Small Car Sales In Canada - February 2016 YTD

2016 Toyota Yaris hatchback
As Canadian passenger car volume continued its decline in February 2016, Canadian sales of compact cars jumped 9%, a gain of more than 1600 units.

The gain among compact cars, led by the Hyundai Elantra in February and the Honda Civic on a perennial and year-to-date basis, more than made up for the losses among subcompact cars. 


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


Almost every subcompact nameplate posted declining sales on a year-over-year basis. Only the Ford Fiesta and Toyota Yaris, which together generated less than a quarter of Canada's subcompact volume in February, managed to sell more often in February 2016 than in February 2015.

Canada small car sales chart February 2016
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But the strength of compact cars is a noteworthy event given the 5% drop in overall car sales last month. 

Despite sharp declines from the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Jetta – as well as declining Dart, Focus, Impreza, Corolla, and Golf sales – the segment produced a major improvement because of the class-leading Hyundai Elantra's 74% uptick, a 124% jump in Kia Forte sales, and double-digit gains from the Nissan Sentra, Mitsubishi Lancer, Chevrolet Cruze, and Buick Verano. 

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 small cars of all kinds 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 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015
Compact
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
147
1368.1%27319639.3%
307
24326.3%57146423.1%
1945
156324.4%3401293615.8%
111
137-19.0%222595-62.7%
907
913-0.7%173216872.7%
2868
26159.7%6576 490434.1%
3793
218074.0%5886526311.8%
971
434124%142189758.4%
1450
1989-27.1%2731 3677-25.7%
566
34663.6%1035 65458.3%
1277
107119.2%1998 18577.6%
203
------353 ------
570
583-2.2%127311867.3%
2543
2633-3.4%47175060-6.8%
---
157-100%---295-100%
1070
1383-22.6%21642581-16.2%
1073
1767-39.3%22443429-34.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
19,801
18,1509.1%36,597 35,681 2.6%

Subcompact
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
210
346-39.3%416551-24.5%
275
2701.9%567580-2.2%
490
728-32.7%10491554-32.5%
679
934-27.3%15591603-2.7%
487
574-15.2%9801085-9.7%
23
51-54.9%27 146-81.5%
476
622-23.5%8921194-25.3%
267
539-50.5%382685-44.2%
527
47211.7%9258706.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3434
4536-24.3%6797 8268 -17.8%

City Car
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
117
6872.1%18714826.4%
125
180-30.6%243413-41.2%
707
758-6.7%13521437-5.9%
---
7-100%219-89.5%
192
43347%21773197%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1141
10568.0%2001 2090 -4.3%

Warm Hatches
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
65
146-55.5%115294 -60.9%
75
88-14.8%148382 -61.3%
281
314-10.5%506497 1.8%
45
56-19.6%89 107 -16.8%
139
1362.2%213212 0.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
605
740-18.2%1071 1492 -28.2%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
196
256-23.4%380483-21.3%
427
26958.7%80453650.0%
33
219-84.9%51 319-84.0%
21
------46------
489
------1214------
536
966-10.7%1198 1341-10.7%
639
------1166------
168
10954.1%302 25418.9%
55
60-8.3%98 111-11.7%
397
31725.2%75163218.8%
---
---------1-100%
233
275-15.3%57448618.1%
10
61-83.6%34112-69.6%
---
7-100%---13-100%
510
36240.9%104184822.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3714
290128.0%7659 5136 49.1%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
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 Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars... 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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