Small Car Sales And Midsize Car Sales In Canada – December 2011 And 2011 Year End


2011 year end small car sales chart Canada

While the end of the compact car sales race revealed itself quite capably in the list of Canada’s 25 best-selling cars, a list which was absolutely full of compact cars, the subcompact race is more easily seen in first table below.

december 2011 small car sales chart Canada
December 2011 Small Car Sales Chart
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Year-over-year, Hyundai Accent sales slid 7.2%, but the Accent ended 2011 by picking up a head of steam, a fact made visible by December’s 72% boost. The Accent beat the Nissan Versa by 7783 sales to win the segment. In third place, Ford’s Fiesta found 13,064 buyers. 

The Fiesta’s long-lost-brutha-from-anotha-mutha, the Mazda 2, was next up with 9020 sales. Toyota’s Yaris surged at the end of the year and ended 2011 with a Canadian sales total of 7968. The combined efforts of the Aveo and its replacement, the Sonic, afforded Chevrolet 7472 sales. The Kia Rio’s 6849-unit total placed it way ahead of the worst-selling Honda Fit.

This table shows that the Fiat 500 out-sold the Mini Cooper. What you don’t see here (but can see elsewhere) is that the Fiat 500 out-sold the Mini Cooper hatch and Countryman combined. This means Fiat also out-sold the Scion brand. 

There were a bunch of cars just starting off in 2011. Chevrolet sold 1241 copies of the aforementioned Sonic in 2011. GM Canada just began selling the Buick Verano in December. The Fiat 500 has only been on sale since February, and though not such a hit south of the border, the Cinquecento‘s been a roaring success in Canada. The Mitsubishi i and Scion iQ will forever remain niche market cars, but give them some time to grow more of a following and they will. Maybe.

A midsize table and the accompanying charts can be perused after the jump. Detailed sales figures for all these models and every other car currently on sale in North America can be found by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. December’s Canadian sales figures are pouring out in this section of GoodCarBadCar – 2011 results can be seen by scrolling through this label.

Small Car
December 2011
%
Change
2011
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
32
—– 32 —–
Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic
480
– 22.6% 7472 + 7.4%
Chevrolet Cruze
1874
+ 20.8% 33,900 + 965%
Chevrolet HHR
51
– 56.8% 1214 – 31.9%
Dodge Caliber
112
– 65.3% 4919 – 32.4%
Fiat 500
284
—– 5392 —–
Ford Fiesta
666
+ 1.1% 13,064 + 195%
Ford Focus
1505
– 2.8% 25,736 + 9.7%
Honda Civic
5525
+ 23.0% 55,090 – 4.2%
Honda Fit
33
– 98.0% 2835 – 64.1%
Hyundai Accent
1389
+ 71.7% 22,280 – 7.2%
Hyundai Elantra
1975
+ 0.2% 44,970 + 30.1%
Kia Forte
576
– 22.1% 13,984 + 3.0%
Kia Rio
412
+ 36.9% 6849 – 13.2%
Kia Soul
480
+ 1.9% 11,651 + 18.2%
Mazda 2
472
– 25.6% 9020 + 215%
Mazda 3
2748
+ 3.4% 37,224 – 22.0%
Mini Cooper
317
+ 0.6% 3592 – 20.2%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
16
—– 23 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
788
+ 60.5% 6632 – 24.3%
Nissan Cube
28
– 79.6% 459 – 84.0%
Nissan Sentra
759
+ 58.5% 12,880 – 12.1%
Nissan Versa
919
+ 31.1% 14,497 – 7.9%
Scion iQ
8
—– 8 —–
Scion xB
106
+ 12.8% 1529 + 317%
Scion xD
65
+ 103% 1138 + 1341%
smart fortwo
179
+ 24.3% 1851 – 8.3%
Subaru Impreza
1161
+ 73.0% 7664 – 11.5%
Suzuki SX4
209
– 37.2% 2969 – 40.3%
Toyota Corolla
2688
+ 27.7% 36,663 – 5.2%
Toyota Matrix
900
– 21.0% 14,895 – 22.0%
Toyota Yaris
795
+ 59.3% 7968 – 42.3%
Volkswagen Beetle
98
+ 66.1% 380 – 52.4%
Volkswagen Golf
848
+ 2.8% 13,919 – 23.0%
Volkswagen Jetta
1607
– 25.6% 26,749 + 81.3%

Canada midsize car sales chart 2011 year end

Canada midsize car sales chart December 2011
December 2011 Midsize Car Sales Chart
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Let’s keep it simple: the best-selling midsize car in Canada in 2011 was the Ford Fusion. Sales dipped, but the Fusion held off the Hyundai Sonata with a measure of ease. Following the Sonata was Toyota’s unconventional midsize car contender, the crossoverish Venza, seller to 13,159 buyers. Before we get to the Camry, Malibu, Accord, Chrysler 200, Outback, Avenger, and Mazda 6 we must first make a stop at the Nissan Altima, sales of which slid 7% to 12,537.

There are other unconventional contenders in the table below. You already read about the car-that-is-an-SUV Outback. In the hybrid/electric crowd, the Toyota Prius came out victorious, but only because the Prius V didn’t have enough months to build up its total. In just three months – really just two and a bit – the Prius V found 553 buyers. The Chevrolet Volt beat the Honda Insight (by 33) which beat the Nissan LEAF by 72 sales in the battle of irrelevant sales totals.

Midsize Car
December 2011
%
Change
2011
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
289
+ 63.3% 2846 + 247%
Chevrolet Malibu
501
– 32.9% 10,913 – 16.6%
Chevrolet Volt
32
—– 275 —–
Chrysler 200
470
+ 1019% 7474 + 124%
Dodge Avenger
112
– 75.4% 4680 + 33.9%
Ford Fusion
873
– 19.5% 18,404 – 5.0%
Honda Accord/Crosstour
476
– 67.8% 8769 – 40.2%
Honda Insight
6
– 94.4% 242 – 78.7%
Hyundai Sonata
711
– 6.0% 16,343 + 17.9%
Kia Optima
383
+ 1496% 2187 + 281%
Mazda 6
264
– 27.9% 3676 – 39.7%
Mitsubishi Galant
9
– 70.0% 40 – 89.0%
Nissan Altima
960
+ 37.7% 12,537 – 6.6%
Nissan LEAF
59
—– 170 —–
Subaru Legacy
185
– 27.2% 3115 – 4.7%
Subaru Outback
538
– 2.5% 7072 + 10.5%
Suzuki Kizashi
32
– 53.6% 734 + 6.7%
Toyota Camry
1289
+ 152% 12,234 – 0.1%
Toyota Prius
57
– 49.1% 1581 – 46.7%
Toyota Prius V
262
—– 553 —–
Toyota Venza
1098
+ 61.5% 13,159 + 5.5%
Volkswagen Passat
373
+ 87.4% 3009 – 17.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
109 of the Aveo/Sonic’s December total was Aveo. 6231 of the year end total was Aveo-sourced. 
Chrysler 200 year-over-year numbers are contrasted with the Sebring.

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