Midsize Car Sales In Canada – September 2014 YTD


2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

In September 2014, for the third consecutive month, the Hyundai Sonata was Canada’s best-selling midsize car. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

Canada midsize car sales chart September 2014
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So rough was the Sonata’s start to the year, before the 2015 model was introduced, that the Hyundai’s year-to-date pace is still off 2013’s selling rate by 5%. But Sonata volume more than doubled in September, a month in which midsize car volume tumbled 6% and the Sonata’s rivals combined for a 15% loss. 

Only a handful of midsize nameplates have generated more sales over the last nine months than they did during the same period in 2013, and the Sonata’s not one of them. Buick Regal volume is up, but it’s 14.5% increase translates to just 77 extra sales. Chevrolet Malibu volume has increased 1.5%, mainly because of the third-quarter’s massive increases, but the increase equals just 80 extra sales. Honda’s 0.5% Accord improvement equals only 63 more sales than at this time one year ago.

The Subaru Legacy’s 27% bump is more momentous, but it’s still a basement dweller in the category: sales are up by 390 units to 1849 this year, or fewer sales than the Sonata managed in July alone. Volkswagen Passat volume has improved 6% in 2014, a 361-unit increase, but Passat sales have actually decreased in each of the last two months.

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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Midsize Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
134
50 168% 607 530 14.5%
1168
380 207% 5345 5265 1.5%
936
979 -4.4% 7864 10,014 -21.5%
6
670 -99.1% 485 6991 -93.1%
1455
1435 1.4% 14,508 16,681 -13.0%
1465
1333 9.9% 13,483 13,420 0.5%
1535
640 140% 10,611 11,168 -5.0%
425
975 -56.4% 6424 8051 -20.2%
225
295 -23.7% 2428 3686 -34.1%
730
1226 -40.5% 7719 8231 -6.2%
310
236 31.4% 1849 1459 26.7%
33 -100% 214 -100%
1297
1991 -34.9% 12,008 13,963 -14.0%
638
708 -9.9% 6057 5696 6.3%
Total
10,324
10,951 -5.7% 89,388 105,369 -15.2%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
145
59 146% 1294 656 97.3%
141
123 14.6% 1168 1133 3.1%
3 -100% 63 -100%
7
12 -41.7% 86 140 -38.6%
113
36 214% 805 382 111%
162
196 -17.3% 1488 1973 -24.6%
151
189
-20.1%
1425 1783 -20.1%
11
7
57.1%
63
190 -66.8%
233
229 1.7% 1868 2126 -12.1%
Total
801
658 21.7% 6709 6473 3.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
116
68 70.6% 680 901 -24.5%
936
548 70.8% 5812 4567 27.3%
650
612 6.2% 6202 7007 -11.5%
Total
1702
1228 38.6% 12,694 12,475 1.8%

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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