Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - August 2014

2014 Ford Escape
Only eight of Canada's 30 best-selling vehicles reported declining year-over-year sales volume in August 2014. 

Canada best-selling autos market share chart August 2014
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That group of eight included the top-selling Ford F-Series, which still easily managed to outsell all other vehicles despite its slight 2% decrease in August volume. The Ram pickup range was nearly 4700 sales behind. The F-Series and Ram account for nearly twelve out of every 100 new vehicles sold in Canada. 

Passenger cars were once again led by the dominant Honda Civic, sales of which are up 8% in a passenger car market that's down 1% this year. The Ford Escape recorded its fourth consecutive month above 5000 units. No minivan came close to Dodge Grand Caravan-like August volume, although the Chrysler Town & Country, a Grand Caravan twin, ranked second in the category.

Compared with July's version of this list, the Toyota Camry and Nissan Versa have been knocked out of the top 30 in favour of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Rio. Compared with the top 30 list from last August, the Jeep Cherokee, Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai Sonata, and Jeep Grand Cherokee have all moved into the top 30; the Ford Fiesta, Toyota Camry, Chrysler Town & Country, and Nissan Versa have been knocked off.

Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - August 2014

2014 Lexus LS600hL
The cancelled Nissan Quest and Dodge Avenger lead the way on August 2014's list of the 20 worst-selling vehicles in Canada. Sales of the Infiniti Q70, BMW Z4, Chrysler 300, Acura RLX, and Dodge Charger - continuing nameplates all - were particularly disappointing. 

In terms of volume alone, the rarity of the Quest was only matched by the Kia K900. Porsche delivered three times as many 918 Spyders as Kia Canada did K900s. 

There are other big non-German luxury sedans on the list, too. The K900's Hyundai Equus partner and the Lexus LS attracted only 11 August sales each. One of those LS sedans was a hybrid LS600hL. 

Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - August 2014

2015 Lincoln MKC
Despite decreased year-over-year volume, the BMW 3-Series was once again Canada's best-selling premium brand vehicle in August 2014. Combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series, the latter of which was a 3-Series one year ago, were up 30% in August.

Canada luxury auto brand market share chart August 2014
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The 4-Series isn't the only new nameplate on the list of Canada's 15 best-selling premium brand autos. 

For the first time, the Lincoln MKC cracked the top 15. Lincoln sold 246 MKCs in July, the vehicle's third month (and second full month) on the market. 

Among vehicles priced above $50,000, the ninth-ranked auto is also a new nameplate. 

With 199 Canadian sales in August, the Macan was Porsche's best-selling vehicle line. The Macan also ranked ninth one month ago, but during July it was actually outsold by its bigger brother, the Cayenne.