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Best selling vehicles in 2010 in Canada

Overall best seller? No, it's not the Honda Civic, despite what you may have heard

By Bill Roebuck

If you guessed that Canada's best selling vehicle was a compact car, you'd be off the mark, especially when it comes to size. According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, Ford's F-Series pickup truck holds that honour. Not only was the F-Series the best-selling full-size pickup in 2010 in Canada, it was the best-selling truck and best-selling vehicle overall.

In 2010, DesRosier reports that the best-selling vehicles by category in Canada were as follows:

* Compact: Honda Civic
* Subcompact: Hyundai Accent
* Intermediate: Ford Fusion
* Small Luxury: BMW 3-Series
* High Luxury: Mercedes-Benz E-Class
* Sports car: Ford Mustang
* Luxury Sports car: Nissan 370Z
* Compact Sport Utility: Ford Escape
* Intermediate Sport Utility: Dodge Journey
* Large Sport Utility: GMC Yukon
* Large Pickup: Ford F-Series (also the overall best selling model)
* Small Pickup: Ford Ranger
* Minivan: Dodge Caravan
* Luxury Compact Sport Utility: Mercedes-Benz GLK
* Luxury Intermediate Sport Utility: Lexus RX
* Luxury Large Sport Utility was an Audi Q7
* Large Van: Ford Econoline (E-Series)

Best selling trucks in 2010 in Canada

Now that you know what the best selling vehicles were, you might be wondering about the best-selling trucks in Canada in 2010, since a truck took the number one spot. The truck list is selected from vehicles in these categories: pickup trucks, minivans, cargo vans, SUVs and crossovers. Here's the DesRosiers list for trucks:

1. Ford F-Series (full-size pickup)
2. Dodge Grand Caravan (minivan)
3. Dodge Ram (full-size pickup)
4. GMC Sierra (full-size pickup)
5. Ford Escape (compact SUV)
6. Chevrolet Silverado (full-size pickup)
7. Hyundai Santa Fe (mid-size SUV)
8. Honda CR-V (compact crossover)
9. Dodge Journey (compact SUV)
10. Toyota RAV4 (compact SUV)

Bill Roebuck is the editor of CarTest!. Posted July 11, 2011. © CarTest.ca TM


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