Top 40 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2005 Year End


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt coupe

This list of Canada’s 40 best-selling vehicles in calendar year 2005 includes in its top nine a group of vehicles which continue to battle it out at the top of the heap nine years later. 

But then there’s the Toyota Echo, the successor of which has become a much slower seller in Canada. The Chevrolet Cobalt has long since been replaced by a similarly popular Chevrolet Cruze. The Honda Accord now battles the Ford Fusion for top spot in the midsize category, but midsize volumes are much slower.

Canada’s best-selling vehicle in 2005 was the Ford F-Series. The F-Series was roundly outsold by the GM twins, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, however. The Honda Civic led all cars for the eighth consecutive year, outselling its nearest direct rival by nearly 18,000 units. SUVs were again led by the Ford Escape, which grew its lead over the second-ranked Honda CR-V to more than 7500 sales. Only four of Canada’s 40 best-selling vehicles in 2005 were utility vehicles, down from five in 2004.

The Canadian auto market grew by approximately 49,000 units to 1.58 million in 2005, a 3.2% year-over-year jump. General Motors, Ford Canada, and the Chrysler Group accounted for 56.7% of all the new vehicle business in Canada in 2005. In fact, GM outsold FoMoCo and the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep family combined.

2006 • 2004

Rank
Best-Selling Vehicle
2005
2004

Change
#1
Ford F-Series
69,549 71,790 -3.1%
#2
Honda Civic
68,506 62,125 10.3%
#3
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
65,002 63,559 2.3%
#4
Mazda 3
50,713 42,680 18.8%
#5
Toyota Corolla
45,533 44,563 2.2%
#6
GMC Sierra
38,657 39,391 -1.9%
#7
Dodge Ram
37,483 37,709 -0.6%
#8
Chevrolet Silverado
37,012 38,005 -2.6%
#9
Ford Focus
26,861 11,422 135%
#10
Toyota Echo *
26,711 31,252 -14.5%
#11
Chevrolet Cobalt *
26,405 178 14,734%
#12
Honda Accord
24,115 25,814 -6.6%
#13
Toyota Matrix
24,048 20,017 20.1%
#14
Chevrolet Uplander/Venture
23,507 22,569 4.2%
#15
Ford Escape
23,493 20,360 15.4%
#16
Pontiac Montana/SV6
23,258 29,073 -20.0%
#17
Toyota Camry
18,861 20,135 -6.3%
#18
Chevrolet Impala
18,474 20,876 -11.5%
#19
Volkswagen Jetta
18,202 15,826 15.0%
#20
Chevrolet Malibu
17,871 15,062 18.6%
#21
Nissan Altima
17,037 18,508 -7.9%
#22
Chrysler Sebring
16,609 17,035 -2.5%
#23
Pontiac Pursuit
16,289 215 7476%
#24
Pontiac Sunfire
16,256 33,724 -51.8%
#25
Hyundai Elantra
16,101 15,375 4.7%
#26
Honda CR-V
15,976 15,388 3.8%
#27
Hyundai Accent
15,679 19,172 -18.2%
#28
Ford Freestar
15,608 22,078 -29.3%
#29
Chrysler SX 2.0/Neon
15,064 14,876 1.3%
#30
Chrysler 300/300M
14,654 10,480 39.8%
#31
Buick Allure
14,408 1414 919%
#32
Saturn Ion
14,154 12,323 14.9%
#33
Pontiac G6 *
14,038 2556 449%
#34
Toyota Sienna
13,622 17,043 -20.1%
#35
Jeep Liberty
13,282 13,543 -1.9%
#36
Chevrolet Equinox
12,984 5450 138%
#37
Chevrolet Aveo
12,863 13,712 -6.2%
#38
Honda Odyssey
12,573 10,559 19.1%
#39
Chevrolet Optra
12,345 16,853 -26.7%
#40
Nissan Sentra
12,206 12,744 -4.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Chevrolet also sold 7122 Cavaliers in 2005.
* Pontiac also sold 9438 Grand Ams in 2005.
* Toyota also sold 6177 Yaris hatchbacks in 2005.
* Ford sold a combined 13,146 Tauruses and Five Hundreds in 2005.