March 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 135 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


2016 Honda Civic Coupe blue

As exceptions to the rule, Canada’s two best-selling cars are selling far more often in 2016 than they did in 2015. 

Canadian sales of the Honda Civic, Canada’s best-selling car in each of the last 18 years, is up 20%, a year-over-year gain of more than 2000 sales through the first-quarter of 2016. The 2016 Honda Civic is in the early months of its tenth iteration, and new Civic coupes are arriving in numbers now.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2016 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales  By Model – March 2016 YTD

Canadian sales of the Hyundai Elantra, Canada’s second-best-selling car in each of the last five years, posted a first-quarter gain of 21%, equal to just over 2000 additional sales compared with the first-quarter of 2015. The Elantra on sale now is a 2017 model, the sixth-generation model. 

We reviewed the new Civic in late January; the new Elantra late last month.

Canada Car Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – March 2015 YTD

But while the two most popular cars in Canada are soaring, the car market is overall is in decline. Canadian car volume is down by more than 5000 units even as the industry on the whole takes off. A surprisingly large chunk of the blame falls on the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Jetta, sales of which are jointly down by 4719 units.

Regardless of the reasons, the car market is a shrinking part of the overall Canadian new vehicle market. Only 33% of the new vehicles sold in Canada so far this year were conventional cars, down from 38% in the first-quarter of 2015.
Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March 2016 volume by clicking the March 2016 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.

Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – March 2016
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – March 2016
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – March 2016

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Rank
Car
March
2016 YTD
March
2015 YTD
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 12,519 10,458 19.7% 5,943 5,554 7.0%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 11,578 9,556 21.2% 5,692 4,293 32.6%
#3 Toyota Corolla 8,351 9,027 -7.5% 3,634 3,967 -8.4%
#4 Chevrolet Cruze 5,695 5,035 13.1% 2,294 2,099 9.3%
#5 Mazda 3 5,188 7,377 -29.7% 2,457 3,700 -33.6%
#6 Volkswagen Golf 4,202 4,551 -7.7% 2,038 1,970 3.5%
#6.1 Volkswagen Golf * 3,666 3,871 -5.3% 1,780 1,661 7.2%
#6.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 536 680 -21.2% 258 309 -16.5%
#7 Volkswagen Jetta 3,911 6,441 -39.3% 1,667 3,012 -44.7%
#8 Toyota Camry 3,908 3,635 7.5% 1,813 1,211 49.7%
#9 Nissan Sentra 3,532 3,288 7.4% 1,534 1,431 7.2%
#10 Chevrolet Malibu 3,275 1,745 87.7% 1,826 1,058 72.6%
#11 Ford Focus 3,049 3,303 -7.7% 1,317 1,616 -18.5%
#12 Honda Accord 2,927 2,333 25.5% 1,277 1,150 11.0%
#13 Hyundai Accent 2,827 3,221 -12.2% 1,268 1,618 -21.6%
#14 Nissan Micra 2,536 2,450 3.5% 1,184 1,013 16.9%
#15 Kia Forte 2,468 1,760 40.2% 1,047 863 21.3%
#16 Ford Fusion 2,392 2,650 -9.7% 1,026 1,379 -25.6%
#17 Nissan Altima 2,199 1,927 14.1% 752 834 -9.8%
#18 Subaru Impreza 2,162 2,167 -0.2% 889 981 -9.4%
#18.1 Subaru Impreza * 1,376 1,619 -15.0% 560 744 -24.7%
#18.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 786 548 43.4% 329 237 38.8%
#19 Kia Soul 2,059 2,470 -16.6% 861 1,129 -23.7%
#19.1 Kia Soul * 1,936 2,470 -21.6% 804 1,129 -28.8%
#19.2 Kia Soul EV * 123 57
#20 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 1,882 2,556 -26.4% 891 1,248 -28.6%
#21 Honda Fit 1,781 2,501 -28.8% 732 947 -22.7%
#22 Kia Rio 1,711 2,362 -27.6% 731 1,277 -42.8%
#23 Toyota Yaris 1,673 1,556 7.5% 748 686 9.0%
#23.1 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 1,420 1,556 -8.7% 643 686 -6.3%
#23.2 Toyota Yaris Sedan * 253 105
#24 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,660 1,199 38.4% 625 446 40.1%
#25 Nissan Versa 1,524 2,041 -25.3% 632 847 -25.4%
T26 BMW 3-Series 1,429 2,000 -28.6% 493 723 -31.8%
T26 Kia Optima 1,429 1,426 0.2% 677 535 26.5%
#28 Hyundai Sonata 1,364 3,366 -59.5% 522 1,233 -57.7%
#29 Buick Verano 1,272 899 41.5% 701 435 61.1%
#30 Ford Mustang 1,172 1,068 9.7% 651 732 -11.1%
#31 BMW 4-Series 1,133 925 22.5% 415 286 45.1%
#32 Dodge Charger 1,064 1,391 -23.5% 644 694 -7.2%
#33 Chrysler 200 1,028 2,373 -56.7% 404 1,140 -64.6%
#34 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,001 794 26.1% 414 291 42.3%
#35 Scion iM 979 626
#36 Mini Cooper  946 887 6.7% 440 390 12.8%
#37 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 939 1,328 -29.3% 350 534 -34.5%
#37.1 Volkswagen Passat * 889 1,224 -27.4% 331 486 -31.9%
#37.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 50 104 -51.9% 19 48 -60.4%
#38 Ford Fiesta 923 869 6.2% 356 289 23.2%
#39 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 914 563 62.3% 364 253 43.9%
#40 Chrysler 300 887 924 -4.0% 583 434 34.3%
#41 Chevrolet Sonic 852 1,079 -21.0% 436 528 -17.4%
#42 Audi A4 º 818 1,103 -25.8% 445 498 -10.6%
#43 Acura TLX 792 1,038 -23.7% 349 494 -29.4%
#44 Audi A3 773 680 13.7% 386 287 34.5%
#45 Infiniti Q50 733 713 2.8% 285 309 -7.8%
#46 Mitsubishi Mirage 694 793 -12.5% 451 380 18.7%
#47 Cadillac ATS 681 519 31.2% 250 271 -7.7%
#48 Subaru Legacy 679 804 -15.5% 338 365 -7.4%
#49 Nissan Maxima 602 209 188% 287 52 452%
#50 Lexus IS 585 633 -7.6% 299 307 -2.6%
#51 Volkswagen Beetle 572 453 26.3% 359 241 49.0%
#52 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 552 430 28.4% 250 176 42.0%
#53 Dodge Challenger 525 545 -3.7% 282 301 -6.3%
#54 Chevrolet Impala 508 396 28.3% 275 171 60.8%
T55 Toyota Prius C ²  508 843 -39.7% 126 158 -20.3%
T55 Acura ILX 488 402 21.4% 215 206 4.4%
#57 Smart Fortwo 480 125 284% 263 52 406%
#58 Dodge Dart 445 1,075 -58.6% 223 480 -53.5%
#59 Chevrolet Volt 442 177 150% 246 68 262%
#60 Ford Taurus 440 432 1.9% 195 198 -1.5%
#61 Chevrolet Camaro 425 328 29.6% 223 212 5.2%
#62 Chevrolet Spark 422 223 89.2% 235 75 213%
#63 Mazda 6 418 501 -16.6% 189 266 -28.9%
#64 BMW 2-Series 415 181 129% 188 109 72.5%
#65 Toyota Prius V ²  413 577 -28.4% 170 173 -1.7%
#66 BMW 5-Series 384 380 1.1% 173 110 57.3%
#67 Lexus ES 362 426 -15.0% 130 191 -31.9%
#68 Toyota Prius ²  356 369 -3.5% 274 124 121%
#69 Hyundai Genesis ‡  342 411 -16.8% 192 237 -19.0%
#70 Audi A5 315 270 16.7% 185 133 39.1%
#71 Hyundai Veloster 265 767 -65.4% 117 385 -69.6%
#72 Buick Regal 247 220 12.3% 88 124 -29.0%
#73 Scion FR-S 235 225 4.4% 149 121 23.1%
#74 Fiat 500 227 519 -56.3% 112 225 -50.2%
#74.1 Fiat 500 * 146 384 -62.0% 65 154 -57.8%
#74.2 Fiat 500 Convertible * 81 135 -40.0% 47 71 -33.8%
#75 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 224 178 25.8% 90 81 11.1%
#76 Nissan Leaf 221 148 49.3% 98 74 32.4%
#77 Chevrolet Corvette 206 137 50.4% 151 102 48.0%
#78 Nissan 370Z 201 80 151% 142 42 238%
#79 Cadillac CTS 197 163 20.9% 64 73 -12.3%
#80 Mazda MX-5 Miata 196 67 193% 102 46 122%
#81 Audi A6 195 178 9.6% 103 72 43.1%
#82 Scion tC 192 222 -13.5% 103 115 -10.4%
#83 Audi A7 187 43 335% 105 12 775%
#84 Volvo S60 179 147 21.8% 50 64 -21.9%
#85 Lincoln MKZ 178 265 -32.8% 80 128 -37.5%
#86 Buick LaCrosse 172 248 -30.6% 108 125 -13.6%
#87 Jaguar XF 171 170 0.6% 109 83 31.3%
#88 Hyundai Genesis Coupe ‡  162 336 -51.8% 89 227 -60.8%
#89 Jaguar F-Type 148 99 49.5% 83 59 40.7%
T90 Audi TT 136 9 1,411% 71 6 1,083%
T90 BMW i-Series 136 84 61.9% 62 29 114%
#92 Ford C-Max 131 93 40.9% 64 43 48.8%
#93 Cadillac XTS 129 124 4.0% 53 54 -1.9%
#94 Volvo V60 127 217 -41.5% 23 104 -77.9%
#95 BMW 6-Series 115 91 26.4% 50 38 31.6%
#96 Subaru BRZ 114 138 -17.4% 62 86 -27.9%
#97 Porsche 911 113 180 -37.2% 46 95 -51.6%
#98 Lexus CT200h 108 175 -38.3% 50 57 -12.3%
T99 BMW 7-Series 106 73 45.2% 32 21 52.4%
T99 Toyota Avalon 106 217 -51.2% 43 39 10.3%
#101 Lexus GS 99 90 10.0% 35 38 -7.9%
#102 Fiat 500L 86 593 -85.5% 35 274 -87.2%
#103 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 85 61 39.3% 48 37 29.7%
#104 Lexus RC 82 119 -31.1% 40 59 -32.2%
#105 Infiniti Q70 75 48 56.3% 21 23 -8.7%
#106 Jaguar XJ 74 66 12.1% 36 46 -21.7%
#107 Porsche Cayman 60 44 36.4% 34 23 47.8%
#108 Volvo XC70 58 86 -32.6% 13 30 -56.7%
#109 Scion xB 47 210 -77.6% 13 98 -86.7%
#110 Porsche Boxster 45 47 -4.3% 26 21 23.8%
#111 Kia Cadenza 43 44 -2.3% 22 9 144%
#112 Lincoln MKS 42 34 23.5% 24 16 50.0%
#113 Porsche Panamera 41 63 -34.9% 20 26 -23.1%
T114 Mercedes-AMG GT 39 18
T114 Nissan GT-R 39 24 62.5% 18 15 20.0%
#116 Volkswagen Eos 38 75 -49.3% 14 38 -63.2%
T117 Audi A8 37 42 -11.9% 19 16 18.8%
T117 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 37 53 -30.2% 21 24 -12.5%
#119 Acura RLX 33 58 -43.1% 19 30 -36.7%
#120 Lexus LS 31 35 -11.4% 6 10 -40.0%
#121 Mazda 2 27 286 -90.6% 140 -100%
#122 Mitsubishi i MiEV 22 11 100% 7 8 -12.5%
T123 Infiniti Q60 21 72 -70.8% 9 40 -77.5%
T123 Volvo S80 21 25 -16.0% 2 1 100%
#125 Alfa Romeo 4C 20 10 100% 8
#126 BMW Z4 17 17 0.0% 11 10 10.0%
#127 Dodge Viper 9 15 -40.0% 4 3 33.3%
#128 Honda CR-Z 8 19 -57.9% 3 13 -76.9%
#129 Kia K900 6 7 -14.3% 1 2 -50.0%
#130 Cadillac ELR 5 15 -66.7% 1 9 -88.9%
#131 Honda Crosstour 4 165 -97.6% 2 85 -97.6%
#132 Scion iQ 2 49 -95.9% 30 -100%
T133 Audi R8 1 22 -95.5% 6 -100%
T133 Honda Insight 1
T133 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 4 -75.0% 1 1 0.0%
#136 Toyota Matrix 295 -100%
#137 Scion xD 27 -100% 14 -100%
#138 Dodge Avenger 8 -100% 2 -100%
#139 Hyundai Equus 8 -100% 5 -100%
#140 Jaguar XK 8 -100% 6 -100%
#141 BMW 1-Series 2 -100% 2 -100%
#142 Nissan Cube 2 -100% 1 -100%
#143 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
Total
133,890 139,010 -3.7% 61,467 63,411 -3.1%

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: up 25.3% to 570 in March; down 28.6% to 1277 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: down 39.4% to 281 in March; down 32.5% to 504 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class and the Passat and CC together. (February’s Passat breakdown, sourced by ANDC, is not confirmed by Volkswagen.)
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. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first three months were 13, 54, 42, and 21 units, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 135 copies of their Model S during the first two months of 2016.