September 2012 Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada


2012 Volkswagen Golf 5-door black

Five of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles in September 2012 were Ford Motor Company products. General Motors landed four vehicles in the top 30. Another four of the 30 were Toyotas, four came from the Chrysler Group, two were Volkswagens, and two more were Hondas. The 3, 3-Series, and Versa helped Mazda, BMW, and Nissan find their way. Finally, there were three Hyundais and three Kias. 

Bizarrely, the Kias are squished together from positions 24 to 26. Hyundai builds Canada’s second-best-selling passenger car nameplate, as well as the 17th and 18th-ranked automobiles.

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Ahead of the Elantra are two pickup trucks, both of which suffered significant year-over-year declines in September, and the Honda Civic. Civic sales shot up 22% in September 2012 and are up 28% this year.

There’s only one minivan in Canada’s top 30, Dodge’s seventh-ranked Grand Caravan. The Honda Odyssey was Canada’s 36th-best-selling nameplate in September.

Last night GoodCarBadCar published Canadian best seller lists for cars, SUVs, and trucks. Key links are clickable at the bottom of this post. As always, you can use the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home to find monthly and yearly sales figures for any specific model. 

But below, Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles are ranked by September volume. Year-over-year change, year-to-date volume, and year-over-year change through three quarters of 2012 are all listed alongside.

Rank
Vehicle
September 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
9712 – 3.3% 84,074 + 12.7%
#2
Honda Civic
5782 + 22.3% 48,194 + 27.6%
#3
Dodge Ram
5722 – 7.2% 53,237 + 9.9%
#4
Hyundai Elantra
5221 + 40.5% 39,385 + 7.5%
#5
Ford Escape
4491 + 21.1% 33,132 – 6.2%
#6
Mazda 3
4278 + 37.7% 32,380 + 12.5%
#7
Dodge Grand Caravan
3558 – 15.6% 42,336 – 3.8%
#8
GMC Sierra
3312 – 2.7% 33,412 – 1.9%
#9
Toyota Corolla
3271 + 11.8% 32,041 + 16.1%
#10
Chevrolet Silverado
3181 + 5.8% 28,147 – 4.4%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
2982 + 35.7% 25,301 – 7.2%
#12
Dodge Journey
2873 + 48.4% 23,021 – 1.1%
#13
Toyota RAV4
2763 + 101% 19,926 + 29.5%
#14
Honda CR-V
2682 + 25.9% 26,177 + 44.8%
#15
Volkswagen Jetta
2677 + 11.4% 19,690 – 6.1%
#16
Ford Focus
2469 + 7.4% 21,770 + 4.0%
#17
Hyundai Santa Fe
1784 + 2.1% 16,845 – 15.8%
#18
Hyundai Accent
1677 – 17.0% 19,457 + 9.2%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
1599 + 3.4% 16,214 – 8.2%
#20
Ford Edge
1509 – 3.1% 15,302 + 24.2%
#21
Toyota Camry
1490 + 37.8% 14,659 + 68.9%
#22
BMW 3-Series
1487 + 51.0% 8384 – 5.3%
#23
Jeep Wrangler
1456 + 13.7% 15,714 + 20.4%
#24
Kia Forte
1449 + 24.8% 12,452 + 7.2%
#25
Kia Sorento
1373 – 18.5% 10,903 – 6.8%
#26
Kia Rio
1338 + 128% 11,109 + 109%
#27
Ford Fusion
1201 – 0.7% 13,316 – 12.7%
#28
Toyota Matrix
1123 – 28.2% 10,653 – 3.3%
#29
Nissan Versa
1116 + 21.6% 9888 – 12.6%
#30
Volkswagen Golf
1100 – 23.5% 10,496 – 5.2%

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

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