The Ford F-Series has built up a 25,656-unit lead over Chrysler Canada’s Ram pickup through the first two-thirds of 2013. Eight months in, the F-Series sells 45% more often than the Ram, Canada’s second-best-selling vehicle. South of the border, where the Chevrolet Silverado ranks second behind the F-Series, the Ford sells 52% more often than its nearest rival.
14% of the 581,501 F-Series trucks sold by Ford this year in the U.S. and Canada have exited Canadian showrooms. Compare that with the overall market, where only 10% of the 11.8 million new vehicles sold north of the Rio Grande this year have been sold in Canada.
Versa Sales Are Taking Off Now That
The Note Hatchback Has Arrived
What does the delay in every new Golf’s arrival in North American showrooms do to Volkswagen? At this time last year, the Golf was Canada’s 33rd-best-selling vehicle and second-best-selling German brand car. This year, the Golf has held steady in the 33rd spot, but the BMW 3-Series has moved up from 47th to 32nd to become Canada’s second-best-selling German brand car. Golf sales are down 10% this year; 3-Series sales are up 23%.
The Mazda CX-5 marks another key upswing from last August’s rankings to the figures you see below. The CX-5 ranked 41st through eight months in 2012 but now sits in 22nd spot. That’s up from 25th at the end of July, as well. Nissan’s Versa moved up from 48th at the end of July to 40th at the end of August 2013 thanks to the arrival of the Note hatchback. During the same period, the Altima fell from 40th to 47th. Still fresh off a re-engineering, the Altima is down 28% this year. It’s America’s third-best-selling midsize car but the Altima ranks seventh in its class in Canada.
That’s certainly not the only difference between the Canadian and U.S. markets. The Subaru Outback is America’s 38th-best-selling vehicle overall, selling three times as often as the 100th-ranked Toyota Venza. In Canada, the Venza ranks 52nd, and it sells 1.6 times for every copy of the 81st-ranked Outback.
One Out Of Every Five Venzas Toyota Sells In The U.S. And Canada Is Sold In Canada
Canadians love their subcompacts. The Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, and Chevrolet Sonic rank 20th, 26th, 40th, 48th, and 50th, respectively, in year-to-date Canadian sales through the end of August 2013. In the U.S., the leading Versa ranks 37th and there’s not another subcompact in the top 50.
These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by August volume by clicking the August 2013 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.
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.