Midsize Car Sales In Canada – November 2016 YTD


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Wait. Hold on a second.

Canadian sales of midsize cars increased in November 2016?

Granted, the 6% uptick compared with November 2015 still represents a 22% drop compared with November 2014. And yes, November 2016 was a particularly lengthy “auto sales month” compared with November 2015, which didn’t begun until the November 3. 

But big gains from the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, and Volkswagen Passat more than offset losses from the segment-leading Toyota Camry – soon to be introduced as an all-new model at January’s North American International Auto Show – and the Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, Mazda 6, and departing Chrysler 200.

Canadamidsize car sales chart November 2016
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Absent a 1336-unit margin of victory for the Fusion in December, the Toyota Camry will reign as Canada’s top-selling midsize car in 2016, a second consecutive year atop the leaderboard. 

The new Chevrolet Malibu is Canada’s fastest-growing midsize car. 

The segment as a whole is down 11% this year.

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 • December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Midsize Car
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
66
59 11.9% 793 917 -13.5%
915
546 67.6% 10,868 8812 23.3%
293
624 -53.0% 6680 10,338 -35.4%
8 -100%
1234
1012 21.9% 13,513 14,746 -8.4%
1045
1306 -20.0% 12,952 13,430 -3.6%
1128
725 55.6% 9647 12,990 -25.7%
458
448 2.2% 4615 5755 -19.8%
170
193 -11.9% 1898 2552 -25.6%
401
341 17.6% 7458 6442 15.8%
221
249 -11.2% 2820 3029 -6.9%
826
954 -13.4% 14,848 16,133 -8.0%
359
280 28.2% 3823 5472 -30.1%
Total
7116
6737 5.6% 89,915 100,624 -10.6%

Hybrids & Electrics
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
316
172 83.7% 3197 1243 157%
63
68 -7.4% 803 667 20.4%
1
6
8 -25.0% 84 110 -23.6%
83
148 -43.9% 1300 1111 17.0%
364
126 189% 2573 1526 68.6%
161
177 -9.0% 1972 2312 -14.7%
Total
993
699 42.1% 9930 6969 42.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3 -100% 5 294 -98.3%
1145
889 28.8% 10,386 9246 12.3%
525
377 39.3% 5607 5771 -2.8%
Total
1670
1269 31.6% 15,998 15,311 4.5%

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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