Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - February 2015

2015 Toyota Sienna SE grey
Rewind one year. When GCBC published the list of Canada's 30 best-selling vehicles in February 2014, there were 11 cars, just as there was one year later. But the five top cars ranked third, fifth, eighth, ninth, and 13th. In February 2015, the top five cars fell into the sixth, seventh, 11th, 12th, and 14th. 


• Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD


Canada February 2015 best selling autos market share chart
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Yes, five different vehicles – including four different pickup truck nameplates – outsold Canada's best-selling car in February 2015. Surprised? It's an affliction common to the passenger car market as a whole. Car volume was flat even as the overall industry grew by more than 3% in February. It's nothing new: car sales were down slightly in calendar year 2014, as well, even as the industry broke through with 6% gains to a record high 1.85 million new vehicle sales.

The symptoms of Canada's increasing distaste for passenger cars? The Honda Civic, Canada's best-selling car in each of the last 17 years, wasn't Canada's best-selling car in either of the last two months, and February Civic volume was down 15%. The Hyundai Elantra, the Civic's normal number two, lost more than 1100 sales compared with February 2014. The Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Jetta both fell 15%. The next-best-selling compact car, Chevrolet's Cruze, was down 14%. 

Many cars posted improved February sales, but those cars aren't the high-volume contenders that these compacts are. Nevertheless, the industry produced more sales this February than last. In fact, it was the best February for new vehicle sales since 2008. Pickup truck volume jumped 12% and many of Canada's top utility vehicles - RAV4, CR-V, Rogue, Journey, Santa Fe Sport, Cherokee, Tucson, CX-5, Sorento - reported meaningful year-over-year improvements.

We've already published February lists for the 20 best-selling cars, 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers, and complete figures for every pickup truck, links to which you'll find below. Throwing all those vehicles into one group results in this list of the 30 best-selling vehicles overall. We end up with four pickup trucks, three minivans, 11 cars, and 12 utility vehicles.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling vehicles 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.

February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014
Rank
Vehicle
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
7947 7866 1.0% 15,794 14,677 7.6%
#2
Ram P/U
5735 5390 6.4% 11,656 10,823 7.7%
#3
Dodge Grand Caravan
3199 3930 -18.6% 6915 6960 -0.6%
#4
GMC Sierra
3162 2620 20.7% 5811 4980 16.7%
#5
Chevrolet Silverado
2873 2023 42.0% 5032 4059 24.0%
#6
Toyota Corolla
2633 2631 0.1% 5060 4841 4.5%
#7
Honda Civic
2615 3071 -14.8% 4904 6386 -23.2%
#8
Ford Escape
2354 2750 -14.4% 4829 5347 -9.7%
#9
Toyota RAV4
2289 1966 16.4% 4790 4126 16.1%
#10
Honda CR-V
2286 2213 3.3% 4149 3650 13.7%
#11
Hyundai Elantra
2180 3327 -34.5% 5263 6012 -12.5%
#12
Mazda 3
1989 2336 -14.9% 3677 4623 -20.5%
#13
Nissan Rogue
1891 1737 8.9% 3765 3609 4.3%
#14
Volkswagen Jetta
1767 2081 -15.1% 3429 3972 -13.7%
#15
Hyundai Sonata
1663 746 123% 2133 1190 79.2%
#16
Dodge Journey
1582 1502 5.3% 2782 3452 -19.4%
#17
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport *
1575 1536 2.5% 2943 2825 4.2%
#18
Chevrolet Cruze
1563 1823 -14.3% 2936 3070 -4.4%
#19
Jeep Cherokee
1474 1358 8.5% 2877 2668 7.8%
#20
Volkswagen Golf
1383 158 775% 2581 531 386%
#21
Toyota Camry
1379 763 80.7% 2424 1413 71.5%
#22
Hyundai Tucson
1279 795 60.9% 1917 1618 18.5%
#23
Mazda CX-5
1275 1183 7.8% 2329 2143 8.7%
#24
Jeep Wrangler
1241 1317 -5.8% 2424 2126 14.0%
#25
Chrysler Town & Country
1176 639 84.0% 1769 851 108%
#26
Chevrolet Equinox
1077 1252 -14.0% 1879 2382 -21.1%
#27
Nissan Sentra
1071 920 16.4% 1857 1727 7.5%
#28
Toyota Sienna
1025 526 94.9% 1812 1105 64.0%
#29
Kia Soul
966 697 38.6% 1341 1043 28.6%
#30
Kia Sorento
962 776 24.0% 2017 1640 23.0%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* Total Santa Fe Sport/XL sales: up 6.8% to 2007 in February; up 5.5% to 3606 YTD.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - February 2016
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - March 2015
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - January 2015
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - February 2014
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2015 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - February 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada - February 2015
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In Canada - February 2015 YTD

8 comments:

  1. Again, your are making bizarre and factually incorrect statements. In fact, the Regal FWD GS with comparable kit is 6k more than the TLX 2.4 Tech with Rear Wheel Steer. MUCH better value for the dollar and far superior fuel economy. Norm, perhaps avoid sharp objects and foolish statements. As for the Chrysler 200, it's a good buy but not in the same class.

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  2. Obviously not so fa off:
    http://forums.motortrend.com/70/9597395/the-general-forum/acura-tlx-vs-buick-regal-turbo/index.html

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  3. Autotrader is advertising GS AWD for $39,xxx. This has similar Haldex4 resulting in much better Motor Trend figure-eight times.

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  4. How is this almost half of the Acura cost Norm? What planet is 39k half of the 44k SH-AWD Tech or the 48k Elite. BTW, I am using website list prices for each…of course you can find some better deals for both cars. Oh…and the vast majority of us do not buy a car on the basis of a nano second faster or slower on a figure eight track….because 99.9% of us don't actually drive on a figure 8 track.

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  5. This is $50,000 and Autotrader has Regal Turbo AWD for $26-27,000. Almost half price of the TLX.

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  6. You may expect the TLX to fall short of a Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, but in reality, it doesn’t even match the Buick Regal or Ford Fusion for handling agility." Consumer Reports

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  7. MrMedallione4/13/2015 9:47 pm

    Just checked on gm.ca site. A 2015 Regal AWD stickers for $43,195. Comparatively equipped with a 2015 TLX V6 SH-AWD Elite, you'll need to add the near $4330 driver confidence package /colors or $47,525, which is in the ballpark of the TLX ($47,490). Quoting numbers from autotrader is not comparing apples to apples (used cars, older, most do not have the extra packages, etc). All said and done, both cars are evenly matched in price and value feature.

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  8. I hope no one posting here pays MSRP?!

    Buick Regal AWD beats in price too! Brand new there are no new TLX AWD under US$40,000, unlike Regal AWD on Autotrader.

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