that come with the Jeep Wrangler. The strong V-6 engine delivers all the power that is necessary with 290hp. No doubt the manufacturer is quite happy with the end of year sales of 23,170.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe 2019

Those that are looking at the 2018 version of this vehicle are most pleased to learn that it is now bigger if they are eyeing the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. It has a sporty look with a luxury feel. Can handle the wear and tear on the exterior that the family may subject it to. This vehicle can also deliver a most acceptable off-road experience. This vehicle made the top ten with nearing the end of the year with sales of 22,531.

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee 2019

Jeeps, in general, are known for their ruggedness, but the 2018 version especially is a real eye-catcher with its impressive looks. The cabin area is spacious, and drivers and passengers alike are pleased with the infotainment system. It meets the high standards of fuel economy and safety and a price that most feel is well worth what this vehicle has to offer. The year nearly ended with sales of 21,307.

Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox 2019

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to the Chevrolet Equinox. This includes a variation in the engines. By the end of November, sales had reached 20,313. Boasting a diesel engine for many, they feel it gives the vehicle an edge over performance.  Setting aside the main priorities which this vehicle delivers on most find the interior to be very appealing with its denim upholstery.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan 2019

There were great sales of Volkswagen Tiguan by the end of November totaling 19,660. Of the impressive changes in the 2018 version is the extended wheelbase which no doubt is enhancing an already smooth ride that this brand is so well known for. The third-row seats give the kids plenty of space, and there is lots of cargo room. In addition to this, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.

Ford Edge

Ford Edge 2019

Not too big and not too small is the best way to describe this midsize SUV. The exterior is impressive in its looks, but it doesn’t stop there as the interior is good looking and durable. Overall the Ford Edge has a sporty look to it with no compromises on the priorities that most look for in a vehicle. By the end of November, sales had reached 18,355 for the Ford Edge.

Purchasing an SUV Based on Priorities

While it is always important to invest in a vehicle like an SUV based on wants the needs to come down to three priorities which usually are;

  • Price
  • Safety Factors
  • Fuel Economy

Vehicle

Starting Price

Safety

Fuel Economy

Toyota RAV4$27,750Top Safety PickCity 26mpg/Hwy.30mpg
Honda CR-V$35,890Top Safety PickCity 30mpg/Hwy.28mpg
Ford Escape$31,999Good to AcceptableCity 24mpg/Hwy.21mpg
Nissan Rogue$37,098.Top Safety PickCity 34mpg/Hwy. 33mpg
Hyundai Tucson$33,299.Top Safety PickCity 24mpg/Hwy.21mpg
Mazda CX-5$35,100Top Safety PickCity 27mpg/Hwy.24mpg
Jeep Wrangler$46,845Not yet ratedCity 17mpg/Hwy.23mpg
Hyundai Santa Fe$44,899Top Safety PickCity 20mpg./Hwy.28mpg
Jeep Cherokee$29,840Good to MarginalCity 18mpg/Hwy.15mpg
Chevrolet Equinox$26,995.GoodCity 32mpg/Hwy.28mpg
  • Starting price depends on options and are on average
  • Safety ratings depends on the model
  • Economy is an example that depends on the specific model

Summary

No matter what one is looking for in an SUV they are sure to find exactly what they are looking for in the price range that suits them among the top ten best sellers in Canada.

Resources

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https://www.caranddriver.com/mazda/cx-5
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