Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2012


2012 Kia Rio 5-door brown

This list of the 30 best-selling cars in Canada in May 2012 includes three subcompacts (all of which are roomy like a compact), four pickup trucks, one minivan, five midsize cars, nine so-called compacts (some of which are roomy like midsizers), and eight SUVs and crossovers.

Canada May 2012 best seller market share chart
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The Ford F-Series and its 19 closest followers accounted for 47.1% of the market. That’s down from 47.5% a month ago. The second-ranked Ram pickup is now 2343 sales ahead of the Honda Civic in the race to be the second-best-selling vehicle in Canada. There is no chance any vehicle other than the Ford F-Series will end 2012 as the best-selling vehicle overall, just as there was no chance in 2011.

Just missing out on this month’s top 30 were the Nissan Versa, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Tucson, and Mazda CX-5. The second-ranked minivan was the Toyota Sienna, 1296 of which found buyers in May. For every Sienna sold so far this year, nearly five Dodge Grand Caravans have been sold.

Half of the vehicles on this top 30 best sellers list wear the badges of domestic U.S. brands. (May sales results had 16 domestics in the U.S. top 30.) But while those same domestics, including the Fiat 500, took 46% of the Canadian new vehicle market in May, the same brands accounted for 45.8% of the U.S. market during the same period. Yes, Canadians support Detroit with slightly greater fervour.

Canada’s top 30 best-selling vehicles from May 2012 are ranked by volume below. Key links are clickable at the bottom of this post. Check out the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home to find detailed monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently on sale in North America. And just click the accompanying market share for a larger view.

Rank
Vehicle
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
10,965 + 46.1% 42,634 + 14.7%
#2
Dodge Ram
6740 + 21.4% 28,974 + 20.1%
#3
Honda Civic
6343 + 40.7% 26,631 + 22.8%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
5006 – 9.6% 21,963 – 10.1%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
4607 – 3.6% 20,843 + 8.0%
#6
Toyota Corolla
4594 + 56.0% 17,824 + 8.5%
#7
GMC Sierra
4522 + 18.8% 17,740 + 4.4%
#8
Mazda 3
4240 + 19.7% 16,134 + 13.1%
#9
Ford Escape
3857 – 13.7% 15,384 – 12.1%
#10
Chevrolet Cruze
3572 + 5.3% 13,171 – 11.7%
#11
Hyundai Accent
3520 + 62.1% 10,818 + 20.8%
#12
Ford Focus
3469 + 31.3% 11,283 + 24.2%
#13
Chevrolet Silverado
3342 + 4.5% 14,392 – 2.9%
#14
Dodge Journey
3002 + 6.8% 12,016 – 13.8%
#15
Honda CR-V
2796 + 42.8% 14,571 + 28.2%
#16
Toyota RAV4
2688 + 102% 9919 – 1.1%
#17
Ford Edge
2625 + 109% 7340 + 31.9%
#18
Volkswagen Jetta
2611 – 11.9% 10,004 – 12.9%
#19
Hyundai Santa Fe
2123 – 21.8% 9019 – 12.3%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
2091 + 9.0% 7915 + 28.4%
#21
Chevrolet Equinox
2083 – 7.0% 8929 – 5.8%
#22
Chrysler 200
2057 + 92.6% 7144 + 142%
#23
Toyota Camry
1992 + 127% 8543 + 127%
#24
Nissan Altima
1907 + 123% 6409 + 44.2%
#25
Ford Fusion
1841 + 18.2% 7071 + 2.5%
#26
Kia Forte
1839 + 5.0% 6400 + 5.6%
#27
Ford Fiesta
1752 + 17.5% 5154 – 5.9%
#28
Kia Rio
1696 + 107% 5571 + 78.5%
#29
Kia Optima
1459 + 753% 5618 + 1359%
#30
Toyota Matrix
1455 + 64.4% 5650 – 10.4%

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

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