Canada’s Best-Selling Cars, Trucks & SUVs In 2011 – January Through July


2012 Honda Civic Interior

On Monday GoodCarBadCar.net published year-to-date rankings of America’s best-selling cars, trucks, and utility vehicles. Today it’s Canada’s turn, and boy things sure are different north of the 49th parallel. 

Instead of ranking eighth with a 9.7% year-over-year decline, the Honda Civic is Canada’s best-selling car through seven months with a 5.2% drop. Only in March and April was the Civic Canada’s most popular, but its lead in those months was substantial enough to keep the surging Hyundai Elantra at bay.

Canada’s best-selling SUV is the Ford Escape; as it has been in every single month of 2011 save for April, when the Dodge Journey roared into top spot. Try pairing the GMC Terrain and fourth-ranked Chevrolet Equinox and General Motors finds itself in second spot among utility vehicles.

2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Truck Bed
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Don’t allow yourself to believe that the Ford F-Series wouldn’t be Canada’s best-selling truck if only GM would just market the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado twins as one truck. All of GM’s pickups – that’s the Sierra, Silverado, Avalanche, Colorado, Canyon, and Escalade EXT – combined for 53,973 sales from January to July. 

Yup, the F-Series out-sold the whole GM truck fleet; not just the Sierra; not just the Sierra and Silverado. Everything. All them there GM pickup trucks. The F-Series is down 1.1% compared with the first seven months of 2010.

The 25 best-selling cars, 20 best-selling SUVs, and 16 best-selling trucks (that’s all the trucks there are) in Canada are in the tables below. Don’t forget about minivans, though. The Dodge Grand Caravan is Canada’s third-ranked vehicle overall.

                 TOP 25 BEST-SELLING CARS IN CANADA                  

Rank
Car
January-July 2011
% Change
#1
Honda Civic
29,974 -5.2
#2
Hyundai Elantra
29,051 +65.7
#3
Mazda 3
22,069 -28.9
#4
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
22,055 +50.3
#5
Toyota Corolla
21,574 -9.2
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
16,391 +145.7
#7
Ford Focus
15,409 +6.1
#8
Hyundai Accent
13,638 -18.6
#9
Ford Fusion
12,619 -2.2
#10
Hyundai Sonata
10,429 +24.3
#11
Nissan Versa
9704 -10.3
#12
Kia Forte
9311 +17.5
#13
Nissan Sentra
9193 -4.0
#14
Nissan Altima
8959 +14.1
#15
Ford Fiesta
8435 +1998.3
#16
Volkswagen Golf
8306 -30.8
#17
Toyota Matrix
8168 -32.4
#18
BMW 3-Series
6915 -5.1
#19
Toyota Venza
6852 -7.3
#20
Kia Soul
6851 +11.4
#21
Chevrolet Malibu
6776 -16.7
#22
Chevrolet Impala
6118 -23.4
#23
Toyota Camry
5968 -35.4
#24
Mazda 2
5888 +3557.1
#25
Honda Accord
5431 -33.6

                 TOP 20 BEST-SELLING SUVs IN CANADA

Rank
SUV
January-July 2011
% Change
#1
Ford Escape
27,506
+3.1
#2
Dodge Journey
19,192 +50.0
#3
Hyundai Santa Fe
15,591 -1.1
#4
Chevrolet Equinox
13,936 +25.5
#5
Honda CR-V
13,666 -10.4
#6
Toyota RAV4
12,840 -6.9
#7
Jeep Wrangler
10,183 +33.0
#8
Hyundai Tucson
9638 +13.3
#9
Ford Edge
9445 +1.3
#10
Kia Sorento
8610 +69.7
#11
GMC Terrain
7379 +26.7
#12
Nissan Rogue
6909 -11.1
#13
Jeep Grand Cherokee
5959 +135.3
#14
Ford Explorer
5502 +96.0
#15
Jeep Patriot
5043 -20.2
#16
Subaru Forester
4673 -7.9
#17
Kia Sportage
4422 +129.1
#18
Mitsubishi RVR
4396 —–
#19
Jeep Compass
4139 +37.5
#20
Lexus RX
3761 -14.2

                 TOP 16 BEST-SELLING TRUCKS IN CANADA

Rank
Truck
January-July 2011
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
55,390
-1.1
#2
Dodge Ram
36,944 +14.8
#3
GMC Sierra
26,043 -2.2
#4
Chevrolet Silverado
22,729 -5.7
#5
Ford Ranger
9546 -27.7
#6
Toyota Tacoma
4289 -18.8
#7
Toyota Tundra
3964 -16.1
#8
Chevrolet Avalanche
2056 -3.0
#9
Chevrolet Colorado
1613 -33.8
#10
Nissan Frontier
1416 +37.7
#11
GMC Canyon
1415 -31.8
#12
Nissan Titan
1376 +45.3
#13
Dodge Dakota
1263 +10.8
#14
Honda Ridgeline
831 -54.3
#15
Mazda B-Series
661 -45.0
#16
Cadillac Escalade EXT
117 -7.1

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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