Top 251 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2012 YTD – Every Vehicle Ranked


2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan silver
Canada’s 41st-Best-Selling Vehicle In
2012, The Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Through the first five months of 2012, Canadians have acquired nearly 700,000 new vehicles, 8% more than at this point last year. 6.1% of those vehicles have been Ford F-Series pickup trucks. Canada’s leading passenger car is the Honda Civic, sales of which have risen 23% to 26,631 between January and May. 

As a result of a high-volume May, the Ford Escape has retaken the lead in the race to be Canada’s best-selling SUV or crossover. At the end of April, the Honda CR-V was ahead by 248 sales. The best-selling minivan in Canada is the country’s fourth-best-selling vehicle overall – the Dodge Grand Caravan joins the Escape as the only two vehicles in the top ten to report year-over-year losses.

2012 Chevrolet Orlando grey profile
Canada’s 63rd-Best-Selling Vehicle In
2012, The Chevrolet Orlando

Aside from much of what is obvious after a quick scan of the top 30, after the jump there are 221 more vehicles ranked by total year-to-date Canadian sales volume. 

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is eight spots ahead of the BMW 3-Series. The Fiat 500 is Canada’s 46th-best-selling vehicle; the non-Countryman Mini Cooper range is back in 93rd. 

Strangely and inconsequentially, the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Chevrolet Tahoe, Porsche Cayenne, and Mini Countryman all sell with very similar frequency. You’ll find those vehicles ranked consecutivly from 146th to 150th.

Only 10% of the GMC Sierras and 11% of the Chevrolet Silverados sold in Canada this year have been in regular cab configuration. Modern truck buyers love doors. 565 of the Chrysler 200s sold in 2012 have been 200 Convertibles. 19% of the time, Canada’s best-selling midsize car, the Toyota Camry, is purchased as a hybrid. Last year at this time the Toyota Venza was 1406 units ahead of the Camry line. 

4809 of the 5418 Volkswagen Golfs registered in Canada in 2012 have been regular Golfs, also known as naturally-aspirated gasoline-fired Golfs or turbocharged diesel Golfs. The 63rd-ranked Chevrolet Orlando now leads the Mazda 5 by 233 units. Sales of Hyundai’s Genesis sedan are rising, and the upstart Korean is now 15 sales ahead of the Lincoln MKZ and 45 sales ahead of the Audi A6 but 205 sales shy of the Lexus ES350. 

2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan black
Canada’s 161st-Best-Selling Vehicle In
2012, The Hyundai Genesis Sedan

69% of the Porsche 911s sold in Canada in 2012 have been conventional or cabriolet versions of the basic Carrera and Carrera S. Porsche’s Canadian stores have also sold one GT2 RS and two copies of the GT3 RS 4.0. 

Unfortunately Mercedes-Benz’s Canadian sales figures combine the S-Class with the CL, the G-Class with the GL, and the E-Class with the CLS. Canadian sales figures are, however, better when it comes to the Toyota Corolla and Matrix, which are separated rather than combined as they are in the United States, as well as in a few other instances. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Many other best seller lists for the month of May 2012 have already been published. There are links to those at the bottom of this post. There’s one new entry this month, the CSX-replacing Acura ILX. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ will join in June’s year-to-date rankings. Canadian segment-by-segment May 2012 sales breakdowns will begin appearing shortly. Until then, use your Command+F function (or Control+F on PCs) to search for a specific vehicle in this list of all 251 vehicles sold in Canada so far this year.

Rank
Vehicle
May
2012 YTD
May
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
42,634 37,172 + 14.7%
#2
Dodge Ram
28,974 24,128 + 20.1%
#3
Honda Civic
26,631 21,689 + 22.8%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
21,963 24,433 – 10.1%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
20,843 19,308 + 8.0%
#6
Toyota Corolla
17,824 16,425 + 8.5%
#7
GMC Sierra
17,740 16,999 + 4.4%
#8
Mazda 3
16,134 14,261 + 13.1%
#9
Ford Escape
15,384 17,499 – 12.1%
#10
Honda CR-V
14,571 11,364 + 28.2%
#11
Chevrolet Silverado
14,392 14,829 – 2.9%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
13,171 14,921 – 11.7%
#13
Dodge Journey
12,016 13,935 – 13.8%
#14
Ford Focus
11,283 9086 + 24.2%
#15
Hyundai Accent
10,818 8953 + 20.8%
#16
Volkswagen Jetta
10,004 11,486 – 12.9%
#17
Toyota RAV4
9919 10,029 – 1.1%
#18
Hyundai Santa Fe
9019 10,280 – 12.3%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
8929 9479 – 5.8%
#20
Toyota Camry
8543 3757 + 127%
#21
Jeep Wrangler
7915 6164 + 28.4%
#22
Ford Edge
7340 5563 + 31.9%
#23
Nissan Rogue
7156 5221 + 37.1%
#24
Chrysler 200
7144 2953 + 142%
#25
Ford Fusion
7071 6896 + 2.5%
#26
Hyundai Sonata
6999 8264 – 15.3%
#27
Nissan Altima
6409 4444 + 44.2%
#28
Kia Forte
6400 6062 + 5.6%
#29
Hyundai Tucson
5783 6698 – 13.7%
#30
Toyota Matrix
5650 6303 – 10.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Check out the whole list!

Rank
Vehicle
May
2012 YTD
May
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Kia Optima
5618 385 + 1359%
#32
Nissan Versa
5606 5230 + 7.2%
#33
Kia Rio
5571 3121 + 78.5%
#34
Volkswagen Golf
5418 5643 – 4.0%
#35
Kia Sorento
5231 5714 – 8.5%
#36
Subaru Impreza
5225 3746 + 39.5%
#37
Ford Fiesta
5154 5478 – 5.9%
#38
Toyota Venza
4780 5163 – 7.4%
#39
GMC Terrain
4774 4858 – 1.7%
#40
Toyota Sienna
4750 4174 + 13.8%
#41
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
4672 3826 + 22.1%
#42
Mazda CX-5
4632 —– —–
#43
Toyota Yaris
4494 2954 + 52.1%
#44
Jeep Grand Cherokee
4274 4135 + 3.4%
#45
Nissan Sentra
4218 6023 – 30.0%
#46
Fiat 500
4082 1993 + 105%
#47
Chevrolet Impala
3987 4397 – 9.3%
#48
Ford Explorer
3925 3501 + 12.1%
#49
BMW 3-Series
3910 4354 – 10.2%
#50
Chevrolet Sonic
3844 2433 + 58.0%
#51
Toyota Tacoma
3801 3127 + 21.6%
#52
Honda Odyssey
3550 3613 – 1.7%
#53
Kia Sportage
3299 2742 + 20.3%
#54
Volkswagen Passat
3227 729 + 343%
#55
Kia Soul
3217 4662 – 31.0%
#56
Mitsubishi Lancer
3210 2529 + 26.9%
#57
Jeep Patriot
3067 3355 – 8.6%
#58
Ford Ranger
2996 6468 – 53.7%
#59
Chrysler 300
2971 1119 + 166%
#60
Subaru Forester
2923 3384 – 13.6%
#61
Honda Accord
2811 2531 + 11.1%
#62
Subaru Outback
2785 3021 – 7.8%
#63
Chevrolet Orlando
2741 —– —–
#64
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2728 1364 + 100%
#65
Toyota Tundra
2723 2957 – 7.9%
#66
Mazda 2
2721 3961 – 31.3%
#67
Mitsubishi RVR
2701 3293 – 18.0%
#68
Dodge Avenger
2664 2908 – 8.4%
#69
Lexus RX
2637 2916 – 9.6%
#70
Audi A4
2584 2514 + 2.8%
#71
Jeep Compass
2555 2631 – 2.9%
T72
Audi Q5
2508 2004 + 25.1%
T72
Mazda 5
2508 3135 – 20.0%
#74
BMW X1
2480 403 + 515%
#75
Ford Mustang
2469 1678 + 47.1%
#76
Ford Taurus
2397 1093 + 119%
#77
Volkswagen Tiguan
2371 2452 – 3.3%
#78
Chrysler Town & Country
2368 1877 + 26.2%
#79
Toyota Highlander
2309 2419 – 4.5%
T80
Dodge Charger
2260 1841 + 22.8%
T80
Nissan Murano
2260 1982 + 14.0%
#82
Chevrolet Malibu
2220 4709 – 52.9%
#83
Mercedes-Benz GLK
2138 2091 + 2.2%
#84
Hyundai Veloster
2131 —– —–
#85
Acura MDX
2120 1924 + 10.2%
#86
Buick Verano
2033 —– —–
#87
Mitsubishi Outlander
1986 2224 – 10.7%
#88
Kia Rondo
1896 2702 – 29.8%
#89
Mazda CX-7
1878 2114 – 11.2%
#90
Honda Pilot
1869 1564 + 19.5%
#91
Toyota Prius V
1852 —– —–
#92
Nissan Juke
1762 1450 + 21.5%
#93
Mini Cooper
1758 1288 + 36.5%
#94
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
1753 1520 + 15.3%
#95
Honda Fit
1719 1399 + 22.9%
#96
Infiniti G
1680 1427 + 17.7%
#97
BMW X3
1571 1856 – 15.4%
#98
Acura RDX
1532 1023 + 49.8%
#99
GMC Acadia
1520 1990 – 23.6%
#100
Lincoln MKX
1514 1697 – 10.8%
#101
BMW X5
1507 1517 – 0.7%
#102
Acura TL
1457 1095 + 33.1%
#103
Chevrolet Camaro
1363 1603 – 15.0%
#104
Chevrolet Avalanche
1332 1374 – 3.1%
#105
Ford Flex
1306 1184 + 10.3%
#106
Toyota Prius
1280 968 + 32.2%
#107
Nissan Maxima
1273 905 + 40.7%
#108
Toyota Prius C
1249 —– —–
#109
BMW 5-Series
1241 1297 – 4.3%
#110
Dodge Durango
1240 904 + 37.2%
#111
Toyota 4Runner
1206 1153 + 4.6%
#112
Chevrolet Traverse
1193 2133 – 44.1%
#113
Buick LaCrosse
1192 1222 – 2.5%
#114
Mazda 6
1168 1645 – 29.0%
#115
Nissan Frontier
1164 829 + 40.4%
#116
Cadillac SRX
1159 1251 – 7.4%
#117
Nissan Titan
1141 995 + 14.7%
#118
Cadillac CTS
1126 1446 – 22.1%
#119
Buick Enclave
1110 1357 – 18.2%
#120
Suzuki SX4
1092 1111 – 1.7%
#121
Subaru Legacy
1049 1367 – 23.3%
#122
Buick Regal
1042 1036 + 0.6%
#123
Volkswagen Beetle
1025 175 + 486%
#124
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
937 1020 – 8.1%
#125
Chevrolet Colorado
927 1166 – 20.5%
#126
Lexus IS
899 845 + 6.4%
#127
Nissan Pathfinder
880 951 – 7.5%
#128
GMC Canyon
857 978 – 12.4%
#129
Dodge Challenger
850 1311 – 35.2%
#130
Hyundai Veracruz
843 468 + 80.1%
#131
Volvo XC60
836 780 + 7.2%
#132
Honda Ridgeline
798 564 + 41.5%
#133
Volvo S60
767 587 + 30.7%
#134
Audi A5
753 968 – 22.2%
#135
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class & G-Class
748 655 + 14.2%
#136
Volkswagen Touareg
734 733 + 0.1%
#137
Lexus CT200h
732 481 + 52.2%
#138
Audi A3
731 487 + 50.1%
#139
Jeep Liberty
728 705 + 3.3%
#140
Audi Q7
723 672 + 7.6%
#141
smart fortwo
716 810 – 11.6%
#142
Ford Expedition
707 712 – 0.7%
#143
Suzuki Grand Vitara
698 886 – 21.2%
#144
Lexus ES350
667 781 – 14.6%
#145
Scion tC
659 672 – 1.9%
#146
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
652 571 + 14.2%
#147
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
639 —– —–
#148
Chevrolet Tahoe
603 449 + 34.3%
#149
Porsche Cayenne
597 625 – 4.5%
#150
Mini Countryman
563 500 + 12.6%
#151
Acura TSX
562 462 + 21.6%
#152
GMC Yukon XL
513 405 + 26.7%
#153
Mazda CX-9
511 481 + 6.2%
#154
Buick Lucerne
503 1174 – 57.2%
#155
GMC Yukon
496 407 + 21.9%
#156
Scion xB
486 616 – 21.1%
#157
Chevrolet Suburban
485 564 – 14.0%
#158
Infiniti JX35
483 —– —–
#159
Infiniti EX35
474 516 – 8.1%
#160
BMW 1-Series
469 717 – 34.6%
#161
Hyundai Genesis
462 227 + 104%
#162
Lincoln MKZ
447 669 – 33.2%
#163
Mazda Tribute
444 1276 – 65.2%
#164
Nissan Xterra
429 529 – 18.9%
#165
Cadillac Escalade
426 444 – 4.1%
#166
Scion iQ
424 —– —–
#167
Chevrolet Volt
421 —– —–
#168
Audi A6
417 171 + 144%
#169
Audi A7
389 190 + 105%
T170
Lexus GS
383 67 + 472%
T170
Volvo C30
383 298 + 28.5%
#172
Volvo XC70
378 354 + 6.8%
#173
Honda Crosstour
361 453 – 20.3%
#174
Toyota Sequoia
357 340 + 5.0%
#175
BMW X6
340 428 – 20.6%
#176
Mazda MX-5 Miata
331 227 + 45.8%
#177
Infiniti FX
329 312 + 5.4%
#178
Volkswagen Eos
325 316 + 2.8%
T179
Porsche 911
318 238 + 33.6%
T179
Nissan Quest
318 361 – 11.9%
#181
Nissan 370Z
316 238 + 32.8%
#182
Toyota FJ Cruiser
304 279 + 9.0%
#183
Scion xD
302 398 – 24.1%
#184
Nissan Armada
292 258 + 13.2%
#185
Mercedes-Benz SLK
290 76 + 282%
#186
Kia Sedona
280 564 – 50.4%
#187
Lincoln MKS
274 208 + 31.7%
#188
Volvo XC90
263 283 – 7.1%
#189
Suzuki Kizashi
263 377 – 30.2%
#190
Volkswagen Routan
258 402 – 35.8%
#191
Lincoln Navigator
248 191 + 29.8%
#192
Dodge Caliber
246 2626 – 90.6%
#193
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
241 324 – 25.6%
#194
BMW 7-Series
233 186 + 25.3%
#195
Land Rover LR4
228 273 – 16.5%
#196
Audi TT
222 175 + 26.9%
#197
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
192 200 – 4.0%
#198
Toyota Avalon
181 173 + 4.6%
#199
Porsche Panamera
175 163 + 7.4%
#200
BMW 6-Series
170 38 + 347%
#201
Jaguar XF
168 159 + 5.7%
#202
Lincoln MKT
166 210 – 21.0%
#203
Land Rover Range Rover
165 161 + 2.5%
#204
Nissan Cube
164 168 – 2.4%
#205
Land Rover LR2
148 170 – 12.9%
#206
Infiniti QX56
146 194 – 24.7%
#207
Subaru Tribeca
141 176 – 19.9%
#208
Toyota Land Cruiser
139 61 + 128%
T209
Infiniti M
137 189 – 27.5%
T209
Lexus GX460
137 194 – 29.4%
#211
Mitsubishi Eclipse
132 253 – 47.8%
T212
BMW Z4
130 146 – 11.0%
T212
Honda CR-Z
130 326 – 60.1%
#214
Chevrolet HHR
128 620 – 79.4%
T215
Nissan LEAF
117 —– —–
T215
Lexus LX570
117 61 + 91.8%
T215
Chevrolet Corvette
117 149 – 21.5%
#218
Audi A8
102 90 + 13.3%
#219
Volvo S80
101 144 – 29.9%
#220
Mitsubishi Endeavor
98 100 – 2.0%
#221
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
96 91 + 5.5%
#222
Mitsubishi i MiEV
94 —– —–
#223
Lexus HS250h
88 170 – 48.2%
#224
Volvo C70
85 83 + 2.4%
#225
Jaguar XJ
76 99 – 23.2%
#226
Porsche Cayman
70 51 + 37.3%
#227
Audi R8
70 64 + 9.4%
#228
Acura ZDX
63 49 + 28.6%
T229
Nissan GT-R
58 14 + 314%
T229
Dodge Nitro
58 255 – 77.3%
#231
Honda Insight
50 175 – 71.4%
#232
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
49 61 – 19.7%
#233
Hyundai Equus
46 38 + 21.1%
#234
Jaguar XK
45 58 – 22.4%
#235
Dodge Dakota
40 754 – 94.7%
#236
Lexus LS
33 68 – 51.5%
T237
Mazda RX-8
30 45 – 33.3%
T237
Ford Crown Victoria
30 1410 – 97.9%
#239
Acura CSX
22 738 – 97.0%
#240
Porsche Boxster
19 77 – 75.3%
#241
Saab 9-3
15 39 – 61.5%
#242
Acura ILX
14 —– —–
#243
Acura RL
10 32 – 68.8%
#244
Honda Element
7 142 – 95.1%
#245
Saab 9-5
6 22 – 72.7%
#246
Dodge Viper
4 18 – 77.8%
#247
Kia Borrego
4 66 – 93.9%
#248
Lexus LFA
3 4 – 25.0%
T249
Cadillac STS
2 9 – 77.8%
T249
Cadillac DTS
2 198 – 99.0%
#251
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1 1506 – 99.9%
—–
Total
683,048 632,798 + 7.9%
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—–
12,820 10,898 + 17.6%
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—–
Overall Market
695,868 643,696 + 8.1%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands through May were 95 and 54, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.

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