Canada Small Car Sales – February 2013


2013 Volkswagen Jetta Tornado Red

Canada’s seven best-selling cars accounted for 16% of the auto industry’s February 2013 sales volume. Those seven top-selling cars were all, in a manner of speaking, small car rivals from the compact class. 

Meanwhile, Canada’s seven top-selling subcompact cars, many of which feature distinctly compact-like interior dimensions, were responsible for 5% of the new vehicle market’s volume in February 2013. The most popular compact, Canada’s first-ranked Hyundai Elantra, outsold the most popular subcompact, Hyundai’s Accent, by a three to one margin. 

Canada February 2013 small car sales chart
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Small cars of a wide variety, from the Fiat 500 to the Impreza-derived Subaru XV Crosstrek, put up fairly decent numbers in small-car-loving Canada, although Cinquecento volume has fallen in two consecutive months. 

In other words, Canadians can choose between a huge number of different small cars and small car types. Yet with amazing frequency, Canadians choose to drive a fairly conventional car from Hyundai, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, or Ford, rather than a hybrid hatchback from Toyota or a retro-styled coupe from Mini or even an itty-bitty crossover from Nissan. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these small cars can be accessed by clicking a model name in the sortable tables below or by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. You can rank vehicles by year-to-date volume or February sales or by year-over-year change by clicking column headers in any of the lists. Click the accompanying chart for a larger view. And feel free to make suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments.

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Compact
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
179
—– 369 —–
285
+ 41.8% 511 + 77.4%
1872
+ 2.6% 4008 + 16.4%
510
—– 957 —–
1430
+ 7.2% 2788 + 3.0%
2777
– 16.0% 5280 – 36.0%
3537
+ 5.4% 6493 + 12.8%
511
– 47.0% 1060 – 32.6%
2345
+ 4.0% 4003 – 3.9%
178
—– 379 + 37,800%
482
+ 0.2% 938 – 1.7%
918
+ 1.4% 1677 + 4.1%
532
– 37.0% 1010 – 42.6%
137
– 36.3% 298 – 20.5%
2258
– 12.9% 4723 – 4.2%
621
– 29.8% 1294 – 20.4%
634
– 23.2% 1307 – 11.7%
2218
+ 43.7% 4023 + 31.6%

Subcompact
February 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
659
+ 25.0% 1260 + 26.5%
599
+ 7.3% 1081 – 1.1%
390
+ 33.1% 726 + 47.3%
1174
– 26.3% 1929 – 34.0%
945
+ 47.4% 1745 + 36.1%
683
– 38.4% 968 – 34.6%
661
– 16.3% 1182 – 18.2%
138
—– 244 —–
296
– 60.2% 606 – 54.2%

Sporty Hatches
February
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
411
– 22.9% 739 – 13.5%
319
– 3.6% 538 – 32.8%
182
– 26.6% 295 – 23.8%
56
– 50.0% 109 – 45.8%
129
+ 69.7% 215 + 56.9%

Tall Boxes & Crossovers
February 2013
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
23
—– 24 —–
—–
– 100% 1 – 98.8%
328
—– 588 —–
2
– 86.7% 3 – 98.5%
412
– 9.5% 735 – 15.7%
154
+ 75.0% 251 + 67.3%
578
– 4.5% 1157 + 8.75
18
– 5.3% 31 – 35.4%
246
+ 14.4% 425 – 3.0%
42
– 58.0% 86 – 48.5%
22
– 69.4% 46 – 63.5%
370
—– 774 —–

Small Car
February
2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
540
—– 627 —–
5
– 75.0% 9 – 71.9%
45
– 39.2% 91 – 38.9%
60
– 18.9% 94 – 41.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
* indicates a model which is also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown

RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada – March 2013
Small Car Sales In Canada – January 2013
Small Car Sales In Canada – February 2012
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Midsize Car Sales in Canada – February 2013