When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, Canadian consumers have numerous options. However, in terms of popularity and sales, some vehicles stand out above the rest. In this article, we will look at the top selling vehicles in Canada and investigate why they are so popular with consumers.
Top Selling Cars in Canada
The Ford F-150 is first on the list. For good reason, this full-size pickup truck has been a best-seller in Canada for many years. The F-150 has a tough and durable design that makes it ideal for work or play. It also has a variety of engine options, including a powerful V6 and a fuel-efficient EcoBoost, giving customers a variety of options to meet their specific needs. Furthermore, the F-150 includes a slew of advanced technologies, such as the Ford Co-Pilot360, which offers a variety of safety and driver-assist features.
Another popular vehicle in Canada is the Ram 1500. Like the F-150, the Ram 1500 is a full-size pickup truck that offers a rugged and durable design. It also offers a wide range of engine options, including a powerful V6 and a fuel-efficient turbo diesel. The Ram 1500 also boasts a spacious and comfortable interior, as well as a host of advanced technologies, such as the Uconnect 4C infotainment system, that provide drivers with a range of features and convenience.
Another popular vehicle in Canada is the Honda Civic. For good reason, this compact car has been a best-seller in Canada for many years. The Civic strikes a balance between fuel economy, performance, and advanced technology. It also has a spacious and comfortable interior, as well as a number of advanced safety features, such as the Honda Sensing Suite, which offers drivers a variety of safety and driver-assist features.
The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV that has grown in popularity in Canada in recent years. The RAV4 strikes a balance between fuel economy, performance, and advanced technology. It also has a spacious and comfortable interior, as well as a slew of advanced safety features, such as Toyota Safety Sense, which offers drivers a variety of safety and driver-assist features.
The Ford Escape, a compact crossover SUV that combines fuel efficiency, performance, and advanced technology. It also has a spacious and comfortable interior, as well as a number of advanced safety features, such as the Ford Co-Pilot360, which offers drivers a variety of safety and driver-assist features.
Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, GMC Sierra, and Jeep Grand Cherokee are also on the list. These vehicles provide a good balance of fuel efficiency, performance, and advanced technology, as well as a slew of advanced safety features that offer drivers a variety of safety and driver-assist features.
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Top Selling Vehicles in Canada during 2022
The final list of Canada’s ten best-selling vehicles during the first three quarters of 2022 is thus a list that demonstrates which automakers are best-equipped to deal with a supply chain crisis. That doesn’t make it any less interesting than any other year, especially given the amount of movement in the top 10.
10. Ford Escape: 19,800, a 5% decrease
The Ford Escape is three spots ahead of where it was at this time last year, narrowly beating out the Jeep Wrangler for the final spot in the top ten. Please do not thank Q3. While the Ford brand had an excellent summer (up 12% in a market that was down 12%), the Escape’s third-quarter 25% drop was an outlier
9. Hyundai Elantra: 19,985, a 1% decrease
The overall downturn in the auto industry, amounting to 150,000 lost sales over the course of nine months, pales in comparison to the relatively small passenger car market’s loss of nearly 60,000 units. Cars account for only 18% of the market, but they account for 39% of lost sales. However, the Hyundai Elantra plays virtually no role in any of this. Elantra volume has remained consistent at just over 2,200 units per month on average, nearly matching 2021 levels. At this point in 2021, the Elantra was ranked 14th overall.
8. Honda CR-V: 23,460, a 45% decrease
The Honda CR-V is losing volume at an almost unbelievable rate, owing not only to an industry-wide shortage of parts but also to the production complications of a generational changeover. Honda Canada had already reported 42,944 sales in the first nine months of 2021. Honda is on track to have its lowest-volume CR-V sales year since 2011, as it transitions from the fifth to the sixth generation.
7. Honda Civic: 23,909, a 27% decrease
The Honda Civic has been Canada’s best-selling car for the past 24 years, but its performance in 2022 appears to be in jeopardy. The Civic is 2,621 units behind its traditional second fiddle. The Civic was also trailing at this point in 2021, though not by as much. The Civic, which is down 27% this year, is emblematic of Honda’s overall predicament: brand-wide volume is down 32% this year.
6. Toyota Corolla: 26,530, a 21% decrease
The Toyota Corolla is on track to end 2022 as Canada’s best-selling passenger car for the first time ever, but it is also on track to slow at the same precipitous rate as the car market overall. Cars account for less than one-fifth of all new vehicles sold in Canada. To be sure, the Corolla and Honda Civic account for one in every four passenger vehicles sold this year.
5. GMC Sierra: 38,923, a 9% decrease
Don’t let rising fuel prices deter you — pickup trucks are king in Canada. Even the GMC Sierra, which is down 9% in the first nine months of 2022, isn’t losing sales as quickly as the industry as a whole. Indeed, Sierra volume increased by 20% in the third quarter, contributing to GM’s overall 28 percent increase.
4. Chevrolet Silverado: 41,926, a 1% increase
Adding up Chevrolet’s total Silverado volume does not accurately represent GM’s overall impact on the Canadian full-size pickup truck market. Combined, the Silverado and its GMC Sierra sibling sold 80,849 units in the first three quarters of 2022, nearly enough to overtake Canada’s best-selling vehicle. But not entirely.
3. Toyota RAV4: 42,489 units, a 20% decrease
The Toyota RAV4 is a sure bet to finish 2022 as Canada’s best-selling SUV for a seventh consecutive year, narrowly holding onto the podium after a third-quarter sales decline of only 7%. During the summer, the RAV4 outsold its closest rival, the Honda CR-V, by more than two-to-one.
2. Ram P/U: 56,799, a 4% increase
Ram’s truck line now accounts for 25% of all full-size pickup sales in Canada, up nearly two points from the first nine months of 2021. To be fair, Ram has no chance of catching the top truck, especially since GM’s truck twins easily outsell the Ram. However, in a market that has seen significant declines in 2022, Ram’s Stellantis parent company will not be disappointed with a 4-percent year-over-year increase in volume.
1. Ford F-Series: 84,303, a 5% decrease
This lead is secure after Ford increased F-Series sales by 16% year on year in the third quarter of 2021. It would take a small miracle for Ford’s competitors to sell 84,000 trucks in 2022, let alone enough vehicles to match Ford’s year-end total, which will almost certainly exceed 100,000 units for the 11th year in a row. No other vehicle line in Canadian history has ever surpassed the six-digit mark.
According the Canadian consumer trends, it is save to say that Canadians prefer bigger vehicles over small cars.