May 2016 YTD Canada Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 137 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – Every Car Ranked

The Canadian auto industry’s sharp 13% year-over-year passenger car sales decline in May 2016 was not entirely unexpected. Through the first four months of 2015, car volume was down 5%, and May 2016 was an abbreviated sales month, with two fewer selling days than May 2015.

Nevertheless, new car dealers lost more than 10,000 sales in May 2016. the figures are much worse for the market outside the all-conquering Honda Civic, sales of which ballooned above 8000 units for the first time in five years. 

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

Excluding the Civic, Canadian car sales were down 15%, a loss of more than 11,000 sales. The Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Chevrolet Cruze, and Volkswagen Jetta – the Honda Civic’s five chief rivals – combined for 16,563 sales in May 2016, a loss of 4250 units compared with May 2015.

We know the story well. Much of the losses carved out by the aforementioned cars (as well as their lower-volume alternatives) are cancelled out by gains produced by their small crossover siblings. 

That wasn’t entirely true in May, however. Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Mazda, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen small utilities – CR-V, Tucson, RAV4, CX-5, Equinox, Tiguan – collectively improved by 868 units.

Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD

Through the first five months of 2016, there’s still no denying that the overall industry is producing greater and greater volume by selling higher-priced, higher-margin vehicles. As car sales fall, automakers are finding more Canadian consumers willing to pony up for pickup trucks and SUVs.

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May 2016 volume by clicking the May 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 – May 2016 YTD
Canada Minivan Sales By Model – May 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.

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Rank
Car
May
2016 YTD
May
2015 YTD
%
Change
May
2016
May
2015
% Change
#1 Honda Civic 26,961 23,559 14.4% 8,240 7,467 10.4%
#2 Hyundai Elantra 20,695 19,025 8.8% 4,510 4,733 -4.7%
#3 Toyota Corolla 19,377 20,421 -5.1% 5,385 5,938 -9.3%
#4 Mazda 3 11,324 14,991 -24.5% 2,861 3,381 -15.4%
#5 Chevrolet Cruze 9,465 12,928 -26.8% 1,574 3,718 -57.7%
#6 Volkswagen Jetta 9,056 12,480 -27.4% 2,233 3,043 -26.6%
#7 Volkswagen Golf 9,003 8,567 5.1% 2,259 2,021 11.8%
#7.1 Volkswagen Golf * 7,919 7,333 8.0% 2,003 1,731 15.7%
#7.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 1,084 1,234 -12.2% 256 290 -11.7%
#8 Hyundai Accent 8,142 8,335 -2.3% 2,766 2,804 -1.4%
#9 Toyota Camry 7,388 7,522 -1.8% 1,618 2,003 -19.2%
#10 Nissan Sentra 6,336 6,394 -0.9% 1,645 1,596 3.1%
#11 Ford Focus 6,098 8,224 -25.9% 1,507 2,618 -42.4%
#12 Honda Accord 5,858 5,696 2.8% 1,567 1,721 -8.9%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 5,744 4,710 22.0% 928 1,357 -31.6%
#14 Kia Forte 5,099 5,155 -1.1% 1,119 2,226 -49.7%
#15 Ford Fusion 4,823 6,257 -22.9% 1,404 1,935 -27.4%
#16 Subaru Impreza 4,701 4,804 -2.1% 1,127 1,344 -16.1%
#16.1 Subaru Impreza * 3,081 3,515 -12.3% 818 945 -13.4%
#16.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 1,620 1,289 25.7% 309 399 -22.6%
#17 Kia Soul 4,566 4,686 -2.6% 1,138 1,074 6.0%
#17.1 Kia Soul * 4,320 4,686 -7.8% 1,075 1,074 0.1%
#17.2 Kia Soul EV * 246 63
#18 Nissan Micra 4,400 4,968 -11.4% 934 1,278 -26.9%
#19 Nissan Altima 4,035 3,473 16.2% 1,138 691 64.7%
#20 Ford Mustang 3,911 3,294 18.7% 1,359 1,401 -3.0%
#21 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 3,600 4,538 -20.7% 1,027 1,014 1.3%
#22 Hyundai Sonata 3,584 6,062 -40.9% 1,565 1,125 39.1%
#23 Toyota Yaris 3,538 3,409 3.8% 890 1,069 -16.7%
#24 Honda Fit 3,395 4,756 -28.6% 795 1,074 -26.0%
#25 Kia Rio 3,267 4,460 -26.7% 698 1,043 -33.1%
#26 Buick Verano 3,234 2,266 42.7% 837 587 42.6%
#27 Mitsubishi Lancer 3,157 2,354 34.1% 734 711 3.2%
#28 Nissan Versa 3,154 3,985 -20.9% 981 1,031 -4.8%
#29 Chrysler 200 3,057 5,532 -44.7% 1,444 1,398 3.3%
#30 BMW 3-Series 2,727 3,635 -25.0% 731 851 -14.1%
#31 Chrysler 300 2,518 2,728 -7.7% 766 920 -16.7%
#32 Chevrolet Sonic 2,458 2,748 -10.6% 912 721 26.5%
#33 Mini Cooper  2,286 2,123 7.7% 713 685 4.1%
#34 Kia Optima 2,236 2,556 -12.5% 346 410 -15.6%
#35 Scion iM 2,164 493
#36 Audi A4 º 2,154 2,486 -13.4% 676 650 4.0%
#37 Dodge Charger 2,101 2,975 -29.4% 371 801 -53.7%
#38 BMW 4-Series 2,076 2,075 0.0% 400 638 -37.3%
#39 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,873 1,581 18.5% 443 404 9.7%
#40 Volkswagen Passat ¤ 1,794 2,580 -30.5% 360 579 -37.8%
#40.1 Volkswagen Passat * 1,709 2,350 -27.3% 345 556 -38.0%
#40.2 Volkswagen Passat CC * 85 230 -63.0% 15 23 -34.8%
#41 Acura TLX 1,734 2,002 -13.4% 387 452 -14.4%
#42 Ford Fiesta 1,676 1,904 -12.0% 322 596 -46.0%
#43 Dodge Challenger 1,659 1,599 3.8% 665 566 17.5%
#44 Audi A3 1,613 1,660 -2.8% 448 432 3.7%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ¤ 1,514 1,268 19.4% 300 360 -16.7%
#46 Mitsubishi Mirage 1,481 1,607 -7.8% 435 326 33.4%
#47 Volkswagen Beetle 1,382 1,178 17.3% 358 327 9.5%
#48 Ford Taurus 1,366 1,508 -9.4% 464 643 -27.8%
#49 Chevrolet Impala 1,315 1,141 15.2% 358 307 16.6%
#50 Subaru Legacy 1,305 1,559 -16.3% 299 350 -14.6%
#51 Lexus IS 1,225 1,421 -13.8% 271 400 -32.3%
#52 Chevrolet Camaro 1,177 1,452 -18.9% 404 596 -32.2%
#53 Nissan Maxima 1,156 249 364% 253 11 2,200%
#54 Chevrolet Spark 1,111 633 75.5% 400 365 9.6%
#55 Infiniti Q50 1,089 1,244 -12.5% 230 276 -16.7%
#56 Toyota Prius C ² 1,030 1,399 -26.4% 305 336 -9.2%
#57 Cadillac ATS 1,021 1,195 -14.6% 173 319 -45.8%
#58 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,010 913 10.6% 219 250 -12.4%
#59 BMW 2-Series 997 600 66.2% 262 239 9.6%
#60 Chevrolet Volt 972 305 219% 270 59 358%
#61 Toyota Prius ² 969 688 40.8% 290 167 73.7%
#62 Acura ILX 944 940 0.4% 159 257 -38.1%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 887 923 -3.9% 276 188 46.8%
#64 BMW 5-Series 871 677 28.7% 219 171 28.1%
#65 Mazda 6 863 1,096 -21.3% 194 269 -27.9%
#66 Lexus ES 814 936 -13.0% 205 261 -21.5%
#67 Hyundai Veloster 781 1,494 -47.7% 308 419 -26.5%
#68 Dodge Dart 742 1,759 -57.8% 174 453 -61.6%
#69 Audi A5 713 741 -3.8% 196 227 -13.7%
#70 Chevrolet Corvette 700 894 -21.7% 219 450 -51.3%
#71 Hyundai Genesis  589 681 -13.5% 105 129 -18.6%
#72 Smart Fortwo 569 307 85.3% 34 116 -70.7%
#73 Mazda MX-5 Miata 525 209 151% 156 55 184%
#74 Scion FR-S 505 534 -5.4% 145 185 -21.6%
#75 Nissan Leaf 494 387 27.6% 121 112 8.0%
#76 Fiat 500 442 1,367 -67.7% 140 503 -72.2%
#76.1 Fiat 500 * 272 995 -72.7% 88 348 -74.7%
#76.2 Fiat 500 Convertible * 170 372 -54.3% 52 155 -66.5%
#77 Scion tC 436 463 -5.8% 121 127 -4.7%
#78 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  430 557 -22.8% 144 112 28.6%
#79 Porsche 911 424 384 10.4% 181 114 58.8%
#80 Audi A6 420 363 15.7% 107 93 15.1%
#81 Nissan 370Z 412 238 73.1% 106 83 27.7%
#82 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 408 438 -6.8% 90 143 -37.1%
#83 Buick LaCrosse 364 430 -15.3% 75 88 -14.8%
#84 Lincoln MKZ 361 469 -23.0% 65 101 -35.6%
#85 Audi A7 354 277 27.8% 74 125 -40.8%
#86 Buick Regal 353 511 -30.9% 43 80 -46.3%
#87 Volvo S60 321 324 -0.9% 65 84 -22.6%
#88 Cadillac CTS 320 319 0.3% 57 76 -25.0%
#89 Audi TT 317 20 1,485% 94 4 2,250%
#90 Ford C-Max 317 216 46.8% 76 65 16.9%
#91 Subaru BRZ 313 390 -19.7% 95 134 -29.1%
#92 Jaguar F-Type 270 189 42.9% 60 60 0.0%
#93 Jaguar XF 262 249 5.2% 42 41 2.4%
#94 BMW i-Series 252 206 22.3% 49 59 -16.9%
#95 Volvo V60 227 485 -53.2% 72 146 -50.7%
#96 Lexus CT200h 224 360 -37.8% 55 101 -45.5%
#97 Toyota Avalon 224 363 -38.3% 49 67 -26.9%
#98 BMW 6-Series 212 236 -10.2% 39 61 -36.1%
#99 Cadillac XTS 209 275 -24.0% 27 85 -68.2%
#100 Lexus RC 199 324 -38.6% 66 85 -22.4%
#101 BMW 7-Series 195 106 84.0% 45 17 165%
#102 Lexus GS 184 172 7.0% 42 43 -2.3%
#103 Lincoln MKS 172 94 83.0% 40 29 37.9%
#104 Fiat 500L 159 1,569 -89.9% 42 712 -94.1%
#105 Porsche Cayman 150 94 59.6% 43 29 48.3%
#106 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 147 138 6.5% 27 42 -35.7%
#107 Porsche Boxster 118 144 -18.1% 30 52 -42.3%
#108 Volvo XC70 115 198 -41.9% 22 54 -59.3%
#109 Porsche Panamera 113 121 -6.6% 32 29 10.3%
#110 Audi A8 108 101 6.9% 25 34 -26.5%
#111 Jaguar XJ 103 105 -1.9% 18 24 -25.0%
#112 Kia Cadenza 89 80 11.3% 18 16 12.5%
#113 Infiniti Q70 89 97 -8.2% 9 24 -62.5%
#114 Mercedes-AMG GT 84 34 147% 19 34 -44.1%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 71 128 -44.5% 16 40 -60.0%
#116 Acura RLX 57 88 -35.2% 8 12 -33.3%
#117 Volkswagen Eos 50 196 -74.5% 3 60 -95.0%
#118 Lexus LS 49 67 -26.9% 9 18 -50.0%
#119 Scion xB 47 495 -90.5% 129 -100%
#120 Nissan GT-R 45 56 -19.6% 2 18 -88.9%
#121 BMW Z4 43 53 -18.9% 9 14 -35.7%
#122 Audi R8 41 60 -31.7% 22 11 100%
#123 Mitsubishi i MiEV 38 56 -32.1% 2 21 -90.5%
#124 Alfa Romeo 4C 36 17 112% 7 2 250%
#125 Dodge Viper 31 78 -60.3% 6 45 -86.7%
#126 Mazda 2 27 532 -94.9% 0 105 -100%
#127 Infiniti Q60 22 184 -88.0% 0 63 -100%
#128 Volvo S80 21 49 -57.1% 0 12 -100%
#129 Cadillac CT6 19 15
#130 Honda CR-Z 17 33 -48.5% 3 8 -62.5%
#131 Kia K900 11 15 -26.7% 4 4 0.0%
#132 Cadillac ELR 6 18 -66.7% 1 2 -50.0%
#133 Honda Crosstour 5 232 -97.8% 22 -100%
#134 Hyundai Equus 5 16 -68.8% 2 2 0.0%
#135 Scion iQ 2 101 -98.0% 29 -100%
#136 Honda Insight 1
#137 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 11 -90.9% 4 -100%
#138 Toyota Matrix 295 -100%
#139 Scion xD 27 -100%
#140 Jaguar XK 19 -100% 4 -100%
#141 Dodge Avenger 8 -100%
#142 BMW 1-Series 3 -100%
#143 Nissan Cube 2 -100%
#144 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1 -100%
Total
278,696 300,787 -7.3% 72,631 83,130 -12.6%

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: up 26% to 871 in May; down 4% to 2886 YTD.
† Mini Cooper includes sales of the Hardtop, Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman.
‡ Total Genesis sales: up 3% to 249 in May; down 18% to 1019 YTD.
¤ Automakers release sales figures for the E-Class and CLS-Class, and the Passat and CC together. (May’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 five months were 33, 90, 70, and 35, units, respectively. Total Maserati volume is reported, but not by specific models. It is believed that Tesla sold 570 copies of their Model S during the first four months of 2016.