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


2014 Kia Forte 5
Canadian car sales rebounded slightly in August 2014 as leading small cars like the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Hyundai Accent, and Kia Rio contributed substantial improvements. Year-to-date, the car market is down despite record-setting overall new vehicle sales in Canada.
The Honda Civic is not subject to that decline. Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last 16 years will end 2014 as Canada’s best-selling car, as well. It now leads the declining, second-ranked Hyundai Elantra by 8552 units with just four months remaining. Civic sales are up 8% this year, a gain of 3214 units. Elantra volume is down 7%, a loss of 2792 sales. 

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2014 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Hyundai’s car division nevertheless appeared significantly healthier during the month of August as the Sonata led all midsize cars for the second month running. The Accent, Canada’s top-selling subcompact, was up 36%. Genesis sedan sales more than doubled. Total Hyundai car sales, down 4% this year, rose 7% in August.

Over at Hyundai partner Kia, the car division’s sales have fallen 1% this year but jumped 11% in August as the Forte, Rio, and Soul – the brand’s three small cars – posted respective gains of 27%, 25%, and 54%, with volume equalling nine out of every ten Kia passenger car sales during the month.

• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2014 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2013 YTD

New to these rankings this month is the Porsche 918 Spyder, which was delivered to three buyers in August. Porsche generated precisely two-thirds of its Canadian sales volume with the Macan and Cayenne utility vehicles last month; another 9% with the Panamera, leaving a quarter for the four-nameplate sports car lineup.

There were exciting improvements introduced late last year in the GCBC’s rankings of all new vehicles. 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 Mitsubishi Eclipse and Dodge Caliber, nameplates which collected sales during the first eight months 2014 but not during the same period one year later. 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 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by August volume by clicking the August 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles 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 – August 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – August 2014
Canada Truck Sales By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – August 2014 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – August 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.

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Rank
Car
August
2014
YTD
August
2013
YTD
%
Change
August
2014
August
2013
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 45,050 41,836 7.7% 7,305 7,213 1.3%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 36,498 39,290 -7.1% 4,152 5,018 -17.3%
#3 Toyota Corolla 34,626 29,659 16.7% 4,680 3,955 18.3%
#4 Mazda 3 29,167 26,893 8.5% 4,203 3,916 7.3%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 22,949 22,726 1.0% 2,753 3,315 -17.0%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 22,835 20,292 12.5% 2,757 2,708 1.8%
#7 Hyundai Accent 16,322 13,956 17.0% 2,616 1,927 35.8%
#8 Ford Focus 15,948 18,668 -14.6% 2,063 2,630 -21.6%
#9 Ford Fusion 13,053 15,246 -14.4% 1,663 1,899 -12.4%
#10 Honda Accord 12,018 12,087 -0.6% 1,513 1,419 6.6%
#11 Kia Rio 10,812 11,643 -7.1% 1,735 1,392 24.6%
#12 Toyota Camry 10,711 11,972 -10.5% 1,244 1,364 -8.8%
#13 Nissan Versa 10,522 7,354 43.1% 1,102 1,527 -27.8%
#14 Nissan Sentra 10,046 10,507 -4.4% 1,312 964 36.1%
#15 Hyundai Sonata 9,076 10,528 -13.8% 1,682 762 121%
#16 Kia Forte 8,328 8,417 -1.1% 1,185 933 27.0%
#17 Honda Fit 7,271 5,176 40.5% 333 902 -63.1%
#18 Subaru Impreza 7,033 6,759 4.1% 981 981 0.0%
#19 Nissan Altima 6,989 7,005 -0.2% 1,148 780 47.2%
#20 Chrysler 200 6,928 9,035 -23.3% 1,100 886 24.2%
#20.1 Chrysler 200 Sedan * 6,914 8,443 -18.1% 1,100 879 25.1%
#20.2 Chrysler 200 Convertible * 14 592 -97.6% 7 -100%
#21 Kia Soul 6,908 5,384 28.3% 1,434 930 54.2%
#22 Ford Fiesta 6,670 6,845 -2.6% 762 1,294 -41.1%
#23 BMW 3-Series 6,448 8,486 -24.0% 1,099 1,114 -1.3%
#24 Toyota Yaris 6,010 5,547 8.3% 937 702 33.5%
#25 Kia Optima 5,999 7,076 -15.2% 502 1,098 -54.3%
#26 Volkswagen Golf 5,988 8,477 -29.4% 1,762 1,132 55.7%
#27 Dodge Dart 5,958 6,826 -12.7% 660 710 -7.0%
#28 Chevrolet Sonic 5,791 6,765 -14.4% 495 738 -32.9%
#29 Toyota Venza 5,552 6,395 -13.2% 693 825 -16.0%
#30 Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤ 5,419 4,988 8.6% 544 697 -22.0%
#31 Toyota Matrix 5,388 8,463 -36.3% 711 1,069 -33.5%
#32 Subaru Outback 4,876 4,019 21.3% 883 505 74.9%
#33 Buick Verano 4,760 4,102 16.0% 587 509 15.3%
#34 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4,694 3,832 22.5% 586 521 12.5%
#35 Mitsubishi Lancer 4,475 5,521 -18.9% 790 539 46.6%
#36 Fiat 500 4,472 5,348 -16.4% 489 626 -21.9%
#36.1 Fiat 500 * 3,171 3,851 -17.7% 386 465 -17.0%
#36.2 Fiat 500C * 1,301 1,497 -13.1% 103 161 -36.0%
#37 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,264 6,272 -32.0% 472 720 -34.4%
#38 Chevrolet Malibu 4,177 4,885 -14.5% 761 351 117%
#39 Nissan Micra 4,127 870
#40 Ford Mustang 4,099 4,243 -3.4% 445 479 -7.1%
#41 Audi A4 º 3,869 4,016 -3.7% 371 510 -27.3%
#42 Chrysler 300 3,298 4,438 -25.7% 51 267 -80.9%
#43 Mitsubishi Mirage 3,013 411
#44 Dodge Charger 2,813 3,447 -18.4% 116 454 -74.4%
#45 Lexus IS 2,704 1,347 101% 364 394 -7.6%
#45.1 Lexus IS250/350 Sedan * 2,579 1,143 126% 359 371 -3.2%
#45.2 Lexus ISC * 109 177 -38.4% 4 22 -81.8%
#45.3 Lexus ISF * 16 27 -40.7% 1 1 0.0%
#46 Ford Taurus 2,594 3,424 -24.2% 271 289 -6.2%
#47 Hyundai Veloster 2,541 3,533 -28.1% 384 519 -26.0%
#48 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 2,523 2,013 25.3% 349 269 29.7%
#49 Chevrolet Camaro 2,487 1,849 34.5% 201 119 68.9%
#50 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,404 305
#51 Cadillac ATS 2,348 1,895 23.9% 240 252 -4.8%
#52 Chevrolet Impala 2,263 3,017 -25.0% 253 219 15.5%
#53 Infiniti Q50 ± 2,258 1,504 50.1% 285 444 -35.8%
#54 Mazda 6 2,203 3,391 -35.0% 338 365 -7.4%
#55 BMW 4-Series 2,098 347
#56 Acura ILX 2,001 2,509 -20.2% 266 293 -9.2%
#57 Fiat 500L 1,920 446 330% 130 220 -40.9%
#58 Toyota Prius C ² 1,900 2,087 -9.0% 226 321 -29.6%
#59 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,899 2,176 -12.7% 272 300 -9.3%
#60 Mini Cooper  1,807 2,732 -33.9% 175 313 -44.1%
#61 Lexus ES 1,802 2,132 -15.5% 305 260 17.3%
#62 Mazda 2 1,652 2,991 -44.8% 208 242 -14.0%
#63 Audi A5 1,650 1,684 -2.0% 253 188 34.6%
#64 Toyota Prius V ² 1,635 1,897 -13.8% 248 264 -6.1%
#65 Subaru Legacy 1,539 1,223 25.8% 241 180 33.9%
#66 Smart Fortwo 1,478 1,241 19.1% 280 403 -30.5%
#67 BMW 5-Series 1,472 1,498 -1.7% 248 203 22.2%
#68 Volkswagen Beetle 1,445 1,805 -19.9% 126 155 -18.7%
#69 Volvo S60/V60 1,382 913 51.4% 97 147 -34.0%
#70 Toyota Prius ² 1,326 1,777 -25.4% 163 249 -34.5%
#70.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 1,274 1,594 -20.1% 162 228 -28.9%
#70.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 52 183 -71.6% 1 21 -95.2%
#71 Acura TL 1,249 1,467 -14.9% 206 240 -14.2%
#72 Audi A3 1,211 347 249% 265 10 2550%
#73 Chevrolet Spark 1,206 1,757 -31.4% 163 192 -15.1%
#74 Scion FR-S 1,185 1,454 -18.5% 180 173 4.0%
#75 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ‡  1,180 1,432 -17.6% 116 237 -51.1%
#76 Dodge Challenger 1,168 1,313 -11.0% 91 105 -13.3%
#77 Chevrolet Volt 1,149 597 92.5% 186 84 121%
#78 Hyundai Genesis Sedan ‡  1,073 735 46.0% 215 95 126%
#79 Lincoln MKZ 1,059 938 12.9% 92 113 -18.6%
#80 Ford C-Max 1,027 1,010 1.7% 143 140 2.1%
#81 Chevrolet Corvette 964 137 604% 75 14 436%
#82 Scion tC 854 1,017 -16.0% 121 219 -44.7%
#83 Buick LaCrosse 811 841 -3.6% 107 96 11.5%
#84 Audi A6 757 673 12.5% 103 81 27.2%
#85 Subaru BRZ 750 816 -8.1% 76 79 -3.8%
#86 Cadillac CTS 727 619 17.4% 87 100 -13.0%
#87 Lexus CT200h 721 697 3.4% 79 104 -24.0%
#88 Audi A7 700 454 54.2% 102 51 100%
#89 Nissan Leaf 692 346 100% 113 56 102%
#90 Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class ¤ 685 304 125% 46 24 91.7%
#91 Toyota Avalon 681 933 -27.0% 80 94 -14.9%
#92 Nissan Maxima 610 973 -37.3% 100 49 104%
#93 Porsche 911 584 479 21.9% 65 42 54.8%
#94 Honda Crosstour 564 833 -32.3% 87 136 -36.0%
#95 Dodge Avenger 479 6,321 -92.4% 10 642 -98.4%
#96 Buick Regal 473 480 -1.5% 64 50 28.0%
#97 Scion xB 470 588 -20.1% 60 106 -43.4%
T98 BMW 2-Series 466 89
T98 Cadillac XTS 466 504 -7.5% 40 51 -21.6%
#100 Mazda MX-5 Miata 451 479 -5.8% 37 56 -33.9%
#101 Jaguar XF 382 389 -1.8% 42 43 -2.3%
#102 Lexus GS 353 462 -23.6% 54 63 -14.3%
T103 Volkswagen Eos 352 429 -17.9% 41 31 32.3%
T103 Volvo XC70 352 421 -16.4% 35 63 -44.4%
#105 Jaguar F-Type 333 155 115% 42 39 7.7%
#106 Infiniti Q60/G ± 319 404 -21.0% 54 41 31.7%
#107 BMW 6-Series 317 287 10.5% 33 31 6.5%
#108 Nissan 370Z 312 365 -14.5% 34 39 -12.8%
T109 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 280 323 -13.3% 23 21 9.5%
T109 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 280 291 -3.8% 29 26 11.5%
#111 Porsche Boxster 273 320 -14.7% 36 27 33.3%
#112 Porsche Panamera 259 202 28.2% 45 27 66.7%
#113 Scion iQ 256 355 -27.9% 17 37 -54.1%
#114 BMW 7-Series 243 202 20.3% 37 52 -28.8%
#115 Audi TT 240 276 -13.0% 23 26 -11.5%
#116 Jaguar XJ 235 244 -3.7% 29 30 -3.3%
#117 Scion xD 212 276 -23.2% 29 43 -32.6%
#118 Acura TSX 205 499 -58.9% 42 -100%
#119 Porsche Cayman 197 173 13.9% 25 19 31.6%
#120 Acura RLX/RL ¤ 186 99 87.9% 4 17 -76.5%
#121 Audi A8 171 186 -8.1% 22 20 10.0%
#122 Lincoln MKS 162 180 -10.0% 10 12 -16.7%
#123 BMW Z4 135 206 -34.5% 7 37 -81.1%
#124 Lexus LS 126 152 -17.1% 11 11 0.0%
#125 BMW i3 116 32
#126 Nissan GT-R 99 95 4.2% 9 7 28.6%
#127 Kia Cadenza 93 93 0.0% 28 31 -9.7%
#128 Audi R8 91 89 2.2% 6 14 -57.1%
#129 Dodge Viper 80 26 208% 6 9 -33.3%
#130 Mitsubishi i MiEV 79 128 -38.3% 10 20 -50.0%
#131 Honda CR-Z 72 52 38.5% 16 6 167%
#132 Jaguar XK 67 69 -2.9% 5 3 66.7%
#133 Infiniti Q70/M 55 182 -69.8% 6 37 -83.8%
#134 Hyundai Equus 52 54 -3.7% 11 9 22.2%
#135 Volvo S80 47 33 42.4% 9 -100%
#136 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 35 42 -16.7% 4 6 -33.3%
#137 Cadillac ELR 28 10
#138 Kia K900 16 1
#139 Nissan Cube 15 140 -89.3% 16 -100%
#140 Porsche 918 Spyder 3 3
#141 BMW 1-Series 2 547 -100% 22 -100%
#142 Lexus LFA 1 1 0.0%
#262 Suzuki SX4 1,278 -100% 159 -100%
#265 Volvo C30 293 -100% 7 -100%
#266 Suzuki Kizashi 181 -100% 27 -100%
#267 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 109 -100%
#269 Honda Insight 60 -100% 1 -100%
#271 Dodge Caliber 7 -100%
#272 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3 -100%
#273 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 1 -100%
Total
538,124 542,537 -0.8% 72,560 71,523 1.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 23.6% to 637 in August; down 15.6% to 4861 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: down 0.3% to 331 in August, up 4.0% to 2253 YTD.
± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 30.1% to 339 in August; up 35.1% to 2577 YTD.
¤ 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. Sales data separating the V60 and S60 has been made available before, but has not, as of yet, for July and year-to-date.
º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad.
Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands during the first eight months of 2014 were 88, 136, 40, and 48, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 48 copies of their Model S back in July 2014, but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The ANDC estimate for Tesla August sales in Canada was 50 units.