Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD


Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 30% in Apil 2016 as every entry in the category suffered declining sales, year-over-year. 

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

From the class-leading Toyota Camry’s 1% drop to 1862 units – only 22 fewer sales than in April 2015 – to the Chrysler 200’s 67% drop worth 1176 lost sales, midsize cars bore the brunt of consumer passenger car rejection in April 2016.

And here’s the kicker: auto sales in Canada have never been higher.

Canada midsize car sales chart April 2016
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Canadian car dealers sold more new vehicles to consumers, businesses, and government agencies (and Americans?) in April 2016 than at any point in history. But 39% of the 200,600 new vehicles were SUVs and crossovers; only 36% were cars. 

Meanwhile, of the roughly 72,000 new cars sold in Canada in April 2016, only 13% came from this core midsize category, down from 17% in April 2015.

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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Midsize Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
63
211 -70.1% 310 431 -28.1%
1541
1608 -4.2% 4816 3353 43.6%
585
1761 -66.8% 1613 4134 -61.0%
8 -100%
1027
1672 -38.6% 3419 4322 -20.9%
1364
1642 -16.9% 4291 3975 7.9%
655
1571 -58.3% 2019 4937 -59.1%
461
720 -36.0% 1890 2146 -11.9%
251
326 -23.0% 669 827 -19.1%
698
855 -18.4% 2897 2782 4.1%
327
405 -19.3% 1006 1209 -16.8%
1862
1884 -1.2% 5770 5519 4.5%
495
673 -26.4% 1434 2001 -28.3%
Total
9329
13,328 -30.0% 30,134 35,644 -15.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
260
69 277% 702 246 185%
110
58 89.7% 241 151 59.6%
1
14
24 -41.7% 36 35 2.9%
152
127 19.7% 373 275 35.6%
323
152 113% 679 521 30.3%
198
158 25.3% 611 735 -16.9%
Total
1057
588 79.8% 2643 1963 34.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
45 -97.8% 5 210 -97.6%
1107
1156 -4.2% 3193 3432 -7.0%
651
627 3.8% 2058 1974 4.3%
Total
1759
1828 -3.8% 5256 5616 -6.4%

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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Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2017
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – May 2016
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – March 2016
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – April 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2016
Small Car Sales In Canada – April 2016
Large Car Sales In Canada – April 2016 YTD