September 2012 YTD – Top 260 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – Every Vehicle Ranked


2012 Dodge Grand Caravan red

Ranking 260 vehicles by nine-month Canadian sales volume inevitably leads to the analysis of the top 4% or 8% or 12% of the field. 13 of the top 30 suffered declining year-over-year sales through the first three quarters of 2012, from the fourth-ranked Dodge Grand Caravan – Canada’s leading minivan by a long shot – to the Kia Sorento, a vehicle which replaced the Nissan Altima on this month’s list.

The greatest year-over-year increase among the major players belongs to the Good 12-winning Kia Rio. The Chrysler 200, Toyota Camry, and Honda CR-V also made major gains compared with the first nine months of 2011. By itself, the Camry Hybrid outsells small-time midsize alternatives like the Subaru Legacy, Buick Regal, Suzuki Kizashi, and the original Prius. Yet the hybrid only accounts for 19% of total Canadian Camry sales. 

But in Canada, the Camry isn’t the best seller that it is in the United States. True, the Camry now outsells all of its midsize rivals, but the midsize category isn’t nearly as big in Canada. The Honda Civic outsells the three best-selling midsize cars combined – Camry, Fusion, and Sonata – plus the Honda Accord and Subaru Legacy. In all, eight passenger cars, eight utility vehicles, four pickup trucks, and one minivan sell more often than Canada’s best-selling midsize car.

The more popular nameplates obviously include the best-selling vehicle in Canada, Ford’s F-Series, sales of which have risen 13% this year. Canada’s overall new vehicle market is up just 7% this year. Canada’s leading minivan and SUV, the Grand Caravan and Ford Escape, have reported declines of 4% and 6%, respectively.

2013 Dodge Dart red cornering
The Dodge Dart Is Starting To Sell, More Than
Doubling Its July/August Volume In September

That’s much of the top end covered, the 30 vehicles which together account for 58% of the overall market. After the jump you’ll find 230 more nameplates, from the 31st-best-selling Nissan Altima to the long-since forgotten 260th-ranked Chevrolet Cobalt. Approximately 1.3 million new vehicles were sold or leased in Canada between January and September of 2012.

You’re in the right place if you want to know how strong the Fiat 500C has proven to be in the Great White North. (It sells more often than most of the vehicles on sale in Canada.) Sales of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe have plunged this year, but the Hyundai Veloster is Canada’s 68th-best-selling vehicle. The BMW 3-Series moved up three spots to 44th this month. The Dodge Dart moved up 32 spots; the Subaru XV Crosstrek jumped 40 spots; the Ford C-Max joined the ranks with an initial position of 253rd, a position which will soon rise. The main C-Max alternative is Toyota’s Prius V, Canada’s 97th-ranked nameplate.

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class white
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Sales Are Up 97% This Year After
Falling Just 0.6% Last Year From A High Of 3871 Units In 2010

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. Use your Command+F or Cntrl+F functions to search for a specific model. Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. 

Links to important best seller lists are clickable at the bottom of this post. The U.S. version of this post is 265 models long and was published a week ago. But you’ll be spending the next little while analyzing 260 vehicles, plus some trim-specific outputs, in the exhaustive table below.

Rank
Vehicle
September
2012 YTD
September
2012 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
84,074 74,620 + 12.7%
#2
Dodge Ram
53,237 48,447 + 9.9%
#3
Honda Civic
48,194 37,774 + 27.6%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
42,336 44,004 – 3.8%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
39,385 36,652 + 7.5%
Elantra Sedan/GT/Coupe
32,162 27,430 + 17.3%

Elantra Touring
7223 9222 – 21.7%
#6
GMC Sierra
33,412 34,046 – 1.9%
Sierra Extended Cab
9828 13,505 – 27.2%

Sierra Regular Cab
2948 3979 – 25.9%
#7
Ford Escape
33,132 35,322 – 6.2%
#8
Mazda 3
32,380 28,781 + 12.5%
#9
Toyota Corolla
32,041 27,608 + 16.1%
#10
Chevrolet Silverado
28,147 29,436 – 4.4%
Silverado Extended Cab
8670 11,482 – 24.5%

Silverado Regular Cab
2780 4393 – 36.7%
#11
Honda CR-V
26,177 18,081 + 44.8%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
25,301 27,257 – 7.2%
#13
Dodge Journey
23,021 23,286 – 1.1%
#14
Ford Focus
21,770 20,933 + 4.0%
#15
Toyota RAV4
19,926 15,390 + 29.5%
#16
Volkwagen Jetta
19,690 20,969 – 6.1%
#17
Hyundai Accent
19,457 17,810 + 9.2%
#18
Hyundai Santa Fe
16,845 20,016 – 15.8%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
16,214 17,663 – 8.2%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
15,714 13,053 + 20.4%
#21
Ford Edge
15,302 12,322 + 24.2%
#22
Toyota Camry
14,659 8681 + 68.9%
Camry 2.5 & 3.5
11,906 7934 + 50.1%

Camry Hybrid
2753 747 + 269%
#23
Ford Fusion
13,316 15,252 – 12.7%
#24
Kia Forte
12,452 11,616 + 7.2%
#25
Hyundai Sonata
11,790 13,341 – 11.6%
* Sonata
11,451 n/a n/a

* Sonata Hybrid
339 n/a n/a
#26
Chrysler 200
11,780 5898 + 99.7%
200
11,099 4847 + 129%

200 Convertible
681 747 – 8.8%

Sebring
—– 140 – 100%

Sebring Convertible
—– 164 – 100%
#27
Nissan Rogue
11,453 10,560 + 8.5%
#28
Hyundai Tucson
11,331 11,551 – 1.9%
#29
Kia Rio
11,109 5325 + 109%
#30
Kia Sorento
10,903 11,696 – 6.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
September
2012 YTD
September
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Nissan Altima
10,729 10,284 + 4.3%
#32
Toyota Matrix
10,653 11,015 – 3.3%
#33
Volkswagen Golf
10,496 11,071 – 5.2%
#34
Nissan Versa
9888 11,317 – 12.6%
#35
Ford Fiesta
9875 10,841 – 8.9%
#36
Kia Optima
9809 1152 + 751%
#37
Toyota Sienna
9282 8330 + 11.4%
#38
GMC Terrain
9273 9290 – 0.2%
#39
Toyota Venza
8612 9455 – 8.9%
#40
Toyota Yaris
8593 5885 + 46.0%
Yaris Hatchback
6452 3366 + 91.7%

Yaris Sedan
2141 2519 – 15.0%
#41
Subaru Impreza
8577 5843 + 46.8%
#42
Mazda CX-5
8568 —– —–
#43
Nissan Sentra
8536 10,688 – 20.1%
#44
BMW 3-Series
8384 8849 – 5.3%
#45
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
8098 6725 + 20.4%
#46
Ford Explorer
8009 7223 + 10.9%
#47
Jeep Grand Cherokee
7691 7344 + 4.7%
#48
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
7264 5563 + 30.6%
Sonic
7164 55 + 12,925%

Aveo
100 5508 – 99.2%
#49
Honda Odyssey
7230 6601 + 9.5%
#50
Fiat 500
7129 4364 + 63.4%
500
5201 3991 + 30.3%

500C
1928 373 + 417%
#51
Toyota Tacoma
7105 5489 + 29.4%
Tacoma 4×4
6816 5006 + 36.2%

Tacoma 4×2
289 483 – 40.2%
#52
Chevrolet Impala
6585 8211 – 19.8%
#53
Kia Sportage
6433 6004 + 7.1%
#54
Volkswagen Passat
6223 1523 + 309%
#55
Kia Soul
6215 9407 – 33.9%
#56
Honda Accord
5713 6396 – 10.7%
#57
Mitsubishi Lancer
5600 5157 + 8.6%
#58
Toyota Tundra
5579 5042 + 10.7%
Tundra 4×4
5400 4827 + 11.9%

Tundra 4×2
179 215 – 16.7%
#59
Subaru Forester
5510 6224 – 11.5%
#60
Jeep Patriot
5322 6478 – 17.8%
#61
Lexus RX
5318 4856 + 9.5%
RX350
4759 4332 + 9.9%

RX450h
559 524 + 6.7%
#62
Subaru Outback
5143 5336 – 3.6%
#63
Mitsubishi RVR
5059 5457 – 7.3%
#64
Chrysler 300
5018 2020 + 148%
#65
Jeep Compass
4766 5200 – 8.3%
#66
Toyota Highlander
4756 3995 + 19.0%
Highlander
4006 3413 + 17.4%

Highlander Hybrid
750 582 + 28.9%
#67
Audi A4
4647 4377 + 6.2%
#68
Hyundai Veloster
4631 572 + 710%
#69
Ford Mustang
4601 4031 + 14.1%
#70
Chevrolet Orlando
4587 83 + 5427%
#71
Volkswagen Tiguan
4375 4090 + 7.0%
#72
Ford Taurus
4335 2712 + 59.8%
#73
Mazda 5
4316 5050 – 14.5%
#74
Chevrolet Malibu
4312 9419 – 54.2%
#75
Audi Q5
4276 3553 + 20.3%
#76
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4268 2167 + 97.0%
#77
BMW X1
4197 1998 + 110%
#78
Honda Pilot
4188 3275 + 27.9%
#79
Mazda 2
4187 7510 – 44.2%
#80
Kia Rondo
4111 5246 – 21.6%
#81
Dodge Avenger
4085 4077 + 0.2%
#82
GMC Acadia
3903 4229 – 7.7%
#83
Buick Verano
3881 —– —–
#84
Mercedes-Benz GLK
3839 4042 – 5.0%
#85
Acura MDX
3790 4227 – 10.3%
#86
Mitsubishi Outlander
3695 4011 – 7.9%
#87
Mini Cooper
3643 2625 + 38.8%
#88
Nissan Murano
3612 3718 – 2.9%
#89
Ford Ranger
3605 12,985 – 72.2%
#90
BMW X3
3593 3342 + 7.5%
#91
Honda Fit
3543 2561 + 38.3%
#92
Dodge Charger
3463 3497 – 1.0%
#93
Acura RDX
3455 2021 + 71.0%
#94
Chrysler Town & Country
3442 3539 – 2.7%
#95
Mazda 6
3356 2880 + 16.5%
#96
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
3261 2851 + 14.4%
#97
Toyota Prius V
3195 —– —–
#98
Lincoln MKX
3061 3215 – 4.8%
#99
Nissan Juke
2948 3153 – 6.5%
#100
BMW X5
2940 2991 – 1.7%
#101
Mazda CX-7
2849 4398 – 35.2%
#102
Chevrolet Avalanche
2753 2737 + 0.6%
#103
Ford Flex
2746 2358 + 16.5%
#104
Chevrolet Traverse
2707 4183 – 35.3%
#105
Nissan Titan
2677 2103 + 27.3%
#106
Toyota Prius
2635 1241 + 112%
Prius Liftback
2614 1241 + 111%

Prius Plug-In
21 —– —–
#107
Buick Enclave
2626 2864 – 8.3%
#108
Infiniti G
2514 2764 – 9.0%
#109
Acura TL
2479 2022 + 22.6%
#110
Chevrolet Camaro
2297 3242 – 29.1%
#111
Nissan Frontier
2290 2022 + 22.6%
#112
Suzuki SX4
2267 2207 + 2.7%
#113
Cadillac SRX
2167 2446 – 11.4%
#114
BMW 5-Series
2138 2057 + 3.9%
#115
Toyota 4Runner
2136 1924 + 11.0%
#116
Toyota Prius C
2074 —– —–
#117
Dodge Durango
1989 1868 + 6.5%
#118
Buick LaCrosse
1971 2306 – 14.5%
#119
Subaru Legacy
1954 2423 – 19.4%
#120
smart fortwo
1868 1445 + 29.3%
#121
Cadillac CTS
1822 2511 – 27.4%
#122
Nissan Maxima
1784 1686 + 5.8%
#123
Lexus ES
1667 1465 + 13.8%
ES350
1551 1465 + 5.9%

ES300h
116 —– —–
#124
Volkswagen Beetle
1661 202 + 722%
#125
Infiniti JX35
1594 —– —–
#126
Hyundai Veracruz
1591 1076 + 47.9%
#127
Audi A5
1589 1641 – 3.2%
#128
Honda Ridgeline
1560 1098 + 42.1%
#129
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
1535 2324 – 34.0%
#130
Lexus IS
1516 1744 – 13.1%
IS250/IS350 Sedan
1217 1441 – 15.5%

ISC
254 248 + 2.4%

ISF
45 55 – 18.2%
#131
Volvo XC60
1506 1394 + 8.0%
#132
Ford Expedition
1423 1302 + 9.3%
#133
Volkswagen Touareg
1423 1223 + 16.4%
#134
Buick Regal
1404 2092 – 32.9%
#135
Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class & G-Class
1376 1186 + 16.0%
#136
Chevrolet Colorado
1353 2039 – 33.6%
#137
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1348 1364 – 1.2%
#138
Dodge Challenger
1346 2112 – 36.3%
#139
Volvo S60
1327 1155 + 14.9%
#140
Nissan Pathfinder
1283 1536 – 16.5%
#141
Lexus CT200h
1229 931 + 32.0%
#142
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
1224 1061 + 15.4%
#143
Audi Q7
1222 1214 + 0.7%
#144
Scion tC
1215 1554 – 21.8%
#145
GMC Canyon
1213 1759 – 31.0%
#146
Mini Countryman
1201 1145 + 4.9%
#147
Audi A3
1173 1002 + 17.1%
#148
Porsche Cayenne
1170 975 + 20.0%
#149
Acura ILX
1087 —– —–
#150
Dodge Dart
1079 —– —–
#151
Scion FR-S
1052 —– —–
#152
Infiniti EX
992 1146 – 13.4%
#153
Mazda CX-9
963 940 + 2.4%
#154
Acura TSX
962 829 + 16.0%
#155
Hyundai Genesis
957 610 + 56.9%
#156
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
928 —– —–
#157
Chevrolet Volt
927 143 + 548%
#158
BMW 1-Series
869 1301 – 33.2%
#159
Scion xB
865 1141 – 24.2%
#160
Chevrolet Tahoe
862 866 – 0.5%
#161
Jeep Liberty
854 1510 – 43.4%
#162
GMC Yukon
819 786 + 4.2%
#163
Scion iQ
768 —– —–
#164
Lincoln MKZ
754 1283 – 41.2%
T165
Lexus GS
745 99 + 653%
GS350
700 87 + 705%

GS450h
45 10 + 350%

GS430
—– 2 – 100%
T165
Honda Crosstour
745 800 – 6.9%
#167
GMC Yukon XL
742 721 + 2.9%
#168
Audi A7
714 436 + 63.8%
#169
Audi A6
713 444 + 60.6%
#170
BMW X6
701 808 – 13.2%
#171
Cadillac Escalade
683 793 – 13.9%
Escalade
423 472 – 10.4%

Escalade ESV
138 170 – 18.8%

Escalade EXT
122 151 – 19.2%
#172
Nissan Xterra
680 1051 – 35.3%
#173
Mazda MX-5 Miata
673 542 + 24.2%
#174
Chevrolet Suburban
662 897 – 26.2%
#175
Kia Sedona
657 1108 – 40.7%
#176
Subaru XV Crosstrek
620 —– —–
#177
Volvo XC70
597 676 – 11.7%
#178
Infiniti FX
575 632 – 9.0%
#179
Volkswagen Eos
554 621 – 10.8%
#180
Buick Lucerne
552 1860 – 70.3%
#181
Volvo C30
548 563 – 2.7%
#182
Nissan Quest
546 681 – 19.8%
T183
Toyota Sequoia
519 526 – 1.3%
T183
Suzuki Kizashi
519 592 – 12.3%
#185
Toyota FJ Cruiser
509 475 + 7.2%
#186
Mercedes-Benz
S-Class & CL-Class
507 542 – 6.5%
#187
Volkswagen Routan
497 697 – 28.7%
#188
Porsche 911
493 424 + 16.3%
#189
Scion xD
487 942 – 48.3%
#190
Nissan 370Z
465 405 + 14.8%
#191
Mercedes-Benz SLK
452 318 + 42.1%
#192
Nissan Armada
446 465 – 4.1%
#193
Mazda Tribute
444 2860 – 84.5%
#194
Lincoln Navigator
437 467 – 6.4%
#195
BMW 7-Series
429 365 + 17.5%
#196
Lincoln MKS
416 502 – 17.1%
#197
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
386 393 – 1.8%
#198
Volvo XC90
383 575 – 33.4%
#199
Audi TT
380 361 + 5.3%
#200
Land Rover LR4
374 459 – 18.5%
#201
Subaru BRZ
338 —– —–
#202
Lincoln MKT
328 379 – 13.5%
#203
BMW 6-Series
322 119 + 171%
#204
Land Rover Range Rover
319 291 + 9.6%
#205
Porsche Panamera
305 289 + 5.5%
#206
Jaguar XF
289 308 – 6.2%
#207
Subaru Tribeca
285 339 – 15.9%
#208
Infiniti QX56
282 327 – 13.8%
#209
Toyota Avalon
281 347 – 19.0%
T210
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
280 163 + 71.8%
T210
Dodge Caliber
280 4384 – 93.6%
#212
BMW Z4
278 294 – 5.4%
T213
Land Rover LR2
267 274 – 2.6%
T213
Lexus GX460
267 310 – 13.9%
#215
Nissan Cube
263 350 – 24.9%
#216
Infiniti M
240 325 – 26.2%
#217
Mitsubishi Eclipse
224 517 – 56.7%
T218
Porsche Boxster
212 142 + 49.3%
T218
Honda CR-Z
212 468 – 54.7%
#220
Chevrolet Corvette
207 303 – 31.7%
#221
Chevrolet Spark
205 —– —–
#222
Lexus LX570
204 89 + 129%
#223
Nissan Leaf
196 42 + 367%
#224
Audi A8
179 167 + 7.2%
#225
Volvo S80
178 307 – 42.0%
#226
Toyota Land Cruiser
169 96 + 76.0%
#227
Chevrolet HHR
166 1034 – 83.9%
#228
Mitsubishi i MiEV
165 —– —–
#229
Jaguar XJ
129 173 – 25.4%
#230
Volvo C70
123 147 – 16.3%
#231
Honda Insight
115 228 – 49.6%
#232
Mitsubishi Endeavor
109 244 – 55.3%
#233
Lexus HS250h
108 265 – 59.2%
#234
Audi R8
104 118 – 11.9%
T235
Cadillac XTS
103 —– —–
T235
Nissan GT-R
103 56 + 83.9%
#237
Jaguar XK
96 110 – 12.7%
#238
Hyundai Equus
90 94 – 4.3%
#239
Dodge Nitro
89 432 – 79.4%
#240
Porsche Cayman
88 108 – 18.5%
#241
Acura ZDX
86 100 – 14.0%
#242
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
83 84 – 1.2%
#243
Lexus LS
72 109 – 33.9%
LS460
67 102 – 34.3%

LS600hL
5 7 – 28.6%
#244
Dodge Dakota
45 1331 – 96.6%
#245
Mazda RX-8
43 150 – 71.3%
#246
Ford Crown Victoria
30 2431 – 98.8%
#247
Acura CSX
26 1463 – 98.2%
#248
Acura RL
21 48 – 56.3%
#249
Saab 9-3
15 93 – 83.9%
#250
Honda Element
9 170 – 94.7%
#251
Dodge Viper
7 27 – 74.1%
#252
Saab 9-5
6 45 – 86.7%
#253
Ford C-Max
5 —– —–
T254
Lexus LFA
4 4 0.0%
T254
Kia Borrego
4 116 – 96.6%
T254
Cadillac DTS
4 226 – 98.2%
#257
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
3 —– —–
T258
Cadillac STS
2 12 – 83.3%
T258
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2 2364 – 99.9%
#260
Chevrolet Cobalt
1 360 – 99.7%
—–
Total
1,283,572 1,204,920 + 6.5%
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23,664 20,584 + 15.0%
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——- —– —–
—–
Overall Market
1,307,236 1,225,504 + 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. estimates say sales for those brands through August were 171, 96, and 2 respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.
* = unconfirmed by manufacturer’s monthly report.
Italicized lines lacking rankings are nothing more than available breakdowns, sales which are already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.

This post was corrected at 3:48 PM AT on 11.15.2013 with updated information from the regarding Land Rover sales.

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