Richmond Hill, Ontario – Rising gas prices have brought many Canadian consumers back to fuel-efficient vehicles, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers, who reports that the Honda Civic and Ford F-Series topped the sales charts for April. 

“Year-to-date sales of the most fuel-efficient vehicles actually underperformed the overall market, but with gas prices spiralling out of control in April, consumers came back to the small car and light truck market in hordes,” DesRosiers said. “Sales of subcompact cars were up 17.1 per cent, compact cars up 11.3 per cent, compact sport utility vehicles up 16.6 per cent, all in an overall market that was up only 6.9 per cent in April.”

The top ten best-selling passenger cars in April, in order, were the Honda Civic (5,224 sold), Toyota Corolla (4,914), Hyundai Elantra (4,552), Mazda3 (4,350), Chevrolet Cruze (4,015), Volkswagen Jetta (3,058), Hyundai Accent (2,406), Hyundai Sonata (2,362), Ford Focus (1,873) and Ford Fusion (1,751).

Year-to-date to the end of April, the top ten were the Honda Civic (17,181 sold), Hyundai Elantra (14,528), Toyota Corolla (13,480), Chevrolet Cruze (11,528), Mazda3 (10,720), Volkswagen Jetta (8,522), Hyundai Accent (6,781), Ford Focus (6,444), Hyundai Sonata (6,263) and Toyota Matrix (5,418).

The top ten best-selling light trucks in April, in order, were the Ford F-Series (9,305 sold), Dodge Ram (5,009), Dodge Caravan (4,582), GMC Sierra (3,651), Dodge Journey (3,507), Ford Escape (3,376), Toyota RAV4 (3,246), Chevrolet Silverado (3,108), Honda CR-V (2,748) and Hyundai Santa Fe (2,735).

Year-to-date to the end of April, the top ten were the Ford F-Series (29,669), Dodge Caravan (18,895), Dodge Ram (18,163), GMC Sierra (13,194), Ford Escape (13,031), Chevrolet Silverado (11,632), Dodge Journey (11,123), Honda CR-V (9,406), Toyota RAV4 (8,698) and Hyundai Santa Fe (7,565).

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