Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2016


2014 Hyundai Elantra grey

Breaking the Honda Civic’s 18-year streak as Canada’s best-selling car won’t be easy for any rival compact car. 

But with Civic sales stalling in February as Honda dealers were stuck with some cars they couldn’t sell and with Hyundai clearing out fifth-generation Elantras at very low prices in advance of the new car’s arrival, the Civic’s 12-month streak as Canada’s best-selling car was suspended in February 2016.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

Compared with Honda’s abnormally low February one year ago, Civic sales in February 2016 still improved. But the 10% improvement to 2868 units wasn’t nearly enough to keep up with the Elantra’s 74% jump to 3793 February sales.

Both cars were the exception to the passenger car rule in February. Although only 10 of the 20 top-selling cars in Canada last month sold less often in February 2016 than in the same period one year earlier, the car sector as a whole lost more than 5% of its volume even as the overall industry surged to a best-ever February result of nearly 120,000 sales. 

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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 February and will shortly publish a list of Canada’s most popular SUVs and crossovers.

February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Rank
Best-Selling Car
February
2016
February
2015
% Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Hyundai Elantra
3793 2180 74.0% 5886 5263 11.8%
#2
Honda Civic
2868 2615 9.7% 6576 4904 34.1%
#3
Toyota Corolla
2543 2633 -3.4% 4717 2424 -13.6%
#4
Chevrolet Cruze
1945 1563 24.4% 3401 2936 15.8%
#5
Mazda 3
1450 1989 -27.1% 2731 3677 -25.7%
#6
Toyota Camry
1295 1379 -6.1% 2095 2424 -13.6%
#7
Nissan Sentra
1277 1071 19.2% 1998 1857 7.6%
#8
Volkswagen Jetta
1073 1767 -39.3% 2244 3429 -34.6%
#9
Volkswagen Golf
1070 1383 -22.6% 2164 2581 -16.2%
#10
Kia Forte
971 434 124% 1421 897 58.4%
#11
Ford Focus
907 913 -0.7% 1732 1687 2.7%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
833 314 165% 1449 687 111%
#13
Honda Accord
813 581 39.9% 1650 1183 39.5%
#14
Ford Fusion
796 648 22.8% 1366 1271 7.5%
#15
Nissan Altima
786 648 21.3% 1447 1093 32.4%
#16
Nissan Micra
707 758 -6.7% 1352 1437 -5.9%
#17
Hyundai Accent
679 934 -27.3% 1559 1603 -2.7%
#18
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
597 742 -19.5% 991 1308 -24.2%
#19
Subaru Impreza
570 583 -2.2% 1273 1186 7.3%
#20
Mitsubishi Lancer
566 346 63.6% 1035 654 58.3%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada 

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