Small Car Sales In Canada – April 2014 YTD


2014 Toyota Corolla LE white

Canadian sales of subcompact cars, not even including the new-to-market Nissan Micra which we’ve included in the city car group, jumped 43% in April 2014. That equals a 3630-unit increase that was powered by every single car in the category.

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

Canada small car sales chart April 2014
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One month does not make a trend, but subcompact car sales are up 12% year-to-date after falling 11% in the first one-third of 2013. (Compared with the first four months of 2012, subcompact sales in 2014 are up 0.2% with help from the Mitsubishi Mirage, a car that wasn’t on sale at this time two years ago.)

However, Canadians registered fewer new subcompacts in the last four months then they did compacts in the month of April alone. Compact sales are down 4% this year and slid more than 2% in April. 

The Toyota Corolla led all small cars in April 2014, and all cars overall. Combined with the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Mazda 3, the Corolla and its three closest rivals accounted for 52% of the overall compact car market. Not since May 2013 have the four best-selling cars all topped 4000 units.

The Chevrolet Cruze, Dodge Dart, and Ford Focus combined for a 4.1% year-over-year April increase and grabbed 20.2% of the compact market, up from 18.9% a year ago. 

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

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 small cars of all types 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

Compact
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
301
298 1.0% 783 951 -17.7%
724
829 -12.7% 1861 1777 4.7%
3900
3264 19.5% 10,816 9843 9.9%
617
1081 -42.9% 2357 3079 -23.4%
2877
2757 4.4% 6777 7491 -9.5%
4643
5424 -14.4% 17,050 16,711 2.0%
4681
5535 -15.4% 15,054 16,872 -10.8%
1206
1258 -4.1% 3486 2863 21.8%
4239
3281 29.0% 12,525 12,132 3.0%
661
933 -29.2% 2059 2658 -22.5%
1200
1433 -16.3% 4348 4595 -5.4%
1088
1050 3.6% 3030 2904 4.3%
167 -100% 581 -100%
5620
4654 20.8% 14,782 12,535 17.9%
801
1424 -43.8% 2160 3666 -41.1%
253
1289 -80.4% 972 3786 -74.3%
3761
2814 33.7% 9940 9838 1.0%
Total
36,572
37,491 -2.5% 108,000 112,282 -3.8%

Subcompact
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1202
982 22.4% 2778 3128 -11.2%
1099
869 26.5% 2663 2487 7.1%
1635
751 118% 3090 2108 46.6%
2383
2071 15.1% 6268 5835 7.4%
1880
1790 5.0% 4537 5355 -15.3%
354
263 34.6% 860 1918 -55.2%
577
1376
1824
773 136% 4815 2697 78.5%
290
255 13.7% 691 732 -5.6%
872
732 19.1% 2356 1929 22.1%
Total
12,116
8486 42.8% 29,434 26,189 12.4%

City Car
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
155
185 -16.2% 784 967 -18.9%
10
24 -58.3% 34 59 -42.4%
201
201
56
49 14.3% 149 201 -25.9%
102
114 -10.5% 560 319 75.5%
Total
524
372 40.9% 1728 1546 11.8%

Sporty Hatchbacks
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
808
825 -2.1% 2187 2419 -9.6%
508
434 17.1% 1127 1375 -18.0%
272
389 -30.1% 630 1058 -40.5%
134
142 -5.6% 316 353 -10.5%
288
393 -26.7% 644 842 -23.5%
Total
2010
2183 -7.9% 4904 6047 -18.9%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
481
675 -28.7% 1745 894 95.2%
855
908 -5.8% 2303 2139 7.7%
3 -100%
450
1018
1040
726 43.3% 2859 2057 39.0%
199
300 -33.7% 892 1042 -14.4%
148
111 33.3% 560 477 17.4%
613
898 -31.7% 1837 2787 -34.1%
1
11 -90.9% 12 61 -80.3%
477
421 13.3% 1288 1206 6.8%
72
81 -11.1% 203 229 -11.4%
23
36 -36.1% 95 114 -16.7%
740
508 45.7% 2089 1755 19.0%
Total
5099
4675 9.1% 14,901 12,764 16.7%

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.