Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2016 Year End


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Discontinued models such as the Honda Crosstour, Scion iQ, Mazda 2, Chevrolet Orlando, and Nissan Xterra fill old versions of GCBC’s 20 worst-selling vehicles list. Thus, in 2016, we’ve added a list of the 20 most rapidly decline volume vehicles; cars and trucks and SUVs that produce an average of at least 250 sales per month. That’s a 3000-sale minimum over the course of the calendar year.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

The Ford Fiesta, after nearly seven years on the market, tumbled 45%, year-over-year, to 3093 sales in 2016. This was the fifth consecutive year of decline for the Fiesta. Measured this way, the Ford Fiesta was the worst-selling vehicle in Canada.

The GMC Acadia, replaced in late 2016, ranked second. The Chrysler 200, discontinued in 2016, plunged 36%. Cars claimed 17 of the 20 top spots during a year in which Canada’s passenger car market share tumbled to just one-third of the industry.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

2015 • 2014 • 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline 
(Minimum 3000 Sales)
%
Change
2016
2015
#1
Ford Fiesta
-45.2%
3,093
5,646
#2
GMC Acadia
-38.9%
3,939
6,452
#3
Chrysler 200
-36.0%
7,010
10,961
#4
Dodge Journey
-34.7%
16,741
25,646
#5
Volkswagen Passat
-31.1%
4,023
5,838
#6
Hyundai Sonata
-24.5%
10,191
13,497
#7
Volkswagen Jetta
-24.4%
20,954
27,719
#8
Chevrolet Sonic
-23.6%
4,404
5,763
#9
BMW 3-Series
-22.3%
7,452
9,590
#10
Kia Rio
-21.8%
7,636
9,761
#11
Ford Focus
-21.2%
16,627
21,101
#12
Mazda 3
-20.5%
27,689
34,811
#13
Nissan Versa
-18.7%
7,417
9,120
#14
Acura TLX
-18.5%
4,137
5,075
#15
Chrysler 300
-17.4%
3,668
4,443
#16
Dodge Charger
-17.1%
3,747
4,518
#17
Nissan Micra
-16.9%
9,896
11,909
#18
Chevrolet Cruze
-16.1%
26,824
31,958
#19
Kia Optima
-15.6%
5,243
6,210
#20
Jeep Wrangler
-12.5%
18,277
20,880

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
2016
2015
#1
Scion iQ
-99.3%
2
277
#2
Honda Crosstour
-98.3%
5
294
#3
Mazda 2
-96.5%
27
761
#4
Porsche 918 Spyder
-95.2%
1
21
#5
Scion xB
-95.0%
47
948
#6
Chevrolet Orlando
-93.5%
2
31
#7
Volkswagen Eos
-87.9%
53
438
#8
Nissan Xterra
-86.7%
227
1,707
#9
Fiat 500L
-84.8%
297
1,948
#10
Hyundai Equus
-75.7%
9
37
#11
Chrysler Town & Country
-68.7%
2,815
9,001
#12
Fiat 500
-65.8%
1,010
2,955
#13
Volvo S80
-62.9%
23
62
#14
Cadillac ELR
-56.0%
11
25
#15
Bentley Mulsanne
-55.6%
4
9
#16
Dodge Dart
-54.1%
1,405
3,061
#17
Lincoln MKT
-53.0%
102
217
#18
Cadillac SRX
-52.6%
2,315
4,886
#19
Mini Countryman
-50.8%
694
1,412
#20
Dodge Viper
-49.1%
56
110

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
2016
2015
%
Change
T1
Honda Insight
1
T1
Porsche 918 Spyder
1
21
-95.2%
T2
Chevrolet Orlando
2
31
-93.5%
T2
Acura ZDX
2
1
100%
T2
Scion iQ
2
277
-99.3%
#6
Bentley Mulsanne
4
9
-55.6%
#7
Honda Crosstour
5
294
-98.3%
#8
Hyundai Equus
9
37
-75.7%
#9
Cadillac ELR
11
25
-56.0%
#10
Volvo S80
23
62
-62.9%
#11
Bentley Flying Spur
24
34
-29.4%
#12
Kia K900
26
36
-27.8%
#13
Mazda 2
27
761
-96.5%
#14
Honda CR-Z
40
55
-27.3%
#15
Scion xB
47
948
-95.0%
#16
Volkswagen Eos
53
438
-87.9%
#17
Dodge Viper
56
110
-49.1%
#18
Maserati GranTurismo
65
65
0.0%
#19
Alfa Romeo 4C
68
122
-44.3%
#20
Bentley Continental GT
69
115
-40.0%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in 2015 but not at all in 2016: BMW 1-Series, Dodge Avenger, Chevrolet Avalanche, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Nissan Cube, Nissan Quest, Subaru Tribeca, Scion xD, Toyota Matrix, Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Vehicles must have been on sale since the beginning of 2016 in order to qualify for worst seller status when measured by volume.

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