Midsize Car Sales In Canada - May 2016 YTD

2016 Hyundai Sonata orange
Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 9% in May 2016, a loss of more than 1000 units during a year in which the intermediate car sector is down by more than 6500 sales.

The Toyota Camry narrowly pipped the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata for a May 2016 midsize car victory despite its own 19% year-over-year loss. After a brutal start to the year, May 2016 was the best month for Hyundai Canada's Sonata since February of last year. 


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


The Chrysler 200, which is not long for this world, and the suddenly surging Nissan Altima were the only other cars in the core group of the midsize mainstream to post May 2016 improvements.

Outside the midsize mainstream, the Chevrolet Volt broke its all-time monthly record set in April – which had broken the March record – with 270 May 2016 sales, a 358% year-over-year increase. 


Canada midsize car sales chart May 2016
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The Volt handily outsold the discouragingly unpopular Mazda 6 and came within 29 sales of catching the Subaru Legacy.

Is the Volt quickly becoming a reasonable, if undersized, alternative to conventional midsize cars? The second-generation Volt has an all-electric range of 85 kilometres. In the right jurisdiction,  British Columbia for instance, the Volt's $40,090 price is cut by $5000.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015
Midsize Car
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
43
80-46.3%353511-30.9%
928
1357-31.6%5744471022.0%
1444
13983.3%3057 5532-44.7%
---
---------8-100%
1404
1935-27.4%4823 6257-22.9%
1567
1721-8.9%585856962.8%
1565
112539.1%3584 6062-40.9%
346
410-15.6%22362556-12.5%
194
269-27.9%8631096-21.3%
1138
69164.7%4035 347316.2%
299
350-14.6%1305 1559-16.3%
1618
2003-19.2%73887522-1.8%
360
579-37.8%17942580-30.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
10,906
11,918-9.3%41,040 47,562 -15.9%

Hybrids & Electrics
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
270
59358%972305219%
76
6516.9%31721646.8%
---
------1 ------
2
21-90.5%38 56-32.1%
121
1128.0%49438727.6%
290
16773.7%969 68840.8%
276
18846.8%887923-3.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1035
612%40.9%3678 2575 30.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
---
22-100%5232-97.8%
850
868-2.1%40434300-6.0%
512
630-18.7%25702604-1.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1362
1520-11.6%6618 7136 -7.8%
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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