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Unless the Hyundai Elantra makes up a difference of 2697 sales in the next two months, the Honda Civic will end 2011 as the best-selling car in Canada for the fourteenth consecutive year. Civic sales slid 17% from October 2010 levels yet the compact Honda still beat its nearest rival by nearly 1500 sales in October 2011.

The Civic’s nearest rival? It wasn’t the Hyundai Elantra. The Toyota Corolla took second spot in October. Incidentally, if Corolla sales were counted as they are in the United States – with the Matrix – then Toyota would lead both October’s standings and the year-to-date results. 

With some measurable 2010 sales to compare with current volumes, the Chevrolet Cruze is no longer contrasted with the Cobalt’s yesteryear performance. Chevrolet sold 2361 Cobalts in October of last year. 

You won’t find the BMW 3-Series on this list of the top 20 best-selling cars in Canada. You will, however, notice the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, sales of which jumped 46% in October. The C-Class is one of three European cars to make the list. Eight of the 20 wear the badges of Japanese brands. 25% of this list is made up by Korean brands. There are but four American cars. 12 of Canada’s 20 best-selling cars reported better sales this October than last. The market as a whole grew about 2% from October 2010’s 123K sales.

Last month’s version of this list can be viewed here. Last October’s best-selling cars table is here. Check out October’s American best-selling cars list while you’re at it. GoodCarBadCar.net will soon publish Canada’s best-selling SUVs list, as well as a table for best-selling trucks. For now, get all the details on Canada’s 20 best-selling cars from October 2011 below.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Honda Civic
4974 – 17.2% 42,748 – 12.4%
#2
Toyota Corolla
3508 – 8.8% 31,116 – 7.9%
#3
Hyundai Elantra
3399 + 18.4 40,051 + 33.3%
#4
Mazda 3
2826 – 3.4% 31,607 – 25.5%
#5
Chevrolet Cruze
2513 + 673% 29,770 + 9060%
#6
Volkswagen Jetta
2318 + 3.8% 23,287 + 122%
#7
Hyundai Accent
1762 + 50.5% 19,572 – 11.9%
#8
Toyota Matrix
1623 + 6.8% 12,638 – 22.9%
#9
Ford Focus
1607 + 11.9% 22,540 + 11.2%
#10
Toyota Venza
1432 + 22.5% 10,887 + 0.009%
#11
Ford Fusion
1316 – 0.7% 16,568 – 3.2%
#12
Hyundai Sonata
1275 + 19.0% 14,616 + 18.6%
#13
Nissan Versa
1084 + 16.2% 12,401 – 13.9%
#14
Volkswagen Golf
1039 – 11.8% 12,110 – 23.4%
#15
Kia Soul
998 + 26.6% 10,405 + 18.2%
#16
Kia Forte
965 – 14.3% 12,581 + 7.4%
#17
Toyota Camry
896 + 52.6% 9577 – 13.9%
#18
Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class
811 + 46.1% 7536 + 12.8%
#19
Nissan Sentra
765 – 36.2% 11,453 – 14.4%
#20
Ford Fiesta
750 – 13.6% 11,591 + 316%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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