Midsize Car Sales In Canada – December 2014 And 2014 Year End


2014 Ford Fusion white

Although December was a bright light, Canadian sales of midsize cars sunk to surprising lows in 2014. As total new vehicle sales shot to record highs in Canada in 2014 and car sales stagnated, the core group of midsize sedan offerings tumbled 11% to 116,663 units. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End
• Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End

Canada midsize car sales chart 2014
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With a 15% share of the passenger car market, midsize cars lost nearly two full percentage points of market share in 2014.

The best-selling midsize car in Canada in each of the last two years was the Ford Fusion. But Fusion volume dropped 8% in 2014 compared with 2013, the nameplate’s best-ever year. The Toyota Camry, Canada’s best-selling midsize car in 2012, was the third-ranked car in the category in 2014 after a 12% drop. Honda Accord sales were just south of level, falling 1% to 16,962 units, 933 more than the Camry but 1510 fewer than the Fusion.

Combined, Hyundai and Kia sold 21,053 Sonatas and Optimas. On that note, one would have to point out that 17,924 Accords and Crosstours. And one could run the Camry’s total forever, considering the lengths to which Toyota goes to incorporate that car’s general architecture across its product lines.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Midsize Car
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
69 49 40.8% 816 740 10.3%
976 594 64.3% 8246 6834 20.7%
855 332 158% 11,655 11,666 -0.1%
83 -100% 488 7631 -93.6%
1731 1001 72.9% 18,472 20,145 -8.3%
1031 876 17.7% 16,962 17,165 -1.2%
550 611 -10.0% 13,645 14,519 -6.0%
233 235 -0.9% 7408 9269 -20.1%
146 116 25.9% 3023 4224 -28.4%
627 714 -12.2% 9475 10,488 -9.7%
276 165 67.3% 2924 2022 44.6%
96 -100% 365 -100%
1159 1374 -15.6% 16,029 18,245 -12.1%
462 751 -38.5% 7520 7909 -4.9%
Total
8115 6997 16.0% 116,663 131,222 -11.1%

Hybrids & Electrics
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
62 80 -22.5% 1521 931 63.4%
129 71 81.7% 1411 1383 2.0%
2 -100% 65 -100%
7 2 250% 109 168 -35.1%
64 28 129% 1085 470 131%
160 101 58.4% 2775 2816 -1.4%
87 82 6.1% 1819 2140 -15.0%
3 5 -40.0% 76 212 -64.2%
79 128 -38.3% 2292 2640 -13.2%
Total
501 412 21.6% 9193 8473 8.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
94 55 70.9% 962 1109 -13.3%
854 470 81.7% 8688 6120 42.0%
346 716 -51.7% 7610 9167 -17.0%
Total
1294 1241 4.3% 17,260 16,396 5.3%

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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