January 2014 Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 135 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


2014 Buick LaCrosse
Buick Car Sales Slid 23% In January As Both The
LaCrosse And Regal Lost At Least Half Their Volume

In Canada, January is never the month to be an automobile salesman, but the first month of January 2014 was a particularly poor month for sellers of actual passenger cars. 

Thankfully, the Canadian auto industry enjoyed a surge in SUV/crossover sales and the total market increased.

Certain manufacturers struggled more than others to keep the January 2013 pace: BMW/Mini car sales slid 29%. FoMoCo’s Ford division suffered a 26% car sales decline. 

Total GM Canada car sales plunged 35%. The Acura brand’s car division was down 38%. Hyundai-Kia car sales slid 7%. Scion slid 32%. Toyota’s cars were down 16%. Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and Volkswagen all sold fewer cars this January than in January 2014.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 red
Even Without The CLA, Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Car
Sales Were Up 35% In January Thanks To Huge
Increases From The C-Class, E-Class, And S-Class

But the Chrysler Group reported a 4% increase in car sales. With help from the new CLA-Class (not on sale a year ago), Mercedes-Benz brand car sales jumped 62%. Honda’s six cars combined for a 14% year-over-year increase. 

Mazda’s car sales rose 3% despite the 6’s continued, disastrous decline. Mitsubishi, Infiniti, Nissan, Subaru, Lexus, and Volvo all reported improvements in sales of their passenger cars.

As is so often the case, Canada’s favourite car in January 2014 was the Honda Civic. Stealing the attention of 9% of Canada’s car buyers, the Civic’s market share grew from 6% a year ago.

There were exciting improvements introduced in October’s rankings of vehicle sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increases/decreases from last year. As a result, we now include cars like the Lexus LFA and Honda Insight, nameplates which collected sales in January 2013 but not during January 2014. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Reminder: these are January 2014 rankings, but you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013

Rank
Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
#1 Honda Civic 3,315 2,503 32.4%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 2,685 2,956 -9.2%
#2.1 Hyundai Elantra Sedan/Coupe/GT * 2,685 2,944 -8.8%
#2.2 Hyundai Elantra Touring * 12 -100%
#3 Mazda 3 2,287 1,658 37.9%
#4 Toyota Corolla 2,210 2,465 -10.3%
#5 Volkswagen Jetta 1,891 1,805 4.8%
#6 Chevrolet Cruze 1,247 2,136 -41.6%
#7 Ford Focus 1,110 1,358 -18.3%
#8 Hyundai Accent 970 755 28.5%
#9 Dodge Dart 919 447 106%
#10 Ford Fusion 828 1,263 -34.4%
#11 Nissan Sentra 807 759 6.3%
#12 Kia Rio 774 800 -3.3%
#13 Honda Accord 728 888 -18.0%
#14 Nissan Versa 719 521 38.0%
#15 Toyota Camry 650 790 -17.7%
#15.1 Toyota Camry * 529 614 -13.8%
#15.2 Toyota Camry Hybrid * 121 176 -31.3%
#16 Chrysler 200 643 659 -2.4%
#16.1 Chrysler 200 Sedan * 633 641 -1.2%
#16.2 Chrysler 200 Convertible * 10 18 -44.4%
#17 Subaru Impreza 615 478 28.7%
#18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 556 393 41.5%
#19 Kia Forte 548 549 -0.2%
#20 Kia Optima 508 532 -4.5%
#21 Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤ 496 345 43.8%
#22 Toyota Venza 493 546 -9.7%
#23 Nissan Altima 489 499 -2.0%
#24 Fiat 500 483 328 47.3%
#24.1 Fiat 500 * 320 278 15.1%
#24.2 Fiat 500C * 163 50 226%
#25 Hyundai Sonata 444 804 -44.8%
#26 Subaru Outback 416 438 -5.0%
#27 Kia Rondo 387 216 79.2%
#28 Ford Fiesta 381 482 -21.0%
#29 Mitsubishi Lancer 378 456 -17.1%
#30 Toyota Yaris 375 310 21.0%
#31 BMW 3-Series 374 676 -44.7%
#32 Volkswagen Golf 373 673 -44.6%
#33 Kia Soul 346 323 7.1%
#34 Chevrolet Sonic 345 601 -42.6%
#35 Toyota Matrix 315 673 -53.2%
#36 Audi A4 º 301 332 -9.3%
#37 Subaru XV Crosstrek 292 404 -27.7%
#38 Honda Fit 277 336 -17.6%
#39 Dodge Charger 248 395 -37.2%
#40 Mitsubishi Mirage 234
#41 Buick Verano 222 226 -1.8%
#42 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 221
#43 Infiniti Q50 ± 220 112 96.4%
#44 Chevrolet Malibu 207 498 -58.4%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 198 117 69.2%
#46 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 191 201 -5.0%
#47 BMW 5-Series 187 191 -2.1%
#48 Dodge Avenger 183 424 -56.8%
#49 Lexus IS 177 52 240%
#49.1 Lexus IS250/IS350 Sedan * 171 46 272%
#49.2 Lexus ISC * 6 5 20%
#49.3 Lexus ISF * 1 -100%
#50 Ford Taurus 157 197 -20.3%
#51 Toyota Prius V ² 156 162 -3.7%
T52.1 Chrysler 300 142 230 -38.3%
T52.2 Lexus ES 142 170 -16.5%
T52.3 Lexus ES350 * 104 117 -11.1%
T52.4 Lexus ES300h * 38 53 -28.3%
#54 Hyundai Veloster 139 219 -36.5%
#55 Mazda 2 137 285 -51.9%
#56 Cadillac ATS 133 106 25.5%
#57 Volvo S60 133 108 23.1%
#58 Volkswagen Beetle 130 86 51.2%
#59 Subaru Legacy 128 102 25.5%
#60 Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class ¤ 118 26 354%
#61 Toyota Prius C ² 116 106 9.4%
T62.1 Fiat 500L 113
T62.3 Toyota Prius ² 113 161 -29.8%
T62.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 109 128 -14.8%
T62.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 156 162 -3.7%
#64 BMW 4-Series 111
T65 Mazda 6 108 535 -79.8%
T65 Audi A5 108 77 40.3%
#67 Acura ILX 107 190 -43.7%
T68 Ford Mustang 105 123 -14.6%
T68 Chevrolet Spark 105 87 20.7%
#70 Chevrolet Corvette 94 13 623%
#71 Lincoln MKZ 80 29 176%
#72 Acura TL 79 111 -28.8%
#73 Chevrolet Impala 74 117 -36.8%
#74 Audi A7 70 38 84.2%
T75 Chevrolet Camaro 66 87 -24.1%
T75 Chevrolet Volt 66 44 50.0%
T77 Ford C-Max 63 158 -60.1%
T77 Lincoln MKS 63 24 163%
T79 Mini Cooper  62 113 -45.1%
T79 Nissan Maxima 62 103 -39.8%
#81 Audi A6 58 48 20.8%
#82 Scion FR-S 57 123 -53.7%
T83 Dodge Challenger 53 82 -35.4%
T83 Hyundai Genesis Sedan  53 65 -18.5%
T85 Honda Crosstour 48 85 -43.5%
T85 Mazda MX-5 Miata 48 16 200%
T87 Cadillac CTS 47 57 -17.5%
T87 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  47 46 2.2%
#89 Toyota Avalon 46 105 -56.2%
#90 Scion tC 45 53 -15.1%
T91 Smart Fortwo 43 34 26.5%
T91 Buick Regal 43 98 -56.1%
#92 Subaru BRZ 42 41 2.4%
#93 Nissan Leaf 41 37 10.8%
#94 Volvo V60 37
T95 Acura TSX 36 78 -53.8%
T95 Scion xB 36 44 -18.2%
T97 Jaguar XF 35 10 250%
T97 Scion iQ 35 46 -23.9%
T99 Cadillac XTS 33 60 -45.0%
T99 Volvo XC70 33 52 -36.5%
#101.1 Lexus GS 31 46 -32.6%
T101.3 Lexus GS350 * 31 41 -24.4%
T101.4 Lexus GS450h * 5 -100%
#102 Lexus CT200h 30 79 -62.0%
#103 BMW 6-Series 27 18 50.0%
#104 Buick LaCrosse 26 52 -50.0%
#105 Scion xD 24 24 0.0%
#106 BMW 7-Series 23 17 35.3%
#107 Jaguar F-Type 21
#108 Porsche Panamera 19 19 0.0%
#109 Infiniti G/Q60 ± 18 23 -21.7%
#110 Porsche 911 17 45 -62.2%
T111.1 Acura RLX/RL ¤ 12
T111.2 Infiniti Q70/M 12 26 -53.8%
T111.3 Nissan 370Z 12 9 33.3%
T111.4 Lexus LS 12 11 9.1%
T111.5 Lexus LS460 * 12 9 33.3%
T111.6 Lexus LS600hL * 2 -100%
T115 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 11 9 22.2%
T115 Jaguar XJ 11 35 -68.6%
T115 Audi A8 11 15 -26.7%
#118 Volkswagen Eos 9 29 -69.0%
T119 Mitsubishi i MiEV 8 4 100%
T119 Audi TT 8 12 -33.3%
T119 Porsche Boxster 8 9 -11.1%
T122 BMW Z4 7 2 250%
T122 Kia Cadenza 7
#124 Volvo S80 6 3 100%
T125 Jaguar XK 5 1 400%
T125 Porsche Cayman 5
T127 Dodge (SRT) Viper ¹ 4
T127 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 4 22 -81.8%
T127 Hyundai Equus 4 4 0.0%
T127 Nissan Cube 4 13 -69.2%
T131 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 3 4 -25.0%
T131 Audi R8 3 2 50.0%
T133 Honda CR-Z 2 4 -50.0%
T133 Nissan GT-R 2 3 -33.3%
#135 BMW 1-Series 1 94 -98.9%
#240 Suzuki SX4 161 -100%
#243 Audi A3 45 -100%
#244 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 31 -100%
#245 Suzuki Kizashi 23 -100%
#247 Honda Insight 17 -100%
#250 Volvo C30 8 -100%
#252 Dodge Caliber 1 -100%
#253 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1 -100%
#254 Lexus LFA 1 -100%
Total
37,479 40,066 -6.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
¹ Chrysler markets the Viper as an SRT but we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the vehicles with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Car column header.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 10.3% to 385 units.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: down 9.9% to 100
± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 76.3% to 238
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together, S-Class and CL-Class together, RL and RLX together, Passat and CC together.
º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad.
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in January were 18 and 4, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 638 copies of their Model S in 2013, but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports.

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