Light vehicle sales totalled about 202,800 for the month, down from 215,407 a year earlier.
Analysts say the decreases are no cause for panic.
Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.
Plug-in electric cars still only account for less than 0.30% of all vehicles sold in Canada.
Marks second monthly drop this year.
Sales rose 11.3% over a year earlier to 1.8 million vehicles.
About 54% of US vehicle sales have been trucks and SUVs in 2016.
But don’t expect record pace to hold for the remainder of 2016.
January numbers accelerate 9.6%.
Sells 10.15 million vehicles in 2015.
Nearly 1.9 million new vehicles sold.
US sales were down 15.3% to 45,300 units.
SUVs led the charge, growing by an explosive 60.6% over a year earlier to 622,000 units
Sales increased 5.1% over 2014; sector poised for record year.
Remains on pace to top 17 million this year for the first time since 2001.