The Mazda 6’s 80% year-over-year Canadian sales decline, though not the absolute worst among new vehicles competing in the Canadian marketplace in January 2014, is clearly the top story from last month’s worst results.

Mazda 6 sales have fallen in seven of the last eight months. Sales of this well-regarded midsize sedan have risen sharply of late in the United States, but it’s still not competitive volume-wise south of the border, where it ranked 42nd among passenger cars in January. 

The 6 wasn’t the only Mazda on this list of Canada’s 20 worst-selling vehicles, either, as the Mazda 6 tumbled 57% in January 2014. Overall, Mazda brand sales rose by two units last month despite the declines reported by the 2 (down 52%), 5, 6, and CX-9 (down 52%) as Mazda 3 sales jumped 38% and the CX-5 was up 23%.

In terms of outright volume, Mazda Canada was easily missed the top 20 worst sellers, a group which is mostly filled with departed/departing vehicles and nameplates that are intentionally rare: GT-R, R8, Viper, etc. Kia sold seven Cadenzas in January, more than twice as many as were sold in December.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline

Change
January
2014
January
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.2% 2 264
#2
BMW 1-Series
-98.9% 1 94
#3
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
-81.8% 4 22
#4
Mazda 6
-79.8% 108 535
#5
Chevrolet Orlando
-74.5% 123 482
#6
Nissan Cube
-69.2% 4 13
#7
Volkswagen Eos
-69.0% 9 29
#8
Nissan Quest
-68.8% 10 32
#9
Jaguar XJ
-68.6% 11 35
#10
Acura ZDX
-66.7% 1 3
#11
Chrysler Town & Country
-65.8% 212 619
#12
Jeep Compass
-63.2% 294 799
#13
Porsche 911
-62.2% 17 45
#14
Lexus CT200h
-62.0% 30 79
#15
Ford C-Max
-60.1% 63 158
#16
Chevrolet Malibu
-58.4% 207 498
#17
Jeep Patriot
-58.3% 303 726
#18
Mazda 5
-57.1% 127 296
#19
Dodge Avenger
-56.8% 183 424
#20
Toyota Avalon
-56.2% 46 105

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
January
2014
January
2013

Change
T1
BMW 1-Series
1 94 -98.9%
T1
Acura ZDX
1 3 -66.7%
T3
Chevrolet Avalanche
2 264 -99.2%
T3
Honda CR-Z
2 4 -50.0%
T3
Nissan GT-R
2 3 -33.3%
T6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
3 4 -25.0%
T6
Audi R8
3 2 50.0%
T8
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
4 22 -81.8%
T8
Nissan Cube
4 13 -69.2%
T8
Hyundai Equus
4 4 0.0%
T8
Dodge (SRT) Viper
4
T12
Jaguar XK
5 1 400%
T12
Porsche Cayman
5
#14
Volvo S80
6 3 100%
T15
BMW Z4
7 2 250%
T15
Kia Cadenza
7
T17
Audi TT
8 12 -33.3%
T17
Porsche Boxster
8 9 -11.1%
T17
Mitsubishi i MiEV
8 4 100%
#20
Volkswagen Eos
9 29 -69.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in January 2013 but didn’t sell at all in January 2014: Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Lexus LFA, Audi A3, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – January 2015
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – February 2014
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – December 2013
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – January 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2014
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – January 2014
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2013 Year End