Midsize Car Sales In Canada – July 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Volt blue

Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 27% in July 2016 as virtually every major member of the category posted a significant year-over-year decline. 

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

Only the Chevrolet Malibu, which posted a meaningful 64% year-over-year improvement (but is down 68% from its March peak) dramatically bucked the trend. The upmarket Buick Regal added 6 sales; the Nissan Altima added 16. Canada’s top-selling midsize car, the Toyota Camry, recorded a 25% drop valued at 329 lost sales. The Ford Fusion, Canada’s top-selling midsize car in July, plunged 34%, or 686 sales.

In the meantime, GM Canada reported the best-ever monthly sales result for the Chevrolet Volt, now operating in second-generation form. With 385 sales, the Volt didn’t just outsell rivals such as the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the Volt was a notably more common acquisition in July than a number of conventional midsize cars, as well.

Canada midsize car sales chart July 2016
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The Volkswagen Passat (CC included), Subaru Legacy, Mazda 6, and Kia Optima all sold less often than the Chevrolet Volt in July 2016. 

Year-to-date, the Volt is outselling the Mazda 6 and is within striking distance of the Legacy.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Midsize Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
37
31 19.4% 488 606 -19.5%
579
353 64.0% 6996 5835 19.9%
392
865 -54.7% 4490 7195 -37.6%
5 -100%
1327
2013 -34.1% 8590 9703 -11.5%
1150
1276 -9.9% 8380 8418 -0.5%
847
1497 -43.4% 5349 8444 -36.7%
331
453 -26.9% 3056 3429 -10.9%
149
232 -35.8% 1214 1599 -24.1%
520
504 3.2% 5432 4614 17.7%
185
223 -17.0% 1739 2094 -17.0%
1000
1329 -24.8% 10,350 10,745 -3.7%
358
577 -38.0% 2413 3708 -34.9%
Total
6875
9353 -26.5% 58,497 66,395 -11.9%

Hybrids & Electrics
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
385
150 157% 1677 575 192%
88
83 6.0% 488 362 34.8%
1
7
8 -12.5% 53 80 -33.8%
152
94 61.7% 769 582 32.1%
334
138 142% 1572 978 60.7%
169
254 -33.5% 1283 1442 -11.0%
Total
1135
727 56.1% 5843 4019 45.4%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
20 -100% 5 278 -98.2%
964
686 40.5% 6159 5827 5.7%
458
655 -30.1% 3528 3872 -8.9%
Total
1422
1361 4.5% 9692 9977 -2.9%

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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