2016 Year End Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 145 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


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The Honda Civic was Canada’s best-selling car in 2016, the 19th consecutive year of passenger car leadership for the Civic. 

Despite arriving in newly launched tenth-gen form, despite the addition of a helpful hatchback bodystyle at the end of the year, Civic sales slid 1% in 2016.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – 2016 Year End
Canada Vehicle Sales By Model – 2016 Year End
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

Yet the top-selling Honda’s share of the car market nevertheless increased as Canadian demand for cars continued to shrink. In 2015, 9.1% of the cars sold in Canada were Honda Civics. In 2016, that figure jumped to 9.8%. 

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Rare was the car that didn’t sell less often in 2016 than in 2015. Among Canada’s 20 top cars, only four bucked the trend. Only one of the top 14 cars – the Hyundai Elantra – generated greater sales activity in 2016 than in 2015. 

The Toyota Camry, ranked tenth overall, was Canada’s top-selling midsize car. The 19th-ranked Mercedes-Benz C-Class was tops among premium brand nameplates. Ranked 24th, the Ford Mustang led all sports/sporty cars.

Canada Car Sales By Model – January 2017
Canada Car Sales By Model – November 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – 2015 Year End

To be fair to the car sector, as a whole, it’s useful to be reminded of the sharp decline in car sales at the Volkswagen brand, tainted in late 2014 by a diesel emissions scandal. Subtract Volkswagen from the equation and Canadian car sales in 2016 didn’t fall 7.3% but rather dipped 6.5%. 

Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort cars by December 2016 volume by clicking the December 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 – 2016 Year End
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
Car
2016
2015
%
Change
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 64,552 64,950 -0.6% 3,164 3,987 -20.6%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 48,875 47,722 2.4% 1,852 2,054 -9.8%
#3 Toyota Corolla 45,626 47,198 -3.3% 2,215 2,280 -2.9%
#3.1 Toyota Corolla Sedan * 44,785 47,198 -5.1% 2,002 2,280 -12.2%
#3.2 Toyota Corolla iM * 841 213
#4 Mazda 3 27,689 34,811 -20.5% 1,822 2,078 -12.3%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 26,824 31,958 -16.1% 2,760 1,706 61.8%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 20,954 27,719 -24.4% 636 1,411 -54.9%
#7 Volkswagen Golf 19,966 20,515 -2.7% 1,041 1,615 -35.5%
#7.1 Volkswagen Golf * 17,513 17,890 -2.1% 933 1,477 -36.8%
#7.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 2,453 2,625 -6.6% 108 138 -21.7%
#8 Hyundai Accent 19,198 19,371 -0.9% 624 706 -11.6%
#9 Ford Focus 16,627 21,101 -21.2% 1,062 1,033 2.8%
#10 Toyota Camry 15,683 16,805 -6.7% 835 672 24.3%
#11 Ford Fusion 14,424 15,781 -8.6% 911 1,035 -12.0%
#12 Nissan Sentra 14,281 14,940 -4.4% 511 887 -42.4%
#13 Honda Accord 13,857 14,465 -4.2% 905 1,035 -12.6%
#14 Kia Soul 12,672 13,335 -5.0% 743 812 -8.5%
#14.1 Kia Soul * 11,966 13,062 -8.4% 699 748 -6.6%
#14.2 Kia Soul EV * 706 273 159% 44 64 -31.3%
#15 Kia Forte 12,296 11,378 8.1% 579 391 48.1%
#16 Subaru Impreza 11,673 11,426 2.2% 758 705 7.5%
#16.1 Subaru Impreza * 7,456 8,319 -10.4% 448 502 -10.8%
#16.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 4,217 3,107 35.7% 310 203 52.7%
#17 Chevrolet Malibu 11,503 9,203 25.0% 635 391 62.4%
#18 Hyundai Sonata 10,191 13,497 -24.5% 544 507 7.3%
#19 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 9,954 9,992 -0.4% 853 621 37.4%
#20 Nissan Micra 9,896 11,909 -16.9% 453 747 -39.4%
#21 Honda Fit 8,622 9,088 -5.1% 1,184 455 160%
#22 Toyota Yaris 7,779 8,196 -5.1% 397 428 -7.2%
#22.1 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 6,342 7,885 -19.6% 359 353 1.7%
#22.2 Toyota Yaris Sedan * 1,437 311 362% 38 75 -49.3%
#23 Nissan Altima 7,753 7,293 6.3% 295 851 -65.3%
#24 Ford Mustang 7,655 6,933 10.4% 292 352 -17.0%
#25 Kia Rio 7,636 9,761 -21.8% 320 408 -21.6%
#26 BMW 3-Series 7,452 9,590 -22.3% 367 459 -20.0%
#27 Nissan Versa 7,417 9,120 -18.7% 436 443 -1.6%
#28 Buick Verano 7,244 6,360 13.9% 308 424 -27.4%
#29 Chrysler 200 7,010 10,961 -36.0% 330 623 -47.0%
#30 Mitsubishi Lancer 6,575 6,008 9.4% 458 444 3.2%
#31 Audi A4 º 6,031 5,461 10.4% 376 357 5.3%
#32 Mini Cooper  5,915 5,638 4.9% 350 441 -20.6%
#33 Kia Optima 5,243 6,210 -15.6% 628 455 38.0%
#34 BMW 4-Series 4,765 4,942 -3.6% 386 311 24.1%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 4,404 5,763 -23.6% 383 301 27.2%
#36 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 4,150 3,870 7.2% 213 213 0.0%
#37 Acura TLX 4,137 5,075 -18.5% 307 337 -8.9%
#38 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 4,023 5,838 -31.1% 200 366 -45.4%
#38.1 Volkswagen Passat * 3,824 5,432 -29.6% 173 340 -49.1%
#38.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 199 406 -51.0% 27 26 3.8%
#39 Audi A3 3,795 3,788 0.2% 262 293 -10.6%
#40 Dodge Charger 3,747 4,518 -17.1% 212 235 -9.8%
#41 Chrysler 300 3,668 4,443 -17.4% 173 444 -61.0%
#42 Chevrolet Spark 3,657 1,561 134% 185 53 249%
#43 Chevrolet Volt 3,469 1,463 137% 272 220 23.6%
#44 Dodge Challenger 3,160 2,669 18.4% 135 83 62.7%
#45 Toyota Prius C ² 3,135 3,029 3.5% 139 78 78.2%
#46 Mitsubishi Mirage 3,112 3,361 -7.4% 189 159 18.9%
#47 Ford Fiesta 3,093 5,646 -45.2% 132 495 -73.3%
#48 Lexus IS 3,033 3,401 -10.8% 147 214 -31.3%
#49 Subaru Legacy 3,001 3,258 -7.9% 181 229 -21.0%
#50 Infiniti Q50 2,969 3,295 -9.9% 264 280 -5.7%
#51 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 2,953 3,162 -6.6% 153 256 -40.2%
#52 Toyota Prius ² 2,855 1,624 75.8% 282 98 188%
#53 Chevrolet Impala 2,844 2,938 -3.2% 189 243 -22.2%
#54 Ford Taurus 2,816 3,259 -13.6% 76 89 -14.6%
#55 Chevrolet Camaro 2,708 2,668 1.5% 131 77 70.1%
#56 Scion iM 2,569 943 172% 8 179 -95.5%
#57 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2,461 2,356 4.5% 162 169 -4.1%
#58 Acura ILX 2,459 2,551 -3.6% 187 267 -30.0%
#59 Volkswagen Beetle 2,402 2,347 2.3% 122 76 60.5%
#60 Cadillac ATS 2,375 3,493 -32.0% 184 392 -53.1%
#61 Nissan Maxima 2,297 1,706 34.6% 104 165 -37.0%
#62 Lexus ES 2,153 2,305 -6.6% 215 166 29.5%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 2,105 2,497 -15.7% 133 185 -28.1%
#64 BMW 2-Series 2,091 1,703 22.8% 55 174 -68.4%
#65 Mazda 6 2,053 2,703 -24.0% 155 151 2.6%
#66 BMW 5-Series 2,019 1,996 1.2% 194 225 -13.8%
#67 Smart Fortwo 1,875 716 162% 228 36 533%
#68 Hyundai Veloster 1,831 2,971 -38.4% 58 96 -39.6%
#69 Chevrolet Corvette 1,758 1,715 2.5% 59 39 51.3%
#70 Audi A5 1,516 1,693 -10.5% 70 78 -10.3%
#71 Dodge Dart 1,405 3,061 -54.1% 93 144 -35.4%
#72 Nissan Leaf 1,375 1,233 11.5% 75 122 -38.5%
#73 Lincoln MKZ 1,120 1,130 -0.9% 73 92 -20.7%
#74 Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 1,097 1,329 -17.5% 38 51 -25.5%
#74.1 Toyota 86 * 152 26
#74.2 Scion FR-S * 945 1,329 -28.9% 12 51 -76.5%
#75 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,049 1,126 -6.8% 85 70 21.4%
#76 Fiat 500 1,010 2,955 -65.8% 81 129 -37.2%
#77 Hyundai Genesis 961 1,377 -30.2% 1 70 -98.6%
#78 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 952 1,029 -7.5% 19 32 -40.6%
#79 Porsche 911 945 859 10.0% 64 48 33.3%
#80 Nissan 370Z 932 688 35.5% 24 34 -29.4%
#81 Mazda MX-5 Miata 903 630 43.3% 13 28 -53.6%
#82 Audi A7 887 787 12.7% 61 65 -6.2%
#83 Cadillac CTS 880 921 -4.5% 110 154 -28.6%
#84 Scion tC 868 1,135 -23.5% 11 54 -79.6%
#85 Ford C-Max 851 721 18.0% 48 54 -11.1%
#86 Buick Regal 841 968 -13.1% 48 51 -5.9%
#87 Audi A6 834 990 -15.8% 40 82 -51.2%
#88 Buick LaCrosse 785 990 -20.7% 68 45 51.1%
#89 Subaru BRZ 740 800 -7.5% 21 26 -19.2%
#90 Cadillac XTS 707 839 -15.7% 87 148 -41.2%
#91 Volvo S60 657 665 -1.2% 20 45 -55.6%
#92 Volvo V60 627 1,032 -39.2% 64 58 10.3%
#93 BMW 7-Series 626 358 74.9% 53 54 -1.9%
#94 Audi TT 599 251 139% 19 14 35.7%
#95 Toyota Avalon 586 765 -23.4% 21 38 -44.7%
#96 Lexus CT 546 814 -32.9% 29 35 -17.1%
#97 Jaguar XF 542 466 16.3% 35 8 338%
#98 Lexus RC 526 792 -33.6% 26 27 -3.7%
#99 BMW i-Series 523 531 -1.5% 22 46 -52.2%
#100 Jaguar F-Type 522 462 13.0% 17 29 -41.4%
#101 BMW 6-Series 458 490 -6.5% 16 37 -56.8%
#102 Infiniti Q60 422 408 3.4% 53 9 489%
#103 Lexus GS 415 390 6.4% 27 28 -3.6%
#104 Jaguar XE 358 45
T105 Porsche Boxster 345 360 -4.2% 19 20 -5.0%
T105 Porsche Cayman 345 322 7.1% 22 31 -29.0%
#107 Jaguar XJ 323 343 -5.8% 55 43 27.9%
#108 Maserati Ghibli 318 364 -12.6% 25 38 -34.2%
#109 Porsche Panamera 300 341 -12.0% 21 27 -22.2%
#110 Fiat 500L 297 1,948 -84.8% 18 69 -73.9%
#111 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class & SLC-Class 280 270 3.7% 9 10 -10.0%
#112 Fiat 124 Spider 258 20
#113 Cadillac CT6 250 37
#114 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 221 281 -21.4% 17 9 88.9%
#115 Volvo XC70 218 426 -48.8% 32 -100%
#116 Audi A8 216 238 -9.2% 10 18 -44.4%
#117 Lincoln MKS 198 172 15.1% 1 7 -85.7%
#118 Mercedes-AMG GT 175 145 20.7% 5 12 -58.3%
#119 Lincoln Continental 174 49
#120 Kia Cadenza 166 173 -4.0% 5 6 -16.7%
#121 Audi R8 158 89 77.5% 4 1 300%
T122 Infiniti Q70 156 217 -28.1% 15 22 -31.8%
T122 Nissan GT-R 156 130 20.0% 7 7 0.0%
#124 Maserati Quattroporte 108 77 40.3% 19 6 217%
#125 Acura RLX 107 182 -41.2% 12 7 71.4%
#126 Volvo S90 101 14
#127 BMW Z4 100 121 -17.4% 19 -100%
#128 Lexus LS 95 123 -22.8% 9 6 50.0%
#129 Mitsubishi i MiEV 86 121 -28.9% 2 11 -81.8%
#130 Bentley Continental GT 69 115 -40.0% 5 25 -80.0%
#131 Alfa Romeo 4C 68 122 -44.3% 2 8 -75.0%
#132 Maserati GranTurismo 65 65 0.0% 4 1 300%
#133 Dodge Viper 56 110 -49.1% 8 2 300%
#134 Genesis G80 55 24
#135 Volkswagen Eos 53 438 -87.9% 1 11 -90.9%
#136 Acura NSX 50 4
#137 Scion xB 47 948 -95.0% 27 -100%
#138 Honda CR-Z 40 55 -27.3% 5
#139 Genesis G90 38 24
#140 Mazda 2 27 761 -96.5% 3 -100%
#141 Kia K900 26 36 -27.8% 5 -100%
#142 Bentley Flying Spur 24 34 -29.4% 1 6 -83.3%
#143 Volvo S80 23 62 -62.9%
#144 Cadillac ELR 11 25 -56.0%
#145 Hyundai Equus 9 37 -75.7% 1 -100%
#146 Honda Crosstour 5 294 -98.3%
#147 Bentley Mulsanne 4 9 -55.6% 2 -100%
#148 Scion iQ 2 277 -99.3% 24 -100%
T149 Honda Insight 1
T149 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 21 -95.2% 3 -100%
#285 Toyota Matrix 295 -100%
#287 Scion xD 27 -100%
#288 Jaguar XK 25 -100%
#289 Dodge Avenger 8 -100%
#292 BMW 1-Series 3 -100%
#293 Nissan Cube 2 -100%
#296 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
Total
658,905 711,166 -7.3% 37,169 40,731 -8.7%

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 54% to 554 in December; up 13% to 8095 in 2016.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
¤ 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 were 216, 175, and 86 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 2034 new vehicles during the first ten months of 2016.