THREE-FOURTHS OF 2009 OVER : CANADA’S BEST-SELLING MINIVANS



Widely considered to be a dying breed, minivans are still available at many different car dealerships in North America. Granted, the list below includes a handful of kiddy-movers that are either no longer available or won’t be available much longer. Moreover, a few of these vans are actually the same; only rebadged as something different with slightly altered fascias, trim, and equipment lines.

Nevertheless, minivans are still a popular consumer choice even if they’re not found at the top of everyone’s drive-before-you-die list. The Good 12 Supersize showcased both the Honda Odyssey and Mazda 5 for 2009. While more and more automobile buyers look at small-to-midsize SUVs and think about the good ol’ family sedan again, the first nine months of Sales Stats in Canada reveal the facts: tens of thousands of people still want a one-box car with a high roof. In other words, a minivan.
Take a look below at the sales totals through the first three quarters of ’09 for all 11 minivans available in Canada. Even if some aren’t purchasable now and others won’t be purchasable tomorrow. Oh, and pay particular attention to the sales battle between the truly “mini” minivans in spots #4 and #5.
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Dodge Grand Caravan: 29,365
Chevrolet Uplander: 10,099
Kia Rondo: 7,838
Mazda 5: 7,379
Toyota Sienna: 4,828
Honda Odyssey: 4,794

Chrysler Town & Country: 2,212
Kia Sedona: 1,902
Volkswagen Routan: 1,268
Nissan Quest: 388
Hyundai Entourage: 377

  • mateocomeo

    Forward thinking soccer… i mean hockey mom's all over Canada are just so proud of their little Kia Rondo.

  • viktornis

    Judging by the next post, a lot more of those hockey moms are driving CR-Vs, Santa Fes, RAV4s, and Escapes than they are Kia Rondos or Mazda 5s or even Chevy Uplanders. Although those Uplanders are prob. mostly filled with plumbers and electricians.