Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – 2016 Year End


2017 Honda Civic hatchback

Canadian sales of passenger cars fell 8% in the 2016 calendar year as the sector saw its share of the overall market fall to 34%. 

As evidence of the sector’s decline, consider this list of the 25 best-selling cars in Canada. The top-selling car, newly introduced for the 2016 model year in tenth-generation form, now available with three bodystyles, slid 1%. And of the 25 most popular cars in Canada, 19 sold less often in 2016 than in 2015.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
Canada Car Sales By Model – 2016 Year End

For the Civic, despite its modest decline, 2016 was the 19th consecutive year of passenger car sales leadership. Perennially Canada’s top-selling car, the Civic outsold the next-best-selling Hyundai Elantra by 15,677 units in 2016, a 32% gap.

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, will soon publish a list of Canada’s best-selling SUVs in 2016, and has also posted December-specific editions.

2015 Year End • 2014 Year End • 2013 Year End • 2012 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2016
2015

Change
#1
Honda Civic
64,552
64,950
-0.6%
#2
Hyundai Elantra
48,875
47,722
2.4%
#3
Toyota Corolla
45,626
47,198
-3.3%
#4
Mazda 3
27,689
34,811
-20.5%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
26,824
31,958
-16.1%
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
20,954
27,719
-24.4%
#7
Volkswagen Golf
19,966
20,515
-2.7%
#8
Hyundai Accent
19,198
19,371
-0.9%
#9
Ford Focus
16,627
21,101
-21.2%
#10
Toyota Camry
15,683
16,805
-6.7%
#11
Ford Fusion
14,424
15,781
-8.6%
#12
Nissan Sentra
14,281
14,940
-4.4%
#13
Honda Accord
13,857
14,465
-4.2%
#14
Kia Soul
12,672
13,335
-5.0%
#15
Kia Forte
12,296
11,378
8.1%
#16
Subaru Impreza
11,673
11,426
2.2%
#17
Chevrolet Malibu
11,503
9,203
25.0%
#18
Hyundai Sonata
10,191
13,497
-24.5%
#19
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
9,954
9,992
-0.4%
#20
Nissan Micra
9,896
11,909
-16.9%
#21
Honda Fit
8,622
9,088
-5.1%
#22
Toyota Yaris
7,779
8,196
-5.1%
#23
Nissan Altima
7,753
7,293
6.3%
#24
Ford Mustang
7,655
6,933
10.4%
#25
Kia Rio
7,636
9,761
-21.8%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada & ANDC

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