With 2017 behind us, it’s the perfect moment to summarize it in all the ways it affected us. One of them would be to see which vehicles have been the final choice for Canadians who have decided to change it up and renew their fleet.
When you take a look at the charts in the past decade or so, it appears that Canadians like to stick to the tried and true, as the best selling passenger cars on the top of the list have stayed the same since 2013:
However, when it comes to the overall vehicle sales in Canada in the past year, the situation is a bit different (note that these stats are for November 2017):
1) Ford F-Series
As you can see, the Ford F-Series stands tall atop the Canada sales rankings, going 11.3% ahead of last November’s sales to continue its growth ahead of the pack.
Now in its 13th generation, the F-Series went through major redesigns in 2015 and 2016. The F-150 went first, getting new, lightweight aluminum construction; the Super Duty followed, it’s first major reworking in decades.
At Ford, there is no product that’s more central to the business than the F-Series, so the redesign was a major risk. But it has paid off: Ford recently posted robust third-quarter earnings, and the F-Series led the way, with an average transaction price of $45,500, an increase of more than $3,000 from last year.
The F-Series sold more than three times Canada’s best-selling passenger car, the Honda Civic, managed this month.
2) Ram P/U
The Dodge Ram Pickup, now known in Chrysler parlance as the Ram P/U has come 2nd this year when it comes to the number of sold vehicles.
What is more, the Ram 1500 has been crowned the overall winner of the Canadian Truck King Challenge, particularly excelling in the 4 fuel consumption challenges.
3) Honda Civic
Despite retaining the top position when it comes to passenger vehicles sales in Canada in 2017, the Honda Civic has only come up 3rd on this particular list.
However, with its excellent fuel economy and performance, roomy cabin with high-quality materials and numerous advanced technology and safety features, it doesn’t seem like the Canadians are going to lose interest in this vehicle anytime soon.
4) GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra light-duty truck has long set the standard for capability and refinement in a full-size pickup, and the 2017 lineup is no exception. Sporty, rugged or refined; regular, double or crew-cab; all feature the precise construction, premium appointments and advanced technologies GMC is known for.
It’s no surprise it’s 4th on the best selling vehicles in Canada in 2017 list.
Moreover, our southern neighbors have similar tastes to Canadians, as the best selling vehicles in the US in 2017 rank similarly:
- Ford F-Series (807.000 sold units)
- Chevrolet Silverado (518.000 sold units)
- Ram P/U (455.000 sold units)
- Toyota RAV4 (375.000 sold units)
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