Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - December 2013

2014 Honda Fit black
GoodCarBadCar has already produced a list of the five best-selling cars in Canada in 2013. At this time of year, you'd be forgiven for skipping over December's results, monthly results which engage thousands of readers at any other time of year.

But missing what happened in December 2013 would be to miss out on a handful of interesting stories. Year-over-year, sales of Canada's best-selling car dropped 49% as sales of its little sibling, the Honda Fit, jumped 435%. Fit sales are prone to fluctuation. (They fell 98% from 1655 in December 2010 to 33 in December 2011.) One month of success doesn't make a trend, but Honda dealers must've been happy to have Fits to sell in December as Civic volume tailed off. 


The Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Toyota Corolla. Sales of Canada's best-selling midsize car, the Ford Fusion, fell 14%, and it once again lost out on a monthly basis to the Toyota Camry. The Camry outsold the Fusion by 196 units in the second half of 2013.

Surging Volkswagen Passat volume pushed VW's midsizer up to the 16th position in December's results. The Passat (and the CC, sales of which Volkswagen Canada includes in the Passat's total, unfortunately) was Canada's 33rd-best-selling car through the first eleven months of 2013. The Passat trailed Volkswagen's own Golf family by 41 sales in December.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The Next C-Class
Speaking of German cars, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (down 20%), Canada's 14th-best-selling car in December, outsold the BMW 3-Series (down 30%) by 154 sales in the final month of 2013. But don't forget, the 3-Series' year-over-year tally takes into account the fact that sales of the 4-Series (which used to be a 3-Series) were included in the 3-Series' total up until October of this year. Throw the two together again and the C-Class led the 3-Series/4-Series lineup by just 42 units in December and trailed the pair by 3697 units in 2013. The C-Class coupe is still called the C-Class coupe.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada's best-selling trucks, will soon publish a list of Canada's best-selling SUVs in December and in short order will also be publishing a 2013-specific editions.

January 2014 • November 2013 • December 2012
Rank
Best-Selling Car
December 2013
December
2012
% Change
2013  2012  % Change
#1
Honda Civic
34126666-48.8%64,063 64,962 -1.4%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
2789 3182 -12.4% 54,760 50,950 7.5%
#3
Mazda 3
2763 1655 66.9% 40,466 39,295 3.0%
#4
Chevrolet Cruze
2483 1986 25.0% 33,184 32,629 1.7%
#5
Toyota Corolla
2442 2371 3.0% 44,449 40,906 8.7%
#6
Honda Fit
1909 357 435% 9512 4736 101%
#7
Volkswagen Jetta
1558 1973 -21.0% 30,413 26,904 13.0%
#8
Toyota Camry
1374 901 52.5% 18,245 18,203 0.2%
#9
Ford Focus
1043 1435 -27.3% 25,781 27,936 -7.7%
#10
Ford Fusion
1001 1158 -13.6% 20,145 16,698 20.6%
#11
Honda Accord
876 1201 -27.1% 17,165 9930 72.9%
#12
Nissan Versa
870 397 119% 12,297 12,476 -1.4%
#13
Nissan Sentra
862 944 -8.7% 14,407 11,008 30.9%
#14
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
812 1010 -19.6% 9356 10,616 -11.9%
#15
Volkswagen Golf
792 626 26.5% 11,871 13,298 -10.7%
#16
Volkswagen Passat & CC
751 567 32.5% 7909 8019 -1.4%
#17
Toyota Venza
716 789 -9.3% 9167 11,294 -18.8%
#18
Nissan Altima
714 534 33.7% 10,488 12,793 -18.0%
#19
Hyundai Accent
661 696 -5.0% 18,884 22,581 -16.4%
#20
BMW 3-Series
658 940 -30.0% 12,507 11,234 11.3%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - November 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - December 2012
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2013 & Year End
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - December 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - December 2013
Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - 2013 Year End
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada - December 2013 & Year End

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