February 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 134 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked

2017 Hyundai Elantra red

Canadian sales of traditional passenger cars declined 5% through the first two months of 2016, but the two top sellers are immune from the suffering.

Overall, auto sales in Canada have exploded. Following 2015’s record-setting pace, auto sales are up by more than 9% through January and February.

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

But the car market – 17% of which are produced by the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra – now produces less than one-third of the new vehicle sales in Canada. In 2009, cars produced more than half of all Canadian new vehicle sales.

A number of direct Civic rivals are tumbling. The Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Golf all posted double-digit losses through the first two months of 2016. The two top-selling premium cars – Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series – are down 24% and 27%, respectively, this year.

Canada Car Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – January 2016
Canada Car Sales By Model – February 2015 YTD

The opportunity to gain market share is openly presented. A number of Canadians are turning away from cars toward SUVs and crossovers – they’re outselling cars now – which presents an opportunity for some car nameplates to steal market share from the obvious losers.

Thus, the 17% figure achieved by the new Civic and deeply discounted outgoing fifth-gen Elantra. A year ago, the duo owned 13% of the car market.

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by February 2016 volume by clicking the February 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.

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – February 2016
Canada Pickup Truck Sales By Model – February 2016
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – February 2016
Canada Commercial Van Sales By Model – February 2016

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Rank
Car
Feb.
2016 YTD
Feb.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 6,576 4,904 34.1% 2,868 2,615 9.7%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 5,886 5,263 11.8% 3,793 2,180 74.0%
#3 Toyota Corolla 4,717 5,060 -6.8% 2,543 2,633 -3.4%
#4 Chevrolet Cruze 3,401 2,936 15.8% 1,945 1,563 24.4%
#5 Mazda 3 2,731 3,677 -25.7% 1,450 1,989 -27.1%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 2,244 3,429 -34.6% 1,073 1,767 -39.3%
#7 Volkswagen Golf 2,164 2,581 -16.2% 1,070 1,383 -22.6%
#7.1 Volkswagen Golf * 1,886 2,210 -14.7% 927 1,199 -22.7%
#7.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 278 371 -25.1% 143 184 -22.3%
#8 Toyota Camry 2,095 2,424 -13.6% 1,295 1,379 -6.1%
#9 Nissan Sentra 1,998 1,857 7.6% 1,277 1,071 19.2%
#10 Ford Focus 1,732 1,687 2.7% 907 913 -0.7%
#11 Honda Accord 1,650 1,183 39.5% 813 581 39.9%
#12 Hyundai Accent 1,559 1,603 -2.7% 679 934 -27.3%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 1,449 687 111% 833 314 165%
#14 Nissan Altima 1,447 1,093 32.4% 786 648 21.3%
#15 Kia Forte 1,421 897 58.4% 971 434 124%
#16 Ford Fusion 1,366 1,271 7.5% 796 648 22.8%
#17 Nissan Micra 1,352 1,437 -5.9% 707 758 -6.7%
#18 Subaru Impreza 1,273 1,186 7.3% 570 583 -2.2%
#18.1 Subaru Impreza * 816 875 -6.7% 366 437 -16.2%
#18.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 457 311 46.9% 204 146 39.7%
#19 Kia Soul 1,198 1,341 -10.7% 536 966 -10.7%
#19.1 Kia Soul * 1,132 1,341 -15.6% 511 966 -47.1%
#19.2 Kia Soul EV * 66 25
#20 Honda Fit 1,049 1,554 -32.5% 490 728 -32.7%
#21 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,035 654 58.3% 566 346 63.6%
#22 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 991 1,308 -24.2% 597 742 -19.5%
#23 Kia Rio 980 1,085 -9.7% 487 574 -15.2%
#24 BMW 3-Series 936 1,277 -26.7% 429 765 -43.9%
#25 Toyota Yaris 925 870 6.3% 527 472 11.7%
#25.1 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 777 870 -10.7% 430 472 -8.9%
#25.2 Toyota Yaris Sedan * 148 97
#26 Nissan Versa 892 1,194 -25.3% 476 622 -23.5%
#27 Hyundai Sonata 842 2,133 -60.5% 344 1,663 -79.3%
#28 Kia Optima 752 891 -15.6% 353 497 -29.0%
#29 BMW 4-Series 718 639 12.4% 346 417 -17.0%
#30 Chrysler 200 624 1,233 -49.4% 289 557 -48.1%
#31 Volkswagen Passat & CC ¤ 589 794 -25.8% 338 457 -26.0%
#31.1 Volkswagen Passat * 558 738 -24.4% 326 425 -23.3%
#31.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 31 56 -44.6% 12 32 -62.5%
#32 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 587 503 16.7% 326 312 4.5%
#33 Buick Verano 571 464 23.1% 307 243 26.3%
#34 Ford Fiesta 567 580 -2.2% 275 270 1.9%
#35 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 550 310 77.4% 319 149 114%
#36 Ford Mustang 521 336 55.1% 289 190 52.1%
#37 Mini Cooper  506 497 1.8% 281 314 -10.5%
#38 Infiniti Q50 448 404 10.9% 239 194 23.2%
#39 Acura TLX 443 544 -18.6% 211 309 -31.7%
#40 Cadillac ATS 431 248 73.8% 172 128 34.4%
#41 Dodge Charger 420 697 -39.7% 215 484 -55.6%
#42 Chevrolet Sonic 416 551 -24.5% 210 346 -39.3%
#43 Audi A3 387 393 -1.5% 181 174 4.0%
#44 Toyota Prius C ² 382 685 -44.2% 267 539 -50.5%
#45 Audi A4 º 373 605 -38.3% 180 330 -45.5%
#46 Scion iM 353 203
#47 Subaru Legacy 341 439 -22.3% 186 251 -25.9%
#48 Nissan Maxima 315 157 101% 161 72 124%
#49 Chrysler 300 304 490 -38.0% 171 374 -54.3%
#50 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 302 254 18.9% 168 109 54.1%
#51 Lexus IS 286 326 -12.3% 155 174 -10.9%
#52 Acura ILX 273 196 39.3% 147 136 8.1%
#53 Ford Taurus 245 234 4.7% 91 158 -42.4%
T54 Dodge Challenger 243 244 -0.4% 159 123 29.3%
T54 Mitsubishi Mirage 243 413 -41.2% 125 180 -30.6%
T54 Toyota Prius V ² 243 404 -39.9% 119 233 -48.9%
#57 Chevrolet Impala 233 225 3.6% 127 133 -4.5%
#58 Lexus ES 232 235 -1.3% 91 115 -20.9%
#59 Mazda 6 229 235 -2.6% 134 100 34.0%
#60 BMW 2-Series 227 72 215% 136 40 240%
#61 Dodge Dart 222 595 -62.7% 111 137 -19.0%
#62 Smart Fortwo 217 73 197% 192 43 347%
#63 Volkswagen Beetle 213 212 0.5% 139 136 2.2%
#64 BMW 5-Series 211 270 -21.9% 169 160 5.6%
#65 Chevrolet Camaro 202 116 74.1% 106 58 82.8%
#66 Chevrolet Volt 196 109 79.8% 102 38 168%
#67 Chevrolet Spark 187 148 26.4% 117 68 72.1%
#68 Buick Regal 159 96 65.6% 92 45 104%
#69 Hyundai Genesis  150 174 -13.8% 97 111 -12.6%
#70 Hyundai Veloster 148 382 -61.3% 75 88 -14.8%
#71 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 134 97 38.1% 94 39 141%
#72 Cadillac CTS 133 90 47.8% 55 45 22.2%
#73 Audi A5 130 137 -5.1% 73 58 25.9%
#74 Volvo S60 129 83 55.4% 75 27 178%
#75 Nissan Leaf 123 74 66.2% 51 38 34.2%
#76 Fiat 500 115 294 -60.9% 65 146 -55.5%
#76.1 Fiat 500 * 81 230 -64.8% 44 108 -59.3%
#76.2 Fiat 500 Convertible * 34 64 -46.9% 21 38 -44.7%
#77 Volvo V60 104 113 -8.0% 71 54 31.5%
#78 Lincoln MKZ 98 137 -28.5% 50 101 -50.5%
#79 Mazda MX-5 Miata 94 21 348% 79 15 427%
#80 Audi A6 92 106 -13.2% 48 50 -4.0%
#81 Scion tC 89 107 -16.8% 45 56 -19.6%
#82 Scion FR-S 86 104 -17.3% 50 52 -3.8%
T83 Audi A7 82 31 165% 42 14 200%
T83 Toyota Prius ² 82 245 -66.5% 36 164 -78.0%
#85 Cadillac XTS 76 70 8.6% 40 45 -11.1%
T86 BMW 7-Series 74 52 42.3% 40 34 17.6%
T86 BMW i-Series 74 55 34.5% 40 31 29.0%
#88 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  73 109 -33.0% 48 62 -22.6%
T89 Ford C-Max 67 50 34.0% 40 30 33.3%
T89 Porsche 911 67 85 -21.2% 35 58 -39.7%
T91 Audi TT 65 3 2,067% 48
T91 BMW 6-Series 65 53 22.6% 38 24 58.3%
T91 Jaguar F-Type 65 40 62.5% 34 28 21.4%
T94 Buick LaCrosse 64 123 -48.0% 28 38 -26.3%
T94 Lexus GS 64 52 23.1% 34 23 47.8%
#96 Toyota Avalon 63 178 -64.6% 22 130 -83.1%
#97 Jaguar XF 62 87 -28.7% 46 49 -6.1%
#98 Nissan 370Z 59 38 55.3% 41 21 95.2%
#99 Lexus CT200h 58 118 -50.8% 35 67 -47.8%
#100 Chevrolet Corvette 55 35 57.1% 27 14 92.9%
#101 Infiniti Q70 54 25 116% 26 14 85.7%
#102 Subaru BRZ 52 52 0.0% 32 20 60.0%
#103 Fiat 500L 51 319 -84.0% 33 219 -84.9%
#104 Volvo XC70 45 56 -19.6% 25 31 -19.4%
#105 Lexus RC 42 60 -30.0% 10 36 -72.2%
#106 Jaguar XJ 38 20 90.0% 14 13 7.7%
#107 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 37 24 54.2% 25 10 150%
#108 Scion xB 34 112 -69.6% 10 61 -83.6%
#109 Mazda 2 27 146 -81.5% 23 51 -54.9%
#110 Porsche Cayman 26 21 23.8% 18 13 38.5%
#111 Lexus LS 25 25 0.0% 8 17 -52.9%
#112 Volkswagen Eos 24 37 -35.1% 11 18 -38.9%
T113 Kia Cadenza 21 35 -40.0% 13 11 18.2%
T113 Mercedes-AMG GT 21 10
T113 Nissan GT-R 21 9 133% 11 6 83.3%
T113 Porsche Panamera 21 37 -43.2% 12 20 -40.0%
T117 Porsche Boxster 19 26 -26.9% 8 16 -50.0%
T117 Volvo S80 19 24 -20.8% 2 4 -50.0%
T119 Audi A8 18 26 -30.8% 8 15 -46.7%
T119 Lincoln MKS 18 18 5 9 -44.4%
#121 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 16 29 -44.8% 7 19 -63.2%
#122 Mitsubishi i MiEV 15 3 400% 8
#123 Acura RLX 14 28 -50.0% 7 16 -56.3%
T124 Alfa Romeo 4C 12 10 20.0% 6 4 50.0%
T124 Infiniti Q60 12 32 -62.5% 5 20 -75.0%
#126 BMW Z4 6 7 -14.3% 5 3 66.7%
T127 Dodge Viper 5 12 -58.3% 3 8 -62.5%
T127 Honda CR-Z 5 6 -16.7% 2 2 0.0%
T127 Kia K900 5 5 0.0% 4
#130 Cadillac ELR 4 6 -33.3% 3 2 50.0%
T131 Honda Crosstour 2 80 -97.5% 1 39 -97.4%
T131 Scion iQ 2 19 -89.5% 7 -100%
T133 Audi R8 1 16 -93.8% 1 9 -88.9%
T133 Honda Insight 1
#135 Toyota Matrix 295 -100% 157 -100%
#136 Scion xD 13 -100% 7 -100%
#137 Dodge Avenger 6 -100%
#138 Hyundai Equus 3 -100% 2 -100%
#139 Porsche 918 Spyder 3 -100% 1 -100%
#140 Jaguar XK 2 -100%
#141 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
#142 Nissan Cube 1 -100%
Total
72,423 75,500 -4.1% 38,785 40,656 -4.6%

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: down 54.9% to 422 in February; down 47.0% to 707 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman. 
 Total Genesis sales: down 16.2% to 145 in February; down 21.2% to 223 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class together and the Passat and CC together. (February’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 Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in 2016’s first two months were 8, 38, 28, and 14 units, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 1780 copies of their Model S during the 2015 calendar year, 47 more in January.