May 2014 Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 142 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - Every Car Ranked

2014 Kia Optima
After a one month break in which the Toyota Corolla temporarily took over as Canada's best-selling car, the Honda Civic was once again the most popular car in Canada in May 2014. 

In expanding its lead to the current second-ranked Corolla - not the normal Elantra number two - to 3346 units through five months, the Civic captured 8.4% of the declining Canadian passenger car market in May.


Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - May 2014 YTD
All 249 Vehicles Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
• All 86 SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


That's up by more than a percentage point from May of last year, when the Civic was the second-best-selling car in Canada. However, last May's leader, the Hyundai Elantra, suffered a 10% drop in May volume. In fact, the Hyundai car division was down 12% in May and is down 10% year-to-date as the Elantra takes a shallow dive and dealers wait for a new Sonata, a car that may not look new enough in comparison to a sixth-gen car that shocked consumers with its sleek exterior. 

Meanwhile, Kia car sales are down 4% as the Forte fails to make up for its Elantra partner's declines. The Optima was up 106% in May and moved up eight spots to 21st in these year-to-date rankings, but Kia hasn't yet overcome a terrible start to the year for the brand's midsize car.

Here's the thing, these Korean car sales declines aren't uncommon in the industry in 20214, and the fact that they're mostly made up for by sales of crossovers isn't unusual, either. Honda is something of an exception with its 8% car sales increase. But car sales at Acura, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Mazda, Mini, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo have decreased in 2014. 


• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2013 YTD


In what was a record month for new vehicle sales in Canada in May, car sales were down around 2%, and they accounted for just 43.5% of the industry's volume, down from 47.1% in May 2013. 

Don't count cars out. They still account for more sales than any other vehicle category: pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers, or minivans. There is still a wider range of available car types than you'll find in the SUV/crossover world; nearly twice as many nameplates. One fuel crisis could swing the market back toward compacts and subcompacts and hybrids faster than you can say, "Suez Canal."
2014 Chevrolet Volt
But right now, there are fewer Canadians buying cars than there were a year ago. Yet there are more Canadians - quite a lot more - buying and leasing Honda Civics and Toyota Corollas than there were a year ago.

There were exciting improvements introduced in October's rankings of new car 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 vehicles like the Volvo C30 and Volvo C70, nameplates which collected sales during the first five months of 2013 but not during the same period one year later. 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 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May volume by clicking the May 2014 column header, or 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.


Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - May 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - May 2014
Canada Truck Sales Rankings By Model - May 2014 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales Rankings By Model - May 2014 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales Rankings By Model - May 2014 YTD


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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013
Rank
Car
May
2014
YTD
May
2013
YTD
%
Change
May
2014
May
2013
% Change
#1
Honda Civic
24,235
22,808
6.3%
7,185
6,097
17.8%
#2
Toyota Corolla
20,889
18,032
15.8%
6,107
5,497
11.1%
#3
Hyundai Elantra
20,682
23,140
-10.6%
5,628
6,268
-10.2%
#4
Mazda 3
17,128
16,134
6.2%
4,603
4,002
15.0%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
14,576
13,440
8.5%
3,760
3,597
4.5%
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
13,352
12,696
5.2%
3,412
2,858
19.4%
#7
Ford Focus
9,212
10,755
-14.3%
2,435
3,264
-25.4%
#8
Hyundai Accent
8,972
8,129
10.4%
2,704
2,294
17.9%
#9
Ford Fusion
7,404
9,110
-18.7%
1,977
2,376
-16.8%
#10
Honda Accord
7,266
7,366
-1.4%
1,888
1,902
-0.7%
#11
Toyota Camry
6,562
7,471
-12.2%
1,959
2,416
-18.9%
#12
Nissan Versa
6,318
3,670
72.2%
1,503
973
54.5%
#13
Kia Rio
6,266
7,134
-12.2%
1,729
1,779
-2.8%
#14
Nissan Sentra
5,651
6,311
-10.5%
1,303
1,716
-24.1%
#15
Honda Fit
4,863
2,917
66.7%
1,773
809
119%
#16
Kia Forte
4,654
4,730
-1.6%
1,168
1,867
-37.4%
#17
Subaru Impreza
4,189
3,944
6.2%
1,159
1,040
11.4%
#18
Hyundai Sonata
4,115
6,369
-35.4%
711
1,812
-60.8%
#19
Ford Fiesta
3,896
3,524
10.6%
1,233
1,037
18.9%
#20
Chevrolet Sonic
3,799
4,221
-10.0%
1,021
1,093
-6.6%
#21
Kia Optima
3,629
4,353
-16.6%
1,340
649
106%
#22
Kia Soul
3,608
2,782
29.7%
749
725
3.3%
#23
Nissan Altima
3,503
4,182
-16.2%
780
840
-7.1%
#24
Toyota Yaris
3,445
3,017
14.2%
1,089
1,088
0.1%
#25
Chrysler 200
3,370
5,681
-40.7%
986
1,551
-36.4%
#25.1
Chrysler 200 Sedan *
3,357
5,171
-35.1%
986
1,408
-30.0%
#25.2
Chrysler 200 Convertible *
13
510
-97.5%
---
143
-100%
#26
Toyota Venza
3,367
3,877
-13.2%
945
1,012
-6.6%
#27
Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤
3,362
3,060
9.9%
855
866
-1.3%
#28
BMW 3-Series
3,337
4,801
-30.5%
954
1,156
-17.5%
#29
Dodge Dart
3,298
4,213
-21.7%
941
1,134
-17.0%
#30
Toyota Matrix
3,060
5,135
-40.4%
900
1,469
-38.7%
#31
Fiat 500
2,863
3,220
-11.1%
676
801
-15.6%
#31.1
Fiat 500 *
1,949
2,309
-15.6%
498
577
-13.7%
#31.2
Fiat 500C *
914
911
0.3%
178
224
-20.5%
#32
Subaru XV Crosstrek
2,829
2,282
24.0%
740
527
40.4%
#33
Subaru Outback
2,808
2,454
14.4%
657
569
15.5%
#34
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2,691
3,499
-23.1%
491
973
-49.5%
#35
Buick Verano
2,679
2,380
12.6%
818
603
35.7%
#36
Mitsubishi Lancer
2,637
3,741
-29.5%
578
1,083
-46.6%
#37
Chevrolet Malibu
2,615
3,891
-32.8%
655
1,113
-41.2%
#38
Audi A4 º
2,537
2,461
3.1%
566
600
-5.7%
#39
Ford Mustang
2,493
2,559
-2.6%
1,256
1,246
0.8%
#40
Dodge Charger
2,357
2,286
3.1%
363
644
-43.6%
#41
Chrysler 300
2,260
3,352
-32.6%
844
1,420
-40.6%
#42
Mitsubishi Mirage
1,662
---
---
286
---
---
#43
Lexus IS
1,647
520
217%
435
164
165%
#43.1
Lexus IS250/IS350 *
1,546
387
299%
405
108
275%
#43.2
Lexus ISC *
89
108
-17.6%
28
46
-39.1%
#43.3
Lexus ISF *
12
25
-52.0%
2
10
-80.0%
#44
Ford Taurus
1,623
2,211
-26.6%
703
712
-1.3%
#45
Chevrolet Impala
1,575
2,315
-32.0%
278
418
-33.5%
#46
Volkswagen Golf
1,534
5,019
-69.4%
562
1,233
-54.4%
#47
Hyundai Veloster
1,514
1,745
-13.2%
387
370
4.6%
#48
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤
1,508
1,145
31.7%
379
274
38.3%
#49
Chevrolet Camaro
1,455
1,124
29.4%
547
502
9.0%
#50
Infiniti Q50 ±
1,452
766
89.6%
321
139
131%
#51
Cadillac ATS
1,426
1,185
20.3%
409
323
26.6%
#52
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
1,415
---
---
399
---
---
#53
Fiat 500L
1,360
---
---
342
---
---
#54
Mazda 6
1,315
2,455
-46.4%
381
335
13.7%
#55
Acura ILX
1,149
1,439
-20.2%
366
488
-25.0%
#56
Toyota Prius C ²
1,143
1,128
1.3%
452
396
14.1%
#57
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1,114
1,255
-11.2%
222
213
4.2%
#58
Nissan Micra
1,078
---
---
877
---
---
#59
Mazda 2
1,041
2,219
-53.1%
181
301
-39.9%
#60
Audi A5
1,019
1,079
-5.6%
247
276
-10.5%
#61
Lexus ES
1,009
1,308
-22.9%
259
348
-25.6%
#62
Volkswagen Beetle
1,009
1,204
-16.2%
365
362
0.8%
#63
Subaru Legacy
979
757
29.3%
213
203
4.9%
#64
BMW 4-Series
973
---
---
306
---
---
#65
Toyota Prius V ²
964
1,087
-11.3%
238
260
-8.5%
#66
Mini Cooper † 
918
1,490
-38.4%
288
432
-33.3%
#67
Chevrolet Spark
865
1,105
-21.7%
81
138
-41.3%
#68
Acura TL
818
759
7.8%
198
185
7.0%
#69
Toyota Prius ²
818
1,009
-18.9%
199
262
-24.0%
#69.1
Toyota Prius Sedan *
776
879
-11.7%
189
240
-21.3%
#69.2
Toyota Prius Plug-In *
42
130
-67.7%
10
22
-54.5%
#70
Hyundai Genesis Coupe ‡ 
770
672
14.6%
209
201
4.0%
#71
Lincoln MKZ
766
498
53.8%
186
184
1.1%
#72
Dodge Challenger
762
818
-6.8%
204
230
-11.3%
#73
BMW 5-Series
746
935
-20.2%
167
229
-27.1%
#74
Smart Fortwo
706
458
54.1%
146
139
5.0%
#75
Chevrolet Volt
668
318
110%
177
77
130%
#76
Scion FR-S
629
863
-27.1%
194
245
-20.8%
#77
Chevrolet Corvette
597
71
741%
146
21
595%
#78
Ford C-Max
567
677
-16.2%
135
112
20.5%
#79
Buick LaCrosse
550
556
-1.1%
329
148
122%
#80
Volvo S60
512
595
-13.9%
155
193
-19.7%
#81
Scion tC
492
515
-4.5%
176
162
8.6%
#82
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class ¤
480
208
131%
70
45
55.6%
#83
Cadillac CTS
475
365
30.1%
171
78
119%
#84
Hyundai Genesis ‡ 
458
493
-7.1%
136
118
15.3%
#85
Lexus CT200h
453
419
8.1%
129
95
35.8%
#86
Subaru BRZ
449
460
-2.4%
144
126
14.3%
#87
Audi A6
448
385
16.4%
124
97
27.8%
#88
Toyota Avalon
444
625
-29.0%
101
145
-30.3%
#89
Audi A7
442
282
56.7%
109
77
41.6%
#90
Dodge Avenger
419
3,907
-89.3%
52
1,244
-95.8%
#91
Audi A3
399
294
35.7%
226
39
479%
#92
Nissan Maxima
380
704
-46.0%
37
83
-55.4%
#93
Volvo V60
373
------
129
------
#94
Nissan Leaf
358
235
52.3%
101
31
226%
#95
Honda Crosstour
336
521
-35.5%
93
97
-4.1%
#96
Porsche 911
331
329
0.6%
93
68
36.8%
#97
Buick Regal
294
347
-15.3%
72
53
35.8%
#98
Cadillac XTS
284
361
-21.3%
81
71
14.1%
#99
Scion xB
278
335
-17.0%
75
106
-29.2%
#100
Jaguar XF
271
245
10.6%
45
58
-22.4%
#101
Mazda MX-5 Miata
263
303
-13.2%
76
116
-34.5%
#102
Lexus GS
214
283
-24.4%
70
76
-7.9%
#103
Volvo XC70
208
247
-15.8%
34
57
-40.4%
#104
Volkswagen Eos
206
321
-35.8%
61
91
-33.0%
#105
Acura TSX
203
391
-48.1%
21
94
-77.7%
#106
Scion iQ
202
235
-14.0%
53
34
55.9%
#107
BMW 6-Series
201
173
16.2%
40
45
-11.1%
#108
BMW 2-Series
198
---
---
83
---
---
#109
Nissan 370Z
182
215
-15.3%
54
87
-37.9%
#110
Jaguar F-Type
178
18
889%
57
18
217%
#111
Infiniti Q60/G ±
170
280
-39.3%
26
79
-67.1%
#112
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
165
177
-6.8%
45
49
-8.2%
#113
Porsche Boxster
157
198
-20.7%
51
49
4.1%
#114
Acura RLX/RL ¤
155
12
1192%
26
3
767%
#115
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
152
233
-34.8%
48
61
-21.3%
#116
Porsche Panamera
149
133
12.0%
34
43
-20.9%
#117
Audi TT
148
166
-10.8%
50
45
11.1%
#118
Scion xD
144
168
-14.3%
49
54
-9.3%
#119
Jaguar XJ
137
155
-11.6%
35
25
40.0%
#120
BMW 7-Series
132
82
61.0%
43
13
231%
#121
Lincoln MKS
127
139
-8.6%
27
22
22.7%
#122
Porsche Cayman
108
74
45.9%
33
37
-10.8%
#123
Audi A8
103
130
-20.8%
22
60
-63.3%
#124
BMW Z4
101
76
32.9%
39
29
34.5%
#125
Lexus LS
77
104
-26.0%
16
38
-57.9%
#126
Audi R8
62
34
82.4%
17
10
70.0%
#127
Nissan GT-R
60
56
7.1%
14
20
-30.0%
#128
Dodge Viper ¹
49
6
717%
15
5
200%
#129
Kia Cadenza
46
28
64.3%
12
14
-14.3%
#130
Mitsubishi i MiEV
42
81
-48.1%
8
22
-63.6%
#131
Infiniti Q70/M
36
103
-65.0%
6
18
-66.7%
#132
Honda CR-Z
33
24
37.5%
12
7
71.4%
#133
Jaguar XK
33
35
-5.7%
13
7
85.7%
#134
Volvo S80
30
20
50.0%
17
6
183%
#135
Hyundai Equus
28
29
-3.4%
7
8
-12.5%
#136
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
27
26
3.8%
10
3
233%
#137
BMW i3
22
---
---
22
---
---
#138
Nissan Cube
13
87
-85.1%
1
26
-96.2%
#139
Cadillac ELR
10
---
---
3
---
---
#140
Kia K900
7
---
---
1
---
---
#141
BMW 1-Series
2
443
-99.5%
---
51
-100%
#142
Lexus LFA
1
1
0.0%
1
---
---
#250
Suzuki SX4
---
750
-100%
---
169
-100%
#253
Volvo C30
---
265
-100%
---
65
-100%
#254
Suzuki Kizashi
---
106
-100%
---
27
-100%
#256
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
---
95
-100%
---
18
-100%
#257
Volvo C70
---
57
-100%
---
35
-100%
#258
Honda Insight
---
48
-100%
---
3
-100%
#260
Dodge Caliber
---
7
-100%
---
4
-100%
#261
Mitsubishi Eclipse
---
3
-100%
---
---
---
#262
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
---
1
-100%
---
---
---
---
---
------ --- --- --- ---
---
Total
310,878323,560-3.9% 85,826 87,415 -1.8%
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.
^ Brand total includes sales of commercial vans.
¹ Chrysler has been marketing the Viper as an SRT, but we show it here with Dodge so when you click the Car column header, you will see the Viper with with like-branded products. In fact, FCA recently decided to cancel SRT as a brand unto its own. 
² Total Prius Family sales: down 9.3% to 2925 YTD; down 3.2% to 889 in May.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: up 5.4% to 1228 YTD; up 8.2% to 345 in May.
± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 55.1% to 1622 YTD; up 59.2% to 347 in May.
¤ 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, Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands during the first four months of 2014 were 17, 5, and 6, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 71 copies of their Model S back in April 2014, but Tesla doesn't issue monthly sales reports. The ANDC estimate for Tesla May sales in Canada was 50 units.

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