Midsize Car Sales In Canada – January 2017


2018 Toyota Camry

Despite a 12% year-over-year decline to only 705 units, the Toyota Camry was Canada’s most popular midsize car in January 2017.

January also hosted the introduction of the all-new 2018 Camry at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Is a new Camry enough to turn around a category that lost more than 11,000 sales in 2016 and more than 600 in January 2017? 

Besides the Camry’s decline, Canadian sales of the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, and Volkswagen Passat all declined at double-digit rates. 

Canada midsize car sales chart January 2017

Only the ultra-low-volume Mazda 6 (Canada’s 57th-best-selling car last month) and the discontinued Chrysler 200 (clearing out with steep discounts) posted improvements. 

In fact, subtract the gains made by those two cars and their declining cohorts combined for a 19% decrease compared with January 2017.

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 • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Midsize Car
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
25
67 -62.7% 25 67 -62.7%
412
616 -33.1% 412 616 -33.1%
647
334 93.7% 647 334 93.7%
422
570 -26.0% 422 570 -26.0%
636
837 -24.0% 636 837 -24.0%
467
498 -6.2% 467 498 -6.2%
395
399 -1.0% 395 399 -1.0%
100
95 5.3% 100 95 5.3%
542
661 -18.0% 542 661 -18.0%
116
155 -25.2% 116 155 -25.2%
705
800 -11.9% 705 800 -11.9%
193
251 -23.1% 193 251 -23.1%
Total
4660
5283 -11.8% 4660 5283 -11.8%
Hybrids & Electrics
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
6
6
256
94 172% 256 94 172%
52
27 92.6% 52 27 92.6%
1 -100% 1 -100%
18
18
6
7 -14.3% 6 7 -14.3%
65
72 -9.7% 65 72 -9.7%
131
46 185% 131 46 185%
88
124 -29.0% 88 124 -29.0%
Total
622
371 67.7% 622 371 67.7%

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.

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