Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – September 2015


2013 Buick Verano Turbo

Further cementing its position as Canada’s best-selling car in an 18th consecutive year, the Honda Civic outsold its nearest rival by 1902 units in September 2015. 

The Civic’s massive September – Honda Canada’s fifth consecutive month with more than 6000 Civic sales – pulled the year-to-date lead over the second-ranked Toyota Corolla to an insurmountable 10,637 units.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

Overall car sales plunged 6% in Canada in September 2015, a loss of approximately 4000 sales compared with September 2014. Both the Civic and September’s second-ranked car, the Hyundai Elantra, posted year-over-year September improvements. 

These were exceptions to the rule. Among Canada’s 20 most popular cars last month, a list which includes the typically much slower-selling Buick Verano, only half the cars posted year-over-year improvements in September. 

The sharpest decreases were recorded by the Hyundai Accent, Volkswagen Golf, and Mazda 3. Don’t interpret too much based purely on the declines of the Jetta and Golf – Volkswagen’s TDI scandal only came to the forefront of the news in the last ten days of the month, and by no means are all Golfs and Jettas powered by diesel engines. October’s figures will provide a clearer VW picture.

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Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars 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. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of Canada’s best-selling trucks in September and will shortly publish a list of Canada’s most popular SUVs and crossovers.

September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Rank
Best-Selling Car
September
2015
September
2014
% Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda Civic
6942 6886 0.8% 49,609 51,936 -4.5%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
5040 3562 41.5% 37,922 40,060 -5.3%
#3
Toyota Corolla
4371 4409 -0.9% 38,972 39,035 -0.2%
#4
Chevrolet Cruze
2872 3229 -11.1% 24,399 26,178 -6.8%
#5
Mazda 3
2864 3849 -25.6% 27,626 33,016 -16.3%
#6
Ford Focus
2163 1934 11.8% 16,435 17,882 -8.1%
#7
Volkswagen Jetta
2088 2381 -12.3% 22,573 25,216 -10.5%
#8
Toyota Camry
1495 1297 15.3% 13,690 12,008 14.0%
#9
Volkswagen Golf
1436 2073 -30.7% 15,699 8061 94.8%
#10
Nissan Sentra
1328 1550 -14.3% 11,852 11,596 2.2%
#11
Kia Soul
1307 1019 28.3% 10,479 7927 32.2%
#12
Hyundai Sonata
1302 1535 -15.2% 11,187 10,611 5.4%
#13
Hyundai Accent
1287 2419 -46.8% 15,869 18,741 -15.3%
#14
Honda Accord
1150 1465 -21.5% 10,771 13,483 -20.1%
#15
Nissan Micra
1138 969 17.4% 9405 5096 84.6%
#16
Ford Fusion
1116 1455 -23.3% 12,576 14,508 -13.3%
#17
Subaru Outback
1078 936 15.2% 7399 5812 27.3%
#18
Subaru Impreza
1062 885 20.0% 8882 7918 12.2%
#19
Nissan Versa
990 772 28.2% 7483 11,294 -33.7%
#20
Buick Verano
950 874 8.7% 4938 5634 -12.4%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 

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