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Canada’s 30 overall best-selling automobiles in August 2012 included 14 passenger cars, one minivan, four pickup trucks, and 11 SUVs and crossovers. 14 members of August’s top 30 were products of Detroit. 

Ford’s F-Series predictably remained atop the leaderboard, but from that point on things differed in comparison to the previous month’s results. From second spot in July, the Dodge Ram fell to third spot. The Honda Civic rose from fifth place to second. Apart from some other small moves, the biggest jumps were made by the Toyota RAV4 (year-over-year sales rose 134%, the RAV4 rose to 13th position from 17th), and the Toyota Camry (up to 23rd from 30th despite a year-over-year decline). 

The list of vehicles which were booted off the list include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 200, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Fiesta. Taking their place were the GMC Terrain, Toyota Matrix, Volkswagen Golf, and Kia Rio.
Canada August 2012 best seller market share chart
Market Share Of Canada’s Best Sellers
Click Chart For A Larger View
GoodCarBadCar published more specific best seller lists yesterday – links to those lists are clickable at the bottom of this post. The Ford F-Series was absurdly dominant in Canada in August, as the market share chart above (which you can click for a larger view) clearly displays. Monthly and yearly sales figures for all these models can always be accessed free of charge through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. 
Below, the list of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles in August 2012 is complete with year-over-year comparisons, year-to-date totals, and year-over-year comparisons with the first eight months of 2012.

Rank
Vehicle
August 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
11,580 + 26.0% 74,362 + 15.1%
#2
Honda Civic
5785 + 88.3% 42,412 + 28.3%
#3
Dodge Ram
5575 + 4.5% 47,515 + 12.4%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
5490 + 0.4% 38,778 – 2.5%
#5
Ford Escape
4642 + 13.0% 28,641 – 9.4%
#6
Hyundai Elantra
4260 + 9.6% 34,164 + 3.7%
#7
Mazda 3
4213 + 16.8% 28,102 + 9.5%
#8
GMC Sierra
3990 – 13.2% 30,100 – 1.8%
#9
Chevrolet Silverado
3792 + 2.5% 24,966 – 5.5%
#10
Toyota Corolla
3721 + 19.7% 28,770 + 16.6%
#11
Honda CR-V
3092 + 35.45 23,495 + 47.3%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
2864 – 14.9% 22,319 – 10.9%
#13
Toyota RAV4
2754 + 134% 17,163 + 22.5%
#14
Volkswagen Jetta
2531 + 16.3% 17,013 – 8.4%
#15
Dodge Journey
2404 + 11.4% 20,148 – 5.6%
#16
Ford Focus
2275 – 29.5% 19,301 + 3.6%
#17
Hyundai Accent
2172 + 0.9% 17,780 + 12.6%
#18
Jeep Wrangler
1951 + 22.8% 14,258 + 21.1%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
1859 – 14.8% 14,615 – 9.3%
#20
Kia Rio
1733 + 319% 9771 106%
#21
Hyundai Santa Fe
1725 – 35.6% 15,061 – 17.6%
#22
Kia Sorento
1588 + 13.3% 9530 – 4.8%
#23
Toyota Camry
1461 – 10.5% 13,169 + 73.3%
#24
Volkswagen Golf
1422 + 7.1% 9396 – 2.5%
#25
Ford Edge
1356 + 2.7% 13,793 + 28.1%
#26
Hyundai Tucson
1352 + 67.3% 10,494 + 0.5%
#27
Kia Forte
1303 + 13.9% 11,003 + 5.2%
#28
Toyota Matrix
1254 – 2.2% 9530 + 0.8%
#29
GMC Terrain
1243 + 6.3% 8203 – 4.0%
#30
Ford Fusion
1211 – 15.0% 12,115 – 13.7%

Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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