Following the month-by-month rundown of Canada’s best-selling cars, it becomes obvious that the Honda Civic will also be Canada’s best-selling Japanese car. After all, rarely does a month go by in which the Honda loses its overall crown.
Comparing this list with its U.S. equivalent is more interesting than heaping added praise on the Honda Civic, however. Missing from the Canadian top 10 (but present in the American top 10) are the Subaru Outback, Toyota Prius, and Toyota Camry. Present in the Canadian top 10 (but missing in the American top 10) are the Toyota Yaris, Toyota Venza, and the individualized might of the Toyota Matrix. So far, the only list of this nature compiled by The Good Car Guy for US Auto Sales Stats is for the first three quarters of 2010.
America’s best-selling Japanese car, the 2011 Toyota Camry, has a base price in Canada of $25,310. On the upper end, the Camry XLE V6 with navigation costs $38,340. On the other hand, the 2011 Toyota Camry is sold in the United States with a base price of $19,720 and tops out at $29,370. Meanwhile, Canada’s best-selling Japanese car, the 2010 Honda Civic, has a base price of $15,990 in Canada but is just $385 cheaper in the United States. This, in part, explains why the six best-selling cars in Canada in September were smaller than a midsize sedan while six out of America’s eight best-sellers in September were of the midsize variety.