September 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 148 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


The Honda Civic’s Canadian sales volume slid 12% in September 2016, but the Civic still outsold its nearest rival by more than 1600 units, driving its year-to-date lead up to an insurmountable 9968-unit gap.

The Honda Civic will be Canada’s best-selling car in 2016, the 19th consecutive annual victory for the Honda.

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

But the Civic is the leader of a fast-slowing category. In 2008, the Civic wasn’t just Canada’s best-selling car, it was the best-selling vehicle overall. But in 2008, passenger cars accounted for 54% of the Canadian auto industry’s sales volume; pickup trucks only 15%. 

In 2016, pickup trucks produce nearly 20% of the overall new vehicle market and the Ford F-Series will end the year (its eighth consecutive) as Canada’s best-selling vehicle. Passenger cars, on the other hand, have seen their share of the market fall to 34%.

Sure, the Honda Civic is Canada’s best-selling car. But the job set before the Civic – consistently outselling all potential rivals – isn’t as challenging now. Many of those cars simply don’t sell as well as they used to.

Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

As for the Civic, Honda Canada is on track to report between 67,000 and 70,000 sales of its compact car in calendar year 2016, give or take a bit as Honda’s strategy shifts to account for the incoming Civic Hatchback. Honda’s Civic sales record was set in 2008, when 72,463 were sold.

One car was added to the passenger car fleet in September: the new MKS-replacing Lincoln Continental. You’ll also notice a change in the way Scion FR-S sales are displayed.
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Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by September 2016 volume by clicking the September 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 – September 2016 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – September 2016 YTD

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.

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Rank
Car
Sept.
2016 YTD
Sept.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 50,386 49,609 1.6% 6,091 6,942 -12.3%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 40,418 37,922 6.6% 4,449 5,040 -11.7%
#3 Toyota Corolla 36,268 38,972 -6.9% 4,280 4,371 -2.1%
#4 Mazda 3 21,255 27,626 -23.1% 2,251 2,864 -21.4%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 19,174 24,399 -21.4% 2,929 2,872 2.0%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 17,108 22,573 -24.2% 1,887 2,088 -9.6%
#7 Hyundai Accent 16,467 15,869 3.8% 1,784 1,287 38.6%
#8 Volkswagen Golf 15,857 15,699 1.0% 1,553 1,436 8.1%
#8.1 Volkswagen Golf * 13,806 13,655 1.1% 1,340 1,264 6.0%
#8.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 2,051 2,044 0.3% 213 172 23.8%
#9 Toyota Camry 13,140 13,690 -4.0% 1,335 1,495 -10.7%
#10 Ford Focus 13,125 16,435 -20.1% 1,309 2,163 -39.5%
#11 Nissan Sentra 12,146 11,852 2.5% 975 1,328 -26.6%
#12 Honda Accord 10,825 10,771 0.5% 1,383 1,150 20.3%
#13 Ford Fusion 10,657 12,576 -15.3% 1,059 1,116 -5.1%
#14 Kia Forte 9,784 9,450 3.5% 1,142 795 43.6%
#15 Kia Soul 9,679 10,479 -7.6% 1,267 1,307 -3.1%
#15.1 Kia Soul * 9,169 10,337 -11.3% 1,202 1,273 -5.6%
#15.2 Kia Soul EV * 510 142 259% 65 34 91.2%
#16 Chevrolet Malibu 9,131 7,703 18.5% 1,554 847 83.5%
#17 Subaru Impreza 9,070 8,882 2.1% 1,046 1,062 -1.5%
#17.1 Subaru Impreza * 5,838 6,481 -9.9% 681 757 -10.0%
#17.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 3,232 2,401 34.6% 365 305 19.7%
#18 Nissan Micra 8,078 9,405 -14.1% 921 1,138 -19.1%
#19 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 7,208 7,841 -8.1% 907 816 11.2%
#20 Hyundai Sonata 7,079 11,187 -36.7% 575 1,302 -55.8%
#21 Ford Mustang 6,820 5,916 15.3% 523 422 23.9%
#22 Nissan Altima 6,481 5,631 15.1% 586 533 9.9%
#23 Kia Rio 6,434 7,941 -19.0% 662 839 -21.1%
#24 Toyota Yaris 6,168 6,199 -0.5% 639 711 -10.1%
#25 Honda Fit 6,016 7,495 -19.7% 670 581 15.3%
#26 Nissan Versa 5,883 7,483 -21.4% 672 990 -32.1%
#27 Buick Verano 5,789 4,938 17.2% 578 950 -39.2%
#28 Chrysler 200 5,784 8,974 -35.5% 305 626 -51.3%
#29 BMW 3-Series 5,262 7,091 -25.8% 725 876 -17.2%
#30 Mitsubishi Lancer 5,230 4,624 13.1% 502 516 -2.7%
#31 Mini Cooper  4,475 3,983 12.4% 550 467 17.8%
#32 Audi A4 º 4,395 4,220 4.1% 657 392 67.6%
#33 Kia Optima 3,798 4,702 -19.2% 297 592 -49.8%
#34 BMW 4-Series 3,734 3,877 -3.7% 441 374 17.9%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 3,539 4,608 -23.2% 276 485 -43.1%
#36 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 3,352 2,931 14.4% 330 332 -0.6%
#37 Chrysler 300 3,139 3,511 -10.6% 64 94 -31.9%
#38 Acura TLX 3,125 3,997 -21.8% 337 647 -47.9%
#39 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 3,070 4,714 -34.9% 355 384 -7.6%
#39.1 Volkswagen Passat * 2,929 4,379 -33.1% 332 339 -2.1%
#39.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 141 335 -57.9% 23 45 -48.9%
#40 Audi A3 3,059 2,979 2.7% 223 260 -14.2%
#41 Dodge Charger 3,032 3,877 -21.8% 159 221 -28.1%
#42 Chevrolet Spark 2,834 1,369 107% 596 128 366%
#43 Dodge Challenger 2,766 2,379 16.3% 200 82 144%
#44 Ford Fiesta 2,587 4,296 -39.8% 212 622 -65.9%
#45 Chevrolet Volt 2,544 868 193% 446 126 254%
#46 Scion iM 2,535 254 898% 24 254 -90.6%
#47 Ford Taurus 2,451 2,861 -14.3% 113 117 -3.4%
#48 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 2,408 2,338 3.0% 298 273 9.2%
#49 Mitsubishi Mirage 2,392 2,766 -13.5% 226 287 -21.3%
#50 Lexus IS 2,337 2,617 -10.7% 333 299 11.4%
#51 Toyota Prius C ² 2,297 2,556 -10.1% 225 191 17.8%
#52 Chevrolet Camaro 2,272 2,347 -3.2% 258 126 105%
#53 Subaru Legacy 2,269 2,497 -9.1% 286 279 2.5%
#54 Chevrolet Impala 2,218 2,040 8.7% 170 300 -43.3%
#55 Infiniti Q50 2,138 2,468 -13.4% 247 337 -26.7%
#56 Toyota Prius ² 2,118 1,278 65.7% 258 167 54.5%
#57 Volkswagen Beetle 1,982 1,957 1.3% 176 143 23.1%
#58 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,959 1,733 13.0% 194 265 -26.8%
#59 Nissan Maxima 1,931 1,159 66.6% 175 199 -12.1%
#60 Cadillac ATS 1,871 2,408 -22.3% 318 319 -0.3%
#61 Acura ILX 1,818 1,883 -3.5% 265 250 6.0%
#62 BMW 2-Series 1,645 1,186 38.7% 149 143 4.2%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 1,634 1,922 -15.0% 169 232 -27.2%
#64 Lexus ES 1,589 1,777 -10.6% 179 230 -22.2%
#65 Mazda 6 1,546 2,180 -29.1% 193 363 -46.8%
#66 BMW 5-Series 1,528 1,374 11.2% 199 175 13.7%
#67 Hyundai Veloster 1,504 2,506 -40.0% 91 203 -55.2%
#68 Chevrolet Corvette 1,491 1,555 -4.1% 248 96 158%
#69 Smart Fortwo 1,335 552 142% 400 39 926%
#70 Audi A5 1,228 1,347 -8.8% 122 152 -19.7%
#71 Dodge Dart 1,113 2,575 -56.8% 94 180 -47.8%
#72 Nissan Leaf 1,085 850 27.6% 146 144 1.4%
#73 Hyundai Genesis  943 1,131 -16.6% 43 145 -70.3%
#74 Toyota 86 919 1,121 -18.0% 96 118 -18.6%
#74.1 Scion FR-S * 883 1,121 -21.2% 60 118 -49.2%
#74.2 Toyota 86 * 36 36
#75 Mazda MX-5 Miata 848 531 59.7% 40 108 -63.0%
#76 Porsche 911 829 705 17.6% 45 65 -30.8%
#77 Nissan 370Z 828 556 48.9% 78 75 4.0%
#78 Lincoln MKZ 816 863 -5.4% 144 106 35.8%
#79 Scion tC 805 911 -11.6% 69 103 -33.0%
#80 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  800 882 -9.3% 59 65 -9.2%
#81 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 790 846 -6.6% 93 148 -37.2%
#82 Fiat 500 747 2,586 -71.1% 60 386 -84.5%
#83 Audi A6 701 682 2.8% 45 64 -29.7%
#84 Buick Regal 693 790 -12.3% 69 150 -54.0%
#85 Ford C-Max 663 542 22.3% 91 90 1.1%
#86 Audi A7 663 585 13.3% 68 53 28.3%
#87 Cadillac CTS 648 537 20.7% 97 58 67.2%
#88 Subaru BRZ 612 704 -13.1% 70 40 75.0%
#89 Buick LaCrosse 595 763 -22.0% 53 82 -35.4%
#90 Volvo S60 572 546 4.8% 51 57 -10.5%
#91 Audi TT 520 160 225% 39 28 39.3%
#92 Toyota Avalon 486 628 -22.6% 58 65 -10.8%
#93 Jaguar XF 465 389 19.5% 69 44 56.8%
#94 Cadillac XTS 453 566 -20.0% 172 123 39.8%
T95 Jaguar F-Type 451 382 18.1% 27 29 -6.9%
T95 Volvo V60 451 798 -43.5% 72 59 22.0%
#97 BMW 7-Series 450 222 103% 97 25 288%
#98 Lexus RC 421 694 -39.3% 59 72 -18.1%
#99 BMW i-Series 405 394 2.8% 32 50 -36.0%
#100 Lexus CT200h 398 646 -38.4% 55 60 -8.3%
#101 BMW 6-Series 383 371 3.2% 37 30 23.3%
#102 Lexus GS 315 319 -1.3% 35 40 -12.5%
#103 Porsche Boxster 302 299 1.0% 15 13 15.4%
#104 Porsche Cayman 301 226 33.2% 16 33 -51.5%
#105 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 244 237 3.0% 24 18 33.3%
#106 Maserati Ghibli 241 246 -2.0% 20 37 -45.9%
#107 Fiat 500L 230 1,793 -87.2% 8 26 -69.2%
#108 Porsche Panamera 228 254 -10.2% 32 37 -13.5%
#109 Jaguar XJ 220 249 -11.6% 33 60 -45.0%
#110 Volvo XC70 209 335 -37.6% 24 28 -14.3%
#111 Jaguar XE 196 73
#112 Lincoln MKS 192 148 29.7% 1 15 -93.3%
#113 Audi A8 178 176 1.1% 17 13 30.8%
#114 Fiat 124 Spider 169 63
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 167 244 -31.6% 26 12 117%
#116 Mercedes-AMG GT 152 101 50.5% 21 10 110%
#117 Kia Cadenza 138 126 9.5% 7 12 -41.7%
#118 Infiniti Q60 136 364 -62.6% 106 54 96.3%
#119 Infiniti Q70 129 159 -18.9% 6 19 -68.4%
T120 Nissan GT-R 128 109 17.4% 19 15 26.7%
T120 Audi R8 128 86 48.8% 17 1 1,600%
#122 Cadillac CT6 123 23
#123 BMW Z4 92 92 0.0% 13 2 550%
#124 Acura RLX 85 142 -40.1% 6 14 -57.1%
#125 Mitsubishi i MiEV 73 93 -21.5% 9 6 50.0%
#126 Lexus LS 67 95 -29.5% 7 2 250%
#127 Maserati Quattroporte 60 61 -1.6% 11 4 175%
#128 Maserati GranTurismo 59 60 -1.7% 3 3 0.0%
#129 Volvo S90 56 18
#130 Alfa Romeo 4C 54 93 -41.9% 1 19 -94.7%
#131 Volkswagen Eos 50 398 -87.4% 30 -100%
#132 Scion xB 47 821 -94.3% 70 -100%
#133 Bentley Continental GT 46 75 -38.7% 5 4 25.0%
#134 Dodge Viper 40 106 -62.3% 1 -100%
#135 Honda CR-Z 32 48 -33.3% 5 2 150%
#136 Mazda 2 27 736 -96.3% 22 -100%
#137 Kia K900 25 25 0.0% 4 -100%
#138 Volvo S80 23 62 -62.9% 1 -100%
#139 Bentley Flying Spur 19 23 -17.4% 8 6 33.3%
#140 Lincoln Continental 17 17
#141 Acura NSX 13 8
T142 Cadillac ELR 8 25 -68.0% 1 -100%
T142 Hyundai Equus 8 28 -71.4% 3 3 0.0%
#144 Honda Crosstour 5 289 -98.3% 7 -100%
#145 Scion iQ 2 210 -99.0% 18 -100%
T146 Honda Insight 1
T146 Bentley Mulsanne 1 6 -83.3%
T146 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 18 -94.4%
#148 Toyota Matrix 295 -100%
#149 Scion xD 27 -100%
#150 Jaguar XK 24 -100%
#151 Dodge Avenger 8 -100%
#152 BMW 1-Series 3 -100%
#153 Nissan Cube 2 -100%
#154 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
Total
520,257 562,397 -7.5% 57,946 62,592 -7.4%

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 10.5% to 652 in September; up 5.1% to 6049 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: down 51.4% to 102 in September; down 13.4% to 1743 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class and the Passat and CC together. 
º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. 
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first eight months were 162, 130, and 63 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 1396 new vehicles during the first eight months of 2016.