2012 Canada Vehicle Rankings – Top 262 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – Every Vehicle Ranked


2013 Ford Atlas Concept
Ford Says This Resembles The Future F-150, So Something
Like This Will Soon Be Canada’s Best-Selling Vehicle

Canadians registered more new Ford F-Series pickups in 2012 than ever before. In fact, no vehicle line has ever sold this often in Canada during any calendar year in history. F-Series sales were up 10% in 2012, more than four percentage points better than the overall new vehicle market’s year-over-year improvement.

Numerous other vehicles posted Canadian sales records in 2012. The Ram P/U, Hyundai Elantra, Honda CR-V, and Volkswagen Jetta were some of the more popular vehicles to do so. Also, the Hyundai Equus tied its all-time sales record, which it set last year. 0.09% of the Hyundais sold in Canada in 2012 were Equus sedans.

2013 Toyota Furia Corolla Concept
This Detroit Concept, The Toyota Furia,
Is An 11th-Gen Corolla Prelude

The list of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles in 2012 was published yesterday, so we’ve covered that story already. From the 31st spot through the 35th, you’ll find the second-best-selling German brand automobile, 2011’s 26th-best-selling vehicle, two Nissans, and the GMC Terrain. Combine the Matrix with the Corolla, as Toyota does in the United States, and the Toyota duo would overtake the Grand Caravan as Canada’s fourth-best-selling vehicle. Combine the GMC Terrain with its twin, the Chevrolet Equinox, and the pair would rank ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze.

Of course, there are many pairs; and many platform-mates in this lengthy list, none more twin-like or popular than the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. Combined, these two General Motors trucks outsold the Ram. Separated, which is how GM markets them, they were Canada’s seventh and tenth-best-selling vehicles in 2012, down from fifth and eighth last year.

The Fiat 500 ended 2012 as Canada’s 52nd-best-selling vehicle, 39 spots ahead of the Mini Cooper and all its variants. BMW was tops among luxury vehicles with the 3-Series, 618 sales ahead of the surging Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

2013 Volkswagen Crossblue Concept
The Touareg Ranked 133rd In Canadian Sales Volume In 2012.
This Production Version Of This CrossBlue Should End Up Much Higher

Besides the F-Series, Canada’s best-selling truck, other segment leaders included the Honda Civic, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Camry, Ford Escape, Lexus RX, and the Dodge Grand Caravan. Aside from vehicles which weren’t on sale for the full length of 2011 (Verano, iQ, i MiEV, Prius V, Volt, Evoque etc.), the Lexus GS, Kia Optima, and Volkswagen Beetle posted some of the best year-over-year increases. Sales of the regular Toyota Prius jumped 117%. Kia Rio volume more than doubled. The Chrysler 300 and 200 both recorded near-90% jumps.

The gigantic table you’ll see below is now sortable, so you can rank vehicles by their year-over-year change or 2011 volume. Or you can click the Vehicle column header to sort vehicles alphabetically. Keep in mind, italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total – they’ll be often be separated from their overarching vehicle line (the non-hybrid Camry and Camry Hybrid from the overall Camry, for example) when you sort certain columns.

2014 Lexus IS
The Lexus IS Should Sell Much More Often Once It Looks Like This

You can access historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any model that’s still marketed by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Select specific monthly or yearly best seller lists at the Best Sellers page. Keep checking GoodCarBadCar.net over the coming days to see segment-by-segment breakdowns for December and 2012 as a whole.

But first, study this list to understand most everything you need to about Canadian auto sales in 2012. 262 different nameplates are ranked. Quite a few of them, including most Toyota Canada products, come with even more detail. After all, you must needs know that 5% of the Chrysler 200s sold were convertibles.

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2012 Rank
Vehicle
2012 Year End
2011 Year End
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
106,358 96,325 + 10.4%
#2
Dodge Ram
69,255 64,297 + 7.7%
#3
Honda Civic
64,962 55,090 + 17.9%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
51,552 53,406 – 3.5%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
50,950 44,970 + 13.3%

5.1

Hyundai Elantra Sedan/GT/Coupe 43,668 34,683 + 25.9%

5.2

Hyundai Elantra Touring 7282 10,287 – 29.2%
#6
Ford Escape
44,099 44,248 – 0.3%
#7
GMC Sierra
42,712 46,680 – 8.5%

7.1

GMC Sierra Crew Cab 26,500 23,624 + 12.2%

7.2

GMC Sierra Extended Cab 12,433 17,312 – 28.2%

7.3

GMC Sierra Regular Cab 3779 5744 – 34.2%
#8
Toyota Corolla
40,906 36,663 + 11.6%
#9
Mazda 3
39,295 37,224 + 5.6%
#10
Chevrolet Silverado
35,943 40,523 – 11.3%

10.1

Chevrolet Silverado 
Crew Cab
21,655 19,267 + 12.4%

10.2

Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab 10,739 15,121 – 29.0%

10.3

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab 3549 6135 – 42.2%
#11
Honda CR-V
33,339 25,076 + 33.0%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
32,628 33,900 – 3.8%
#13
Dodge Journey
28,888 29,021 – 0.5%
#14
Ford Focus
27,936 25,736 + 8.5%
#15
Volkswagen Jetta
26,904 26,749 + 0.6%
#16
Toyota RAV4
25,942 21,550 + 20.4%
#17
Hyundai Santa Fe
23,394 24,121 – 3.0%
#18
Hyundai Accent
22,581 22,280 + 1.4%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
20,390 22,468 – 9.2%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
18,996 15,636 + 21.5%
#21
Ford Edge
18,837 15,633 + 20.5%
#22
Toyota Camry
18,203 12,334 + 47.6%

22.1

Toyota Camry 2.5 & 3.5 14,765 11,136 + 32.6%

22.2

Toyota Camry Hybrid 3438 1198 + 187%
#23
Ford Fusion
16,698 18,404 – 9.3%
#24
Kia Forte
14,856 13,984 + 6.2%
#25
Hyundai Sonata
14,572 16,343 – 10.8%
#26
Nissan Rogue
14,329 14,191 + 1.0%
#27
Chrysler 200
14,125 7474 + 89.0%

27.1

Chrysler 200 Sedan 13,419 6386 + 110%

27.2

Chrysler 200 Convertible 706 784 – 9.9%

27.3

Chrysler 
Sebring Convertible
—– 164 – 100%

27.4

Chrysler Sebring Sedan —– 140 – 100%
#28
Kia Sorento
14,031 15,105 – 7.1%
#29
Hyundai Tucson
13,969 14,309 – 2.4%
#30
Kia Rio
13,949 6849 + 104%
#31
Volkswagen Golf 13,298 13,919 – 4.5%
#32
Toyota Matrix 12,982 14,895 – 12.8%
#33
Nissan Altima 12,793 12,537 + 2.0%
#34
Nissan Versa 12,476 14,497 – 13.9%
#35
GMC Terrain 12,302 11,817 + 4.1%
#36
Kia Optima 11,992 2187 + 448%
#37
Toyota Sienna 11,858 10,835 + 9.4%
#38
Ford Fiesta 11,817 13,064 – 9.5%
#39
Mazda CX-5 11,301 —– —–
#40
Toyota Venza 11,294 13,159 – 14.2%
#41
BMW 3-Series 11,234 11,226 + 0.1%
#42
Subaru Impreza 11,212 7664 + 46.3%
#43
Nissan Sentra 11,008 12,880 – 14.5%
#44
Toyota Yaris 10,955 7968 + 37.5%

44.1

Toyota Yaris Hatchback 8440 4785 + 76.4%

44.2

Toyota Yaris Sedan 2515 3183 – 21.0%
#45
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 10,616 9447 + 12.4%
#46
Ford Explorer 10,427 9406 + 10.9%
#47
Jeep Grand Cherokee 10,416 10,283 + 1.3%
#48
Honda Accord 9930 7818 + 27.0%
#49
Toyota Tacoma 9904 7711 + 28.4%

49.1

Toyota Tacoma 4×4 9523 7130 + 33.6%

49.2

Toyota Taxoma 4×2 381 581 – 34.4%
#50
Honda Odyssey 9094 9060 + 0.4%
#51
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo 9063 7472 + 21.3%

51.1

Chevrolet Sonic 8963 1241 + 622%

51.2

Chevrolet Aveo 100 6231 – 98.4%
#52
Fiat 500 8474 5392 + 57.2%

52.1

Fiat 500 6252 4838 + 29.2%

52.2

Fiat 500C 2222 554 + 301%
#53
Kia Sportage 8107 7766 + 4.4%
#54
Volkswagen Passat & CC 8019 3009 + 167%
#55
Chevrolet Impala 7733 9287 – 16.7%
#56
Kia Soul 7560 11,651 – 35.1%
#57
Mitsubishi Lancer 7519 6632 + 13.4%
#58
Toyota Tundra 7241 6847 + 5.8%

58.1

Toyota Tundra 4×4 7025 6463 + 8.7%

58.2

Toyota Tundra 4×2 216 284 – 23.9%
#59
Chevrolet Orlando 7199 1128 + 538%
#60
Subaru Forester 7156 8673 – 17.5%
#61
Lexus RX 7130 6760 + 5.5%

61.1

Lexus RX350 6388 6071 + 5.2%

61.2

Lexus RX450h 742 689 + 7.7%
#62
Subaru Outback 7049 7072 – 0.3%
#63
Toyota Highlander 6851 5574 + 22.9%

63.1

Toyota Highlander 
2.7 & 3.5
5735 4736 + 21.1%

63.2

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 1116 838 + 33.2%
#64
Jeep Patriot 6667 8421 – 20.8%
#65
Mitsubishi RVR 6334 7064 – 10.3%
#66
Kia Rondo 6316 6154 + 2.6%
#67
Audi Q5 6152 4502 + 36.7%
#68
Audi A4 6118 5480 + 11.6%
#69
Jeep Compass 6003 6619 – 9.3%
#70
Honda Pilot 5807 4366 + 33.0%
#71
Chrysler 300 5760 3045 + 89.2%
#72
Hyundai Veloster 5741 1902 + 202%
#73
Chevrolet Malibu 5697 10,913 – 47.8%
#74
Volkswagen Tiguan 5657 5379 + 5.2%
#75
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 5539 3846 + 44.0%
#76
Mercedes-Benz GLK 5279 5294 – 0.3%
T77
Mitsubishi Outlander 5267 5711 – 7.8%
T77
Mazda 5 5267 6084 – 13.4%
#79
Acura MDX 5242 5334 – 1.7%
#80
Ford Mustang 5181 4433 + 16.9%
#81
Mazda 6 5128 3676 + 39.5%
#82
Buick Verano 5084 32 + 15,787%
#83
BMW X3 5017 4671 + 7.4%
#84
Ford Taurus 4938 3264 + 51.3%
#85
Mazda 2 4935 9020 – 45.3%
#86
GMC Acadia 4899 5207 – 5.9%
#87
Dodge Avenger 4858 4680 + 3.8%
#88
BMW X1 4776 2980 + 60.3%
#89
Honda Fit 4736 2835 + 67.1%
#90
Acura RDX 4726 3070 + 53.9%
#91
Mini Cooper 4574 3592 + 27.3%
#92
Nissan Murano 4303 4862 – 11.5%
#93
Mercedes-Benz 
E-Class & CLS-Class
4083 3898 + 4.7%
#94
Toyota Prius V * 4077 553 + 637%
#95
Dodge Charger 4058 4137 – 1.9%
#96
Chrysler Town & Country 3991 4536 – 12.0%
#97
BMW X5 3975 4155 – 4.3%
#98
Lincoln MKX 3792 4595 – 17.5%
#99
Nissan Juke 3738 4586 – 18.5%
#100
Ford Ranger 3716 16,381 – 77.3%
#101
Chevrolet Avalanche 3713 3667 + 1.3%
#102
Nissan Titan 3499 3103 + 12.8%
#103
Dodge Dart 3460 —– —–
#104
Toyota Prius * 3434 1581 + 117%

104.1

Toyota Prius 3371 1581 + 113%

104.2

Toyota Prius Plug-In 63 —– —–
#105
Chevrolet Traverse 3333 5143 – 35.2%
#106
Acura TL 3323 3229 + 2.9%
#107
Buick Enclave 3283 3696 – 11.2%
#108
Ford Flex 3268 2862 + 14.2%
T109
Cadillac SRX 3102 3197 – 3.0%
T109
Mazda CX-7 3102 6710 – 53.8%
#111
Infiniti G 3003 3603 – 16.7%
#112
Nissan Frontier 2973 2512 + 18.4%
#113
Suzuki SX4 2963 2969 – 0.2%
#114
Toyota 4Runner 2878 2580 + 11.6%
#115
BMW 5-Series 2727 2963 – 8.0%
#116
Subaru Legacy 2687 3115 – 13.7%
#117
Nissan Pathfinder 2666 1880 + 41.8%
#118
Chevrolet Camaro 2557 3750 – 31.8%
#119
Lexus ES 2535 1892 + 34.0%

119.1

Lexus ES350 2206 1892 + 16.6%

119.2

Lexus ES300h 329 —– —–
#120
Toyota Prius C * 2530 —– —–
#121
Dodge Durango 2398 2549 – 5.9%
#122
Smart Fortwo 2387 1851 + 29.0%
#123
Buick LaCrosse 2377 2839 – 16.3%
#124
Acura ILX 2259 —– —–
#125
Honda Ridgeline 2226 1713 + 29.9%
#126
Infiniti JX35 2178 —– —–
#127
Cadillac CTS 2157 3048 – 29.2%
#128
Nissan Maxima 2025 2069 – 2.1%
#129
Audi A5 2024 1948 + 3.9%
#130
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2005 —– —–
#131
Volkswagen Beetle 1984 380 + 422%
#132
Hyundai Veracruz 1981 1525 + 29.9%
T133
Volkswagen Touareg 1975 1618 + 22.1%
T133
Lexus IS 1975 1618 + 22.1%

133.1

Lexus IS250/IS350 1621 1893 – 14.4%

133.2

Lexus ISC 293 279 + 5.0%

133.3

Lexus ISF 61 63 – 3.2%
#135
Mercedes-Benz 
GL-Class & G-Class
1973 1722 + 14.6%
#136
Volvo XC60 1885 1865 + 1.1%
#137
Ford Expedition 1872 1677 + 11.6%
#138
Suzuki Grand Vitara 1807 1904 – 5.1%
#139
Hyundai Genesis Coupe ^ 1773 2809 – 36.9%
#140
Buick Regal 1767 2847 – 37.9%
#141
Mini Countryman 1731 1563 + 10.7%
#142
Audi Q7 1653 1565 + 5.6%
#143
Lexus CT200h 1640 1350 + 21.5%
#144
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
1634 1475 + 10.8%
#145
Porsche Cayenne 1628 1105 + 47.3%
#146
Volvo S60 1525 1519 + 0.4%
#147
Scion tC 1508 2045 – 26.3%
#148
Dodge Challenger 1485 2350 – 36.8%
#149
Scion FR-S 1470 —– —–
#150
Chevrolet Colorado 1445 2694 – 46.4%
#151
Acura TSX 1438 1659 – 13.3%
#152
Mazda CX-9 1412 1283 + 10.1%
#153
Audi A3 1409 1289 + 9.3%
#154
Infiniti EX 1360 1521 – 10.6%
#155
Land Rover 
Range Rover Evoque
1306 412 + 217%
#156
GMC Canyon 1273 2293 – 44.5%
#157
Chevrolet Volt 1225 275 + 345%
#158
Hyundai Genesis ^ 1206 816 + 47.8%
#159
GMC Yukon 1188 1172 + 1.4%
#160
GMC Yukon XL 1111 1189 – 6.6%
#161
Chevrolet Tahoe 1108 1197 – 7.4%
#162
BMW 1-Series 1093 1556 – 29.8%
#163
Scion xB 1086 1529 – 29.0%
#164
Honda Crosstour 1048 951 + 10.2%
#165
Scion iQ 1045 8 + 12,963%
#166
Chevrolet Suburban 1022 1302 – 21.5%
#167
BMW X6 998 1140 – 12.5%
#168
Kia Sedona 985 1290 – 23.6%
#169
Audi A6 937 669 + 40.1%
#170
Nissan Xterra 931 1258 – 26.0%
#171
Lexus GS 924 128 + 622%

171.1

Lexus GS350 869 114 + 662%

171.2

Lexus GS450h 55 12 + 358%

171.3

Lexus GS460 —– 2 – 100%
#172
Cadillac Escalade 920 1092 – 15.8%

172.1

Cadillac Escalade 564 652 – 13.5%

172.2

Cadillac Escalade EXT 178 217 – 18.0% 

172.3

Cadillac Escalade ESV 178 223 – 20.2%
#173
Audi A7 907 606 + 49.7%
#174
Jeep Liberty 875 1950 – 55.1%
#175
Lincoln MKZ 867 1500 – 42.2%
#176
Volvo XC70 774 942 – 17.8%
#177
Infiniti FX 758 934 – 18.8%
#178
BMW 7-Series 755 532 + 41.9%
#179
Toyota Sequoia 744 733 + 1.5%
#180
Toyota FJ Cruiser 726 639 + 13.6%
#181
Mercedes-Benz 
S-Class & CL-Class
715 744 – 3.9%
#182
Mazda MX-5 Miata 711 612 + 16.2%
#183
Suzuki Kizashi 688 734 – 6.3%
#184
Volkswagen Eos 678 708 – 4.2%
#185
Scion xD 674 1138 – 40.8%
#186
Nissan Quest 668 1022 – 34.6%
#187
Volkswagen Routan 617 842 – 26.7%
#188
Volvo C30 607 682 – 11.0%
#189
Porsche 911 584 475 + 22.9%
#190
Buick Lucerne 557 2293 – 75.1%
#191
Land Rover LR4 549 579 – 5.2%
#192
Lincoln Navigator 546 609 – 10.3%
#193
Nissan Armada 537 611 – 12.1%
#194
Mercedes-Benz SLK 512 375 + 36.5%
#195
Subaru BRZ 504 —– —–
#196
Mercedes-Benz R-class 498 515 – 3.3%
#197
Nissan 370Z 489 453 + 7.9%
#198
Lincoln MKS 485 630 – 23.0%
#199
BMW 6-Series 469 205 + 129%
T200
Audi TT 454 450 + 0.9%
T200
Volvo XC90 454 756 – 39.9%
T200
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 454 2440 – 81.4%
#203
Lincoln MKT 450 518 – 13.1%
#204
Mazda Tribute 444 518 – 13.1%
#205
Toyota Avalon 427 496 – 13.9%
T206
Porsche Panamera 422 359 + 17.5%
T206
Land Rover Range Rover 422 419 + 7.1%
#208
Chevrolet Spark 406 —– —–
#209
Subaru Tribeca 390 460 – 15.2%
#210
Lexus GX460 376 414 – 9.2%
#211
Infiniti QX56 374 470 – 20.4%
#212
BMW Z4 358 345 + 3.8%
#213
Land Rover LR2 357 343 – 4.1%
#214
Jaguar XF 344 401 – 14.2%
#215
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 335 191 + 75.4%
#216
Infiniti M 320 408 – 21.6%
#217
Nissan Cube 318 459 – 30.7%
#218
Dodge Caliber 282 4919 – 94.3%
#219
Porsche Boxster 277 151 + 83.4%
#220
Cadillac XTS 270 —– —–
#221
Lexus LX570 259 114 + 127%
#222
Chevrolet Corvette 250 352 – 29.0%
#223
Mitsubishi Eclipse 241 590 – 59.2%
#224
Nissan Leaf 240 170 + 41.2%
#225
Honda CR-Z 238 517 – 54.0%
#226
Audi A8 234 211 + 10.9%
#227
Toyota Land Cruiser ^^ 222 158 + 40.5%
T228
Mitsubishi i MiEV 196 23 + 752%
T228
Volvo S80 196 321 – 38.9%
#230
Cadillac ATS 189 —– —–
#231
Jaguar XJ 178 227 – 21.6%
#232
Chevrolet HHR 173 1214 – 85.7%
#233
Honda Insight 168 242 – 30.6%
#234
Ford C-Max 155 —– —–
#235
Lexus LS 150 156 – 3.8%

235.1

Lexus LS460 145 146 – 0.7%

235.2

Lexus LS600hL 5 10 – 50.0%
#236
Volvo C70 137 156 – 12.2%
#237
Jaguar XK 122 148 – 17.6%
#238
Nissan GT-R 117 72 + 62.5%
#239
Hyundai Equus 116 116 0.0%
#240
Mitsubishi Endeavor 114 451 – 74.7%
#241
Audi R8 112 147 – 23.8%
#242
Acura ZDX 110 129 – 14.7%
#243
Lexus HS250h 108 308 – 64.9%
#244
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 95 110 – 13.6%
#245
Porsche Cayman 92 124 – 25.8%
#246
Dodge Nitro 91 465 – 80.4%
#247
Dodge Dakota 45 1347 – 96.7%
#248
Mazda RX-8 43 165 – 73.9%
#249
Ford Crown Victoria 30 2575 – 98.8%
#250
Acura RL 29 56 – 48.2%
T251
Chevrolet Trax 27 —– —–
T251
Acura CSX 27 1795 – 98.5%
#253
Saab 9-3 15 115 – 87.0%
#254
Honda Element 10 180 – 94.4%
#255
Dodge Viper 7 33 – 78.8%
#256
Saab 9-5 6 52 – 88.5%
#257
Lexus LFA 4 4 0.0%
#258
Kia Borrego 4 137 – 97.1%
#259
Cadillac DTS 4 227 – 98.2%
#260
Mercedes-Benz 
SLR McLaren
3 —– —–
#261
Cadillac STS 2 13 – 84.6%
#262
Chevrolet Cobalt 1 360 – 99.7%
Overall Market
1,677,990 1,587,429 + 5.7%
Total
1,647,534 1,560,763 5.6%
—–
—– —– —–
30,456 26,666 + 14.2%
—–
—– —– —–

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Total Prius Sales equal 10,041, good enough for 48th
^ Total Genesis sales equal 2979, good enough for 111th
^^ Not sold to retail customers
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. Sales data for brands such as  Ferrari and Lamborghini are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in 2012 were 228  and 128, respectively. Maybach sold 4 cars. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. 
This post was corrected at 3:48 PM AT on 11.15.2013 with updated information from the ANDC regarding Land Rover sales.

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