Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – May 2014


2013 Honda Civic sedan red

Even during a month in which Canadian auto sales rose to their highest level ever, sales of passenger cars slid 2.4%.

• All 249 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD Canadian Sales
• All 142 Cars Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

According to the Automotive News Data Center, car sales are down 4.4% so far this year. There are symptoms of these declines even here among the 20 best-selling cars in Canada, as the third, eighth, ninth, tenth, 11th, 13th, 16th, and 19th best sellers – eight of the top 20 – reported year-over-year declines in May 2014.

But the two top nameplates continue to sell at a faster clip than they did a year ago. After one month on top of the leaderboard, the Toyota Corolla slid back to second spot despite an 11% increase to more than 6100 sales. 

The best-selling car in Canada in each of the last 16 years, Honda’s Civic, regained its number one spot with an 18% year-over-year increase to 7185 units, just the second time in the last 38 months that Civic sales have risen above 7000 units in Canada.

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May is typically Mustang buying season in Canada, and May 2014 was no different in Ford showrooms as dealers look to capture the coming summer and clear out remaining MY2014s. The Mustang ranked 19th in May 2013; 25th in May 2012. 

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 and best-selling SUVs in May.

May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

Rank
Best-Selling Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda Civic
7185 6097 17.8% 24,235 22,808 6.3%
#2
Toyota Corolla
6107 5497 11.1% 20,889 18,032 15.8%
#3
Hyundai Elantra
5628 6268 -10.2% 20,682 23,140 -10.6%
#4
Mazda 3
4603 4002 15.0% 17,128 16,134 6.2%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
3760 3597 4.5% 14,576 13,440 8.5%
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
3412 2858 19.4% 13,352 12,696 5.2%
#7
Hyundai Accent
2704 2294 17.9% 8972 8129 10.4%
#8
Ford Focus
2435 3264 -25.4% 9212 10,755 -14.3%
#9
Ford Fusion
1977 2376 -16.8% 7404 9110 -18.7%
#10
Toyota Camry
1959 2416 -18.9% 6562 7471 -12.2%
#11
Honda Accord
1888 1902 -0.7% 7266 7366 -1.4%
#12
Honda Fit
1773 809 119% 4863 2917 66.7%
#13
Kia Rio
1729 1779 -2.8% 6266 7134 -12.2%
#14
Nissan Versa
1503 973 54.5% 6318 3670 72.2%
#15
Kia Optima
1340 649 106% 3629 4353 -16.6%
#16
Nissan Sentra
1303 1716 -24.1% 5651 6311 -10.5%
#17
Ford Mustang
1256 1246 0.8% 2493 2559 -2.6%
#18
Ford Fiesta
1233 1037 18.9% 3896 3524 10.6%
#19
Kia Forte
1168 1867 -37.4% 4654 4730 -1.6%
#20
Subaru Impreza
1159 1040 11.4% 4189 3944 6.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC