Midsize Car Sales In Canada – May 2015 YTD


2016 Kia Optima

Despite a sharp 69%, 930-unit decline from the Kia Optima in May 2015, Canadian sales of midsize cars increased by a handful of units compared with May 2014. 

Exclude the Optima, which is about to transition from one generation to another, and Canadian sales of midsize cars were 9% better last month than they were at this time a year ago.

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

Big gains from steeply discounted Detroit players (Malibu and 200) as well as the Subaru Legacy and Hyundai Sonata helped. The class-leading Toyota Camry was up 2% to more than 2000 units, making May 2015 the first 2K+ sales month for Toyota Canada’s intermediate car since May 2013.

Canada midsize car sales chart May 2015
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The award-winning Mazda 6 continues to falter, and sales are down 17% this year. The Honda Accord, regarded by many to be the best midsize car available, is down 22% this year. Ford’s Fusion, typically Canada’s best-selling midsize car, is down by 1147 units over just three months. Volkswagen Passat sales are down 23%. 

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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Midsize Car
May
2015
May
204
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
80
72 11.1% 511 294 73.8%
1357
655 107% 4710 2615 80.1%
1398
986 41.8% 5532 3370 64.2%
52 8 419 -98.1%
1935
1977 -2.1% 6257 7404 -15.5%
1721
1888 -8.8% 5696 7266 -21.6%
1125
711 58.2% 6062 4115 47.3%
410
1340 -69.4% 2556 3629 -29.6%
269
381 -29.4% 1096 1315 -16.7%
691
780 -11.4% 3473 3503 -0.9%
350
213 64.3% 1559 979 59.2%
2003
1959 2.2% 7522 6562 14.6%
579
855 -32.3% 2580 3362 -23.3%
Total
11,918
11,869 0.4% 47,562 44,833 6.1%

Hybrids & Electrics
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
59
177 -66.7% 305 668 -54.3%
65
135 -51.9% 216 567 -61.9%
21
8 163% 56 42 33.3%
112
101 10.9% 387 358 8.1%
167
199 -16.1% 688 818 -15.9%
188
238 -21.0% 923 964 -4.3%
Total
612
858 -28.7% 2575 3417 -24.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
22
93 -76.3% 232 336 -31.0%
868
657 32.1% 4300 2808 53.1%
630
945 -33.3% 2604 3367 -22.7%
Total
1520
1695 -10.3% 7136 6511 9.6%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ 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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