March 2017 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 145 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


2017 Honda Civic Si Concept

As the Canadian car market fades from view, the slowdown has stalled somewhat because of the strength of Canada’s two top-selling cars.

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla sold at a first-quarter pace that, if it holds, would lead to the best ever annual performance in the histories of both nameplates. The duo combined to own 15% of the Canadian car market in the first-quarter of 2016, but their market share has soared to 20% in the first-quarter of 2017.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2017 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD
Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – March 2017
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – March 2017

But aside from those two models that account for one-fifth of the car market, Canadian car sales have fallen 9% so far this year, a loss of more than 10,000 sales for non-Civic/Corolla nameplates.

The rich get richer, eh?

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

As new vehicle buyers increasingly turn toward SUVs and crossovers such as the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape, Canadian car sales will continue to decline. But the rate of decline has, at least for the moment, stabilized at a more reasonable level after the drastic drops reported in the last two years.

At the moment, the car market as a whole has the Civic and Corolla to thank for that, which masks just how rapidly other vehicles are losing sales. 

Can the Civic and Corolla sustain such lofty levels of success? 20% market share is nothing to sneeze at.

Reminder: these are 2017 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March 2017 volume by clicking the March 2017 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.

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
March
2017 YTD
March
2016 YTD
%
Change
March
2017
March
2016
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 15,396 12,519 23.0% 8,145 5,943 37.1%
#2 Toyota Corolla 10,774 8,351 29.0% 4,778 3,634 31.5%
#2.1 Toyota Corolla Sedan * 9,712 8,351 16.3% 4,269 3,634 17.5%
#2.2 Toyota Corolla iM * 1,062 509
#3 Hyundai Elantra 8,057 11,578 -30.4% 3,723 5,692 -34.6%
#4 Mazda 3 5,990 5,188 15.5% 2,996 2,457 21.9%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 5,587 5,695 -1.9% 2,916 2,294 27.1%
#6 Volkswagen Golf 3,952 4,202 -5.9% 1,645 2,038 -19.3%
#6.1 Volkswagen Golf * 3,542 3,666 -3.4% 1,447 1,780 -18.7%
#6.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 410 536 -23.5% 198 258 -23.3%
#7 Nissan Sentra 3,581 3,532 1.4% 1,750 1,534 14.1%
#8 Subaru Impreza 3,084 2,162 42.6% 1,340 889 50.7%
#8.1 Subaru Impreza * 2,157 1,376 56.8% 900 560 60.7%
#8.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 927 786 17.9% 440 329 33.7%
#9 Kia Forte 3,015 2,468 22.2% 1,623 1,047 55.0%
#10 Volkswagen Jetta 2,932 3,911 -25.0% 1,196 1,667 -28.3%
#11 Toyota Camry 2,845 3,908 -27.2% 1,377 1,813 -24.0%
#12 Ford Focus 2,787 3,049 -8.6% 1,119 1,317 -15.0%
#13 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2,734 1,882 45.3% 1,026 891 15.2%
#14 Honda Accord 2,686 2,927 -8.2% 1,332 1,277 4.3%
#15 Hyundai Accent 2,556 2,827 -9.6% 1,145 1,268 -9.7%
#16 Nissan Altima 2,472 2,199 12.4% 1,056 752 40.4%
#17 Kia Soul 2,111 2,059 2.5% 917 861 6.5%
#18 Nissan Versa 2,052 1,524 34.6% 1,034 632 63.6%
#19 Chevrolet Malibu 1,886 3,275 -42.4% 864 1,826 -52.7%
#20 Hyundai Sonata 1,798 1,364 31.8% 636 522 21.8%
#21 Chrysler 200 1,701 1,029 65.3% 639 405 57.8%
#22 Nissan Micra 1,688 2,536 -33.4% 875 1,184 -26.1%
#23 Ford Fusion 1,672 2,392 -30.1% 695 1,026 -32.3%
#24 BMW 3-Series 1,604 1,429 12.2% 459 493 -6.9%
#25 Audi A4 º 1,584 818 93.6% 596 445 33.9%
#26 Ford Mustang 1,305 1,172 11.3% 669 651 2.8%
#27 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,235 1,660 -25.6% 493 625 -21.1%
#28 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,175 1,001 17.4% 350 414 -15.5%
#29 Kia Optima 1,169 1,429 -18.2% 399 677 -41.1%
#30 Chrysler 300 1,069 928 15.2% 555 621 -10.6%
#31 Toyota Yaris 1,063 1,673 -36.5% 568 748 -24.1%
#31.1 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 1,006 1,420 -29.2% 542 643 -15.7%
#31.2 Toyota Yaris Sedan * 57 253 -77.5% 26 105 -75.2%
#32 Mini Cooper †  1,062 946 12.3% 423 440 -3.9%
#32.1 Mini Cooper * 851 946 -10.0% 357 440 -18.9%
#32.2 Mini Cooper Clubman * 211 66
#33 Dodge Challenger 978 526 85.9% 575 284 102%
#34 Buick Verano 925 1,272 -27.3% 348 701 -50.4%
#35 Dodge Charger 911 1,102 -17.3% 426 671 -36.5%
#36 Chevrolet Volt 899 442 103% 377 246 53.3%
#37 Chevrolet Sonic 898 852 5.4% 388 436 -11.0%
#38 Audi A3 886 773 14.6% 417 386 8.0%
#39 Acura TLX 823 792 3.9% 351 349 0.6%
#40 Kia Rio 808 1,711 -52.8% 333 731 -54.4%
#41 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 782 914 -14.4% 462 364 26.9%
#42 Volkswagen Beetle 700 572 22.4% 324 359 -9.7%
#43 Chevrolet Impala 675 508 32.9% 394 275 43.3%
#44 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 670 939 -28.6% 301 350 -14.0%
#44.1 Volkswagen Passat * 642 889 -27.8% 290 331 -12.4%
#44.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 28 50 -44.0% 11 19 -42.1%
#45 BMW 4-Series 659 1,133 -41.8% 306 415 -26.3%
#46 Honda Fit 653 1,781 -63.3% 351 732 -52.0%
#47 Nissan Maxima 651 602 8.1% 347 287 20.9%
#48 Hyundai Veloster 609 265 130% 380 117 225%
#49 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 590 552 6.9% 243 250 -2.8%
#50 Lexus IS 579 585 -1.0% 290 299 -3.0%
#51 Chevrolet Spark 553 422 31.0% 222 235 -5.5%
#53 Chevrolet Camaro 528 425 24.2% 312 223 39.9%
#54 Mazda 6 513 418 22.7% 302 189 59.8%
#55 Toyota Prius ² 479 356 34.6% 228 274 -16.8%
#56 Cadillac ATS 474 681 -30.4% 259 250 3.6%
#57 Infiniti Q50 464 733 -36.7% 249 285 -12.6%
#58 Acura ILX 463 488 -5.1% 230 215 7.0%
#59 Mitsubishi Mirage 454 694 -34.6% 221 451 -51.0%
#60 Fiat 500 453 232 95.3% 180 113 59.3%
#61 Subaru Legacy 432 679 -36.4% 189 338 -44.1%
#62 BMW 2-Series 393 415 -5.3% 156 188 -17.0%
#63 Ford Fiesta 374 923 -59.5% 163 356 -54.2%
#164 Toyota Prius V ² 359 413 -13.1% 159 170 -6.5%
#64 Chevrolet Bolt 333 241
#65 Nissan Leaf 322 221 45.7% 144 98 46.9%
#66 Chevrolet Corvette 314 206 52.4% 254 151 68.2%
#67 Ford Taurus 301 440 -31.6% 84 195 -56.9%
#68 Infiniti Q60 299 21 1,324% 166 9 1,744%
#69 Mazda MX-5 Miata 290 196 48.0% 140 102 37.3%
#70 BMW 5-Series 276 384 -28.1% 149 173 -13.9%
#71 Toyota Prius C ² 275 508 -45.9% 109 126 -13.5%
#72 Dodge Dart 262 457 -42.7% 27 232 -88.4%
#73 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 256 224 14.3% 120 90 33.3%
#74 Jaguar XE 248 160
#75 Volvo V60 235 127 85.0% 135 23 487%
#76 Lincoln MKZ 231 178 29.8% 91 80 13.8%
#77 Audi A6 222 195 13.8% 86 103 -16.5%
#78 Lexus ES 217 362 -40.1% 39 130 -70.0%
#79 Ford C-Max 209 131 59.5% 95 64 48.4%
#80 Buick Regal 190 247 -23.1% 128 88 45.5%
#81 Jaguar XF 187 171 9.4% 144 109 32.1%
#82 Lexus GS 182 99 83.8% 150 35 329%
#83 Audi A7 172 187 -8.0% 76 105 -27.6%
#84 Audi A5 161 315 -48.9% 98 185 -47.0%
#85 Subaru BRZ 158 114 38.6% 85 62 37.1%
#86 Buick LaCrosse 152 172 -11.6% 74 108 -31.5%
#87 Cadillac XTS 151 129 17.1% 70 53 32.1%
#88 BMW 7-Series 143 106 34.9% 62 32 93.8%
#89 Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 142 235 -39.6% 70 149 -53.0%
#90 Lincoln Continental 139 58
#91 Volvo S60 138 179 -22.9% 47 50 -6.0%
T92 Fiat 124 Spider 136 73
T92 Nissan 370Z 136 201 -32.3% 75 142 -47.2%
#94 Porsche 911 119 113 5.3% 50 46 8.7%
#95 Cadillac CTS 118 197 -40.1% 57 64 -10.9%
#96 Jaguar XJ 105 74 41.9% 34 36 -5.6%
#97 Lexus CT 100 108 -7.4% 55 50 10.0%
#98 BMW i-Series 99 136 -27.2% 48 62 -22.6%
#99 Toyota Avalon 98 106 -7.5% 48 43 11.6%
T100 Kia Niro 93 90
T100 Smart Fortwo 93 480 -80.6% 43 263 -83.7%
#102 Jaguar F-Type 87 148 -41.2% 49 83 -41.0%
#103 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 84 162 -48.1% 47 89 -47.2%
#104 Audi TT 78 136 -42.6% 43 71 -39.4%
T105 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 76 37 105% 41 21 95.2%
T105 Lexus RC 76 82 -7.3% 42 40 5.0%
#107 Cadillac CT6 72 34
#108 Volvo S90 71 45
#109 BMW 6-Series 65 115 -43.5% 33 50 -34.0%
#110 Maserati Ghibli 56 52 7.7% 24 25 -4.0%
#111 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 39 35.9% 22 18 22.2%
#112 Porsche Cayman 51 60 -15.0% 25 34 -26.5%
#113 Audi R8 49 1 4,800% 30
#114 Audi A8 45 37 21.6% 19 19 0.0%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class/SLK-Class 44 85 -48.2% 24 48 -50.0%
#116 Scion tC 40 192 -79.2% 12 103 -88.3%
#117 Nissan GT-R 34 39 -12.8% 22 18 22.2%
#118 Porsche Panamera 33 41 -19.5% 25 20 25.0%
#119 Genesis G80 32 11
#120 Maserati Quattroporte 31 15 107% 18 6 200%
#121 Volvo V90 30 21
#122 Genesis G90 29 4
#123 Infiniti Q70 26 75 -65.3% 4 21 -81.0%
#124 Alfa Romeo Giulia 25 22
#125 Fiat 500L 22 90 -75.6% 4 38 -89.5%
#126 Porsche Boxster 21 45 -53.3% 10 26 -61.5%
T127 Hyundai Ioniq 19
T127 Kia Cadenza 19 43 -55.8% 8 22 -63.6%
T127 Mitsubishi i MiEV 19 22 -13.6% 10 7 42.9%
#130 Lexus LS 18 31 -41.9% 5 6 -16.7%
#131 Acura RLX 16 33 -51.5% 7 19 -63.2%
#132 Bentley Continental GT 14 9 55.6% 8 2 300%
#133 BMW Z4 12 17 -29.4% 8 11 -27.3%
#134 Dodge Viper 10 12 -16.7% 4 6 -33.3%
#135 Honda CR-Z 8 8 0.0% 2 3 -33.3%
#136 Maserati GranTurismo 7 17 -58.8% 1 10 -90.0%
T137 Alfa Romeo 4C 5 23 -75.0% 4 15 -50.0%
T137 Bentley Flying Spur 5 3 66.7% 2 2 0.0%
#139 Kia K900 3 6 -50.0% 1 1 0.0%
T140 Lincoln MKS 2 42 -95.2% 24 -100%
T140 Hyundai Genesis 2 342 -99.4% 1 192 -99.5%
T140 Volvo XC70 2 58 -96.6% 13 -100%
T143 Acura NSX 1 0.0%
T143 Scion iM 1 979 -99.9% 626 -100%
T143 Bentley Mulsanne 1 1 0.0% 1 1 0.0%
#278 Scion xB 47 -100% 13 -100%
#279 Volkswagen Eos 38 -100% 14 -100%
#280 Mazda 2 27 -100%
#281 Volvo S80 21 -100% 2 -100%
#282 Cadillac ELR 5 -100% 1 -100%
#283 Honda Crosstour 4 -100% 2 -100%
#284 Scion iQ 2 -100%
#286 Honda Insight 1 -100%
#287 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 -100% 1 -100%
Total
130,953 136,078 -2.3% 61,190 61,603 -0.7%

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: down 13% to 1113 in March; down 13% in Q1.
† 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 2017’s first three months were 20, 18, and 8 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 414 new vehicles during the first two months of 2017.