Small Car Sales In Canada - May 2014 YTD

2014 Nissan Micra
One would believe that for Canada's auto industry to report best-ever sales volume, the country's best-selling vehicle category would have to achieve impressive growth.

But that didn't happen in May 2014. Oh, the former part occurred. Canadian auto sales reached record-high levels in May, but compact car sales were down 3.4%.


• All 249 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD Canadian Sales
• All 142 Cars Ranked By May 2014 YTD Canadian Sales


Canada small car sales chart May 2014
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You might also believe that if the segment leaders, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, can post significantly higher sales than they did one year earlier, that the segment would follow. Instead, it's abundantly obvious that the Corolla's 11% jump to 6107 units and the Civic's 18% jump to 7185 came about because the pair was able to steal sales from rival compacts, not including the Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda 3, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Jetta. 

Jointly, those six cars, all of which generated at least 1159 sales, were up by 3135 units, a 13.6% improvement. And yet segment-wide subcompact volume was down by 1460 units. 

The good news? At Nissan, for example, where Sentra volume was down 24%, the company reported a 54% increase in Versa sales and 877 sales of the new Micra. While Elantra sales are falling at Hyundai, Accent sales are rising. Focus sales are down 14% this year; Fiesta sales are up 11%. 

A couple changes in May's rankings: we've pushed the Mitsubishi Mirage from the subcompact co city car category where it's in line with the new Nissan Micra. Also, we've removed the Mitsubishi i MiEV from the city car section, where it didn't really compete with any of the cars, to display it with other hybrids and electrics in the midsize post, where it doesn't really compete with any of the cars.

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 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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014 • May 2013
Compact
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
366
488-25.0%11491439-20.2%
818
60335.7%2679238012.6%
3760
35974.5%14,57613,4408.5%
941
1134-17.0%32984213-21.7%
2435
3264-25.4%921210,755-14.3%
7185
609717.8%24,235 22,8086.3%
5628
6268-10.2%20,68223,140-10.6%
1168
1867-37.4%46544730-1.6%
4603
400215.0%17,128 16,1346.2%
578
1083-46.6%2637 3741-29.5%
1303
1716-24.1%5651 6311-10.5%
1159
104011.4%418939446.2%
---
169-100%---750-100%
6107
549711.1%20,88918,03215.8%
900
1469-38.7%30605135-40.4%
562
1233-54.4%15345019-69.4%
3412
285819.4%13,35212,6965.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
40,925
42,385-3.4%148,925 154,667 -3.7%

Subcompact
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1021
1093-6.6%37994221-10.0%
1233
103718.9%3896352410.6%
1773
809119%4863291766.7%
2704
229417.9%8972812910.4%
1729
1779-2.8%62667134-12.2%
181
301-39.9%1041 2219-53.1%
1503
97354.5%6318367072.2%
452
39614.1%114311281.3%
1089
10880.1%3445301714.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
11,685
977019.6%39,743 35,959 10.5%

City Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
81
138-41.3%8651105-21.7%
286
------1662------
877
------1078------
53
3455.9%202235-14.0%
146
1395.0%70645854.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1443
311364%4513 1798 151%

Sporty Hatchbacks
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
676
801-15.6%26833220 -11.1%
387
3704.6%15141745 -13.2%
288
432-33.3%9181490 -38.4%
176
1628.6%492 515 -4.5%
365
3620.8%10091204 -16.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1892
2127-11.0%6616 8174 -19.1%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
458
2131152203110799.0%
840
59042.4%3143272915.2%
---
--------- 7-100%
342
------1360 ------
749
7253.3%3608 278229.7%
222
2134.2%1114 1255-11.2%
172
13725.5%732 61419.2%
606
723-16.2%24433510-30.4%
1
26-96.2%1387-85.1%
420
4082.9%170816145.8%
75
106-29.2%278335-17.0%
49
54-9.3%144168-14.3%
740
52740.4%2829228224.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
4674
372225.6%19,575 16,490 18.7%
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.

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