Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – 2015 Year End


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2015 was the 18th consecutive year in which the Honda Civic ended a calendar year as Canada’s best-selling car. After a two-month lull at the beginning of 2015, Honda Canada racked up ten consecutive months atop the monthly leaderboard and ended the month with a far bigger lead than in 2014.

One year ago, the Civic outsold the second-ranked Hyundai Elantra by 15,637 units. In 2015, the Civic outsold the second-ranked Elantra by 17,228 units. Both cars declined, but the Elantra’s 5% drop more closely matched the decline of the overall Canadian passenger car market, sales of which slid 6% in calendar year 2015.

This list offers up plenty of evidence of the decline. These were the 25 best-selling cars in Canada in 2015, yet the top seven all sold less often in 2015 than in 2014; 14 of the 20 top sellers were in decline; 17 of the top 25. Eight of the top 25 declined more sharply than the overall Canadian car market, a car market which list some 48,000 sales even as the overall auto industry soared to record highs; a car market which lost nearly four percentage points of market share.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End

Canad’s top-selling subcompact in 2015 was the ninth-ranked Hyundai Accent, sales of which tumbled 16% over the course of the year. The Toyota Camry, ranked tenth, topped all midsize cars despite a freefall late in the year. Canada’s top-selling premium brand car was not the BMW 3-Series. Instead, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, newly launched for 2015, climbed into the 20th position overall.

medianet_width=’468′; medianet_height= ’60’; medianet_crid=’481536334′; 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, will soon publish a list of Canada’s best-selling SUVs in 2015, and has also posted December-specific editions.

2014 Year End • 2013 Year End • 2012 Year End2011 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2015
2014

Change
#1
Honda Civic
64,950 66,057 -1.7%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
47,722 50,420 -5.4%
#3
Toyota Corolla
47,198 48,881 -3.4%
#4
Mazda 3
34,811 40,974 -15.0%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
31,958 34,421 -7.2%
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
27,719 31,042 -10.7%
#7
Ford Focus
21,101 22,392 -5.8%
#8
Volkswagen Golf
20,515 12,184 68.4%
#9
Hyundai Accent
19,371 23,173 -16.4%
#10
Toyota Camry
16,805 16,029 4.8%
#11
Ford Fusion
15,781 18,472 -14.6%
#12
Nissan Sentra
14,940 15,021 -0.5%
#13
Honda Accord
14,465 16,962 -14.7%
#14
Hyundai Sonata
13,497 13,645 -1.1%
#15
Kia Soul
13,335 9944 34.1%
#16
Nissan Micra
11,909 7815 52.4%
#17
Subaru Impreza
11,426 10,157 12.5%
#18
Kia Forte
11,378 11,867 -4.1%
#19
Chrysler 200
10,961 11,655 -6.0%
T20
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
9992 7054 41.7%
T20
Subaru Outback
9992 8688 15.0%
#22
Kia Rio
9761 14,458 -32.5%
#23
BMW 3-Series
9590 10,086 -4.9%
#24
Chevrolet Malibu
9203 8246 11.6%
#25
Nissan Versa
9120 13,314 -31.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC

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