In 2012, for the first time, a vehicle line competing in Canada sold more than 100,000 copies. In 2013, the same vehicle, Ford’s F-Series, beat 2012’s record by 15,967 units, an increase that’s better than the total sales achieved by Canada’s 27th-best-selling vehicle, the increasingly popular Kia Rio.
Led by the F-Series, four of Canada’s ten best-selling vehicles are pickups. This list of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles in 2013 also includes one minivan, eleven SUVs and crossovers, and 14 passenger cars.
That minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan, is Canada’s sixth-best-selling vehicle overall, down from fourth in 2012. The Grand Caravan owns more than half of the Canadian minivan market.
The SUV/CUV segment is led by the seventh-ranked Ford Escape. The Escape led the way every month except for March (when the RAV4 was the top seller) and December, when CR-V sales blossomed.
Like its big brother, the F-Series, the Escape reported record sales in 2013, (as did Ford’s Fusion, Canada’s best-selling midsize car), a feat Honda and Toyota were able to accomplish with the CR-V and RAV4.
Canada’s top-selling car suffered a December setback but still managed to expand its lead over its closest rival and ended 2013 9303 sales ahead of the Hyundai Elantra, a gap that fell from 14,012 units in 2012. Civic sales were up 4% before December’s plunge.
You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements in the best seller list below. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data, so you can spend less time hunting around for the numbers you need.
Below, the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada from calendar year 2013