Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2012


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Although the Hyundai Elantra was not able to match February 2011’s Canadian sales volume, the Elantra still ended February 2012 as the best-selling car in Canada. By the end of the month, the Elantra was 51 units ahead of the Honda Civic. The Civic, you’ll remember, has been the best-selling car in Canada for more than a decade – as it was last month – but the Elantra gave Honda a scare in the early part of last year.

The Elantra and Civic were trailed by three of their direct competitors from Toyota, Mazda, and Chevrolet. If Toyota Canada counted Corolla sales as the U.S. Toyota division does, by including the Matrix, the Corolla would rank number one in February 2012 sales. Behind those three compacts you’ll find the leading subcompact, Hyundai’s awfully roomy Accent. The Toyota Camry was Canada’s best-selling midsize sedan in February, 424 units ahead of the Hyundai Sonata. Camry sales are up 211% through the first two months of 2012.

The most surprising car in the Top 20 is no longer the Subaru Impreza. February was the Impreza’s third consecutive month in this group. No, February’s shocker was the Mazda 2. Indeed, the Mazda 3 was twice as popular as the 2 and thus still the larger factor in Mazda Canada’s success. But sales of the Mazda 2 nearly doubled to 1108. February Mazda 2 sales improved 197% compared with the month prior.

You will find the top 20 best-selling cars in Canada in the table below. There’ll be more best seller lists to follow: SUVs, trucks, overall vehicles, and premium vehicles. You can always find monthly and yearly sales data for your favourite nameplates by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Rank
Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Hyundai Elantra
3356 – 6.0% 5755 – 7.4%
#2
Honda Civic
3305 + 18.7% 8244 + 110%
#3
Toyota Corolla
2593 + 31.3% 4930 + 19.6%
#4
Mazda 3
2255 + 23.6% 4167 + 18.6%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
1824 + 1.7% 3443 + 5.5%
#6
Hyundai Accent
1592 + 2.2% 2921 + 20.4%
#7
Volkswagen Jetta
1543 – 0.3% 2914 + 1.2%
#8
Toyota Camry
1443 + 250% 2450 + 211%
#9
Ford Focus
1334 + 19.2% 2708 + 13.0%
#10
Mazda 2
1108 + 94.4% 1481 + 45.2%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
1019 + 4.1% 1721 + 4.9%
#12
Ford Fusion
982 – 13.9% 1667 – 4.8%
#13
Kia Forte
964 + 19.3% 1573 + 18.4%
#14
Nissan Altima
909 + 0.9% 1772 + 4.4%
#15
Nissan Sentra
905 – 12.1% 1611 + 11.5%
#16
Toyota Matrix
884 – 19.1% 1625 – 33.8%
#17
Subaru Impreza
845 + 46.2% 1760 + 58.1%
#18
Volkswagen Golf
826 – 4.6% 1481 – 9.4%
#19
Kia Optima
824 + 9056% 1259 + 3834%
#20
Nissan Versa
790 + 26.6% 1445 + 17.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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