2009 YEAR END SALES STATS FROM DIRECT RIVALS IN CANADA – 370Z vs RX-8, 911 vs R8 & MORE


Direct competitors in the automotive arena are often manufactured by the same company. For instance, the now-defunct Pontiac G5 and the Chevrolet Cobalt were both relatively strong sellers in Canada during the twelve months of 2009. Yet the profit earned as a result of those two cars goes back to the same conglomerate, General Motors. Now, even the cash earned from a sale of a Porsche Boxster and Audi TT is wired through to Volkswagen’s account.
Nonetheless, we’ve separated each and every model for comparison’s sake. The categories listed below skip over potential cross-shopped vehicles and strike right at the heart of the matter: Civic vs. Corolla, Z4 vs. SLK, Fit vs. Yaris…. and a whole bunch more. These are Sales Stats from Canada’s 2009 Year End figures. Click here for a similar story from south of the border.
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CANADA’S CORE SEGMENT
Honda Civic: 62,654
Toyota Corolla: 53,933
Mazda 3: 46,493
Hyundai Elantra: 30,675
Ford Focus: 21,831
Chevrolet Cobalt: 14,350
Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit/GTI: 13,770
Nissan Sentra: 13,431
Pontiac G5: 10,085
Dodge Caliber: 9,802
Mitsubishi Lancer: 9,446
Subaru Impreza: 9,126
Kia Forte/Spectra: 7,761
Suzuki SX4: 7,081
Saturn Astra: 4,066

MINI-MINIVANS
Kia Rondo: 9,835

Mazda 5: 8,638

FRONT-ENGINED GERMAN SPORTSTERS
BMW Z4: 486
Audi TT: 406

Mercedes-Benz SLK: 371
Porsche Boxster/Cayman: 362

BIG ‘MERICAN CARS
Chrysler 300: 5,234
Pontiac G8: 2,171
Ford Taurus: 2,035
JAPAN’S ROAD RACERS
Nissan Z: 567
Mazda RX-8: 310

GM’S LIVING LAMBDA
Chevrolet Traverse: 4,351
GMC Acadia: 4,197
Buick Enclave: 3,854
BABY LUXURY:
Mercedes-Benz B-Class: 2,865
BMW 1-Series: 2,533
Acura CSX: 2,526
Audi A3: 1,245
Volvo C30: 906

FEISTY RUNABOUTS
Hyundai Accent: 25,220

Toyota Yaris: 23,773
Nissan Versa: 20,097
Kia Rio: 10,287
Honda Fit: 9,553
Chevrolet Aveo: 7,486
Pontiac G3: 5,686
UBER-LUXO SPORT
Porsche 911: 495
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: 268
BMW 6-Series: 165
Audi R8: 152
Nissan GT-R: 133
Jaguar XK: 123
Cadillac XLR: 16
  • SirJohnA

    Surprised at the weaker sales of the Honda fit. It looks like theyre everywhere.