September 2014 Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 143 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


2012 Hyundai Accent
Canada’s passenger car market, unhealthy in a record-setting overall new vehicle industry through the first five months of the year, rose 3.8% in June, 6.1% in July, 1.4% in August, and 2.1% in September 2014. 
The Honda Civic accounts for nearly 9% of the Canadian car market and propels much of the growth. Non-Civic car sales were up just 1.8% last month. 

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – September 2014 YTD
• Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

The new Toyota Corolla (up 14% this year) is also set to challenge the Hyundai Elantra for the number-two position by year’s end, but Corolla sales dropped slightly last month. 

Indeed, the majority of top sellers are more successful in Canada this year than they were last year, but smaller players have been a drag on the overall category. 

Excluding the 30 top-selling cars from the equation, the lower 80% (which account for just 27% of the car category’s volume through the first nine months of 2014) are collectively down 1.8%.

Meanwhile, those 30 top sellers, from Honda Civic to Volkswagen Passat, are up 0.6%. 

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

New to these rankings this month is the Acura TLX, which generated 23% of Acura’s Canadian sales volume in September.

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 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. 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.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – September 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – September 2014
Canada Truck Sales By Model – September 2014 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – September 2014 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – September 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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Rank
Car
September
2014
YTD
September
2013
YTD
%
Change
September
2014
September
2013
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 51,936 48,098 8.0% 6,886 6,262 10.0%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 40,060 44,345 -9.7% 3,562 5,055 -29.5%
#3 Toyota Corolla 39,035 34,118 14.4% 4,409 4,459 -1.1%
#4 Mazda 3 33,016 30,203 9.3% 3,849 3,310 16.3%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 26,178 25,363 3.2% 3,229 2,637 22.4%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 25,216 23,298 8.2% 2,381 3,006 -20.8%
#7 Hyundai Accent 18,741 15,793 18.7% 2,419 1,837 31.7%
#8 Ford Focus 17,882 20,904 -14.5% 1,934 2,236 -13.5%
#9 Ford Fusion 14,508 16,681 -13.0% 1,455 1,435 1.4%
#10 Honda Accord 13,483 13,420 0.5% 1,465 1,333 9.9%
#11 Kia Rio 12,092 13,006 -7.0% 1,280 1,363 -6.1%
#12 Toyota Camry 12,008 13,963 -14.0% 1,297 1,991 -34.9%
#13 Nissan Sentra 11,596 11,495 0.9% 1,550 988 56.9%
#14 Nissan Versa 11,294 8,760 28.9% 772 1,406 -45.1%
#15 Hyundai Sonata 10,611 11,168 -5.0% 1,535 640 140%
#16 Kia Forte 9,226 9,161 0.7% 898 744 20.7%
#17 Volkswagen Golf 8,061 9,507 -15.2% 2,073 1,030 101%
#18 Kia Soul 7,927 6,053 31.0% 1,019 669 52.3%
#19 Subaru Impreza 7,918 7,635 3.7% 885 876 1.0%
#20 Chrysler 200 7,864 10,014 -21.5% 936 979 -4.4%
#20.1 Chrysler 200 Sedan * 7,850 9,412 -16.6% 936 969 -3.4%
#20.2 Chrysler 200 Convertible * 14 602 -97.7% 10 -100%
#21 Nissan Altima 7,719 8,231 -6.2% 730 1,226 -40.5%
#22 Honda Fit 7,652 5,975 28.1% 381 799 -52.3%
#23 BMW 3-Series 7,462 9,855 -24.3% 1,014 1,369 -25.9%
#24 Ford Fiesta 7,371 7,998 -7.8% 701 1,153 -39.2%
#25 Toyota Yaris 6,801 6,042 12.6% 791 495 59.8%
#26 Dodge Dart 6,518 7,509 -13.2% 560 683 -18.0%
#27 Kia Optima 6,424 8,051 -20.2% 425 975 -56.4%
#28 Chevrolet Sonic 6,345 7,573 -16.2% 554 808 -31.4%
#29 Toyota Venza 6,202 7,007 -11.5% 650 612 6.2%
#30 Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤ 6,057 5,696 6.3% 638 708 -9.9%
#31 Toyota Matrix 5,939 9,122 -34.9% 551 659 -16.4%
#32 Subaru Outback 5,812 4,567 27.3% 936 548 70.8%
#33 Buick Verano 5,634 4,498 25.3% 874 396 121%
#34 Subaru XV Crosstrek 5,366 4,405 21.8% 672 573 17.3%
#35 Chevrolet Malibu 5,345 5,265 1.5% 1,168 380 207%
#36 Nissan Micra 5,096 969
#37 Mitsubishi Lancer 5,045 6,049 -16.6% 570 528 8.0%
#38 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,958 7,005 -29.2% 694 733 -5.3%
#39 Fiat 500 4,779 5,803 -17.6% 307 455 -32.5%
#39.1 Fiat 500 * 3,391 4,200 -19.3% 220 349 -37.0%
#39.2 Fiat 500C * 1,388 1,603 -13.4% 87 106 -17.9%
#40 Ford Mustang 4,391 4,571 -3.9% 292 328 -11.0%
#41 Audi A4 º 4,301 4,507 -4.6% 432 491 -12.0%
#42 Chrysler 300 3,543 4,652 -23.8% 245 214 14.5%
#43 Mitsubishi Mirage 3,260 81 3,925% 247 81 205%
#44 Dodge Charger 3,153 3,971 -20.6% 340 524 -35.1%
#45 Lexus IS 3,094 1,670 85.3% 390 323 20.7%
#45.1 Lexus IS250/IS350 Sedan * 2,962 1,456 103% 383 313 22.4%
#45.2 Lexus ISC * 115 185 -37.8% 6 8 -25.0%
#45.3 Lexus ISF * 17 29 -41.4% 1 2 -50.0%
#46 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 2,909 2,330 24.8% 386 317 21.8%
#47 Nissan Frontier 2,813 2,130 32.1% 494 207 139%
#48 Hyundai Veloster 2,803 3,894 -28.0% 262 361 -27.4%
#49 Ford Taurus 2,788 3,648 -23.6% 194 224 -13.4%
#50 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,730 108 2,428% 326 108 202%
#51 Chevrolet Camaro 2,630 1,964 33.9% 143 115 24.3%
#52 Cadillac ATS 2,612 2,163 20.8% 264 268 -1.5%
#53 BMW 4-Series 2,499 401
#54 Infiniti Q50 ± 2,497 1,861 34.2% 239 357 -33.1%
#55 Chevrolet Impala 2,480 3,268 -24.1% 217 251 -13.5%
#56 Mazda 6 2,428 3,686 -34.1% 225 295 -23.7%
#57 Acura ILX 2,220 2,678 -17.1% 219 169 29.6%
#58 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2,121 2,426 -12.6% 222 250 -11.2%
#59 Toyota Prius C ² 2,101 2,347 -10.5% 201 260 -22.7%
#60 Fiat 500L 2,053 580 254% 133 134 -0.7%
#61 Lexus ES 2,038 2,432 -16.2% 236 300 -21.3%
#62 Mini Cooper †  1,911 3,012 -36.6% 104 280 -62.9%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 1,868 2,126 -12.1% 233 229 1.7%
#64 Subaru Legacy 1,849 1,459 26.7% 310 236 31.4%
#65 Mazda 2 1,836 3,257 -43.6% 184 266 -30.8%
#66 Audi A5 1,805 1,831 -1.4% 155 147 5.4%
#67 Smart Fortwo 1,725 1,676 2.9% 247 435 -43.2%
#68 BMW 5-Series 1,714 1,767 -3.0% 242 269 -10.0%
#69 Volkswagen Beetle 1,616 1,953 -17.3% 171 148 15.5%
#70 Audi A3 1,604 352 356% 393 5 7,760%
#71 Volvo S60/V60 1,498 1,024 46.3% 116 111 4.5%
#72 Toyota Prius ² 1,488 1,973 -24.6% 162 196 -17.3%
#72.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 1,425 1,783 -20.1% 151 189 -20.1%
#72.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 63 190 -66.8% 11 7 57.1%
#73 Chevrolet Spark 1,341 2,018 -33.5% 135 261 -48.3%
#74 Scion FR-S 1,334 1,557 -14.3% 149 103 44.7%
#75 Dodge Challenger 1,331 1,395 -4.6% 163 82 98.8%
#76 Chevrolet Volt 1,294 656 97.3% 145 59 146%
#77 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  1,291 1,570 -17.8% 111 138 -19.6%
#78 Acura TL 1,288 1,763 -26.9% 39 296 -86.8%
#79 Hyundai Genesis Sedan  1,186 784 51.3% 113 49 131%
#80 Ford C-Max 1,168 1,133 3.1% 141 123 14.6%
#81 Lincoln MKZ 1,167 1,133 3.0% 108 195 -44.6%
#82 Buick LaCrosse 1,118 933 19.8% 307 92 234%
#83 Chevrolet Corvette 1,029 148 595% 65 11 491%
#84 Scion tC 972 1,176 -17.3% 118 159 -25.8%
#85 Audi A6 893 784 13.9% 136 111 22.5%
#86 Lexus CT200h 828 804 3.0% 107 107 0.0%
#87 Subaru BRZ 809 911 -11.2% 59 95 -37.9%
#88 Nissan Leaf 805 382 111% 113 36 214%
#89 Cadillac CTS 794 702 13.1% 67 83 -19.3%
#90 Toyota Avalon 767 985 -22.1% 86 52 65.4%
#91 Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class ¤ 758 319 138% 73 15 387%
#92 Audi A7 757 528 43.4% 57 74 -23.0%
#93 Honda Crosstour 680 901 -24.5% 116 68 70.6%
#94 Nissan Maxima 662 1,154 -42.6% 52 181 -71.3%
#95 Porsche 911 648 537 20.7% 64 58 10.3%
#96 Buick Regal 607 530 14.5% 134 50 168%
#97 BMW 2-Series 567 101
#98 Scion xB 520 656 -20.7% 50 68 -26.5%
#99 Cadillac XTS 513 558 -8.1% 47 54 -13.0%
#100 Dodge Avenger 485 6,991 -93.1% 6 670 -99.1%
#101 Mazda MX-5 Miata 480 503 -4.6% 29 24 20.8%
#102 Jaguar XF 434 435 -0.2% 52 46 13.0%
#103 Volvo XC70 407 482 -15.6% 55 61 -9.8%
#104 Volkswagen Eos 384 450 -14.7% 32 21 52.4%
T105 Acura TLX 381 381
T105 Lexus GS 381 518 -26.4% 28 56 -50.0%
#107 Jaguar F-Type 366 186 96.8% 33 31 6.5%
#108 Infiniti Q60/G ± 356 436 -18.3% 37 32 15.6%
#109 Nissan 370Z 343 398 -13.8% 31 33 -6.1%
#110 BMW 6-Series 341 332 2.7% 24 45 -46.7%
#111 Porsche Boxster 311 341 -8.8% 38 21 81.0%
#112 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 304 312 -2.6% 24 21 14.3%
T113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 298 360 -17.2% 18 37 -51.4%
T113 Porsche Panamera 298 254 17.3% 39 52 -25.0%
#115 Scion iQ 280 387 -27.6% 24 32 -25.0%
#116 Jaguar XJ 279 278 0.4% 44 34 29.4%
#117 BMW 7-Series 277 248 11.7% 34 46 -26.1%
#118 Audi TT 266 307 -13.4% 26 31 -16.1%
#119 Scion xD 230 301 -23.6% 18 25 -28.0%
#120 Porsche Cayman 216 191 13.1% 19 18 5.6%
#121 Acura TSX 205 569 -64.0% 70 -100%
#122 Acura RLX/RL ¤ 202 127 59.1% 16 28 -42.9%
#123 Audi A8 193 210 -8.1% 22 24 -8.3%
#233 Lincoln MKS 176 205 -14.1% 14 25 -44.0%
#124 BMW Z4 141 217 -35.0% 6 11 -45.5%
#125 BMW i3 139 23
#126 Lexus LS 133 157 -15.3% 7 5 40.0%
#127 Kia Cadenza 114 140 -18.6% 21 47 -55.3%
#128 Nissan GT-R 109 110 -0.9% 10 15 -33.3%
#129 Audi R8 100 96 4.2% 9 7 28.6%
#130 Dodge Viper 87 35 149% 7 9 -22.2%
#131 Mitsubishi i MiEV 86 140 -38.6% 7 12 -41.7%
#132 Honda CR-Z 83 56 48.2% 11 4 175%
T133 Jaguar XK 73 79 -7.6% 6 10 -40.0%
T133 Infiniti Q70/M 73 215 -66.0% 18 33 -45.5%
#135 Hyundai Equus 56 62 -9.7% 4 8 -50.0%
#136 Volvo S80 48 41 17.1% 1 8 -87.5%
#137 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 36 50 -28.0% 1 8 -87.5%
#138 Cadillac ELR 31 3
#139 Kia K900 21 5
#140 Nissan Cube 15 156 -90.4% 16 -100%
#141 Porsche 918 Spyder 5 2
#142 BMW 1-Series 2 572 -99.7% 25 -100%
#143 Lexus LFA 1 1 0.0%
#264 Suzuki SX4 1,391 -100% 113 -100%
#267 Volvo C30 301 -100% 8 -100%
#268 Suzuki Kizashi 214 -100% 33 -100%
#269 Volvo C70 117 -100% 11 -100%
#270 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 112 -100% 3 -100%
#272 Honda Insight 63 -100% 3 -100%
#274 Dodge Caliber 7 -100%
#275 Mitsubishi Eclipse 3 -100%
#276 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 1 -100%
Total
607,115 610,077 -0.5% 68,991 67,540 2.1%

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 13% to 596 in September’ down 15.3% to 5457 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: up 19.8% to 224 in September; up 5.2% to 2477 YTD.
± Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 29% to 276 in September; up 24.2% to 2853 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.
º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad.
Sales data for brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands during the first nine months of 2014 were 103, 155, 85, and 54, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 25 copies of their Model S back in August 2014 (and 467 YTD), but Tesla doesn’t issue monthly sales reports. The ANDC estimate for Tesla August sales in Canada was 50 units.