With its first year-over-year sales decline since July, the Ford F-Series was still Canada’s best-selling vehicle line in January 2014. Look for a bit of turmoil in F-Series totals leading up to the current lineup’s replacement process later this year.
Canada’s second, seventh, and eleventh-best-selling vehicles in January 2014 were also pickup trucks.
There was one minivan in the top 30, the fourth-ranked Dodge Grand Caravan. (Sales of the Grand Caravan’s twin, Chrysler’s Town & Country, slid 66% to 212 units.)
The sixth-ranked Ford Escape was the leader of 14 SUVs and crossovers in this list of Canada’s 30 most popular nameplates, most of which are more than capable of all of engendering positive opinions in a car review.
That leaves 11 cars, from the top-selling third-ranked Honda Civic to the 30th-ranked Nissan Sentra. Canada’s new vehicle market grew very slightly in January, the lowest-volume month of the year for the auto industry, but passenger car sales slid 6%.
Compared with January 2013’s results, the Toyota Camry, Jeep Compass, GMC Terrain, Kia Rio, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord missed out in January 2014. Those seven vehicles were replaced by the Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sorento, Dodge Dart, Hyundai Accent, Jeep Cherokee, and Toyota RAV4 last month. Yes, five utility vehicles and two cars replacing four cars and three utility vehicles.
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 January 2014.