Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - December 2013

2015 Ford F-150
In December 2013, for the twelfth time in twelve tries, the Ford F-Series ended the month as Canada's best-selling vehicle. Ford's boldly-styled 2015 F-150 was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier today. 

With the number of F-Series' sold in Canada each week - 2352 - the new F-150's front end will become a very common sight in your rearview mirror by the end of the year, if not before. For the F-Series to not be Canada's best-selling vehicle in 2014 and each of 2014's twelve months, the new truck's front end styling will have to be hated by thousands of potential truck customers. And it won't be. Free from chrome, it's exactly what truck styling should be, not that the same can't be said for the Silverado, Sierra, and Ram. In addition to a fresh face, the F-150 will be up to 700 pounds later when the MY2015 truck arrives. There'll be improved engines and efficiency and an upgraded cabin, plus a handful of new convenience and safety features.


Canada best selling autos market share chart December 2013
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Are the Ram, Sierra, and Silverado currently better than the F-Series? In most respects, yes. And yet the Ford F-Series outsells those trucks and all other vehicles by a huge margin; an increasingly wide margin, in fact. What will happen when a new version of the best-selling vehicle arrives? 

Those other vehicles matter, as more and more consumers are considering a truck as an everyday driver. Canada's new vehicle market grew by 4100 units in December. The truck market alone improved by 1975 units.


While the notion of a buyer considering either the best-selling car, Honda's Civic (which fell 49% in 2013 yet still hung on as Canada's top-selling car, leaving the CR-V to propel Honda) or the best-selling truck seems laughable, it's clear that Canadians perceive crew cab light-duty trucks as viable family options. The F-Series' record-setting 2013 performance isn't coming about exclusively because of oil sands projects. 

You can always select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements in the best seller list below. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We've also added prior year data, so you can spend less time hunting around for the numbers you need.

Below, the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada from December 2013.

December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012
Rank
Vehicle
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013 2012 %
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
7596 7027 8.1% 122,325 106,358 15.0%
#2
Dodge Ram
5546 5100 8.7% 80,248 69,255 15.9%
#3
Honda CR-V
4040 1959 106% 34,481 33,339 3.4%
#4
GMC Sierra
3757 2750 36.6% 46,908 42,712 9.8%
#5
Honda Civic
3412 6666 -48.8% 64,063 64,962 -1.4%
#6
Ford Escape
2999 2781 7.8% 45,141 44,099 2.4%
#7
Dodge Grand Caravan
2803 2515 11.5% 46,732 51,552 -9.3%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
2789 3182 -12.4% 54,760 50,950 7.5%
#9
Mazda 3
2763 1655 66.9% 40,466 39,295 3.0%
#10
Chevrolet Silverado
2584 2352 9.9% 37,490 35,943 4.3%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
2483 1986 25.0% 33,184 32,629 1.7%
#12
Toyota Corolla
2442 2371 3.0% 44,449 40,906 8.7%
#13
Toyota RAV4
2303 1487 54.9% 33,156 25,942 27.8%
#14
Honda Fit
1909 357 435% 9512 4736 101%
#15
Nissan Rogue
1844 923 99.8% 16,878 14,329 17.8%
#16
Volkswagen Jetta
1558 1973 -21.0% 30,413 26,904 13.0%
#17
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport *
1524 1971 -22.7% 26,010 23,394 11.2%
#18
Jeep Cherokee
1508 --- --- 2906 --- ---
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
1458 1048 39.1% 19,819 20,390 -2.8%
#20
Toyota Camry
1374 901 52.5% 18,245 18,203 0.2%
#21
Mazda CX-5
1251 786 59.2% 17,648 11,301 56.2%
#22
Dodge Journey
1223 1578 -22.5% 27,745 28,888 -4.0%
#23
Ford Focus
1043 1435 -27.3% 25,781 27,936 -7.7%
#24
Hyundai Tucson
1034 597 73.2% 11,685 13,969 -16.4%
#25
Ford Fusion
1001 1158 -13.6% 20,145 16,698 20.6%
#26
Subaru Forester
922 610 51.1% 11,239 7156 57.1%
#27
Ford Edge
910 1011 -10.0% 17,274 18,837 -8.3%
#28
Jeep Grand Cherokee
882 683 29.1% 11,587 10,416 11.2%
#29
Honda Accord
876 1201 -27.1% 17,165 9930 72.9%
#30
Nissan Versa
870 397 119% 12,297 12,476 -1.4%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales.
* Total Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL sales: down 8% to 1806 in December, up 25% to 29,220 in 2013.


RECOMMENDED READING
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - December 2014
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Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - November 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - December 2012
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - 2013 Year End
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2013 & Year End
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - December 2013
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Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada - December 2013
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In Canada - December 2013

1 comment:

  1. I had a dream last night that I won a new Chevy Cruize in a win a car sweepstakes so I have been doing research on it all day. I just totaled my car last tuesday by hitting a deal so I feel like my dream was telling me that this is the car I should get. And now to see it on the top 30 cars sold in Canada makes me feel even better. Thanks so much for sharing.

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