2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Canada Sold 1259 Camry Hybrids
In The First Four Months Of 2012

All 250 vehicles are back in the fold after a few hours in which another post had (so very bizarrely) claimed the space. GoodCarBadCar offers up apologies to you and yours if you visited and didn’t see the expected rankings. Hopefully you were satisfied checking out the 255 vehicles ranked on the U.S. version of this post and the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada from April 2012, the numbers which had taken over here.

We all have our own tendencies for finding humour in rankings like this. Personally, it strikes me as particularly funny that the Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG sell more frequently in Canada than the special-order Honda Insight. Honda fans will tell you that in Canada, the Insight is a special order car. As if the R8 and SLS aren’t. 

Canada’s approach to hybrids has always been cautious. The Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i, and Nissan LEAF combined for 372 sales in the first four months of 2012, which makes the Toyota Prius’s 864 sales look swell. Those Prius figures don’t even include the more popular Prius C or even more popular Prius V. But then you remember that the Prius Family, which is America’s 10th-best-selling vehicle line this year, would slot in at 48th in Canada. 

2012 Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Grey
Canada’s Fourth-Best-Selling Truck This Year Sells
 In This Regular Cab Configuration 11% Of The Time

Canada’s best-selling midsize car in the first one-third of 2012 has been the Toyota Camry, a car which ranks 20th overall. 1259 of the Camrys sold have been hybrids. Toyota also sold 316 Highlander Hybrids between January and April. Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, sold five GS hybrids, two LS hybrids, and 196 RX hybrids during the same time period. No automaker other than Porsche breaks down Canadian sales data in as much detail as Toyota. For example, 753 Yaris sedans have been sold in addition to 2476 Yaris hatchbacks. 134 rear-wheel-drive Toyota Tacomas and 103 rear-wheel-drive Tundras found buyers. Lexus’s IS250 and IS350 sedan sold 510 times, the ISC accounted for another 130, and the ISF sold on 14 occasions.

There are many more numbers which aren’t visible in the exhaustive table below. The Touring accounts for 3162 of the fifth-ranked Hyundai Elantra’s overall 16,236 unit total. The Chevrolet Sonic’s total includes 95 Aveos. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are, not surprisingly, crew cab heavy: only 2611 of the 24,268 Sierra/Silverado sales were regular cab pickups; only 7492 are extended cabs. Cadillac’s Escalade bodystyle breakdown is accessible through the first dropdown menu at GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home. Fiat has sold 879 convertibles in Canada this year while Chrysler 200 Convertible sales reached 291 by the end of April. 431 of the Volkswagen Golf’s 4023 sales weren’t regular TDIs or 2.5L Golfs, like the one just reviewed on GoodCarBadCar. Unfortunately, Volkswagen Canada doesn’t separate the Passat from the Passat CC. And BMW Canada doesn’t offer the same Mini details that BMW USA does.

2012 Porsche 911 Turbo S 918 Spyder Edition
One Example Of One Car Porsche Canada 
Sold Once So Far This Year, The 
911 Turbo S 918 Spyder Edition

And Porsche? They make numbers available for every single model variation. The Panamera has sold in seven different iterations, the Cayenne in five, the 911 in 21, the Cayman in four, and the Boxster in three. Contact us if you’d like specific numbers on Porsche models like the 911 Turbo S 918 Spyder Edition, one of which was sold in April.

More pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to make use of your Command+F function (Ctrl+F for non-Mac users) to search for vehicles. After the top 30, this list starts to seem like an absolute mountain of information, making it difficult to scan for a specific car with the naked eye. Unfortunately, there are no firm numbers for cars like the Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin V8 Vantage on this list – companies of that nature generally don’t make model-specific sales data available, or, in some cases, release any sales data at all. Rankings for 250 vehicles competing for attention in the Canadian automobile market in the first four months of 2012 should at least give you something to glance at periodically over the weekend. Or when you’re back at work on Monday.

Rank
Vehicle
April
2012
April
2011
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
31,669 29,669 + 6.7%
#2
Dodge Ram
22,234 18,575 + 19.7%
#3
Honda Civic
20,288 17,181 + 18.1%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
16,957 18,895 – 10.3%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
16,236 14,528 + 11.8%
#6
Toyota Corolla
13,230 13,480 – 1.9%
#7
GMC Sierra
13,218 13,194 + 0.2%
#8
Mazda 3
11,894 10,720 + 11.0%
#9
Honda CR-V
11,775 9406 + 25.2%
#10
Ford Escape
11,527 13,031 – 11.5%
#11
Chevrolet Silverado
11,050 11,623 – 5.0%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
9599 11,528 – 16.7%
#13
Dodge Journey
9014 11,123 – 19.0%
#14
Ford Focus
7814 6444 + 21.3%
#15
Volkswagen Jetta
7393 8522 – 13.2%
#16
Hyundai Accent
7298 6781 + 7.6%
#17
Toyota RAV4
7231 8698 – 16.9%
#18
Hyundai Santa Fe
6896 7565 – 8.8%
#19
Chevrolet Equinox
6846 7240 – 5.4%
#20
Toyota Camry
6551 2878 + 128%
#21
Jeep Wrangler
5824 4246 + 37.2%
#22
Nissan Rogue
5778 4094 + 41.1%
#23
Hyundai Sonata
5609 6263 – 10.4%
#24
Ford Fusion
5230 5339 – 2.0%
#25
Chrysler 200
5087 1879 + 171%
#26
Ford Edge
4715 4306 + 9.5%
#27
Kia Forte
4561 4311 + 5.8%
#28
Nissan Altima
4502 3588 + 25.5%
#29
Hyundai Tucson
4422 5014 – 11.8%
#30
Toyota Matrix
4195 5418 – 22.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Check out the whole list!

Rank
Vehicle
April
2012
April
2011
% Change
#31
Kia Sorento
4182 4564 – 8.4%
#32
Nissan Versa
4174 3750 + 11.3%
#33
Kia Optima
4159 214 + 1843%
#34
Subaru Impreza
4064 3003 + 35.3%
#35
Volkswagen Golf
4023 4045 – 0.5%
#36
Kia Rio
3875 2301 + 68.4%
#37
GMC Terrain
3716 3682 + 0.9%
#38
Toyota Venza
3656 4315 – 15.3%
#39
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
3603 2782 + 29.5%
#40
Toyota Sienna
3454 3223 + 7.2%
#41
Ford Fiesta
3402 3987 – 14.7%
#42
Mazda CX-5
3324 —– —–
#43
Fiat 500
3272 1315 + 149%
#44
Chevrolet Impala
3267 3112 + 5.0%
#45
Nissan Sentra
3237 4884 – 33.7%
#46
Jeep Grand Cherokee
3232 3191 + 1.3%
#47
Toyota Yaris
3229 2390 + 35.1%
#48
BMW 3-Series
2989 3297 – 9.3%
#49
Toyota Tacoma
2882 2654 + 8.6%
#50
Ford Explorer
2781 2603 + 6.8%
#51
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
2724 1708 + 59.5%
#52
Honda Odyssey
2639 2979 – 11.4%
#53
Ford Ranger
2603 5182 – 49.8%
#54
Jeep Patriot
2482 2577 – 3.7%
#55
Mazda 2
2454 3055 – 19.7%
#56
Mitsubishi Lancer
2386 1888 + 26.4%
#57
Kia Sportage
2373 1975 + 20.2%
#58
Kia Soul
2324 3218 – 27.8%
#59
Volkswagen Passat
2309 583 + 296%
#60
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2253 1047 + 115%
#61
Audi A4
2229 2160 + 3.2%
#62
Subaru Outback
2203 2306 – 4.5%
#63
Toyota Tundra
2180 2345 – 7.0%
#64
Chevrolet Orlando
2178 —– —–
#65
Subaru Forester
2151 2665 – 19.3%
#66
Mitsubishi RVR
2143 2645 – 19.0%
#67
Honda Accord
2055 1968 + 4.4%
#68
Mazda 5
2003 2569 – 22.0%
#69
Audi Q5
1990 1688 + 17.9%
#70
Lexus RX
1977 2426 – 18.5%
#71
Jeep Compass
1975 1812 + 9.0%
#72
Volkswagen Tiguan
1850 1848 + 0.1%
#73
Dodge Charger
1831 1294 + 41.5%
#74
Toyota Highlander
1790 1914 – 6.5%
#75
Chrysler 300
1775 777 + 128%
#76
BMW X1
1725 105 + 1543%
#77
Nissan Murano
1686 1616 + 4.3%
#78
Dodge Avenger
1678 2156 – 22.2%
#79
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1645 1474 + 11.6%
#80
Chevrolet Malibu
1636 3752 – 56.4%
#81
Mazda CX-7
1600 1765 – 9.3%
#82
Mitsubishi Outlander
1567 1882 – 16.7%
#83
Hyundai Veloster
1518 —– —–
#84
Acura MDX
1495 1535 – 2.6%
#85
Chrysler Town & Country
1485 1331 + 11.6%
#86
Infiniti G
1460 1157 + 26.2%
#87
Buick Verano
1434 —– —–
#88
Toyota Prius V
1421 —– —–
#89
Kia Rondo
1376 1987 – 30.7%
#90
Honda Pilot
1368 1231 + 11.1%
T91
Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class
1332 1159 + 14.9%
T91
Honda Fit
1332 1013 + 31.5%
#93
Ford Mustang
1326 889 + 49.2%
#94
Mini Cooper
1232 913 + 34.9%
#95
Nissan Juke
1207 1278 – 5.6%
#96
Acura TL
1183 881 + 34.3%
#97
BMW X5
1175 1217 – 3.5%
#98
GMC Acadia
1161 1432 – 18.9%
#99
Lincoln MKX
1043 1405 – 25.8%
#100
Dodge Durango
1033 545 + 89.5%
#101
BMW X3
1020 1366 – 25.3%
#102
Chevrolet Avalanche
993 1123 – 11.6%
#103
Ford Taurus
992 773 + 28.3%
#104
Chevrolet Camaro
973 1164 – 16.4%
#105
Buick LaCrosse
968 962 + 0.6%
#106
Toyota 4Runner
960 963 – 0.3%
#107
Nissan Maxima
948 708 + 33.9%
#108
BMW 5-Series
947 1033 – 8.3%
#109
Acura RDX
938 808 + 16.1%
#110
Nissan Frontier
915 609 + 50.2%
#111
Chevrolet Traverse
899 1607 – 44.1%
#112
Cadillac CTS
898 1122 – 20.0%
#113
Cadillac SRX
886 971 – 8.8%
#114
Toyota Prius C
884 —– —–
#115
Toyota Prius
864 834 + 3.6%
#116
Suzuki SX4
858 907 – 5.4%
#117
Mazda 6
855 715 – 28.3%
#118
Nissan Titan
845 788 + 7.2%
#119
Buick Regal
824 757 + 8.9%
#120
Volkswagen Beetle
794 160 + 397%
#121
Subaru Legacy
787 1004 – 21.6%
#122
Buick Enclave
781 967 – 19.2%
#123
Nissan Pathfinder
768 826 – 7.0%
#124
Ford Flex
755 774 – 2.5%
#125
Chevrolet Colorado
741 911 – 18.7%
#126
GMC Canyon
682 737 – 7.5%
#127
Dodge Challenger
677 914 – 25.9%
#128
Hyundai Veracruz
670 311 + 115%
#129
Lexus IS
654 684 – 4.4%
#130
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
635 649 – 2.2%
#131
Volvo XC60
617 605 + 2.0%
#132
Honda Ridgeline
615 433 + 42.0%
#133
Audi A5
613 729 – 15.9%
#134
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class & G-Class
584 514 + 13.6%
#135
Suzuki Grand Vitara
582 771 – 24.5%
#136
Audi Q7
580 536 + 8.2%
#137
Lexus CT200h
564 406 + 38.9%
#138
Audi A3
561 362 + 55.0%
#139
Volvo S60
553 423 + 30.7%
#140
Jeep Liberty
550 456 + 20.6%
#141
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
538 —– —–
#142
Volkswagen Touareg
535 571 – 6.3%
#143
Chevrolet Tahoe
492 365 + 34.8%
#144
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
490 444 + 10.4%
#145
Lexus ES350
482 626 – 23.0%
#146
Porsche Cayenne
466 476 – 2.1%
#147
Buick Lucerne
451 858 – 47.4%
#148
Mazda CX-9
445 389 + 14.4%
#149
Mazda Tribute
444 968 – 54.1%
#150
Scion tC
429 332 + 29.2%
#151
Acura TSX
415 372 + 11.6%
#152
GMC Yukon
398 333 + 19.5%
#153
smart fortwo
393 542 – 27.5%
#154
Ford Expedition
389 551 – 29.4%
#155
Mini Countryman
381 322 + 18.3%
#156
Scion xB
379 458 – 17.2%
#157
Infiniti EX35
375 421 – 10.9%
#158
Scion iQ
353 —– —–
#159
Nissan Xterra
347 421 – 17.6%
#160
Chevrolet Suburban
344 382 – 9.9%
#161
Scion xD
341 325 + 4.9%
#162
337 357 – 5.6%
#163
BMW 1-Series
330 530 – 37.7%
#164
Audi A6
325 146 + 123%
#165
Lexus GS
321 57 + 463%
#166
GMC Yukon XL
313 291 + 7.6%
#167
Hyundai Genesis
311 158 + 96.8%
#168
Audi A7
302 61 + 395%
T169
Lincoln MKZ
294 475 – 38.1%
T169
Volvo XC70
294 251 + 17.1%
#171
Toyota Sequoia
291 280 + 3.9%
#172
Honda Crosstour
276 354 – 22.0%
#173
Infiniti FX
271 258 + 5.0%
#174
Toyota FJ Cruiser
252 236 + 6.8%
#175
Mazda MX-5 Miata
246 176 + 39.8%
#176
Volvo C30
245 246 – 0.4%
#177
BMW X6
244 335 – 27.2%
#178
Dodge Caliber
238 1821 – 86.9%
#179
Nissan Armada
227 208 + 9.1%
#180
Volkswagen Eos
226 201 + 12.4%
T181
Volvo XC90
218 195 + 11.8%
T181
Nissan Quest
218 282 – 22.7%
#183
Mercedes-Benz SLK
215 53 + 306%
#184
Chevrolet Volt
210 —– —–
T185
Lincoln MKS
208 157 + 32.5%
T185
Suzuki Kizashi
208 287 – 27.5%
#187
Porsche 911
206 161 + 28.0%
#188
Kia Sedona
202 476 – 57.6%
#189
Volkswagen Routan
201 230 – 12.6%
#190
Nissan 370Z
197 178 + 10.7%
#191
BMW 7-Series
189 146 + 29.5%
#192
Land Rover LR4
185 216 – 14.4%
#193
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
182 252 – 27.8%
#194
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
152 145 + 4.8%
#195
Audi TT
146 120 + 21.7%
#196
Toyota Avalon
142 138 + 2.9%
#197
Land Rover Range Rover
135 123 + 9.8%
T198
Jaguar XF
132 126 + 4.8%
T198
Land Rover LR2
132 147 – 10.2%
#200
BMW 6-Series
131 10 + 1210%
#201
Porsche Panamera
129 130 – 0.8%
#202
Lincoln MKT
128 164 – 22.0%
#203
Lincoln Navigator
122 115 + 6.1%
#204
Infiniti QX56
120 176 – 31.8%
#205
Subaru Tribeca
116 140 – 17.1%
#206
Nissan Cube
112 148 – 24.3%
#207
Lexus GX460
111 156 – 28.8%
#208
Chevrolet HHR
109 468 – 76.7%
T209
Toyota Land Cruiser
107 46 + 133%
T209
Infiniti M
107 156 – 31.4%
#211
Mitsubishi Eclipse
99 175 – 43.4%
#212
BMW Z4
98 90 + 8.9%
#213
Nissan LEAF
94 —– —–
#214
Mitsubishi Endeavor
93 84 + 10.7%
#215
Honda CR-Z
90 253 – 64.4%
#216
Chevrolet Corvette
86 94 – 8.5%
T217
Infiniti JX35
85 —– —–
T217
Lexus LX570
85 50 + 70.0%
T219
Volvo S89
77 78 – 1.3%
T219
Lexus HS250h
77 136 – 43.4%
#221
Mitsubishi i MiEV
68 —– —–
#222
Jaguar XJ
62 73 – 15.1%
#223
Volvo C70
58 52 + 11.5%
#224
Audi A8
57 76 – 25.0%
#225
Acura ZDX
55 39 + 41.0% 
#226
Porsche Cayman
54 30 + 80.0%
#227
Dodge Nitro
53 143 – 62.9%
#228
Audi R8
46 46 0.0%
#229
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
41 54 – 24.1%
#230
Honda Insight
39 142 – 72.5%
#231
Hyundai Equus
37 27 + 37.0%
#232
Nissan GT-R
36 6 + 500%
#233
Dodge Dakota
31 570 – 94.6%
#234
Ford Crown Victoria
30 1020 – 97.1%
T235
Mazda RX-8
25 33 – 24.2%
T235
Jaguar XK
25 47 – 46.8%
T235
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
25 63 – 60.3%
#238
Lexus LS
24 53 – 54.7%
#239
Acura CSX
20 571 – 96.5%
#240
Saab 9-3
14 26 – 46.2%
#241
Porsche Boxster
13 48 – 72.9%
#242
Acura RL
8 25 – 68.0%
#243
Saab 9-5
5 15 – 66.7%
T244
Dodge Viper
4 13 – 69.2%
T244
Kia Borrego
4 44 – 90.9%
#246
Honda Element
3 121 – 97.5%
T247
Lexus LFA
2 4 – 50.0%
T247
Cadillac STS
2 6 – 66.7%
T247
Cadillac DTS
2 131 – 98.5%
#250
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1 1119 – 99.9%
—–
Total
511,232 486,648 + 5.1%
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—–
Commercial Vans
9111 7845 + 16.1%
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—–
Overall Market
520,343 494,493 + 5.2%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands through April were 76 and 43, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.

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