The Ford F-Series tops Canada’s list of most popular trucks and utility vehicles once again in 2020.
Hyundai Kona moves up into the top 10 list, knocking off the Hyundai Tucson.
The Chevrolet Silverado outsold the GMC Sierra for the first time since 2008.
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on everyone’s lives in 2020, and we’re not done with the virus yet. Not a single car company doing business in Canada recorded a positive sales result, although many managed a strong fourth quarter to increase its bottom line. Nonetheless, we find the usual suspects among the most popular trucks, crossovers and SUVs.
But first, some overall numbers. Light-vehicle sales in Canada dropped by 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020, and by 20.0% through the whole calendar year. As expected, passenger-car sales nosedived 25.2% in Q4 and 37.2% in 2020 overall, while trucks and utility vehicles managed a scant 0.4% gain in Q4, but a 13.9% drop in 2020.
10- Ford Escape (23,747 units sold)
With a 32.9% drop in sales during the fourth quarter and a significant 39.9% dive through 2020, the Ford Escape slipped from 7th to 10th place overall.
9- Mazda CX-5 (24,946 units sold)
Thanks to a strong Q4 with sales up by 15.6%, the Mazda CX-5 moved up one spot on the list of most popular trucks, crossovers and SUVs. It ended up with a sales drop of “only” 9.9% over the course of the year.
8- Nissan Rogue (25,998 units sold)
Despite a 30.7% drop in sales during 2020, the Nissan Rogue managed to maintain its 8th-place spot on the list. Sales slid slightly during Q4, by a marginal 1%.
7- Hyundai Kona (26,641 units sold)
The Hyundai Kona is a newcomer to the list of most popular trucks, crossovers and SUVs this year, shooting up from 12th to 7th place thanks to a solid 14.1% hike in sales during Q4 and a 3.2% increase through 2020. Ironically, it knocked the Hyundai Tucson off the top 10 list.
6- Honda CR-V (44,495 units sold)
With a 3.1% slide in sales during fourth quarter of 2020, and a 20.3% drop overall during the year, the Honda CR-V managed to remain the country’s second best-selling utility vehicle. However, it got leapfrogged by a couple of pickup trucks, ending up in sixth place.
5- GMC Sierra (51,492 units sold)
The GMC Sierra 1500 and Sierra HD managed a decent Q4 with a sales skid of only 1.5%, and a not-too-shabby calendar year with a 5.3% drop. It kept its 5th place position on the list, but it’s no longer GM’s best-selling vehicle in Canada.
4- Chevrolet Silverado (52,767 units sold)
For the first time since 2008, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD managed to outsell their GMC counterparts in the country, with a stellar 24.0% sales hike in the fourth quarter and a negligible 1.3% slide during the course of the year. As a result, it moved up from 6th to 4th place.
3- Toyota RAV4 (57,972 units sold)
The Toyota RAV4 is once again Canada’s best-selling utility vehicle, posting a 3.7% increase in sales during Q4 2020 and an 11.2% drop throughout the year, distancing itself in the process from its Honda nemesis.
2- Ram Pickup (83,672 units sold)
1- Ford F-Series (128,649 units sold)
Another year, another best-selling vehicle title. The combined line of Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty pickups dominate again in the country, despite a 15.2% sales slide in Q4 and an 11.3% decrease overall. The F-Series has topped Canada’s list of most popular trucks, crossovers and SUVs for many years now, and is the best-selling pickup for the past 55 years.