Top 249 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – March 2012 YTD – Every Vehicle Ranked


Canadians acquired more than 356,000 new vehicles in the first three months of 2012. 6.3% of the overall market leaned the direction of Ford’s F-Series. Passenger cars accounted for slightly more than 45% of all new vehicle sales. Nearly nine out of every 100 new cars sold was a Honda Civic.

2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Scroll past the top 30 (vehicles which collectively accounted for 57% of all sales) into the meat of the lineup and some interesting subplots play out. In 37th spot, the Toyota Venza is no longer even close to out-selling the Toyota Camry as it did in 2011. The Venza is still ahead of the Toyota Sienna in total volume, however. 

This brings us to the subcompact class and Toyota’s Yaris, Canada’s 43rd most popular vehicle. Yaris sales are up 43% this year but the car is still 27 spots behind the class-leading Hyundai Accent; it trails the Nissan Versa and Kia Rio, as well. Ford’s Fiesta is in 45th spot, five positions ahead of the Mazda 2. Only then do we come to the Chevrolet Sonic, a car which trails the Fiat 500 by 135 sales. 

At the opposite end of the size spectrum, Canada’s top-selling big sport-utility vehicle is way down in 138th, only three sales ahead of the vast Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and its G-Wagen partner, only five sales out in front of the Audi Q7.

The $28,995-$39,995 Mazda MX-5 Miata and $39,075-$45,775 Volkswagen Eos are tied for 182nd, nine sales ahead of the Chevrolet Volt. Ford has sold 283 Expeditions so far this year; Porsche sold the same number of Cayennes. The BMW X6 and Infiniti FX are sharing position #174. And if there were ever two Japanese cars more unlike one another, the Nissan 370Z and Toyota Avalon are such a pair. Both found 114 Canadian buyers in Q1 of 2012.

There are 249 different vehicles listed below. Each has it reasons for success or failure this year. Many have been actively marketed; others are no longer being assembled. Monthly and yearly sales figures for each and every one can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. The U.S. version of this last can be seen here. 16 Canadian segment-by-segment March 2012 sales breakdowns are also worth a read.

Rank
Vehicle
March
2012 YTD
March
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
22,978 20,364 + 12.8%
#2
Dodge Ram
16,011 13,469 + 18.9%
#3
Honda Civic
14,281 11,957 + 19.4%
#4
Dodge Grand Caravan
12,051 14,313 – 15.8%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
10,864 9976 + 8.9%
#6
GMC Sierra
9000 9543 – 5.7%
#7
Toyota Corolla
8954 8566 + 4.5%
#8
Honda CR-V
8870 6658 + 33.2%
#9
Ford Escape
8282 9655 – 14.2%
#10
Mazda 3
8053 6370 + 26.4%
#11
Chevrolet Silverado
7673 8524 – 10.0%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
6747 7513 – 10.2%
#13
Dodge Journey
6465 7616 – 15.1%
#14
Ford Focus
5222 4571 + 14.2%
#15
Volkswagen Jetta
4996 5464 – 8.6%
#16
Hyundai Accent
4866 4375 + 11.2%
#17
Hyundai Santa Fe
4808 4830 – 0.5%
#18
Chevrolet Equinox
4782 5024 – 4.8%
#19
Toyota RAV4
4771 5452 – 12.5%
#20
Nissan Rogue
4489 3061 + 46.7%
#21
Toyota Camry
4472 1720 + 160%
#22
Jeep Wrangler
3663 2345 + 56.2%
#23
Hyundai Sonata
3531 3901 – 9.5%
#24
Ford Fusion
3296 3588 – 8.1%
#25
Nissan Altima
3245 2787 + 16.4%
#26
Ford Edge
3114 3023 + 3.0%
#27
Hyundai Tucson
3050 3259 – 6.4%
#28
Kia Sorento
3034 3291 – 7.8%
#29
Kia Forte
2980 2566 + 16.1%
#30
Subaru Impreza
2963 2025 + 46.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
March
2012 YTD
March
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Nissan Versa
2800 2409 + 16.2%
#32
Toyota Matrix
2791 4112 – 32.1%
#33
Chrysler 200
2759 702 + 293%
#34
Volkswagen Golf
2758 2702 + 2.1%
#35
GMC Terrain
2669 2549 + 4.7%
#36
Nissan Sentra
2608 3276 – 20.4%
#37
Toyota Venza
2605 2633 – 1.1%
#38
Toyota Sienna
2583 2143 + 20.5%
#39
Kia Optima
2496 94 + 2555%
#40
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2419 2090 + 15.7%
#41
Jeep Grand Cherokee
2404 2131 + 12.8%
#42
Kia Rio
2343 1539 + 52.2%
#43
Toyota Yaris
2238 1566 + 42.9%
#44
BMW 3-Series
2229 2106 + 5.8%
#45
Ford Fiesta
2223 2439 – 8.9%
#46
Chevrolet Impala
2148 2207 – 2.7%
#47
Ford Ranger
2104 3596 – 41.5%
#48
Fiat 500
2061 426 + 384%
#49
Toyota Tacoma
2038 1747 + 16.7%
#50
Mazda 2
1944 1958 – 0.7%
#51
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
1926 1274 + 51.2%
#52
Jeep Patriot
1922 1935 – 0.7%
#53
Honda Odyssey
1874 2063 – 9.2%
#54
Mitsubishi Lancer
1823 1272 + 43.3%
#55
Mazda CX-5
1809 —– —–
#56
Ford Explorer
1802 1717 + 5.0%
#57
Mitsubishi RVR
1756 1880 – 6.6%
#58
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1716 845 + 103%
#59
Kia Sportage
1588 1221 + 30.1%
#60
Audi A4
1578 1340 + 17.8%
#61
Kia Soul
1572 2090 – 24.8%
#62
Volkswagen Passat
1570 435 + 261%
#63
Chevrolet Orlando
1563 —– —–
#64
Subaru Outback
1556 1508 + 3.2%
#65
Dodge Charger
1522 623 + 144%
#66
Mazda 5
1512 1823 – 17.1%
#67
Toyota Tundra
1473 1523 – 3.3%
#68
Subaru Forester
1438 1939 – 25.8%
#69
Audi Q5
1436 1286 + 11.7%
#70
Nissan Murano
1396 1152 + 21.2%
T71
Jeep Compass
1386 1228 + 12.9%
T71
Lexus RX
1386 1598 – 13.3%
#73
Honda Accord
1371 1264 + 8.5%
#74
Toyota Highlander
1323 1362 – 2.9%
#75
Volkswagen Tiguan
1312 1215 + 8.0%
#76
Mitsubishi Outlander
1267 1532 – 17.3%
#77
Chrysler 300
1253 294 + 393%
#78
Mazda CX-7
1250 1371 – 8.8%
#79
Chevrolet Malibu
1245 2447 – 49.1%
#80
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1209 1019 + 18.6%
#81
Infiniti G
1159 851 + 36.2%
#82
BMW X1
1138 —– —–
#83
Hyundai Veloster
1133 —– —–
#84
Honda Pilot
1008 802 + 25.7%
#85
Acura MDX
973 1058 – 8.0%
#86
Dodge Avenger
970 1290 – 24.8%
#87
Honda Fit
966 580 + 66.6%
#88
Toyota Prius v
942 —– —–
#89
Kia Rondo
913 1157 – 21.1%
#90
Buick Verano
900 —– —–
#91
Nissan Juke
878 981 – 10.5%
#92
Mercedes-Benz CLS & E-Class
876 758 + 15.6%
#93
Dodge Durango
852 286 + 198%
#94
BMW X5
850 887 – 4.2%
#95
GMC Acadia
840 1017 – 17.4%
#96
Acura TL
829 585 + 41.7%
#97
Lincoln MKX
779 1103 – 29.4%
#98
Buick LaCrosse
766 673 + 13.8%
#99
Mini Cooper
763 556 + 37.2%
#100
Ford Mustang
758 445 + 70.3%
#101
Mazda 6
726 879 – 17.4%
#102
Cadillac CTS
722 784 – 7.9%
#103
BMW X3
708 897 – 21.1%
#104
Nissan Frontier
706 403 + 75.2%
#105
Toyota 4Runner
704 675 + 4.3%
#106
Nissan Pathfinder
690 667 + 3.4%
#107
Nissan Maxima
678 505 + 34.3%
#108
Chevrolet Avalanche
675 827 – 18.4%
#109
Buick Regal
672 500 + 34.4%
#110
Nissan Titan
667 546 + 22.2%
#111
Chevrolet Traverse
662 1175 – 43.7%
#112
Cadillac SRX
621 670 – 7.3%
#113
Chevrolet Camaro
613 587 + 4.4%
#114
Suzuki SX4
605 570 + 6.1%
#115
BMW 5-Series
594 744 – 20.2%
#116
Chrysler Town & Country
585 698 – 16.2%
#117
Buick Enclave
582 631 – 7.8%
#118
Chevrolet Colorado
550 649 – 15.3%
#119
GMC Canyon
537 525 + 2.3%
#120
Subaru Legacy
524 645 – 18.8%
#121
Ford Taurus
509 538 – 5.4%
#122
Ford Flex
508 517 – 1.7%
#123
Honda Ridgeline
490 281 + 74.4%
#124
Dodge Challenger
488 510 – 4.3%
#125
Acura RDX
479 547 – 12.4%
#126
Toyota Prius
477 585 – 18.5%
#127
Suzuki Grand Vitara
462 553 – 16.5%
#128
Hyundai Veracruz
459 244 + 88.1%
#129
Audi A5
448 474 – 5.5%
#130
Mazda Tribute
443 653 – 32.2%
#131
Lexus IS
424 456 – 7.0%
#132
Volkswagen Touareg
420 436 – 7.0%
#133
Volvo XC60
418 421 – 0.7%
#134
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
402 —– —–
#135
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
393 331 + 18.7%
#136
Jeep Liberty
392 363 + 8.0%
#137
Buick Lucerne
389 576 – 32.5%
#138
Chevrolet Tahoe
387 277 + 39.7%
#139
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class & G-Class
384 363 + 5.8%
T140
Audi Q7
382 335 + 14.0%
T140
Volvo S60
382 256 + 49.2%
#142
Audi A3
378 227 + 66.5%
#143
Lexus CT200h
376 221 + 70.1%
#144
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
369 330 + 11.8%
#145
Scion tC
365 234 + 56.0%
#146
Volkswagen Beetle
363 131 + 177%
#147
Mazda CX-9
342 305 + 12.1%
#148
Lexus ES350
338 374 – 9.6%
#149
GMC Yukon
332 233 + 42.5%
#150
Toyota Prius C
328 —– —–
T151
Ford Expedition
283 295 – 4.1%
T151
Porsche Cayenne
283 425 – 33.4%
#153
Scion xB
279 277 + 0.7%
#154
Infiniti EX35
274 318 – 13.8%
#155
Acura TSX
271 265 + 2.3%
#156
Nissan Xterra
267 325 – 17.8%
#157
Scion iQ
263 —– —–
#158
Mini Countryman
254 204 + 24.5%
#159
Cadillac Escalade
245 270 – 9.3%
#160
Chevrolet Suburban
244 178 + 37.1%
#161
smart fortwo
239 282 – 15.2%
#162
Honda Crosstour
233 232 + 0.4%
#163
Audi A6
230 100 + 130%
#164
Toyota Sequoia
228 209 + 9.1%
#165
Dodge Caliber
222 1135 – 80.4%
#166
Lincoln MKZ
221 308 – 28.2%
#167
Lexus GS
218 44 + 396%
#168
BMW 1-Series
217 313 – 30.7%
#169
Audi A7
216 —– —–
#170
GMC Yukon XL
211 183 + 15.3%
#171
Volvo XC70
205 159 + 28.9%
#172
Hyundai Genesis
202 101 + 100%
#173
Toyota FJ Cruiser
200 176 + 13.6%
T174
BMW X6
196 245 – 20.0%
T174
Infiniti FX
196 199 – 1.5%
#176
Scion xD
195 117 + 66.7%
#177
Nissan Armada
177 167 + 6.0%
#178
Nissan Quest
173 195 – 11.3%
#179
Volvo XC90
169 96 + 76.0%
#180
Suzuki Kizashi
168 212 – 20.8%
#181
Volkswagen Routan
150 152 – 1.3%
T182
Mazda MX-5 Miata
143 72 + 98.6%
T182
Volkswagen Eos
143 99 + 44.4%
#184
Land Rover LR4
140 154 – 9.1%
#185
Chevrolet Volt
134 —– —–
#186
Lincoln MKS
133 107 + 24.3%
#187
BMW 7-Series
131 98 + 33.7%
#188
Mercedes-Benz SLK
127 32 + 297%
#189
Volvo C30
126 173 – 27.2%
#190
Porsche 911
119 97 + 22.7%
T191
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
116 147 – 21.1%
T191
Kia Sedona
116 321 – 63.9%
T193
Nissan 370Z
114 84 + 35.7%
T193
Toyota Avalon
114 84 + 35.7%
#195
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
110 99 + 11.1%
#196
Land Rover Range Rover
106 87 + 21.8%
#197
Chevrolet HHR
104 340 – 69.4%
#198
Lincoln MKT
102 121 – 15.7%
#199
Infiniti QX56
98 134 – 26.9%
T200
Jaguar XF
91 90 + 1.1%
T200
Porsche Panamera
91 79 + 15.2%
T202
BMW 6-Series
88 2 + 4300%
T202
Lincoln Navigator
88 87 + 1.1%
T202
Subaru Tribeca
88 101 – 12.9%
#205
Nissan Cube
86 131 – 34.4%
T206
Mitsubishi Endeavor
85 66 + 28.8%
T206
Audi TT
85 73 + 16.4%
#208
Toyota Land Cruiser
84 42 + 100%
#209
Land Rover LR2
83 112 – 25.9%
#210
Lexus GX460
82 114 – 28.1%
#211
Infiniti M
79 105 – 24.8%
#212
Mitsubishi Eclipse
73 99 – 26.3%
#213
Nissan LEAF
68 —– —–
#214
BMW Z4
63 35 + 80.0%
T215
Lexus HS250h
57 93 – 38.7%
T215
Lexus LX570
57 41 + 39.0%
#217
Chevrolet Corvette
53 53 0.0%
#218
Honda CR-Z
50 153 – 67.3%
#219
Jaguar XJ
49 43 + 14.0%
#220
Mitsubishi i MiEV
46 —– —–
#220
Dodge Nitro
45 115 – 60.9%
#222
Acura ZDX
42 28 + 50.0%
#223
Audi A8
40 53 – 24.5%
#224
Volvo C70
38 16 + 138%
#225
Porsche Cayman
37 18 + 106%
#226
Honda Insight
31 94 – 67.0%
T227
Ford Crown Victoria
30 568 – 94.7%
T227
Audi R8
30 25 + 20.0%
#229
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
29 26 + 11.5%
#230
Nissan GT-R
27 3 + 800%
#231
Hyundai Equus
25 20 + 25.0%
#232
Dodge Dakota
24 349 – 93.1%
#233
Lexus LS
20 35 – 42.9%
#234
Mazda RX-8
19 22 – 13.6%
#235
Acura CSX
18 369 – 95.1%
#236
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
17 32 – 46.9%
#237
Volvo S80
15 66 – 77.3%
#238
Jaguar XK
14 33 – 57.6%
#239
Porsche Boxster
10 33 – 69.7%
#240
Saab 9-3
6 11 – 45.5%
#241
Acura RL
5 18 – 72.2%
T242
Dodge Viper
4 8 – 50.0%
T242
Kia Borrego
4 34 – 88.2%
T244
Honda Element
3 89 – 96.6%
T244
Saab 9-5
3 9 – 66.7%
T246
Cadillac DTS
2 67 – 97.0%
T246
Cadillac STS
2 4 – 50.0%
T248
Lexus LFA
1 —– —–
T248
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1 721 – 99.9%
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Total
356,334 329,605 + 8.1%
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Commercial Vans
6162 4799 + 28.4%
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Overall Market
362,496 334,404 + 8.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline
ales data for brands such as Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model

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