August 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 147 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked

Each of Canada’s six best-selling passenger cars reported declining sales in August 2016. Year-over-year, the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze, and Volkswagen Jetta combined for a 13% decline compared with August 2015.

Yet Canadian sales of the recently revamped Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra are on the upswing through the first two-thirds of 2016. As a result, the perennial leaders have increased their share of the car market from 15.1% through the first eight months of 2015 to 17.4% this year.

Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2016 YTD
Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD

It’s reasonable to think Civic sales could climb higher next year. It’s the belief of American Honda that the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback won’t cannibalize sales of the Civic sedan and coupe. If that holds true, the roughly 7500 Civic Hatchbacks that arrive from Honda’s Swindon, England, assembly plant on an annual basis will only improve upon the Civic’s already lofty total. 

Honda Canada is on track to sell more than 66,500 Civics in calendar year 2016, the highest total for the Civic – Canada’s best-selling car in 18 consecutive years – since 2008.

Hyundai, meanwhile, has already revealed the new i30, the car that will become the next Hyundai Elantra GT. With the Scion iM becoming the Toyota Corolla iM for 2017 and a hatchback version of the Chevrolet Cruze forthcoming, Canada’s five best-selling cars will all be available in flexible hatchback form. 

Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD

On the whole, Canada’s passenger car market took a 9% dive in August 2016 and fell 8%, or nearly 35,000 units, through the first two-thirds of 2016. 

Cars now account for slightly less than 35% of the overall Canadian new vehicle market. SUVs and crossovers form 39% of all new vehicle sales..

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Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by August 2016 volume by clicking the August 2016 column header, or you can rank them by improvements or declines using the % columns. 

Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – August 2016 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – August 2016 YTD

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access.

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Rank
Car
Aug.
2016 YTD
Aug.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 44,295 42,667 3.8% 5,737 6,711 -14.5%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 35,969 32,882 9.4% 4,843 4,998 -3.1%
#3 Toyota Corolla 31,988 34,601 -7.6% 3,772 4,318 -12.6%
#4 Mazda 3 19,004 24,762 -23.3% 2,492 3,102 -19.7%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 16,245 21,527 -24.5% 2,440 2,771 -11.9%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 15,221 20,485 -25.7% 2,185 2,801 -22.0%
#7 Hyundai Accent 14,683 14,582 0.7% 2,373 1,922 23.5%
#8 Volkswagen Golf 14,304 14,263 0.3% 1,567 1,833 -14.5%
#8.1 Volkswagen Golf * 12,466 12,391 0.6% 1,351 1,673 -19.2%
#8.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 1,838 1,872 -1.8% 216 160 35.0%
#9 Ford Focus 11,816 14,272 -17.2% 1,439 1,876 -23.3%
#10 Toyota Camry 11,805 12,195 -3.2% 1,455 1,450 0.3%
#11 Nissan Sentra 11,171 10,524 6.1% 1,182 1,242 -4.8%
#12 Ford Fusion 9,598 11,460 -16.2% 1,008 1,757 -42.6%
#13 Honda Accord 9,442 9,621 -1.9% 1,062 1,203 -11.7%
#14 Kia Forte 8,642 8,655 -0.2% 1,223 938 30.4%
#15 Kia Soul 8,412 9,172 -8.3% 1,414 1,297 9.0%
#15.1 Kia Soul * 7,967 9,064 -12.1% 1,347 1,246 8.1%
#15.2 Kia Soul EV * 445 108 312% 67 51 31.4%
#16 Subaru Impreza 8,024 7,820 2.6% 1,163 925 25.7%
#16.1 Subaru Impreza * 5,157 5,724 -9.9% 686 664 3.3%
#16.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 2,867 2,096 36.8% 477 261 82.8%
#17 Chevrolet Malibu 7,577 6,856 10.5% 581 1,021 -43.1%
#18 Nissan Micra 7,157 8,267 -13.4% 980 1,116 -12.2%
#19 Hyundai Sonata 6,504 9,885 -34.2% 1,155 1,441 -19.8%
#20 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 6,301 7,025 -10.3% 821 756 8.6%
#21 Ford Mustang 6,297 5,494 14.6% 692 520 33.1%
#22 Nissan Altima 5,895 5,098 15.6% 463 484 -4.3%
#23 Kia Rio 5,772 7,102 -18.7% 609 1,054 -42.2%
#24 Toyota Yaris 5,529 5,488 0.7% 634 664 -4.5%
#25 Chrysler 200 5,479 8,348 -34.4% 1,000 1,138 -12.1%
#26 Honda Fit 5,346 6,914 -22.7% 597 566 5.5%
#27 Buick Verano 5,211 3,988 30.7% 707 489 44.6%
#28 Nissan Versa 5,211 6,493 -19.7% 605 719 -15.9%
#29 Mitsubishi Lancer 4,728 4,108 17.5% 507 523 -3.1%
#30 BMW 3-Series 4,537 6,215 -27.0% 654 875 -25.3%
#31 Mini Cooper  3,925 3,516 11.6% 556 404 37.6%
#32 Audi A4 º 3,738 3,828 -2.4% 535 466 14.8%
#33 Kia Optima 3,501 4,110 -14.8% 445 681 -34.7%
#34 BMW 4-Series 3,293 3,503 -6.0% 336 356 -5.6%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 3,263 4,123 -20.9% 220 336 -34.5%
#36 Chrysler 300 3,075 3,417 -10.0% 142 45 216%
#37 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 3,022 2,599 16.3% 346 342 1.2%
#38 Dodge Charger 2,873 3,656 -21.4% 132 139 -5.0%
#39 Audi A3 2,836 2,719 4.3% 302 352 -14.2%
#40 Acura TLX 2,788 3,350 -16.8% 334 419 -20.3%
#41 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 2,715 4,330 -37.3% 302 622 -51.4%
#41.1 Volkswagen Passat 2,597 4,040 -35.7% 284 598 -52.5%
#41.2 Volkswagen Passat CC 118 290 -59.3% 18 24 -25.0%
#42 Dodge Challenger 2,566 2,297 11.7% 225 188 19.7%
#43 Scion iM 2,511 50
#44 Ford Fiesta 2,375 3,674 -35.4% 211 629 -66.5%
#45 Ford Taurus 2,338 2,744 -14.8% 114 237 -51.9%
#46 Chevrolet Spark 2,238 1,241 80.3% 380 128 197%
#47 Mitsubishi Mirage 2,166 2,479 -12.6% 245 342 -28.4%
#48 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 2,110 2,065 2.2% 197 225 -12.4%
#49 Chevrolet Volt 2,098 742 183% 421 167 152%
#50 Toyota Prius C ² 2,072 2,365 -12.4% 228 304 -25.0%
#51 Chevrolet Impala 2,048 1,740 17.7% 295 213 38.5%
#52 Chevrolet Camaro 2,014 2,221 -9.3% 234 215 8.8%
#53 Lexus IS 2,004 2,318 -13.5% 304 258 17.8%
#54 Subaru Legacy 1,983 2,218 -10.6% 244 124 96.8%
#55 Infiniti Q50 1,891 2,131 -11.3% 285 329 -13.4%
#56 Toyota Prius ² 1,860 1,111 67.4% 288 133 117%
#57 Volkswagen Beetle 1,806 1,814 -0.4% 142 183 -22.4%
#58 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,765 1,468 20.2% 182 212 -14.2%
#59 Nissan Maxima 1,756 960 82.9% 179 189 -5.3%
#60 Cadillac ATS 1,553 2,089 -25.7% 219 418 -47.6%
#61 Acura ILX 1,553 1,633 -4.9% 273 249 9.6%
#62 BMW 2-Series 1,496 1,043 43.4% 152 120 26.7%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 1,465 1,690 -13.3% 182 248 -26.6%
#64 Hyundai Veloster 1,413 2,303 -38.6% 209 214 -2.3%
#65 Lexus ES 1,410 1,547 -8.9% 185 199 -7.0%
#66 Mazda 6 1,353 1,817 -25.5% 139 218 -36.2%
#67 BMW 5-Series 1,329 1,199 10.8% 138 166 -16.9%
#68 Chevrolet Corvette 1,243 1,459 -14.8% 158 155 1.9%
#69 Audi A5 1,106 1,195 -7.4% 129 116 11.2%
#70 Dodge Dart 1,019 2,395 -57.5% 81 199 -59.3%
#71 Nissan Leaf 939 706 33.0% 170 124 37.1%
#72 Smart Fortwo 935 513 82.3% 282 66 327%
#73 Hyundai Genesis  900 986 -8.7% 106 73 45.2%
#74 Scion FR-S 823 1,003 -17.9% 80 143 -44.1%
#75 Mazda MX-5 Miata 808 423 91.0% 74 76 -2.6%
#76 Porsche 911 784 640 22.5% 97 64 51.6%
#77 Nissan 370Z 750 481 55.9% 81 74 9.5%
#78 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  741 817 -9.3% 120 95 26.3%
#79 Scion tC 736 808 -8.9% 98 95 3.2%
#80 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 697 698 -0.1% 97 66 47.0%
#81 Fiat 500 687 2,200 -68.8% 88 296 -70.3%
#82 Lincoln MKZ 672 757 -11.2% 122 100 22.0%
#83 Audi A6 656 618 6.1% 109 81 34.6%
#84 Buick Regal 624 640 -2.5% 136 34 300%
#85 Audi A7 595 532 11.8% 82 73 12.3%
#86 Ford C-Max 572 452 26.5% 84 90 -6.7%
#87 Cadillac CTS 551 479 15.0% 141 38 271%
T88 Buick LaCrosse 542 681 -20.4% 24 152 -84.2%
T88 Subaru BRZ 542 664 -18.4% 53 64 -17.2%
#90 Volvo S60 521 489 6.5% 44 62 -29.0%
#91 Audi TT 481 132 264% 59 39 51.3%
#92 Toyota Avalon 428 563 -24.0% 50 64 -21.9%
#93 Jaguar F-Type 424 353 20.1% 56 31 80.6%
#94 Jaguar XF 396 345 14.8% 53 32 65.6%
#95 Volvo V60 379 739 -48.7% 60 82 -26.8%
#96 BMW i-Series 373 344 8.4% 25 46 -45.7%
#97 Lexus RC 362 622 -41.8% 64 128 -50.0%
#98 BMW 7-Series 353 197 79.2% 67 18 272%
#99 BMW 6-Series 346 341 1.5% 40 25 60.0%
#100 Lexus CT200h 343 586 -41.5% 27 57 -52.6%
#101 Porsche Boxster 287 286 0.3% 69 51 35.3%
#102 Porsche Cayman 285 193 47.7% 36 34 5.9%
#103 Cadillac XTS 281 443 -36.6% 35 74 -52.7%
#104 Lexus GS 280 279 0.4% 30 42 -28.6%
#105 Fiat 500L 222 1,767 -87.4% 12 33 -63.6%
#106 Maserati Ghibli 221 209 5.7% 9 34 -73.5%
#107 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 220 219 0.5% 29 21 38.1%
#108 Porsche Panamera 196 217 -9.7% 27 34 -20.6%
#109 Lincoln MKS 191 133 43.6% 2 5 -60.0%
#110 Jaguar XJ 187 189 -1.1% 28 43 -34.9%
#111 Volvo XC70 185 307 -39.7% 26 23 13.0%
#112 Audi A8 161 163 -1.2% 16 15 6.7%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 141 232 -39.2% 23 27 -14.8%
T114 Kia Cadenza 131 114 14.9% 12 15 -20.0%
T114 Mercedes-AMG GT 131 91 44.0% 30 13 131%
T116 Jaguar XE 123 45
T116 Infiniti Q70 123 140 -12.1% 11 14 -21.4%
#118 Audi R8 111 85 30.6% 23 3 667%
#119 Nissan GT-R 109 94 16.0% 29 8 263%
#120 Fiat 124 Spider 106 34
#121 Cadillac CT6 100 32
T122 BMW Z4 79 90 -12.2% 8 6 33.3%
T122 Acura RLX 79 128 -38.3% 11 13 -15.4%
#124 Mitsubishi i MiEV 64 87 -26.4% 11 7 57.1%
#125 Lexus LS 60 93 -35.5% 5 3 66.7%
#126 Maserati GranTurismo 56 57 -1.8% 4 8 -50.0%
#127 Alfa Romeo 4C 53 74 -28.4% 9 27 -66.7%
#128 Volkswagen Eos 50 368 -86.4% 37 -100%
#129 Maserati Quattroporte 49 57 -14.0% 21 -100%
#130 Scion xB 47 751 -93.7% 96 -100%
#131 Bentley Continental GT 41 71 -42.3% 4 8 -50.0%
#132 Dodge Viper 40 105 -61.9% 1 4 -75.0%
#133 Volvo S90 38 38
#134 Infiniti Q60 30 310 -90.3% 8 40 -80.0%
T135 Honda CR-Z 27 46 -41.3% 4 1 300%
T135 Mazda 2 27 714 -96.2% 29 -100%
#137 Kia K900 25 21 19.0% 2 2 0.0%
#138 Volvo S80 23 61 -62.3% 1 3 -66.7%
#139 Bentley Flying Spur 11 17 -35.3% 1 1 0.0%
#140 Cadillac ELR 8 24 -66.7% 1 -100%
T141 Acura NSX 5 4
T141 Honda Crosstour 5 282 -98.2% 4 -100%
T141 Hyundai Equus 5 25 -80.0% 5 -100%
#144 Scion iQ 2 192 -99.0% 35 -100%
T145 Honda Insight 1
T145 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 18 -94.4%
T145 Bentley Mulsanne 1 6 -83.3%
#148 Toyota Matrix 295 -100%
#149 Scion xD 27 -100%
#150 Jaguar XK 24 -100%
#151 Dodge Avenger 8 -100%
#152 BMW 1-Series 3 -100%
#153 Nissan Cube 2 -100%
#154 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
Total
462,329 499,805 -7.5% 58,370 64,278 -9.2%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of CanadaANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
² Total Prius Family sales: up 2% to 698 in August; up 4% to 5397 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: up 35% to 226 in August down 9% to 1641 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class and the Passat and CC together. (August’s Passat breakdown, sourced by ANDC, is not confirmed by Volkswagen.)
º Audi’s A4 sales data includes sales of the Allroad. 
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first eight months were 144, 115, and 56 units, respectively. It is believed that Tesla sold 1180 new vehicles during the first seven months of 2016.