March 2015 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 143 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic white

All four of Canada’s best-selling cars posted year-over-year sales declines through the first three months of 2015. The Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3 combined for 36,418 sales in 2015’s first-quarter, a 3810-unit, 9.5% decrease.

The class-leading Civic’s decline has been most notable, as the Civic failed to finish January and February as the country’s best-selling car – it ranked first overall in each of the last 17 years. Civic volume is down 16%, a loss of 1949-unit loss over three months. March sales dropped 8%.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2015 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Make & Model – March 2015 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD

The decline of this foursome is certainly a drag on Canada’s overall passenger car market. Subtract the Civic, Elantra, Corolla, and 3 from the equation and Canadian car sales are up 1.4% rather than down 1.6% with the top four trio included. 

The Volkswagen Golf is a big part of the expansion among the less popular cars. The Golf ranks seventh overall, and sales have grown by more than six times in early 2015.

Another built-in-North America German car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, is Canada’s top-selling premium brand car in 2015. C-Class volume is up 57%. Both the Golf and C-Class were released in all-new form in the last year. GCBC reviewed the C400 4Matic in November. Reviews of the Golf 1.8 TSI and the Golf GTI were published in November and January, respectively.

Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
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Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2014 YTD

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March 2015 volume by clicking the March 2014 column header, or you can rank them 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 – March 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – March 2015
Canada Truck Sales By Model – March 2015 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – March 2015 YTD
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – March 2015 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
March 2015 YTD
March 2015 YTD
%
Change
March
2015
March
2014
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 10,458 12,407 -15.7% 5,554 6,016 -7.7%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 9,556 10,373 -7.9% 4,293 4,361 -1.6%
#3 Toyota Corolla 9,027 9,162 -1.5% 3,967 4,321 -8.2%
#4 Mazda 3 7,377 8,286 -11.0% 3,700 3,663 1.0%
#5 Volkswagen Jetta 6,441 6,179 4.2% 3,012 2,207 36.5%
#6 Chevrolet Cruze 5,035 6,916 -27.2% 2,099 3,846 -45.4%
#7 Volkswagen Golf 4,551 719 533% 1,970 188 948%
#7.1 Volkswagen Golf * 3,871 635 510% 1,661 173 860%
#7.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 680 84 710% 309 15 1,960%
#8 Toyota Camry 3,635 2,833 28.3% 1,211 1,420 -14.7%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 3,366 2,229 51.0% 1,233 1,039 18.7%
#10 Ford Focus 3,303 3,900 -15.3% 1,616 1,722 -6.2%
#11 Nissan Sentra 3,288 3,148 4.4% 1,431 1,421 0.7%
#12 Hyundai Accent 3,221 3,885 -17.1% 1,618 1,906 -15.1%
#13 Ford Fusion 2,650 3,339 -20.6% 1,379 1,571 -12.2%
#14 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2,556 1,629 56.9% 1,248 701 78.0%
#15 Honda Fit 2,501 1,455 71.9% 947 787 20.3%
#16 Kia Soul 2,470 1,819 35.8% 1,129 776 45.5%
#17 Nissan Micra 2,450 1,013
#18 Chrysler 200 2,373 1,858 27.7% 1,140 661 72.5%
#18.1 Chrysler 200 Sedan * 2373 1846 28.5% 1140 661 72.5%
#18.2 Chrysler 200 Convertible * 12 -100%
#19 Kia Rio 2,362 2,657 -11.1% 1,277 1,032 23.7%
#20 Honda Accord 2,333 3,448 -32.3% 1,150 1,795 -35.9%
#21 Subaru Outback 2,276 1,456 56.3% 946 631 49.9%
#22 Subaru Impreza 2,167 1,942 11.6% 981 785 25.0%
#22.1 Subaru Impreza * 1,619 1,636 -1.0% 744 642 15.9%
#22.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 548 306 79.1% 237 143 65.7%
#23 Nissan Versa 2,041 2,991 -31.8% 847 1,546 -45.2%
#24 BMW 3-Series 2,000 1,664 20.2% 723 697 3.7%
#25 Nissan Altima 1,927 1,963 -1.8% 834 874 -4.6%
#26 Kia Forte 1,760 2,280 -22.8% 863 1,006 -14.2%
#27 Chevrolet Malibu 1,745 1,146 52.3% 1,058 613 72.6%
#28 Toyota Yaris 1,556 1,484 4.9% 686 716 -4.2%
#29 Subaru XV Crosstrek 1,536 1,349 13.9% 688 611 12.6%
#30 Kia Optima 1,426 1,697 -16.0% 535 723 -26.0%
#31 Dodge Charger 1,391 1,763 -21.1% 694 1,020 -32.0%
#32 Toyota Venza 1,347 1,639 -17.8% 586 680 -13.8%
#33 Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤ 1,328 1,556 -14.7% 534 536 -0.4%
#34 Audi A4 º 1,103 1,323 -16.6% 498 603 -17.4%
#35 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,100 1,398 -21.3% 446 604 -26.2%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 1,079 1,576 -31.5% 528 808 -34.7%
#37 Dodge Dart 1,075 1,740 -38.2% 480 406 18.2%
#38 Ford Mustang 1,068 745 43.4% 732 448 63.4%
#39 Acura TLX 1,038 494
#40 BMW 4-Series 925 388 138% 286 164 74.4%
#41 Chrysler 300 924 861 7.3% 434 444 -2.3%
#42 Buick Verano 899 1,137 -20.9% 435 615 -29.3%
#43 Mini Cooper  887 404 120% 390 229 70.3%
#44 Ford Fiesta 869 1,564 -44.4% 289 469 -38.4%
#45 Toyota Prius C ² 843 401 110% 158 161 -1.9%
#46 Subaru Legacy 804 456 76.3% 365 199 83.4%
#47 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 794 646 22.9% 291 272 7.0%
#48 Mitsubishi Mirage 793 799 -0.8% 380 233 63.1%
#49 Hyundai Veloster 767 619 23.9% 385 292 31.8%
#50 Infiniti Q50 713 821 -13.2% 309 370 -16.5%
#51 Audi A3 680 287
#52 Lexus IS 633 802 -21.1% 307 371 -17.3%
#53 Fiat 500L 593 568 4.4% 274 376 -27.1%
#54 Toyota Prius V ² 577 530 8.9% 173 226 -23.5%
#55 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 563 806 -30.1% 253 427 -40.7%
#56 Dodge Challenger 545 387 40.8% 301 292 3.1%
T57.1 Fiat 500 519 1,379 -62.4% 225 577 -61.0%
T57.2 Fiat 500 * 384 987 -61.1% 154 408 -62.3%
T57.3 Fiat 500C * 135 392 -65.6% 71 169 -58.0%
T57.4 Cadillac ATS 519 649 -20.0% 271 314 -13.7%
#59 Mazda 6 501 613 -18.3% 266 344 -22.7%
#60 Volkswagen Beetle 453 356 27.2% 241 144 67.4%
#61 Ford Taurus 432 557 -22.4% 198 286 -30.8%
#62 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 430 693 -38.0% 176 301 -41.5%
#63 Lexus ES 426 476 -10.5% 191 223 -14.4%
#64 Hyundai Genesis Sedan  411 269 52.8% 237 127 86.6%
#65 Acura ILX 402 471 -14.7% 206 256 -19.5%
#66 Chevrolet Impala 396 938 -57.8% 171 674 -74.6%
#67 BMW 5-Series 380 412 -7.8% 110 114 -3.5%
#68 Toyota Prius/Prius Plug-In ² 369 379 -2.6% 124 195 -36.4%
#69 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  336 259 29.7% 227 142 59.9%
#70 Chevrolet Camaro 328 394 -16.8% 212 260 -18.5%
#71 Toyota Matrix 295 1,359 -78.3% 631 -100%
#72 Mazda 2 286 506 -43.5% 140 222 -36.9%
#73 Audi A5 270 456 -40.8% 133 235 -43.4%
#74 Lincoln MKZ 265 314 -15.6% 128 176 -27.3%
#75 Buick LaCrosse 248 143 73.4% 125 87 43.7%
#76 Scion FR-S 225 212 6.1% 121 105 15.2%
#77 Chevrolet Spark 223 629 -64.5% 75 172 -56.4%
#78 Scion tC 222 182 22.0% 115 87 32.2%
#79 Buick Regal 220 165 33.3% 124 71 74.6%
T80 Toyota Avalon 217 240 -9.6% 39 139 -71.9%
T80 Volvo V60 217 160 35.6% 104 90 15.6%
#82 Scion xB 210 131 60.3% 98 50 96.0%
#83 Nissan Maxima 209 291 -28.2% 52 150 -65.3%
#84 BMW 2-Series 181 47 285% 109 47 132%
#85 Porsche 911 180 120 50.0% 95 73 30.1%
T86 Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class ¤ 178 286 -37.8% 81 101 -19.8%
T86 Audi A6 178 216 -17.6% 72 105 -31.4%
#88 Chevrolet Volt 177 269 -34.2% 68 105 -35.2%
#89 Lexus CT200h 175 245 -28.6% 57 138 -58.7%
#90 Jaguar XF 170 192 -11.5% 83 99 -16.2%
#91 Honda Crosstour 165 167 -1.2% 85 77 10.4%
#92 Cadillac CTS 163 189 -13.8% 73 84 -13.1%
#93 Nissan Leaf 148 180 -17.8% 74 75 -1.3%
#94 Volvo S60 147 285 -48.4% 64 79 -19.0%
#95 Subaru BRZ 138 193 -28.5% 86 90 -4.4%
#96 Chevrolet Corvette 137 293 -53.2% 102 107 -4.7%
#97 Smart Fortwo 125 458 -72.7% 52 320 -83.8%
#98 Cadillac XTS 124 116 6.9% 54 49 10.2%
#99 Lexus RC 119 59
#100 Jaguar F-Type 99 95 4.2% 59 47 25.5%
#101 Ford C-Max 93 205 -54.6% 43 95 -54.7%
#102 BMW 6-Series 91 124 -26.6% 38 64 -40.6%
#103 Lexus GS 90 90 0.0% 38 36 5.6%
#104 Volvo XC70 86 134 -35.8% 30 57 -47.4%
#105 BMW i3 84 29
#106 Nissan 370Z 80 62 29.0% 42 37 13.5%
#107 Volkswagen Eos 75 67 11.9% 38 42 -9.5%
#108 BMW 7-Series 73 74 -1.4% 21 35 -40.0%
#109 Infiniti Q60 72 89 -19.1% 40 37 8.1%
#110 Mazda MX-5 Miata 67 129 -48.1% 46 38 21.1%
#111 Jaguar XJ 66 82 -19.5% 46 57 -19.3%
#112 Porsche Panamera 63 84 -25.0% 26 46 -43.5%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 61 81 -24.7% 37 51 -27.5%
#114 Acura RLX 58 105 -44.8% 30 42 -28.6%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 53 74 -28.4% 24 57 -57.9%
#116 Scion iQ 49 93 -47.3% 30 28 7.1%
#117 Infiniti Q70 48 23 109% 23 3 667%
#118 Porsche Boxster 47 48 -2.1% 21 26 -19.2%
T119 Kia Cadenza 44 21 110% 9 10 -10.0%
T119 Porsche Cayman 44 37 18.9% 23 22 4.5%
#121 Audi A7 43 222 -80.6% 12 98 -87.8%
#122 Audi A8 42 46 -8.7% 16 23 -30.4%
#123 Lexus LS 35 37 -5.4% 10 16 -37.5%
#124 Lincoln MKS 34 84 -59.5% 16 14 14.3%
#125 Scion xD 27 72 -62.5% 14 24 -41.7%
#126 Volvo S80 25 9 178% 1 2 -50.0%
#127 Nissan GT-R 24 31 -22.6% 15 28 -46.4%
#128 Audi R8 22 28 -21.4% 6 20 -70.0%
#129 Honda CR-Z 19 14 35.7% 13 6 117%
#130 BMW Z4 17 37 -54.1% 10 22 -54.5%
T131 Dodge Viper 15 19 -21.1% 3 10 -70.0%
T131 Cadillac ELR 15 3 400% 9 2 350%
#133 Mitsubishi i MiEV 11 24 -54.2% 8 12 -33.3%
#134 Alfa Romeo 4C 10
#135 Audi TT 9 59 -84.7% 6 34 -82.4%
T136 Dodge Avenger 8 307 -97.4% 2 59 -96.6%
T136 Hyundai Equus 8 13 -38.5% 5 7 -28.6%
T136 Jaguar XK 8 13 -38.5% 6 6 0.0%
#139 Kia K900 7 3 133% 2 3 -33.3%
#140 Porsche 918 Spyder 4 1
T141 BMW 1-Series 2 2 2 1 100%
T141 Nissan Cube 2 11 -81.8% 1 3 -66.7%
#143 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1
#144 Acura TL 411 -100% 248 -100%
#145 Acura TSX 171 -100% 86 -100%
#146 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 7 -100% 1 -100%
Total
144,070 146,372 -1.6% 65,631 67,156 -2.3%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC
* 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 22% to 455 in March; up 37% to 1789 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: up 72.5% to 464 in March; up 41.5% to 747 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together, S-Class and CL-Class 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. estimates say sales for those brands in the first-quarter of of 2015 were 41, 54, 30, and 18, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 147 copies of their Model S back in the first two months of 2015. The estimate for Tesla March sales in Canada was 51 units.