Midsize Car Sales In Canada – February 2016 YTD


2016 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T silver

Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 12% in February 2016, but much of the decline is attributed to the Hyundai Sonata. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
Canada Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

Subtract the sharply declining Sonata from the equation and Canadian midsize car volume jumped 8% last month as losses reported by the best-selling Toyota Camry and the oft-discussed Chrysler 200 were more than offset by big gains from the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.

Canada midsize car sales chart February 2016
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Predictably, Volkswagen Passat sales are taking a dive, as well. The Kia Optima, released as an all-new car for model year 2016 with styling that barely distinguishes it from the outgoing Optima, is down 16% this year and fell 29% in February. 

Hyundai and Kia owned 24% of the Canadian midsize market in the first two months of 2016, combining for more sales than any other individual nameplate in the category. Their market share in 2016 is down by ten points, and both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are attracting more buyers. 

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 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 • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Midsize Car
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
92
45 104% 159 96 65.6%
833
314 165% 1449 687 111%
289
557 -48.1% 624 1233 -49.4%
6 -100%
796
648 22.8% 1366 1271 7.5%
813
581 39.9% 1650 1183 39.5%
344
1663 -79.3% 842 2133 -60.5%
353
497 -29.0% 752 891 -15.6%
134
100 34.0% 229 235 -2.6%
786
648 21.3% 1447 1093 32.4%
186
251 -25.9% 341 439 -22.3%
1295
1379 -6.1% 2095 2424 -13.6%
338
457 -26.0% 589 794 -25.8%
Total
6259
7140 -12.3% 11,543 12,485 -7.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
102
38 168% 196 109 79.8%
40
30 33.3% 67 50 34.0%
1
8
15 3 400%
51
38 34.2% 123 74 66.2%
36
164 -78.0% 82 245 -66.5%
119
233 -48.9% 243 404 -39.9%
Total
356
503 -29.2% 727 885 -17.9%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
39 -97.4% 2 80 -97.5%
550
715 -23.1% 1030 1330 -22.6%
514
442 16.3% 826 761 8.5%
Total
1065
1196 -11.0% 1858 2171 -14.4%

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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