Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2015 YTD


2014 Honda Accord

Canadian sales of midsize cars jumped 17% in April 2015, a nearly 2000-unit gain compared with April 2014. At this time a year ago, however, Canadian sales of the core group of intermediate cars were down 24%. In comparison with April 2013, then, sales last month slid 11%.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD

The Toyota Camry was Canada’s top-selling midsize car in April 2015, a title it last held on a monthly basis in January. The Camry leads the next-best-selling Hyundai Sonata by 582 units heading into May.

Canada April 2015 midsize car sales chart
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Exceptions to the improving trend in April 2015 included the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat. 

The Fusion, Canada’s best-selling midsize car in 2013 and 2014, was down 20% both in April and in the first one-third of 2015. Accord volume tumbled 15% in April and is down 26% – a loss of 1403 sales – year-to-date. Passat sales slid 29% in April and are down 20% so far this year.

Even if midsize sales aren’t healthy in comparison with the relatively recent past, they now appear stronger than at this time a year ago. The 8% uptick through the first four months of 2015 comes as the overall car market fell flat.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015April 2014

Midsize Car
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
211
57 270% 431 222 94.1%
1608
814 97.5% 3353 1960 71.1%
1761
526 235% 4134 2384 73.4%
60 -100% 8 367 -97.8%
1672
2088 -19.9% 4322 5427 -20.4%
1642
1930 -14.9% 3975 5378 -26.1%
1571
1175 33.7% 4937 3404 45.0%
720
592 21.6% 2146 2289 -6.2%
326
321 1.6% 827 934 -11.5%
855
760 12.5% 2782 2723 2.2%
405
310 30.6% 1209 766 57.8
1884
1770 6.4% 5519 4603 19.9%
673
951 -29.2% 2001 2507 -20.2%
Total
13,328
11,354 17.4% 35,644 32,964 8.1%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
69
222 -68.9% 246 491 -49.9%
58
227 -74.4% 151 432 -65.0%
24
10 140% 35 34 2.9%
127
77 64.9% 275 257 7.0%
152
240 -36.7% 521 619 -15.8%
148
229
-35.4%
503 587 -14.3%
4
11
-63.6%
18
32 -43.8%
158
196 -19.4% 735 726 1.2%
Total
588
972 -39.5% 1963 2559 -23.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
45
76 -40.8% 210 243 -13.6%
1156
695 66.3% 3432 2151 59.6%
627
783 -19.9% 1974 2422 -18.%
Total
1828
1554 17.6% 5616 4816 16.6%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* 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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