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Most Popular Trucks And SUVs In Canada In 2020

No change on the podium despite the pandemic.


  • 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)

2021 Ford Escape | Photo: Ford

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)

2021 Mazda CX-5 | Photo: Mazda

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)

2021 Nissan Rogue
2021 Nissan Rogue | Photo: Nissan

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)

2021 Hyundai Kona | Photo: Hyundai

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)

2021 Honda CR-V
2021 Honda CR-V | Photo: Honda

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)

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 | Photo: GMC

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)

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Custom | Photo: Chevrolet

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)

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime | Photo: Toyota

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)

2021 Ram 1500 | Photo: Ram

Way ahead of the Toyota RAV4, way behind the number one vehicle on this list, the Ram 1500 and Ram HD recorded a 4.7% skid in Q4 and a 13.5% drop through the year.

1- Ford F-Series (128,649 units sold)

2021 Ford Super Duty | Photo: Ford

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.

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