Midsize Car Sales In Canada - November 2015 YTD

2016 Hyundai Sonata
Canadians registered 26% fewer midsize cars in November 2015 than in November 2014, a stunning loss of 2400 sales for a segment that was already struggling.

But it wasn't struggling this badly. Through the first ten months of 2015, midsize car sales in Canada were down by less than 6%. Prior to 2014's 11% drop, midsize car volume in 2013 increased 3% in 2013. 


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - November 2015 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model - November 2015 YTD


November's drastic results highlight an increasingly prominent trend, however. Consumers are more quickly veering away from conventional midsize cars and toward small crossovers than we thought possible. In 2007, Canadian consumers purchased and leased 73% more Toyota Camrys than Toyota RAV4s. Just two years later, the RAV4 was selling 66% more often than the Camry. In 2015, the RAV4 sells 144% more often than the Camry, and the Camry is Canada's most popular midsize car.

Camry volume is actually on the rise through 2015's first eleven months, rising 9% in comparison with the same period one year ago. But the Camry's 42% slide in November was among the four harshest midsize declines last month. The Volkswagen Passat slid 44%, Chrysler 200 sales plunged 45%, and Hyundai Sonata volume was chopped in half.

Canada midsize car sales chart November 2015
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The excellence of the cars themselves seems to matter little. We'll put the final touches on our review of the 2016 Honda Accord Touring later this week. The Accord, which visted GCBC Towers for the first week of December, is an excellent car, but sales through the first eleven months of 2015 are down 16%. Accord sales had climbed to a five-year high in 2013, but the midsize Honda was down 1% in 2014 and has lost 2501 buyers in 2015, despite a noteworthy 22% uptick in November.

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 • October 2015November 2014
Midsize Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
59
581.7%91774722.8%
546
781-30.1%8812727021.2%
624
1136-45.1%10,338 10,800-4.3%
---
------8488-98.4%
1012
1106-8.5%14,746 16,741-11.9%
1306
106922.2%13,43015,931-15.7%
725
1461-50.4%12,990 13,095-0.8%
448
35127.6%57557175-19.8%
193
17410.9%25522877-11.3%
341
472-27.8%6442 8848-27.2%
249
388-35.8%3029 264814.4%
954
1631-41.5%16,13314,8708.5%
280
504-44.4%54727058-22.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
6737
9131-26.2%100,624 108,548 -7.3%


Hybrids & Electrics
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
172
58197%12431459-14.8%
68
4261.9%6671282-48.0%
8
4100%110 1027.8%
148
10343.7%111110218.8%
126
143-8.7%1526 1805-15.5%
177
14125.5%231222134.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
699
49142.4%6969 7882 -11.6%


Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3
74-95.9%294868-66.1%
889
973-8.6%9246783418.0%
377
468-19.4%57717264-20.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1269
1515-16.2%15,311 15,966 -4.1%
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.

RECOMMENDED READING

Midsize Car Sales In Canada - December 2015 & Year End
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - October 2015 YTD
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - November 2014 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - November 2015
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - November 2015 YTD
Small Car Sales In Canada - November 2015 YTD
Large Car Sales In Canada - November 2015 YTD

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