Midsize Car Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD


2012 Ford Fusion NASCAR

Canadian sales of midsize cars are down 26% in 2014 after falling 27% in January and 25% in February. 

Only two of the competitors are selling more often this year than they were at this stage of 2013: the Subaru Legacy and Volkswagen Passat. In February 2014 specifically, Legacy sales were level at just 129 units, Passat volume was up by 41 units, and every other midsize car was in decline. 

Canada February 2014 midsize car sales chart
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Aside from the Suzuki Kizashi’s 100% drop – a byproduct of Suzuki’s disappearance from the Canadian automotive marketplace – the worst declines belonged to the Dodge Avenger and Mazda 6. The Avenger isn’t going to be replaced alongside the 2015 Chrysler 200; its decline is thus predictable. As for the 6, Mazda Canada’s midsize sales pace is lower than it’s ever been.

Despite its 13% year-over-year decrease, the best-selling midsize car in Canada in February was the Ford Fusion, which is not virtually identical to the NASCAR Ford of the same name. The Honda Accord ranked second in the category as sales fell just 5%. Overall Canadian passenger car sales were down nearly 9% in February, according to Automotive News

Meanwhile, Hyundai and Kia reported a combined sales decrease of 32% for the Sonata and Optima, but they owned 19% of the midsize market. Ford’s class-leading Fusion’s market share in February was 15%.

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • February 2015 • March 2014 • January 2014February 2013

Midsize Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
51
62 -17.7% 94 160 -41.3%
326
584 -44.2% 533 1082 -50.7%
554
705 -21.4% 1197 1364 -12.2%
65
529 -87.7% 248 953 -74.0%
940
1083 -13.2% 1768 2346 -24.6%
925
976 -5.2% 1653 1864 -11.3%
746
1070 -30.3% 1190 1874 -36.5%
466
703 -33.7% 974 1235 -21.1%
161
494 -67.4% 269 1029 -73.9%
600
636 -5.7% 1089 1135 -4.1%
129
129 0.0% 257 231 11.3%
21 -100% 44 -100%
763
884 -13.7% 1413 1674 -15.6%
524
483 8.5% 1020 828 23.2%
Total
6250
8359 -25.2% 11,705 15,819 -26.0%

Hybrids & Electrics
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
88
51 92.2% 164 95 72.6%
47
162 -71.0% 110 320 -65.6%
8 -100% 25 -100%
64
37 73.0% 105 74 41.9%
71
155 -54.2% 184 316 -41.8%
67
130 -48.5% 176 258 -31.8%
4
25 -84.0% 8 58 -86.2%
148
156 -5.1% 304 318 -4.4%
Total
418
569 -26.5% 867 1148 -24.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
42
112 -62.5% 90 197 -54.3%
409
447 -8.5% 825 885 -6.8%
466
510 -8.6% 959 1056 -9.2%
Total
917
1069 -14.2% 1874 2138 -12.3%

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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