Midsize Car Sales In Canada – September 2015 YTD


2015 Toyota Camry silver

As Canada’s passenger car market continued its downward trajectory in September 2015, and as the Canadian auto industry as a whole continued its upward march, midsize car volume tumbled 14%.

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

Although the leader of the pack, Toyota’s Camry, produced a 15% year-over-year gain and sold more strongly throughout the first three quarters of 2015 than during the same period one year ago, the rest of the category isn’t keeping up.

Rather than Altimas, consumers are buying and leasing Nissan Rogues. Rather than Mazda 6s, consumers are opting instead for a Mazda CX-5. Instead of the Honda Accord, buyers now favour the Honda CR-V. 


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Canada midsize car sales chart September 2015
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As a result, the Camry’s share of the market is soaring. In September 2014, for example, Toyota owned 12.6% of the Canadian intermediate car segment. 

Fast forward one year and the Camry’s market share stood at 16.9% in September 2015, a gain of more than four percentage points.

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 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Midsize Car
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
150
134 11.9% 790 607 30.1%
847
1168 -27.5% 7703 5345 44.1%
626
936 -33.1% 8974 7864 14.1%
6 -100% 8 485 -98.4%
1116
1455 -23.3% 12,576 14,508 -13.3%
1150
1465 -21.5% 10,771 13,483 -20.1%
1302
1535 -15.2% 11,187 10,611 5.4%
592
425 39.3% 4702 6424 -26.8%
363
225 61.3% 2180 2428 -10.2%
533
730 -27.0% 5631 7719 -27.1%
279
310 -10.0% 2497 1849 35.0%
1495
1297 15.3% 13,690 12,008 14.0%
384
638 -39.8% 4714 6057 -22.2%
Total
8837
10,324 -14.4% 85,423 89,388 -4.4%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
126
145 -13.1% 868 1294 -32.9%
90
141 -36.2% 542 1168 -53.6%
6
7 -14.3% 93 86 8.1%
144
113 27.4% 850 805 5.6%
167
162 3.1% 1278 1488 -14.1%
232
233 -0.4% 1922 1868 2.9%
Total
765
801 -4.5% 5553 6709 -17.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
7
116 -94.0% 289 680 -57.5%
1078
936 15.2% 7399 5812 27.3%
489
650 -24.8% 4942 6202 -20.3%
Total
1574
1702 -7.5% 12,630 12,694 -0.5%

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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