Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2014 YTD


2011 Chevrolet Volt black

Canada’s midsize car segment continued to disappoint in April 2014 as best sellers and low-volume players alike sold in smaller numbers than during the same period in April 2013. 

All 245 Vehicles Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
All 140 Cars Ranked By April 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

Canada midsize car sales chart April 2014
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The Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, and Volkswagen Passat stood out as the exceptions in April, but the second-ranked Accord is down slightly through the first four months of 2014. 

Indeed, the lead the Accord had at the end of March disappeared as the new leader, 2013’s top-selling Ford Fusion, outsold the Honda by 158 units in April. Fusion sales are down 19% this year.

The Legacy, meanwhile, achieved its highest month of Canadian sales since May 2011 as Subaru dealers look to clear out remaining examples of the current car in anticipation of the sixth-generation Legacy’s arrival.

The Passat is somewhere in the middle: not a top seller, not a slow seller. Through the first four months of 2014, the Passat is Canada’s 23rd-best-selling passenger car. At this time a year ago, the Passat ranked 33rd. 

• Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2015 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In Canada – May 2014 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In Canada – March 2014 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2013 YTD
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – April 2014
• Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2014 YTD
• Large Car Sales In Canada – April 2014 YTD
• Small Car Sales In Canada – April 2014 YTD

Overall, the Passat, Accord, and Legacy are not representative of the turn away from midsize cars. Although niche market examples like the Ford C-Max and Chevrolet Volt enjoyed best-ever Canadian sales months in April – and the Nissan Leaf its second-best-ever – sales of conventional midsize cars slid 24%, a decline that matches the year-to-date rate of decline.

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. This table is 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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

Midsize Car
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
57
61 -6.6% 222 294 -24.5%
814
904 -10.0% 1960 2778 -29.4%
526
1492 -64.7% 2384 4130 -42.3%
60
948 -93.7% 367 2663 -86.2%
2088
2336 -10.6% 5427 6734 -19.4%
1930
1738 11.0% 5378 5464 -1.6%
1175
1302 -9.8% 3404 4557 -25.3%
592
1423 -58.4% 2289 3704 -38.2%
321
711 -54.9% 934 2120 -55.9%
760
1012 -24.9% 2723 3342 -18.5%
310
182 70.3% 766 554 38.3%
22 -100% 79 -100%
1770
2119 -16.5% 4603 5055 -8.9%
951
753 26.3% 2507 2194 14.3%
Total
11,354
15,003 -24.3% 32,964 43,668 -24.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
222
64 247% 491 241 104%
227
87 161% 432 565 -23.5%
8 -100% 45 -100%
77
48 60.4% 257 204 26.0%
240
230 4.3% 619 747 -17.1%
229
208 10.1% 587 639 -8.1%
11
22 -50.0% 32 108 -70.4%
196
265 -26.0% 726 827 -12.2%
Total
962
702 37.0% 2525 2629 -4.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
76
107 -29.0% 243 424 -42.7%
695
466 49.1% 2151 1885 14.1%
783
967 -19.0% 2422 2865 -15.5%
Total
1554
1540 0.9% 4816 5174 -6.9%

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.