Midsize Car Sales In Canada - December 2016 & 2016 Year End

2016 Chevrolet Malibu white
2016 will not go down in Canada as the year of the midsize sedan.

It will go down as yet another year of rapid midsize sedan sales decline. 

Canadian sales of midsize cars fell 11% in 2014. Then, compared with 2014's already lower levels, midsize car sales fell 8% in 2015. Them, compared with 107,000 midsize cars sold in Canada in 2015, sales fell 11% in 2016, a loss of more than 11,000 sales across the segment.




Nearly every contender, including the top-selling Toyota Camry – which claimed best-selling midsize car status for a second consecutive year and the third time in six years – reported fewer sales in calendar year 2016 than in the twelve months of 2015. 

Canada midsize car sales chart 2016 year end
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The new Chevrolet Malibu, up 25% but still down 36% from the levels of a decade ago, was Canada's fourth-best-selling intermediate car in 2016. 

The Nissan Altima reported a 6% increase to 7753 units, though after averaging more than 14,600 annual sales over the course of the decade ending in 2013, was hardly an overachiever.

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015
Midsize Car
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
48
51
-5.9%
841
968
-13.1%
635
391
62.4%
11,503
9203
25.0%
330
623
-47.0%
7010
10,961
-36.0%
---
---
---
---
8
-100%
911
1035
-12.0%
14,424
15,781
-8.6%
905
1035
-12.6%
13,857
14,465
-4.2%
544
507
7.3%
10,191
13,497
-24.5%
628
455
38.0%
5243
6210
-15.6%
155
151
2.6%
2053
2703
-24.0%
295
851
-65.3%
7753
7293
6.3%
181
229
-21.0%
3001
3258
-7.9%
835
672
24.3%
15,683
16,805
-6.7%
200
366
-45.4%
4023
5838
-31.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5667
6366
-11.0%95,582
106,990
-10.7%

Hybrids & Electrics
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
272
220
23.6%
3469
1463
137%
48
54
-11.1%
851
721
18.0%
---
---
---
1
---
---
2
11
-81.8%
86
121
-28.9%
75
122
-38.5%
1375
1233
11.5%
282
98
188%
2855
1624
75.8%
133
185
-28.1%
2105
2497
-15.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
812
690
17.7%10,742
7659
40.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
---
------5
294
-98.3%
869
746
16.5%
11,255
9992
12.6%
364
358
1.7%
5971
6129
-2.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1233
1104
11.7%17,231
16,415
5.0%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ 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.

RECOMMENDED READING

Midsize Car Sales In Canada - January 2017
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - November 2016
Midsize Car Sales In Canada - December 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada - December 2016
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2016
Large Car Sales In Canada - December & 2016 Year End
Small Car Sales In Canada - December & 2016 Year End

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