January 2018 Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 143 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked


The Top 143 Best Selling Cars in Canada – January 2018 YTD

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in Canada for January 2018 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Passenger Car Numbers

Having been outsold by the Hyundai Elantra during the final month of 2017 (though still coming out on top in YTD terms), the Honda Civic retakes its crown atop the Canadian passenger car sales in January with 34.1% sales growth to start the year.

The Chevrolet Cruze, in second place, doubles its sales volume on last January to rocket into a podium position. January’s stellar total marks the Cruze’s best January on record, and its best month since June 2017.

Overall, the passenger car segment grew by 3.26%, with large blotches of red further down the table met and bested by the growth by many of the higher-volume models.

Volkswagen’s Golf saw a significant increase year-on-year, though it remains in fifth position as it was last January thanks to the aforementioned Cruze’s strong January.

The Subaru Impreza had its second consecutive month in which it did not post year-on-year growth, following sixteen growth months in a row in the Canadian market.

Demand for small premium cars – Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Audi A4 – generally fell, while their larger brethren (in the case of the Mercedes-Benz and BMW at least) ended January with significant growth on last year’s sales.


Best Selling Passenger Car Rankings

Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top passenger car sales performers in Canada, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference CA = Canada Sales for the month, CA LY = Last Year’s Canada Sales for the month, CA vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = Canada Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s Canada Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Honda Civic 4,467 3,330 34.10 4,467 3,330 34.10
Chevrolet Cruze 2,329 1,136 105.00 2,329 1,136 105.00
Toyota Corolla 2,197 2,527 -13.10 2,197 2,527 -13.10
Hyundai Elantra 1,767 1,675 5.50 1,767 1,675 5.50
Volkswagen Golf 1,745 1,216 43.50 1,745 1,216 43.50
Mazda 3 1,389 1,439 -3.50 1,389 1,439 -3.50
Nissan Sentra 904 806 12.20 904 806 12.20
Toyota Camry 771 705 9.40 771 705 9.40
Honda Accord 745 636 17.10 745 636 17.10
Ford Focus 667 823 -19.00 667 823 -19.00
Ford Fusion 667 823 -19.00 667 823 -19.00
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 594 664 -10.50 594 664 -10.50
Kia Forte 591 574 3.00 591 574 3.00
Hyundai Accent 538 863 -37.70 538 863 -37.70
Nissan Versa 527 552 -4.50 527 552 -4.50
Subaru Impreza * 471 599 -21.40 471 599 -21.40
Volkswagen Jetta 454 764 -40.60 454 764 -40.60
Kia Soul 427 527 -19.00 427 527 -19.00
Toyota C-HR 410 0 0.00 410 0 0.00
Nissan Micra 370 459 -19.40 370 459 -19.40
Honda Fit 346 127 172.40 346 127 172.40
Toyota Yaris 334 247 35.20 334 247 35.20
Chevrolet Sonic 332 364 -8.80 332 364 -8.80
Ford Mustang 328 233 40.80 328 233 40.80
Chevrolet Malibu 321 412 -22.10 321 412 -22.10
Audi A4 320 570 -43.90 320 570 -43.90
BMW 3-Series 311 459 -32.20 311 459 -32.20
Kia Rio 303 241 25.70 303 241 25.70
Toyota Prius 302 300 0.70 302 300 0.70
Nissan Altima 287 542 -47.00 287 542 -47.00
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class 254 152 67.10 254 152 67.10
Tesla Model S 250 200 25.00 250 200 25.00
Acura TLX 237 207 14.50 237 207 14.50
Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 234 205 14.10 234 205 14.10
Mitsubishi Lancer 227 381 -40.40 227 381 -40.40
Chevrolet Volt 226 256 -11.70 226 256 -11.70
BMW 4-Series 216 146 47.90 216 146 47.90
Mini Cooper 214 269 -20.40 214 269 -20.40
Infiniti Q50 208 83 150.60 208 83 150.60
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 205 472 -56.60 205 472 -56.60
Chrysler 300 197 210 -6.20 197 210 -6.20
Chevrolet Spark 191 143 33.60 191 143 33.60
Chevrolet Bolt 187 6 3,016.70 187 6 3,016.70
Volkswagen Passat 182 193 -5.70 182 193 -5.70
Hyundai Ioniq 165 18 816.70 165 18 816.70
Mazda 6 165 100 65.00 165 100 65.00
Audi A5 151 27 459.30 151 27 459.30
Lexus IS 151 140 7.90 151 140 7.90
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 136 171 -20.50 136 171 -20.50
Chevrolet Impala 130 124 4.80 130 124 4.80
Hyundai Sonata 120 467 -74.30 120 467 -74.30
BMW 5-Series 117 4 2,825.00 117 4 2,825.00
Kia Optima 117 395 -70.40 117 395 -70.40
Volkswagen Beetle 117 168 -30.40 117 168 -30.40
Acura ILX 116 105 10.50 116 105 10.50
Subaru Legacy 116 116 0.00 116 116 0.00
Kia Niro 110 0 0.00 110 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Mirage 109 98 11.20 109 98 11.20
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 101 70 44.30 101 70 44.30
Chevrolet Camaro 99 88 12.50 99 88 12.50
Dodge Challenger 95 236 -59.70 95 236 -59.70
Ford Fiesta 94 91 3.30 94 91 3.30
Ford Taurus 91 130 -30.00 91 130 -30.00
BMW 2-Series 88 98 -10.20 88 98 -10.20
Nissan Maxima 76 132 -42.40 76 132 -42.40
Cadillac ATS 75 99 -24.20 75 99 -24.20
Infiniti Q60 75 52 44.20 75 52 44.20
Lexus ES 72 87 -17.20 72 87 -17.20
Dodge Charger 56 199 -71.90 56 199 -71.90
Volvo 60 Series 51 56 -8.90 51 56
Lincoln Continental 50 48 4.20 50 48 4.20
Lincoln MKZ 50 62 -19.40 50 62 -19.40
Kia Stinger 49 0 0.00 49 0 0.00
Chevrolet Corvette 45 32 40.60 45 32 40.60
Audi A6 44 50 -12.00 44 50 -12.00
Buick LaCrosse 44 40 10.00 44 40 10.00
Audi A7 43 39 10.30 43 39 10.30
Porsche 911 42 32 31.30 42 32 31.30
BMW 7-Series 39 40 -2.50 39 40 -2.50
Maserati Quattroporte 39 9 333.30 39 9 333.30
Audi TT 36 10 260.00 36 10 260.00
Jaguar XE 35 28 25.00 35 28 25.00
Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 33 24 37.50 33 24 37.50
Jaguar XJ 30 30 0.00 30 30 0.00
Alfa Romeo Giulia 29 0 0.00 29 0 0.00
BMW 6-Series 28 19 47.40 28 19 47.40
Cadillac CTS 28 31 -9.70 28 31 -9.70
Genesis G80 27 8 237.50 27 8 237.50
Volvo 90 Series 27 14 92.90 27 14
Ford C-Max 26 52 -50.00 26 52 -50.00
Porsche Panamera 26 6 333.30 26 6 333.30
Buick Regal 25 25 0.00 25 25 0.00
Mercedes-AMG GT 22 19 15.80 22 19 15.80
Nissan 370Z 21 29 -27.60 21 29 -27.60
Smart Fortwo 20 16 25.00 20 16 25.00
Subaru BRZ 19 23 -17.40 19 23 -17.40
Fiat 500 18 181 -90.10 18 181 -90.10
Cadillac CT6 17 21 -19.00 17 21 -19.00
Cadillac XTS 17 31 -45.20 17 31 -45.20
Toyota Avalon 17 20 -15.00 17 20 -15.00
Jaguar F-Type 14 16 -12.50 14 16 -12.50
Audi A8 13 13 0.00 13 13 0.00
Fiat 124 Spider 13 42 -69.00 13 42 -69.00
BMW i-Series 12 30 -60.00 12 30 -60.00
Mazda MX-5 Miata 12 77 -84.40 12 77 -84.40
Maserati Ghibli 11 12 -8.30 11 12 -8.30
Porsche Cayman 11 12 -8.30 11 12 -8.30
Jaguar XF 10 18 -44.40 10 18 -44.40
Lexus GS 10 15 -33.30 10 15 -33.30
Acura RLX 9 3 200.00 9 3 200.00
Hyundai Veloster 9 37 -75.70 9 37 -75.70
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 9 9 0.00 9 9 0.00
Porsche Boxster 9 8 12.50 9 8 12.50
Lexus LC 8 0 0.00 8 0 0.00
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 7 15 -53.30 7 15 -53.30
Audi R8 6 6 0.00 6 6 0.00
Infiniti Q70 5 13 -61.50 5 13 -61.50
Nissan GT-R 5 7 -28.60 5 7 -28.60
Kia Cadenza 4 5 -20.00 4 5 -20.00
Genesis G90 3 14 -78.60 3 14 -78.60
Mitsubishi i MiEV 3 6 -50.00 3 6 -50.00
Acura NSX 2 1 100.00 2 1 100.00
Alfa Romeo 4C 2 0 0.00 2 0 0.00
Lexus RC 2 13 -84.60 2 13 -84.60
Maserati GranTurismo 2 3 -33.30 2 3 -33.30
Buick Verano 1 304 -99.70 1 304 -99.70
Dodge Dart 1 179 -99.40 1 179 -99.40
Dodge Viper 1 0 0.00 1 0 0.00
Honda CR-Z 1 4 -75.00 1 4 -75.00
Kia K900 1 2 -50.00 1 2 -50.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 32,177 Total 31,610 Total 32,177 Total 31,610
Average 247.5 Average 243.2 Average 58.42 Average 247.5 Average 243.2 Average 57.78
Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum 0.00 Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum
Maximum 4,467 Maximum 3,330 Maximum 92.90 Maximum 4,467 Maximum 3,330 Maximum 9.40

Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – Chart

Below is a chart showing how the best selling passenger car stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots. Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total passenger car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.

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