Last year, Canadians purchased 2,074,143 new motor vehicles. This included cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans — and every year, without fail, the best-selling vehicles are never cars, they’re trucks.
The Ford F-Series trucks sold a whopping 145,064 units in 2019, making it the best-selling vehicle in Canada for the 10th straight year. That’s a whopping 48,391 more units than the next closest vehicle: The Dodge Ram.
Looking at total vehicle sales, only the top three cars on this list make the top 10.
Despite their lower selling volume, there are far more cars and car varieties on Canadian roads than there are trucks.
Keep on reading to see if your favourite car made the list of the 10 best-selling cars in Canada:
Canada’s Best-Selling Cars
10. Honda Accord
Units sold: 11,381
Coming in at number 10 is the Honda Accord. There are a lot of things to love about the Accord, including a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, cavernous interior, upscale materials, and sporty handling features. It was the top-rated mid-size sedan according to Edmunds.
9. Kia Soul
Units sold: 11,868
What is the Kia Soul? Is it a car, a crossover, an SUV, an urban utility vehicle? We’re not sure, but for the purposes of this article, it’s a car — an increasingly popular one at that!
The Soul’s sales are up 8 percent and 12 percent of those sales are for the electric model. With a ton of features for the price and much more room than your traditional subcompact crossover, it’s no wonder families are choosing this funky-looking automobile.
8. Toyota Camry
Units sold: 13,654
The Toyota Camry is once again Canada’s best-selling mid-size car. Available in a hybrid option, all versions of the Camry start at the higher-end of the prices on this list. The higher price offers a level of comfort and luxury often not experienced in such a mass-produced vehicle.
7. Kia Forte
Units sold: 15,549
The 2020 Kia Forte can be summed up in one word: Better
- Better safety ratings
- Better comfort
- Better fuel efficiency
- Better technology
The redesigned Forte was one of only three cars on this list that improved its sales numbers last year, up 8 percent.
6. Volkswagen Jetta
Units sold: 17,260
The Jetta offers many similarities to the Golf, with the biggest difference being that it’s made for drivers who prefer sedans to hatchbacks. The entire Volkswagen lineup features App-Connect which is seamlessly compatible with Apple CarPlay® for iPhone®, or Android Auto™ for Android™ smartphones.
5. Volkswagen Golf
Units sold: 19,668
The joys of German engineering finally make an appearance in the top 10 with the Golf. In the 2020 model, a Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard and the lineup has been reduced to a single trim. The premium interior materials and greatly improved fuel economy make the Golf a great car for a driver who likes to feel the road and wants superior performance taking corners.
4. Mazda 3
Units sold: 21,276
Despite falling sales numbers, the Mazda 3 still sits in fourth place for best-selling cars in Canada. The 3 was completely redesigned in 2019 to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary and the 3’s higher trim packages features iActiv All-Wheel Drive making it a great sporty compact for Canadian winters.
3. Hyundai Elantra
Units sold: 39,463
Starting at just $17,149, the Hyundai Elantra is considered by many to be a great entry-level car for Canadian drivers. The base model — called the Essential — comes with front heated seats and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system. At the top end, the Ultimate package has a slew of great safety features like Safe Exit Alarm and Adaptive Cruise Control.
2. Toyota Corolla
Units sold: 47,596
The Toyota Corolla enters its 12th generation and remains a highly-coveted ride for Canadians. With its reputation for reliability and safety — and a complete redesign for 2020 — the quality to price ratio on the Corolla remains high.
If that wasn’t good enough to sell you on Toyota’s flagship car, Cars.com named the Hybrid Corolla the Eco-Friendly Car of the Year.
1. Honda Civic
Units sold: 60,139
Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, is also the only car on this list that will continue to be manufactured in Canada (in Alliston, Ontario) after 2019.
The Civic has retained the title of Canada’s favourite car for 22 straight years and while total units sold are down considerably, no other car comes even close to selling as many units as the Civic.
Insuring your new ride
Now that you’re in the mood to go test drive a new vehicle, know that The Ostic Group is ready to find you the best rate on car insurance.
You may have noticed that premiums went up in 2020. This is the case from coast-to-coast as we’re amidst what is called a “hard market”.
The rising cost of premiums can be boiled down to:
- Rising costs of auto repairs
- Increased distracted driving incidents
- Fraudulent claims
- Severe weather events
At The Ostic Group, we offer you more choice thanks to having one of the largest rosters of insurance providers in Ontario. If you’re looking for a better rate on car insurance, get in touch.