Midsize Car Sales In Canada – August 2014 YTD


2014 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Canada’s intermediate car market has steadily become more disappointing over the last number of years. Most recently, sales through the first six months of 2014 were down 22%. July displayed some recovery, at least in comparison with July of 2013. August sales of midsize cars competing in Canada once again increased, albeit by just 3%. 

All Makes & Models Ranked By August 2014 YTD Canadian Sales
All 142 Cars Ranked By August 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

Canada midsize car sales chart August 2014
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Incidentally, while sales of the vast majority of major players have decreased in 2014, the Volkswagen Passat has been a bright spot. Passat volume is up 9% in 2014. But while the segment showed signs of small recovery in August specifically, Passat volume plunged 22%.

Sales of the Chevrolet Malibu jumped 117% last month. The Hyundai Sonata also reported more than double the volume it achieved one year ago, enough to make the Sonata Canada’s midsize car leader for the second consecutive month. 

Sales of the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, and Chrysler 200 also improved. Total Chrysler Group midsize car sales, however,  slid 27% as FCA decides to go it alone with a single midsize car. The Avenger is dead.

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Midsize Car
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
64
50 28.0% 473 480 -1.5%
761
351 117% 4177 4885 -14.5%
1100
886 24.2% 6928 9035 -23.3%
10
642 -98.4% 479 6321 -92.4%
1663
1899 -12.4% 13,053 15,246 -14.4%
1513
1419 6.6% 12,018 12,087 -0.6%
1682
762 121% 9076 10,528 -13.8%
502
1098 -54.3% 5999 7076 -15.2%
338
365 -7.4% 2203 3391 -35.0%
1148
780 47.2% 6989 7005 -0.2%
241
180 33.9% 1539 1223 25.8%
27 -100% 181 -100%
1244
1364 -8.8% 10,711 11,972 -10.5%
544
697 -22.0% 5419 4988 8.6%
Total
10,810
10,520 2.8% 79,064 94,418 -16.3%

Hybrids & Electrics
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
186
84 121% 1149 597 92.5%
143
140 2.1% 1027 1010 1.7%
1 -100% 60 -100%
10
20 -50.0% 79 128 -38.3%
113
56 102% 692 346 100%
163
249 -34.5% 1326 1777 -25.4%
162
228 -28.9% 1274 1594 -20.1%
1
21 -95.2% 52 183 -71.6%
248
264 -6.1% 1635 1897 -13.8%
Total
863
814 6.0% 5908 5815 1.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
87
136 -36.0% 564 833 -32.3%
883
505 74.9% 4876 4019 21.3%
693
825 -16.0% 5552 6395 -13.2%
Total
1663
1466 13.4% 10,992 11,247 -2.3%

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. 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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