Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – September 2015


2015 Hyundai Elantra silver sedan

Each of Canada’s five best-selling vehicles in September 2015 posted year-over-year sales increases. The Ford F-Series’ 1% uptick was more than enough to secure its position atop the Canadian sales leaderboard. By the end of October, Ford Canada will have sold more pickup trucks than the second-ranked Ram will by year’s end. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

September was undeniably a healthy month for the Canadian auto industry with a 4% increase to more than 174,000 total new vehicle sales. The 20 top sellers accounted for half that volume, a far more dominant performance than the top sellers average in the U.S., where they typically account for less than four out of every ten new vehicle sales.

Not every high-volume vehicle sold more often in September 2015 than during the same period one year ago, however. The best-selling SUV in Canada, Ford’s Escape, slid 6% and is down 10% through the first three quarters of 2015. Canada’s second-best-selling car this year, the Toyota Corolla, saw its grip on second place slip as sales of the third-ranked Hyundai Elantra jumped 42% and Corolla volume fell 1%. 

Canada best selling autos market share chart September 2015
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Among vehicles ranked in the top 30, the Volkswagen Golf’s 31% drop was sharpest, coming on the heels of a late-in-the-month TDI Clean Diesel scandal which, while surely not responsible for the whole September decline, clearly played a role.

Compared with September 2014, the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Accent have been knocked out of the top 30. Their replacements: the Kia Soul, Toyota Camry, and Hyundai Tucson, 

We’ve already published September 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, one minivan, 12 cars, and 13 utility vehicles.

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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.

September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Rank
Vehicle
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
12,909 12,733 1.4% 91,659 97,223 -5.7%
#2
Ram P/U
8607 6592 30.6% 72,144 65,209 10.6%
#3
Honda Civic
6942 6886 0.8% 49,609 51,936 -4.5%
#4
GMC Sierra
5253 4778 9.9% 41,037 36,342 12.9%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
5040 3562 41.5% 37,922 40,060 -5.3%
#6
Ford Escape
4806 5107 -5.9% 36,510 40,584 -10.0%
#7
Chevrolet Silverado
4381 4294 2.0% 35,051 31,757 10.4%
#8
Toyota Corolla
4371 4409 -0.9% 38,972 39,035 -0.2%
#9
Toyota RAV4
4163 4328 -3.8% 31,220 27,183 14.9%
#10
Dodge Grand Caravan
3978 3678 8.2% 34,762 41,220 -15.7%
#11
Honda CR-V
3747 2961 26.5% 29,298 25,861 13.3%
#12
Nissan Rogue
3299 2800 17.8% 27,495 22,288 23.4%
#13
Chevrolet Cruze
2872 3229 -11.1% 24,399 26,178 -6.8%
#14
Mazda 3
2864 3849 -25.6% 27,626 33,016 -16.3%
#15
Jeep Cherokee
2823 2155 31.0% 23,161 16,402 41.2%
#16
Ford Focus
2163 1934 11.8% 16,435 17,882 -8.1%
#17
Mazda CX-5
2124 1719 23.6% 16,842 15,047 11.9%
#18
Volkswagen Jetta
2088 2381 -12.3% 22,573 25,216 -10.5%
#19
Dodge Journey
1928 2403 -19.8% 19,156 19,516 -1.8%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
1922 1790 7.4% 16,865 18,627 -9.5%
#21
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport *
1906 2416 -21.1% 20,093 21,157 -5.0%
#22
Chevrolet Equinox
1876 1575 19.1% 14,792 15,402 -4.0%
#23
Ford Explorer
1847 1434 28.8% 11,434 9904 15.4%
#24
Ford Edge
1838 1659 10.8% 14,334 14,179 1.1%
#25
Hyundai Tucson
1543 1128 36.8% 12,347 9656 27.9%
#26
Toyota Camry
1495 1297 15.3% 13,690 12,008 14.0%
#27
Volkswagen Golf
1436 2073 -30.7% 15,699 8061 94.8%
#28
Nissan Sentra
1328 1550 -14.3% 11,852 11,596 2.2%
#29
Kia Soul
1307 1019 28.3% 10,479 7927 32.2%
#30
Hyundai Sonata
1302 1535 -15.2% 11,187 10,611 5.4%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* Total Santa Fe Sport/XL sales: down 14% to 2464; up 0.2% to 25,032 YTD.

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