August 2012 YTD Top 259 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - Every Vehicle Ranked

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Of the 1.16 million new vehicles registered in Canada in the first eight months of 2012, 20% were either Ford F-Series pickups, Ram pickups, Honda Civic sedans and coupes, Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, or Hyundai Elantras of one sort or another. Yes, Canada's five most popular vehicles accounted for one out of every five new vehicle sales.

In case you didn't instantly do the math, with four months remaining there's been one new vehicle sale for every 30 individuals in Canada. August 2012 sales rose 6.4%; year-to-date industry volume is up 6.7% from a little less than 1.1 million new vehicle sales at this point in 2011.
2013 Ram 1500 Black and grey
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Has Been Canada's Second-Ranked Vehicle
You're familiar with most of the leading candidates on this list because of GCBC's regular best seller lists. Here's some of what you probably don't already know. Since July, Ford's Fiesta fell from 30th to 34th spot. The Kia Rio climbed to 29th from 33rd. The Ford Edge and Jeep Wrangler traded places, as did the Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota RAV4. Much remains the same at the top. The Ford F-Series is still the best-selling vehicle line in Canada. Ram's pickup is still the runner-up.

Further down the list we see that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's lead over the BMW 3-Series in the race to end 2012 as Canada's top-selling luxury vehicle has shrunk to just 428 units. The Benz was 783 units ahead at the end of July. The Fiat 500 is one of Canada's 50 best-selling vehicles in 2012; the Mini Cooper - the whole non-Countryman range - sits in 88th position. GM's gorgeous Buick Regal slid from a ranking of 124 at the end of July to the 131st position at the end of August. The Regal is no longer outselling the smart fortwo, Ford Expedition, or Hyundai Veracruz. Detroit's best-selling luxury-brand vehicle in Canada is the 100th-ranked Lincoln MKX. (Ahem... Buick's Verano sits in 82nd spot. But we said luxury brand. The Century remains terribly front-of-mind.)
2012 Buick Regal Midnight Blue
Buick Regal Sales Have Plunged 30% This Year, A Decline
That's Nicely-Timed With The Cheaper Verano's Arrival
One could use this exhaustive list as the basis for pointing out surprising Canadian-market failures and successes all day. The Hyundai Veloster, reviewed by GCBC last year, ranks 97th south of the border but is the 68th-best-selling vehicle in Canada. Conversely, the divisive Hyundai Equus is way up in 216th in America with 0.3% of the overall market, but the Equus sits way down in 240th in Canada with just 0.007% of the overall market.

Not including vehicles like the Toyota Venza, Subaru Outback, Honda Crosstour, Volvo XC70, or the new Subaru XV Crosstrek, but including vehicles like the Mini Countryman, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi RVR, BMW X1, and the Dodge Journey, 90 different SUV/CUV/crossover nameplates have been sold in Canada in 2012. Why do people buy SUVs? Generally not because of what's seen in the accompanying video. 


As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently marketed in Canada and the U.S. can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. What's the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren suddenly doing on this list? Your guess is as good as mine. It has apparently been a more frequent sale in Canada this year than the Chevrolet Cobalt. Which means nothing.

The 259 vehicles sold in Canada in 2012 have been ranked by August 2012 year-to-date volume below. Skip past the top 30 if you must. Use your Command+F or Cntrl+F functions to search for a specific model. Remember, Toyota Canada reports separate the Prius from the Prius C and Prius V. Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.

Rank
Vehicle
August
2012 YTD
August
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
74,362 64,581 + 15.1%
#2
Dodge Ram
47,515 42,280 + 12.4%
#3
Honda Civic
42,412 33,047 + 28.3%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
38,778 39,790 - 2.5%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
34,164 32,937 + 3.7%

Elantra Touring
7056 8528 - 17.3%
#6
GMC Sierra
30,100 30,641 - 1.8%

Sierra Extended Cab
8845 12,103 - 26.9%

Sierra Regular Cab
2676 3580 - 25.3%
#7
Toyota Corolla
28,770 24,682 + 16.6%
#8
Ford Escape
28,641 31,615 - 9.4%
#9
Mazda 3
28,102 25,675 + 9.5%
#10
Chevrolet Silverado
24,966 26,429 - 5.5%

Silverado Extended Cab
7728 10,271 - 24.8%

Silverado Regular Cab
2447 3986 - 38.6%
#11
Honda CR-V
23,495 15,950 + 47.3%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
22,319 25,060 - 10.9%
#13
Dodge Journey
20,148 21,350 - 5.6%
#14
Ford Focus
19,301 18,635 + 3.6%
#15
Hyundai Accent
17,780 15,790 + 12.6%
#16
Toyota RAV4
17,163 14,016 + 22.5%
#17
Volkswagen Jetta
17,013 18,567 - 8.4%
#18
Hyundai Santa Fe
15,061 18,268 - 17.6%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
14,615 16,117 - 9.3%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
14,258 11,772 + 21.1%
#21
Ford Edge
13,793 10,765 + 28.1%
#22
Toyota Camry
13,169 7600 + 73.3%

Camry Hybrid
2438 617 + 295%
#23
Ford Fusion
12,115 14,043 - 13.7%
#24
Kia Forte
11,003 10,455 + 5.2%
#25
Hyundai Sonata
10,830 11,851 - 8.6%

* Sonata Hybrid
274 n/a n/a
#26
Chrysler 200
10,811 5007 + 116%

200 Convertible
665 886 - 24.9%
#27
Nissan Rogue
10,569 9087 + 16.3%
#28
Hyundai Tucson
10,494 10,446 + 0.5%
#29
Kia Rio
9771 4739 + 106%
#30
Nissan Altima
9713 9532 + 1.9%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
August
2012 YTD
August
2011 YTD
% Change
T31
Toyota Matrix
9530 9532 + 0.8%
T31
Kia Sorento
9530 10,012 - 4.8%
#33
Volkswagen Golf
9396 9634 - 2.5%
#34
Ford Fiesta
9172 9644 - 4.9%
#35
Kia Optima
8998 870 + 934%
#36
Nissan Versa
8772 10,399 - 15.6%
#37
Toyota Sienna
8406 7327 + 14.7%
#38
GMC Terrain
8203 8548 - 4.0%
#39
Nissan Sentra
7794 9875 - 21.1%
#40
Toyota Venza
7763 8028 - 3.3%
#41
Mazda CX-5
7720 ----- -----
#42
Subaru Impreza
7715 5458 + 41.4%
#43
Toyota Yaris
7695 5012 + 53.5%

Yaris Sedan
1937 2128 - 9.0%
#44
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
7325 5811 + 26.1%
#45
Ford Explorer
7001 6282 + 11.4%
#46
Jeep Grand Cherokee
6931 6629 + 4.6%
#47
BMW 3-Series
6897 7864 - 12.3%
#48
Chevrolet Sonic
6581 5006 + 31.5%

Aveo
100 5006 - 98.0%
#49
Fiat 500
6436 3856 + 66.9%

500C
1782 288 + 519%
#50
Honda Odyssey
6285 5559 + 13.1%
#51
Chevrolet Impala
6235 7799 - 20.1%
#52
Toyota Tacoma
6165 4929 + 25.1%

Tacoma 4x2
251 453 - 44.6%
#53
Kia Sportage
5800 5127 + 13.1%
#54
Kia Soul
5582 8198 - 31.9%
#55
Volkswagen Passat & CC
5350 1240 + 331%
#56
Honda Accord
5060 5760 - 12.2%
#57
Mitsubishi Lancer
5000 4615 + 8.3%
#58
Subaru Forester
4983 5362 - 7.1%
#59
Toyota Tundra
4863 4497 + 8.1%

Tundra 4x2
163 198 - 17.7%
#60
Jeep Patriot
4767 5760 - 17.2%
#61
Lexus RX
4607 4233 + 8.8%

RX450h
495 473 + 4.7%
#62
Chrysler 300
4595 1674 + 174%
#63
Subaru Outback
4591 4690 - 2.1%
#64
Mitsubishi RVR
4542 4811 - 5.6%
#65
Ford Mustang
4303 3786 + 13.7%
#66
Jeep Compass
4237 4690 - 9.7%
#67
Chevrolet Orlando
4121 ----- -----
#68
Hyundai Veloster
4116 4 + 102,800%
#69
Ford Taurus
4068 2559 + 59.0%
#70
Audi A4
4047 3809 + 6.2%
#71
Toyota Highlander
4013 3610 + 11.2%
#72
Volkswagen Tiguan
3966 3785 + 4.8%
#73
BMW X1
3954 1512 + 162%
#74
Mazda 5
3882 4589 - 15.4%
#75
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
3802 1947 + 95.3%
#76
Audi Q5
3772 3117 + 21.0%
#77
Mazda 2
3752 6785 - 44.7%
#78
Chevrolet Malibu
3661 8806 - 58.4%
#79
Dodge Avenger
3619 3677 - 1.6%
#80
Ford Ranger
3515 11,338 - 69.0%
#81
Honda Pilot
3501 2829 + 23.8%
#82
Buick Verano
3486 ----- -----
#83
Kia Rondo
3396 4770 - 28.8%
#84
Mercedes-Benz GLK
3382 3648 - 7.3%
#85
Acura MDX
3363 3494 - 3.7%
#86
Nissan Murano
3363 3123 + 7.7%
#87
Chrysler Town & Country
3280 3177 + 3.2%
#88
Mini Cooper
3205 2424 + 32.2%
#89
Honda Fit
3198 2300 + 39.0%
#90
GMC Acadia
3178 3926 - 19.1%
#91
Mitsubishi Outlander
3111 3602 - 13.6%
#92
Dodge Charger
3102 3174 - 2.3%
#93
BMW X3
3024 2988 + 1.2%
#94
Acura RDX
3018 1758 + 71.7%
#95
Mazda 6
2920 2533 + 15.3%
#96
Toyota Prius V
2906 ----- -----
#97
Mercedes-Benz
E-Class & CLS-Class
2891 2515 + 15.0%
#98
Nissan Juke
2715 2642 + 2.8%
#99
Mazda CX-7
2704 3808 - 29.0%
#100
Lincoln MKX
2701 2769 - 2.5%
#101
Ford Flex
2640 2217 + 19.1%
#102
BMW X5
2454 2510 - 2.2%
#103
Chevrolet Avalanche
2415 2436 - 0.9%
#104
Acura TL
2292 1632 + 40.4%
#105
Toyota Prius
2287 1162 + 96.8%
#106
Infiniti G
2286 2406 - 5.0%
#107
Buick Enclave
2266 2601 - 12.9%
#108
Chevrolet Traverse
2264 3846 - 41.1%
#109
Nissan Titan
2263 1762 + 28.4%
#110
Chevrolet Camaro
2167 3015 - 28.1%
#111
Nissan Frontier
1977 1769 + 11.8%
#112
Suzuki SX4
1948 1968 - 1.0%
#113
Cadillac SRX
1944 2189 - 11.2%
#114
Toyota Prius C
1936 ----- -----
#115
Toyota 4Runner
1880 1714 + 9.7%
#116
BMW 5-Series
1875 1829 + 2.5%
#117
Dodge Durango
1862 1667 + 11.7%
#118
Buick LaCrosse
1838 2148 - 14.4%
#119
Subaru Legacy
1719 2154 - 20.2%
#120
Nissan Maxima
1696 1488 + 14.0%
#121
Cadillac CTS
1682 2299 - 26.8%
#122
Volkswagen Beetle
1545 197 + 684%
#123
smart fortwo
1482 1293 + 14.6%
#124
Hyundai Veracruz
1428 956 + 49.4%
#125
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
1409 2118 - 33.5%
#126
Audi A5
1405 1494 - 6.0%
#127
Infiniti JX35
1392 ----- -----
#128
Lexus IS
1356 1510 - 10.2%

ISC
239 229 + 4.4%

ISF
37 52 - 28.8%
#129
Volvo XC60
1345 1295 + 3.9%
#130
Ford Expedition
1342 1195 + 12.3%
#131
Buick Regal
1334 1898 - 29.7%
#132
Honda Ridgeline
1329 989 + 34.4%
#133
Chevrolet Colorado
1293 1858 - 30.4%
#134
Dodge Challenger
1266 2023 - 37.4%
#135
Volkswagen Touareg
1229 1130 + 8.8%
#136
Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class & G-Class
1219 951 + 28.2%
#137
Lexus ES
1210 1293 - 6.4%

ES300h
22 ----- -----
#138
Volvo S60
1197 1001 + 19.6%
#139
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1175 1238 - 5.1%
#140
Nissan Pathfinder
1167 1399 - 16.6%
#141
GMC Canyon
1160 1606 - 27.8%
#142
Lexus CT200h
1112 796 + 39.7%
#143
Audi Q7
1095 1064 + 2.9%
#144
Scion tC
1093 1389 - 21.3%
#145
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
1079 932 + 15.8%
#146
Audi A3
1049 871 + 20.4%
#147
Mini Countryman
1026 881 + 16.5%
#148
Porsche Cayenne
951 882 + 7.8%
#149
Scion FR-S
935 ----- -----
#150
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
899 ----- -----
#151
Acura TSX
888 755 + 17.6%
T152
Hyundai Genesis
847 498 + 70.1%
T152
Jeep Liberty
847 1256 - 32.6%
#154
Infiniti EX
843 969 - 13.0%
#155
Mazda CX-9
841 814 + 3.3%
#156
BMW 1-Series
806 1205 - 33.1%
#157
Chevrolet Tahoe
780 656 + 18.9%
#158
Scion xB
771 987 - 21.9%
#159
Acura ILX
764 ----- -----
#160
GMC Yukon
741 614 + 20.7%
#161
Lincoln MKZ
714 1194 - 40.2%
#162
Chevrolet Volt
713 ----- -----
#163
GMC Yukon XL
690 621 + 11.1%
#164
Lexus GS
685 93 + 637%

GS350
643 82 + 684%

GS450h
42 9 + 367%
#165
Scion iQ
663 ----- -----
#166
Honda Crosstour
650 726 - 10.5%
#167
Mazda MX-5 Miata
642 474 + 35.4%
#168
Audi A6
632 337 + 87.5%
#169
Nissan Xterra
630 1023 - 38.4%
#170
Cadillac Escalade
627 716 - 12.4%

Escalade
390 426 - 8.5%

Escalade ESV
127 155 - 18.1%

Escalade EXT
110 135 - 18.5%
#171
Chevrolet Suburban
614 763 - 19.5%
#172
BMW X6
594 703 - 15.5%
#173
Audi A7
592 390 + 51.8%
#174
Kia Sedona
579 1003 - 42.3%
#175
Volvo XC70
556 589 - 5.6%
#176
Buick Lucerne
547 1737 - 68.5%
#177
Volvo C30
519 512 + 1.4%
#178
Volkswagen Eos
516 583 - 11.5%
#179
Infiniti FX
513 533 - 3.8%
#180
Nissan Quest
510 586 - 13.0%
#181
Toyota Sequoia
488 489 - 0.2%
#182
Dodge Dart
473 ----- -----
#183
Porsche 911
471 397 + 18.6%
#184
Toyota FJ Cruiser
465 432 + 7.6%
#185
Scion xD
458 858 - 46.6%
T186
Nissan 370Z
453 372 + 21.8%
T186
Suzuki Kizashi
453 528 - 14.2%
#188
Mercedes-Benz
S-Class & CL-Class
448 488 - 8.2%
#189
Mazda Tribute
444 2457 - 81.9%
#190
Volkswagen Routan
436 630 - 30.8%
#191
Mercedes-Benz SLK
425 289 + 47.1%
#192
Lincoln Navigator
415 419 - 1.0%
#193
Nissan Armada
414 412 + 0.5%
#194
Lincoln MKS
405 439 - 7.7%
#195
BMW 7-Series
368 321 + 14.6%
#196
Land Rover LR4
359 418 - 14.1%
#197
Volvo XC90
356 522 - 31.8%
#198
Audi TT
351 323 + 8.7%
#199
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
338 355 - 4.8%
#200
BMW 6-Series
289 89 + 225%
#201
Lincoln MKT
281 342 - 17.8%
#202
Subaru BRZ
281 ----- -----
#203
Dodge Caliber
279 4287 - 93.5%
#204
Porsche Panamera
275 267 + 3.0%
#205
Jaguar XF
261 281 - 7.1%
#206
BMW Z4
259 279 - 7.2%
#207
Land Rover Range Rover
256 256 0.0%
#208
Subaru Tribeca
251 292 - 14.0%
#209
Toyota Avalon
250 301 - 16.9%
#210
Lexus GX460
244 272 - 10.3%
#211
Nissan Cube
241 297 - 18.9%
#212
Infiniti QX56
236 287 - 17.8%
#213
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
235 149 + 57.7%
#214
Mitsubishi Eclipse
207 462 - 55.2%
#215
Honda CR-Z
202 438 - 53.9%
#216
Subaru XV Crosstrek
201 ----- -----
#217
Infiniti M
196 272 - 27.9%
#218
Land Rover LR2
191 243 - 21.4%
#219
Porsche Boxster
191 133 + 43.6%
#220
Lexus LX570
189 81 + 133%
#221
Chevrolet Corvette
184 285 - 35.4%
#222
Nissan Leaf
180 25 + 620%
#223
Volvo S80
172 292 - 41.1%
#224
Toyota Land Cruiser
164 86 + 90.7%
#225
Chevrolet HHR
160 959 - 83.3%
#226
Audi A8
155 151 + 2.6%
#227
Mitsubishi i MiEV
150 ----- -----
#228
 Volvo C70
119 135 - 11.9%
#229
Jaguar XJ
117 152 - 23.0%
#230
Chevrolet Spark
110 ----- -----
#231
Lexus HS250h
108 249 - 56.6%
#232
Mitsubishi Endeavor
105 165 - 36.4%
#233
Nissan GT-R
94 30 + 213%
#234
Dodge Nitro
89 400 - 77.8%
T235
Jaguar XK
88 98 - 10.2%
T235
Honda Insight
88 220 - 60.0%
#237
Audi R8
87 99 - 12.1%
#238
Porsche Cayman
86 92 - 6.5%
#239
Acura ZDX
82 86 - 4.7%
#240
Hyundai Equus
80 76 + 5.3%
#241
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
79 84 - 6.0%
#242
Lexus LS
59 100 - 41.0%

LS600hL
5 6 - 16.7%
#243
Cadillac XTS
58 ----- -----
#244
Dodge Dakota
45 1315 - 96.6%
#245
Mazda RX-8
43 137 - 68.6%
#246
Ford Crown Victoria
30 2020 - 98.5%
#247
Acura CSX
26 1300 - 98.0%
#248
Acura RL
19 44 - 56.8%
#249
Saab 9-3
15 90 - 83.3%
#250
Honda Element
9 166 - 94.6%
T251
Dodge Viper
6 27 - 77.8%
T251
Saab 9-5
6 42 - 85.7%
T253
Lexus LFA
4 4 0.0%
T253
Kia Borrego
4 108 - 96.3%
T253
Cadillac DTS
4 223 - 98.2%
T256
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2 ----- -----
T256
Cadillac STS
2 12 - 83.3%
T256
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2 2255 - 99.9%
#259
Chevrolet Cobalt
1 360 - 99.7%
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Total
1,142,624 1,072,605 + 6.5%
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21,249 18,191 + 16.8%
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Overall Market
1,163,873 1,090,796 + 6.7%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maybach are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands through August were 152, 86, and 2 respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. 
* = unconfirmed by manufacturer's monthly report. 
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.

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2 comments:

  1. Why did the list count all Honda Civics sold ie. coupe sedan hybrid but did not count all Hyundai Elantras the same ie touring, sedans, coups this would push it up to number 4 passing caravan by 1194 and behind civic by only 1192 cars.

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  2. The Elantra's total is its total. Any line unranked (which is also always italicized) simply offers whatever breakdown Hyundai (or any other automaker) makes available. Were Honda to offer a breakdown of coupe sales, we would put that in a line below the Civic's total as well. Hyundai sold 34,164 Elantras in the first eight months of 2012, a number which includes 7056 Tourings.

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