Midsize Car Sales Figures In Canada - October 2013 YTD

2014 Kia Optima front angle red
In October 2012, The Optima Ranked Fifth Among Midsize
Cars; In October 2013, The Optima Ranked Eighth.
Canadian sales of midsize cars slid 6% in October 2013 as the leaders of the pack all reported year-over-year sales declines. 

The Ford Fusion, Canada's best-selling midsize car through the first ten months of 2013, was down 15% in October. The Toyota Camry, Canada's second-best-selling midsize car this year, was down 2%. Honda's Accord, the third-ranked midsize car, fell 1%, a 15-unit drop.

Although Hyundai Sonata volume is down 2% this year - and was down 5% through three quarters - sales jumped 30% in October. Hyundai will be introducing a new Sonata soon, and as the current car doesn't seem that old or out of sync with market demands, this winter might not be a bad time to consider finding the one you want on your local Hyundai dealer's lot.


Canada midsize car sales chart October 2013
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The declines reported by the Fusion, Camry, and Accord weren't as bad as it gets. (Granted, on a volume basis, the Fusion's 189-unit loss was harsh.) Buick Regal sales slid 36% - the Regal competes in a slightly different pricing stratosphere compared with most of these midsize cars. 

Chevrolet Malibu sales fell 18%. The Malibu's 18% year-to-date gain comes after Canadian Malibu volume plunged 48% in 2012. Kia Optima sales fell 38% in October and are down 20% in 2013; Kia dealers are pleased to see 2014 models arriving as we speak. 

The Mazda 6, perhaps Canada's freshest and most compelling midsize sedan, isn't sell better this year than it did when the old model was on its way out a year ago. Indeed, the 6 was down 62% to just 210 units in October and sold just once for every seven Accords. Mazda 6 sales are down slightly through ten months, as well. It's not as though Mazda 6 sales were particularly strong in 2012 - they were 56% off 2005's pace.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. You'll notice that the + icon has been removed from year-over-year increases, but you can still identify year-over-year declines with the - symbol and red font.

Click Column Headers To Sort - October 2014November 2013September 2013 - October 2012
Midsize Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
96
149- 35.6%6261553- 59.7%
440
534- 17.6%5705484617.7%
820
878- 6.6%10,834 12,658- 14.4%
278
23120.3%7269431668.4%
1083
1272- 14.9%17,764 14,58821.8%
1550
1565- 1.0%14,9707278106%
1355
104230.0%12,523 12,832- 2.4%
565
913- 38.1%861610,722- 19.6%
210
548- 61.7%38963904- 0.2%
932
84110.8%9163 11,570- 20.8%
228
238- 4.2%1687 2192- 23.0%
39
74- 47.3%253 593- 57.3%
1412
1435- 1.6%15,37516,094- 4.5%
746
7006.6%64426923- 6.9%
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Total
9754
10,420- 6.4%115,123 110,069 4.6%

Midsize Hybrids & Electrics
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
62
148- 58.1%7181075- 33.2%
89
17424%1222225455%
2
26- 92.3%65 141- 53.9%
30
10200%412206100%
150
326- 54.0%2123 2961- 28.3%
143
316 - 54.7% 1926 2930 - 34.3%
7
10 - 30.0% 197 31535%
212
328- 35.4%23383523- 28.3%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
545
855- 36.3%6878 7928 - 13.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
71
128- 44.5%97287311.3%
575
722- 20.4%51425865- 12.3%
629
1030- 38.9%76369642- 20.8%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
1275
1880- 32.2%13,750 16,380 - 16.1%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Prius breakdown by variant
^ Volkswagen Canada combines figures for the Passat and CC.
GCBC isn't here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you'll see the Outback and Venza listed with midsize SUVs, too... because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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