CarCostCanada's January 2021 Top 10 Vehicles Sold Report


Canada's Top 10 Selling New Cars

The New Year brought a return to normalcy in the automotive industry, at least, with Ford’s F-Series back on top of Canada’s new vehicle sales chart thanks to 9,676 deliveries last month, which, with a gain of 4.5 percent since the same month a year ago, is a pretty strong result for any given January. Rubbing up against 10,000 units also represents 5.6 percent of month-over-month (MoM) growth, while the venerable blue-oval truck also moved its top-10 ranking up by two positions.

Continuing this theme of making things right, Ram’s Pickup gained three spots on the sales chart, jumping from fifth in December to its normal second-place standing last month, but following January’s usual downward trend, its 6,837 deliveries were actually off by -13.2 percent MoM, although on the positive, its year-over-year (YoY) result was up 9.8 percent.

January also saw a return to glory for General Motors’ full-size fraternal twin pickups, with the GMC Sierra once again leading with 5,334 examples down Canadian roads, compared to 4,633 units for the Chevrolet Silverado. If we were to combine their sales, their collective 9,967 deliveries actually place GM’s full-size trucks atop the entire industry, which is unusually good for the Detroit-based automaker, but as it is, sales statistics are calculated by brand instead of carmaker, so Ford remains number one with its F-Series. Lastly, the two models also saw YoY improvements, with the Silverado showing impressive 39.0 percent growth, and the Sierra up 27.7 percent.

Continuing business as usual, compact crossovers once again made up a significant portion of January’s top-10, with the always strong selling Toyota RAV4 placing fifth overall and first amongst non-truck vehicles with 3,699 deliveries, which actually shows a MoM downturn of -41.4 percent, despite a four-position move upward in its top-10 popularity. From a YoY perspective, however, the RAV4 was only off by -4.7 percent, which while hardly celebratory, could’ve been worse.

Landing in sixth place overall and second amongst non-truck vehicles, Nissan’s Rogue wasn’t even ranked in the top-10 last month, but thanks to 2,950 unit-sales it placed ahead of Honda’s venerable CR-V and Mazda’s CX-5, which came in seventh and eighth in January, with 2,858 and 1,711 deliveries respectively. This result represents a sizeable fall from grace for both, being that the CR-V was number-one out of all vehicles sold last month, and the CX-5 placed fourth, which means the compact Honda’s MoM sales plunged -76.2 percent, while Mazda’s challenger dropped -78.4 percent MoM. As for their YoY results, the CR-V saw last month’s sales dip by -24.6 percent when compared to January of 2020, while the CX-5 actually grew its sales by 11.7 percent. The Rogue, which wasn’t even on the top-10 list last month, gained 40.6 percent YoY.

Putting things further back in order, Canada’s two most popular cars rounded out January’s top-10 list, with the Honda Civic appropriately placed above Toyota’s Corolla. While ninth and 10th are lower than these two models normally rank, the result does follow a trend toward crossover SUVs, while it also should be noted the Civic will be replaced with an all-new model later this year. As it is, Honda sold a total of 1,703 Civics last month, while Toyota delivered 1,595 Corollas, which represents a -56.5-percent reduction in YoY sales by the former, and a downturn of -38.4 percent for the latter. This dramatic decline may prove the previous point of fading popularity in the car sector, although this popular twosome isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.


Make & Model
Units Sold
Year over Year Change
Base MSRP
Body Style
Fuel Economy
Warranty
1

Ford | F-Series

9,676
Up 4 %
$39,115
Pickup Trucks
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 km
2

Ram | Pickup

6,837
Up 10 %
$48,445
Pickup Trucks
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/160,000 km
Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 km
3

GMC | Sierra

5,334
Up 39 %
$33,848
Pickup Trucks
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

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Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Certain Commercial and/or Government Fleet vehicles and vehicles factory equipped with 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine or equipped with a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine: 5 years/160,000 km
Corrosion:
3 Years/60,000 km
Rust-Through
6 Years/160,000 km
Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 km
Certain Commercial and/or Government Fleet vehicles and vehicles factory equipped with 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine or equipped with a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine: 5 years/160,000 km
4

Chevrolet | Silverado

4,633
Up 28 %
$32,648
Pickup Trucks
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

<<< Preliminary 2022 Warranty >>>
Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Certain Commercial and/or Government Fleet vehicles and vehicles factory equipped with 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine or equipped with a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine: 5 years/160,000 km
Corrosion:
3 Years/60,000 km
Rust-Through
6 Years/160,000 km
Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 km
Certain Commercial and/or Government Fleet vehicles and vehicles factory equipped with 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine or equipped with a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Engine: 5 years/160,000 km
5

Toyota | RAV4

3,699
Down -5 %
$28,590
SUVS
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
6

Nissan | Rogue

2,950
Up 41 %
$29,498
SUVS
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
7

Honda | CR-V

2,858
Down -25 %
$31,470
SUVS
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
8

Mazda | CX5

1,711
Up 12 %
$28,850
SUVS
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/Unlimited km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Corrosion:
7 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
9

Honda | Civic

1,703
Down -57 %
$25,370
4dr Car
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
10

Toyota | Corolla

1,595
Down -38 %
$19,450
4dr Car
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
3 Years/60,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/Unlimited km
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