Worst Selling Cars in Canada Last Year

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It’s true that we are famous for paying the MOST cash for cars in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island, but do you know what else we’ve made a name for ourselves for? Making lists.

All jokes aside, Cash For Cars BC has become a valuable resource for many car enthusiasts, people who are considering buying or selling a vehicle, and people who simply want to educate themselves on all things vehicle related.

If you were thinking about selling your vehicle this year, or want to buy something new, or simply want to get a rough idea of what your vehicle might be worth, check out this latest blog post to see if your vehicle, or the one you may be considering, is one of the worst selling cars in Canada last year. It may make you rethink your decision!

What Were the Worst Selling Vehicles in 2023 in Canada?

If you’ve been thinking about selling your car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, or Vancouver Island, consult the following list to see if it’s even worth it to try to sell it privately.

The better alternative would be (and usually is) to sell your car to Cash For Cars BC. We handle all the paperwork, we come to you, and NOBODY Pays More!

10. Subaru Legacy

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Subaru has always been known for making great vehicles that are durable, yet incredibly safe. In fact, Subaru vehicles have one of the highest safety ratings in the automotive world to date. That is something they make very prominent in all of the ads you see on TV.

Although the Legacy is a safe vehicle with reasonable gas mileage, its sales were down by 38% last year, which was some of the lowest that Subaru has ever seen.

One might think that this could be due to many consumer reports or recalls, but this is not the case as there are few of either with the Legacy. It’s simply a case of a lot of competition that’s bringing with it many more innovative ideas than the Legacy beholds.

9.Toyota Sequoia

You wouldn’t think that one of the longest lasting vehicles on the market would be in the list of the worst selling cars in Canada last year, but you’d be mistaken.

The Toyota Sequoia, which technically had an increase in sales last year compared to previous years, was one of the worst selling vehicles in Canada because despite the increase in sales, they still only amounted to 642 vehicles being purchased in Canada.

If you were thinking about selling your used Sequoia this year, consider selling it to Cash For Cars BC.

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We don’t care what the numbers say for sales of the newest models, we can always find a buyer for used SUV’s, especially any that are made by Toyota.

If you’d like to find out what your vehicle is worth, simply call or text our team of used car buyers today. They would be happy to give you an idea of what your vehicle is worth right over the phone or schedule an in-person vehicle appraisal at a time that works best for you.

8.Mazda MX-30

Even though the Mazda MX-30 is packed full of plenty of “zoom-zoom”, as Mazda is known for, one thing it is not packed with is reasonable range for the average Vancouverite.

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For many Lower Mainland owners, the Mazda MX-30 isn’t a viable SUV for family life. In fact, it’s not even best suited for single life, as the range is so limited that it makes a weekend getaway nearly impossible.

If you were to drive from Manning Park to Vancouver, you’d need to stop part way to charge your vehicle.

Or, if you drove from Surrey to Squamish, you’d need to get lunch around the halfway mark at a place that has EV chargers. For many Vancouverites who spend weekdays working in the city, but weekends conquering the Grouse Grind, or riding the fresh snow peaks of Grouse, the MX-30 isn’t a practical vehicle for them. No wonder sales were 18 percent last year.

7.Kia K5

While the Kia K5’s sales were only down 6% last year, that translates to a a lot when you factor in that the sales figures are nationwide.

Despite the stylish and futuristic appearance of the K5, many consumers were drawn to the latest model of the Kia Optima that was released last year. This is because the Optima had a large following, and many enthusiasts were patiently awaiting a revamp of this fan favourite.

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If you were thinking about buying or selling a Kia K5, talk to our team of used car buyers. We buy any car, any condition, and always for the MOST cash. NOBODY Pays More!

6.Subaru BRZ

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You wouldn’t think a Subaru would be on the list of worst selling cars in Canada last year, but no one is impervious to the reality that is consumer demand.

With just over 1,000 units sold last year, the BRZ’s sales were dismal to put it best. Packed with an amazing safety rating, innovative handling and all-condition capability, and reasonable fuel-economy, the BRZ still can’t stack up against the competition in last year’s automotive market in Canada.

We are very fond of Subaru vehicles of every kind. So, if you are looking for a buyer for your Subaru BRZ or any other model, Cash For Cars BC is the serious car buyer that you’re looking for!

We provide a quick, easy, and safe way to sell your car for the MOST cash, while eliminating all the hassle that usually comes with selling a car privately or trading it in to a dealership.

5.Nissan Armada

The of the three Nissan vehicles to make the list of worst selling vehicles in Canada last year is the Nissan Armada. While the overall sales were up by a whopping 105%, they were still one of the worst selling vehicles in Canada last year.

In a place like Metro Vancouver, very few people are looking for a full-sized SUV. Parking is limited, traffic is congested, and the streets are narrow.

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Have you ever clenched your teeth while trying to squeeze that outstretched tree on 12th Avenue just past VGH? Imagine doing that in a large sized vehicle…. Not something we aspire to as seasoned Vancouver drivers.

Despite the fact that the Armada’s sales have doubled every year, the segment itself is one that is becoming less popular due to soaring gas prices and the push to go all-electric in British Columbia.

4.Nissan Altima

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Another vehicle that was down in sales in 2023 was the Nissan Altima, by 14%. This is due in part to the fact that many of the gasoline powered sedans are being phased out by their manufacturers. However, it is also due to fierce competition in its segment.

The Nissan Altima was once a fan favourite for families everywhere, because it offered a sleeker look than most family sedans during its time, but still allowed plenty of seating capacity and cargo room. This was the ultimate family road trip sedan in the 90’s and mid 2000’s, but all good things must come to an end.

Many of the Altima’s that we see in our line of business are nearing the end of their lifespan as they have a high number of kilometres, mechanical issues, or are simply falling apart at this point in their existence.

Luckily for many consumers who wish to sell their diminishing Altima’s, Cash For Cars BC buys vehicles in ANY condition. Even if your car has mechanical failures, collision damage, or anything in between. We buy them all!

3.Hyundai Sonata

Despite the fact that the Hyundai Sonata comes packed with many innovative features and a warranty that is one of the best on the market today, its sales were down last year by 41%.

Every car maker in the industry these days is pushing forward with hybrid or fully electric models of vehicles. Hyundai is no different, but they out did many of their own vehicles with the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

The Ioniq 5 had amazing sales last year, was a finalist in the AJAC Canadian Electric Car of the Year Awards and has out-performed nearly every other vehicle in its class (and many that are not in its class). Thus, contributing to the substantial drop in sales of the Sonata in 2023.

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2.Chevrolet Camaro

As gas prices continued to soar, gone are the days of owning a muscle car. Which might be why the sales of the Chevrolet Camaro are still not what they were pre-pandemic.

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When you’re trying to navigate through horrendous rush hour traffic in Downtown Vancouver, or find tight parking spots on Granville Island, owning a vehicle with a long wheelbase like a Camaro is the last thing you want in Metro Vancouver.

Despite the stylish design, the Chevy Camaro doesn’t have the same place in the automotive world that it once did.

However, at Cash For Cars BC, we are always able to find exactly the type of buyers for these vehicles. We have a working knowledge of the enthusiasts that follow these types of vehicles and can always find a buyer. That’s why if you want to sell your Chevy Camaro, you should sell it to Cash For Cars BC. NOBODY Pays More!

1.Nissan Versa

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For anyone who was an avid Heroes fan, you’ve probably become all too familiar with the catchphrase “Nissan Versa”.

Unfortunately, though, it’s fame that it claimed during that hit TV show has diminished considerably over the years.

While the Versa is a versatile vehicle (hence, its name) it can’t contend with many of the other vehicles on the market today. Between hybrids, EVs, and gasoline vehicles with much better fuel-economy, the Versa is losing its place in the automotive world, year after year.

If you were just thinking about selling your Nissan Versa, think Cash For Cars BC. Regardless of what the market is doing, we always offer the MOST cash for cars in the Lower Mainland.

Selling a Car in the Lower Mainland?

Looking to sell your car in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, or on Vancouver Island? Cash For Cars BC is always looking to buy vehicles of every make and model, regardless of condition or age.

We buy vehicles from $100 – $100,000+ and pay the MOST cash for cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles in Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas.

Generally, a transaction can be completed in less than 30 minutes. Also, our professional and friendly staff of vehicle buyers come to you and can do this around your schedule.

We offer our car buying services 7 days a week from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM and even work on most statutory holidays as well.

What Determines the Price of My Vehicle?

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Every vehicle’s make and model year is different. Also, every vehicle also comes with its own unique history, including kilometers driven, accident history, condition, and maintenance schedules.

Cars that have been in a recent accident or are currently damaged will affect the price that we offer. However, we are happy to repair any major damage. Although, this will reduce the amount of your vehicle’s worth.

Mechanical problems also reduce the value of a vehicle, but we are always ready to make a deal even on vehicles in need of repairs. Our used car buyers will always explain everything that goes into determining the price for your vehicle to provide you with a cash offer.

If your car or truck is still under financing or lease, we will happily consider purchasing it as well. Talk to our used car buying team and find out how much cash you can get for your car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle.

Sell Your Car to Cash For Cars BC Today

We offer the best local car buying service in the Metro Vancouver area. We service areas all across the Lower Mainland, from Hope to Squamish, and parts of Vancouver Island.

If you want a quick way to sell your car for the MOST cash, it’s with Cash For Cars BC. We buy every vehicle, every make and model, and in any condition. No ifs, ands, or buts!

Our team of professional car buyers come to your home, school, or work, making the process of selling a vehicle much more convenient. Plus, we handle all the paperwork, we come to you, and NOBODY Pays More!

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