Midsize Car Sales In Canada – September 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Malibu white

In spite of harsh declines reported by a number of midsize cars that lost half of their volume, September 2016 sales of midsize cars tumbled 10% in Canada.

But it could’ve been far worse.

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

Thanks to modest increases from the Nissan Altima and Subaru Legacy, a 20% uptick in sales of Canada’s second-best-selling midsize car (the Honda Accord), and a huge 84% leap from September’s top-selling Chevrolet Malibu, much of the volume lost by the Chrysler 200, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Mazda 6 was counteracted by gains elsewhere.

The Toyota Camry, Canada’s top-selling midsize car through the first three-quarters of 2016, reported an 11% decrease in September sales. 

Canada midsize car sales chart September 2016
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With significant improvements from the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord, the Camry fell from first place in September 2015 to third in September 2016.

But the Camry remains 2315 sales ahead of the second-ranked Honda Accord heading into the final quarter of 2016. America’s best-selling car overall, the Camry ranks ninth overall in Canada.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Midsize Car
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
69
150 -54.0% 693 790 -12.3%
1554
847 83.5% 9131 7703 18.5%
305
626 -51.3% 5784 8974 -35.5%
8 -100%
1059
1116 -5.1% 10,657 12,576 -15.3%
1383
1150 20.3% 10,825 10,771 0.5%
575
1302 -55.8% 7079 11,187 -36.7%
297
592 -49.8% 3798 4702 -19.2%
193
363 -46.8% 1546 2180 -29.1%
586
533 9.9% 6481 5631 15.1%
286
279 2.5% 2269 2497 -9.1%
1335
1495 -10.7% 13,140 13,690 -4.0%
355
384 -7.6% 3070 4714 -34.9%
Total
7997
8837 -9.5% 74,473 85,423 -12.8%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
446
126 254% 2544 868 193%
91
90 1.1% 663 542 22.3%
1
9
6 50.0% 73 93 -21.5%
146
144 1.4% 1085 850 27.6%
258
167 54.5% 2118 1278 65.7%
169
232 -27.2% 1634 1922 -15.0%
Total
1119
765 46.3% 8118 5553 46.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7 -100% 5 289 -98.3%
1129
1078 4.7% 8251 7399 11.5%
527
489 7.8% 4524 4942 -8.5%
Total
1656
1574 5.2% 12,780 12,630 1.2%

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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