Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2011 Year End


2011 year end Canada best-selling vehicles market share chart

The Ford F-Series’ status as the best-selling vehicle in Canada comes as no surprise to any reader who follows, with any level of seriousness, North American auto sales. The F-Series always ends each calendar year as the best-selling vehicle in both the United States and in Canada. F-Series sales slid 1.6% in a market which grew 1.9%. Cause for concern, or just an anomaly? If Chrysler Canada continues to gain market share, it will indeed be cause for concern, as it seems likely that fast-growing Ram sales will continue to eat away at the GM twins and the F-Series.

2012 Volkswagen Golf 5-door
The Volkswagen Golf was Canada’s
31st-best-selling vehicle in 2011

A rough year for the Honda Civic ended on a high note when the Civic ended November as Canada’s best-selling vehicle before reporting a 23% year-over-year jump in December. Honda Canada didn’t manage to sneak the Pilot onto this best seller list (as American Honda did) nor did America’s sixth-best-selling vehicle, the Honda Accord, make it on to Canada’s top 30 best-selling vehicles list. Honda sold 8769 Accords in Canada in 2011, down 40% from 2010. The Accord was out-sold by vehicles like the Ford E-Series van (which GoodCarBadCar doesn’t include for best seller purposes), Mazda 2, Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Impala, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and BMW 3-Series. The good news for Honda revolves around the Civic and strong CR-V sales.

Eleven SUVs/crossovers made it into the top 30. The leader of the group was the Ford Escape, sales of which increased 2.8% in the final year of the first-gen Escape’s existence. 14 members of the top 30 are from Detroit brands. There is one German, seven Koreans, and eight Japanese vehicles. If Toyota Canada combined sales figures of the Corolla and Matrix as Toyota USA does, the Corolla would rocket up to fifth spot, but the Corolla wouldn’t instantly become Canada’s best-selling car. 

The 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada are displayed below. Find detailed monthly and yearly sales figures for all these models by simply accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page where all nameplates currently on sale are featured. America’s best-selling vehicles list for 2011 can be scanned here. The market share chart shown above can be clicked for a larger view.

Rank
Best-Selling Vehicle
2011
2010
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
96,325 97,913 – 1.6%
#2
Dodge Ram
64,297 54,267 + 18.5%
#3
Honda Civic
55,090 57,501 – 4.2%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
53,406 55,306 – 3.4%
#5
GMC Sierra
46,680 45,457 + 2.7%
#6
Hyundai Elantra
44,970 34,556 + 30.1%
#7
Ford Escape
44,248 43,038 + 2.8%
#8
Chevrolet Silverado
40,523 41,737 – 2.9%
#9
Mazda 3
37,224 47,740 – 22.0%
#10
Toyota Corolla
36,663 38,680 – 5.2%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
33,900 3184 + 965%
#12
Dodge Journey
29,021 23,785 + 22.0%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta
26,749 14,758 + 81.3%
#14
Ford Focus
25,736 23,452 + 9.7%
#15
Honda CR-V
25,076 24,930 + 0.6%
#16
Hyundai Santa Fe
24,121 27,882 – 13.5%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
22,468 19,261 + 16.7%
#18
Hyundai Accent
22,280 24,017 – 7.2%
#19
Toyota RAV4
21,550 22,810 – 5.5%
#20
Ford Fusion
18,404 19,364 – 5.0%
#21
Ford Ranger
16,381 19,653 – 16.6%
#22
Hyundai Sonata
16,343 13,856 + 17.9%
#23
Jeep Wrangler
15,636 11,062 + 41.3%
#24
Ford Edge
15,633 17,040 – 8.3%
#25
Kia Sorento
15,105 10,214 + 47.9%
#26
Toyota Matrix
14,895 19,093 – 22.0%
#27
Nissan Versa
14,497 15,743 – 7.9%
#28
Hyundai Tucson
14,309 12,923 + 10.7%
#29
Nissan Rogue
14,191 13,199 + 7.5%
#30
Kia Forte
13,984 13,578 + 3.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
All Cruze/Cobalt sales in 2011 are Cruzes – 3184 of the 2010 total are Cruzes