CarCostCanada's March 2021 Top 10 Vehicles Sold Report


Canada's Top 10 Selling New Cars

Things swung back to normal in March, with no duplicate figures and plenty more sales, the latter being par for the course this time of year. Once again at the top of the heap, Ford’s F-Series gained a reasonable amount of ground with 10,886 Canadian deliveries for an increase of 12.5 percent since January, while the model’s year-over-year (YoY) improvement was a more significant 49.9-percent, last March being particularly bad for reasons we can all remember well.

Ram’s Pickup also saw an uptick in sales since January thanks to 7,692 deliveries last month, which represented an identical 12.5-percent growth rate over the past two months, albeit an even more impressive 57.5-percent incline since March of 2020.

Another return to normalcy was Toyota’s RAV4, up into third place on our top-10 best-seller list in March, due to 7,372 units down Canada’s roads. This made for a massive 60.5-percent increase since January, plus previously unthinkable 156.7 percent YoY growth due to the strange times in which we live.

Following Toyota’s compact crossover SUV, were General Motors’ twinned pickup trucks, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado in fourth and fifth. With 6,001 deliveries in March, the former managed to grow its sales by 12.5 percent over the past two months, falling in lockstep with its direct competitors, while its YoY sales were up an impressive 99.4-percent. As for the Silverado, its 5,212 deliveries matched the Sierra and other full-size trucks for growth since January, but its YoY increase was “just” 83.2 percent. Collectively, the two GM trucks found 11,213 Canadian buyers last month, effectively making the automaker number one in truck sales, and therefore tops overall.

As usual, Honda’s CR-V was the second-most popular unibody vehicle sold in Canada during March. A total of 4,959 units made their way out of the brand’s namesake dealerships, which resulted in 33.4 percent growth since January, plus a 171.7-percent improvement since March of last year.

What might possibly be a more interesting shift was due to another Honda, the Civic, falling from eighth position last month to 10th place in March. While landing in last place amongst Canada’s top-10 is still better than most other vehicles on our new car market, Honda wouldn’t have enjoyed seeing the model’s arch-nemesis, Toyota’s Corolla, jump from that final position in February to seventh in March. A total of 3,596 sales of the latter made this happen, resulting in 86.8 percent month-over-month (MoM) growth, whereas Honda’s 3,291 deliveries only increased MoM sales by 52.1 percent, allowing the Corolla to sneak past. As for the two models’ YoY results, the Corolla was up by 71.2 percent and the Civic slightly better at 74.8 percent, which was, as you’ve learned by now, middling ground in Canada’s recovering auto industry.

Another story to watch is the battle between the often third-placed compact crossover SUV and now regularly first-place subcompact crossover contender, or Nissan’s Rogue versus Hyundai’s Kona. Over the past month, the Rogue slipped two places from seventh to ninth, with March sales of 3,318 units representing 12.5-percent growth. The Kona, on the other hand, has moved up a notch during the same timeframe, from ninth to eighth thanks to 3,402 deliveries resulting in a MoM increase of 65.3-percent. As for YoY sales improvements, the Kona upped its March tally by a shocking 270.0 percent, resulting in the highest yearly gain of any top-10 contender, thus making the Rogue’s “mere” 156.6-percent uptick seem downright pedestrian.


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

Ford | F-Series

10,886
Up 50 %
$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

7,692
Up 57 %
$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

Toyota | RAV4

7,372
Up 157 %
$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
4

GMC | Sierra

6,001
Up 99 %
$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
5

Chevrolet | Silverado

5,212
Up 83 %
$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
6

Honda | CR-V

4,959
Up 172 %
$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
7

Toyota | Corolla

3,596
Up 71 %
$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
8

Hyundai | Kona

3,402
Up 270 %
$21,499
SUVS
City (L/100 km): 9
Hwy (L/100 km): 7.1

Basic:
5 Years/100,000 km
Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 km
Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited km
Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/Unlimited km
9

Nissan | Rogue

3,318
Up 157 %
$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
10

Honda | Civic

3,291
Up 75 %
$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
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