Small Car Sales In Canada – October 2016 YTD


2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Canadian sales of compact cars plunged 9% in October, a rate of decline far sharper than the segment experienced through the first three-quarters of 2016. 

Led by the Honda Civic – which produced a 2% year-over-year uptick in October – compacts nevertheless slid by nearly 2800 units compared with October 2015. Subcompact cars, meanwhile, fell 27%. 

Canada small car sales chart October 2016
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The Civic wasn’t the only small car to post improved October sales. Helped along like the Civic by the inclusion of a new hatchback model, formerly the Scion iM, Toyota Corolla volume grew 21%. The Kia Forte jumped 8%. Upmarket rivals from Acura and Buick, the ILX and Verano, posted improvements, as well.

Among subcompacts, however, every single member of the segment sold less often this year than last. The class-leading Hyundai Accent was down 8%. Every one of its rivals posted worse year-over-year percentage drops.

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

Click Column Headers To Sort • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Compact
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
221
185 19.5% 2039 2068 -1.4%
681
549 24.0% 6470 5487 17.9%
2460
2740 -10.2% 21,634 27,139 -20.3%
100
183 -45.4% 1213 2758 -56.0%
1088
1989 -45.3% 14,213 18,424 -22.9%
6397
6272 2.0% 56,783 55,881 1.6%
3039
4035 -24.7% 43,457 41,957 3.6%
946
875 8.1% 10,730 10,325 3.9%
2333
2788 -16.3% 23,588 30,414 -22.4%
446
523 -14.7% 5676 5147 10.3%
749
1180 -36.5% 12,895 13,032 -1.1%
12
275 -95.6% 2547 529 381%
1032
1080 -4.4% 10,102 9962 1.4%
3907
3236 20.7% 40,175 42,208 -4.8%
295 -100%
1591
1630 -2.4% 17,448 17,329 0.7%
1850
2078 -11.0% 18,958 24,651 -23.1%
Total
26,852
29,618 -9.3% 287,928 307,606 -6.4%

Subcompact
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
137
430 -68.1% 3676 5038 -27.0%
184
450 -59.1% 2771 4746 -41.6%
508
613 -17.1% 6524 8108 -19.5%
1360
1470 -7.5% 17,827 17,339 2.8%
527
818 -35.6% 6961 8759 -20.5%
10 -100% 27 746 -96.4%
490
628 -22.0% 6373 8111 -21.4%
247
270 -8.5% 2544 2826 -10.0%
656
921 -28.8% 6824 7120 -4.2%
Total
4109
5610 -26.8% 53,527 62,793 -14.8%

City Car
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
384
68 465% 3218 1437 124%
237
249 -4.8% 2629 3015 -12.8%
703
880 -20.1% 8781 10,285 -14.6%
25 -100% 2 235 -99.1%
65
69 -5.8% 1400 621 125%
Total
1389
1291 7.6% 16,030 15,593 2.8%

Warm Hatches
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
117
147 -20.4% 864 2733 -68.4%
151
170 -11.2% 1655 2676 -38.2%
589
610 -3.4% 5064 4593 10.3%
29
91 -68.1% 834 1002 -16.8%
114
213 -46.5% 2096 2170 -3.4%
Total
1000
1231 -18.8% 10,513 13,174 -20.2%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
626
475 31.8% 4619 4117 12.2%
868
904 -4.0% 7647 6749 13.3%
38
65 -41.5% 268 1858 -85.6%
42
64 -34.4% 678 505 34.3%
1063
1746 -39.1% 9581 7173 33.6%
1232
1236 -0.3% 10,911 11,715 -6.9%
779
1020 -23.6% 8042 5373 49.7%
172
231 -25.5% 2131 1964 8.5%
56
200 -72.0% 645 1200 -46.3%
586
578 1.4% 5278 4976 6.1%
2 -100%
363
383 -5.2% 3903 3895 0.2%
62 -100% 47 883 -94.7%
27 -100%
1070
812 31.8% 8234 7108 15.8%
Total
6895
7776 -11.3% 61,984 57,545 7.7%

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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