Small Car Sales In Canada – February 2014 YTD


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The Hyundai Elantra was Canada’s top-selling small car and thus Canada’s best-selling car overall in February 2014 in spite of its 5.9% drop from 3537 sales at this time last year. Elantra sales were down 9% in January. Over the last six months, Elantra sales have fallen 8% year-over-year as sales of the Honda Civic 3%.

Canada February 2014 small car sales chart
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The Elantra, Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3 owned 56% of the compact car category, a group of cars which generated 49% of the overall passenger car market in February 2014, up from 47% in February 2013.

Subcompact sales slid 8% in February 2014 in large part because of the Mazda 2’s horrendous 78% drop. Chevrolet Sonic volume was down 36%; sales of the Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, and Toyota Prius C also decreased.

In a group of somewhat sporting or at least less practical alternatives to conventional small cars – Fiat 500, Hyundai Veloster, Mini Cooper, Scion tC, Volkswagen Beetle – sales plunged 35%.

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 compact cars, subcompact cars, city cars, and small cars of all kinds 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 2014 • February 2013

Compact
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
119
179 -33.5% 226 369 -38.8%
300
285 5.3% 522 511 2.2%
1823
1872 -2.6% 3070 4008 -23.4%
415
510 -18.6% 1334 957 39.4%
1068
1430 -25.3% 2178 2788 -21.9%
3071
2777 10.6% 6386 5280 20.9%
3327
3537 -5.9% 6012 6493 -7.4%
726
511 42.1% 1274 1060 20.2%
2336
2345 -0.4% 4623 4003 15.5%
416
482 -13.7% 794 938 -15.4%
920
918 0.2% 1727 1677 3.0%
542
532 1.9% 1157 1010 14.6%
137 -100% 298 -100%
2631
2258 16.5% 4841 4723 2.5%
413
621 -33.5% 728 1294 -43.7%
158
634 -75.1% 531 1307 -59.4%
2081
2218 -6.2% 3972 4023 -1.3%
Total
20,346
21,246 -4.2% 39,375 40,739 -3.3%

Subcompact
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
423
659 -35.8% 768 1260 -39.0%
714
599 19.2% 1095 1081 1.3%
391
390 0.3% 668 726 -8.0%
1009
1174 -14.1% 1979 1929 2.6%
851
945 -9.9% 1625 1745 -6.9%
147
683 -78.5% 284 968 -70.7%
332
566
726
661 9.8% 1445 1182 22.3%
124
138 -10.1% 240 244 -1.6%
393
296 32.8% 768 606 26.7%
Total
5110
5545 -7.8% 9438 9741 -3.1%

City Car
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
352
540 -34.8% 457 627 -27.1%
4
5 -20.0% 12 9 33.3%
30
45 -33.3% 65 91 -28.6%
95
60 58.3% 138 94 46.8%
Total
481
650 -26.0% 672 821 -18.1%

Sporty Hatchbacks
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
319
411 -22.4% 802 739 8.5%
188
319 -41.1% 327 538 -39.2%
73
182 -59.9% 135 295 -54.2%
50
56 -10.7% 95 109 -12.8%
82
129 -36.4% 212 215 -1.4%
Total
712
1097 -35.1% 1571 1896 -17.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
642
23 2691% 874 24 3542%
374
328 14.0% 719 588 22.3%
2 -100% 3 -100%
79
192
697
412 69.2% 1043 735 41.9%
201
178 12.9% 392 379 3.4%
117
154 -24.0% 267 251 6.4%
493
578 -14.7% 790 1157 -31.7%
4
18 -77.8% 8 31 -74.2%
233
246 -5.3% 429 425 0.9%
45
42 7.1% 81 86 -5.8%
24
22 9.1% 48 46 4.3%
446
370 20.5% 738 774 -4.7%
Total
3355
2373 41.4% 5581 4499 24.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
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. This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars… 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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