Midsize Car Sales In Canada – February 2017


2017 Hyundai Sonata red

Canadian sales of midsize cars plunged 13% to 5456 units in February 2017, enhancing the likelihood that Canadians won’t buy more than 85,000 intermediate sedans this year.

The Nissan Altima was Canada’s top-selling midsize car in February – sales actually increased 11%, though Altima volume is down 2% so far this year. 

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2017 YTD
Canada Car Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

The clearout of the discontinued Chrysler 200 has resulted in a 70% increase so far this year, but that’s an increase that artificially masks just how bad the segment-wide decrease really is. 200-aside, midsize sales are down 17% through the first one-sixth of 2017. 

Canada midsize car sales chart February 2017
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The American-built Korean fraternal twins, Sonata and Optima, are both on the upswing, but that’s only in comparison with 2016, an awful year for both cars. 

Last year, Sonata volume had fallen 38% from the Sonata’s 2011 peak. Optima volume in 2016 was down 56% from 2012 levels, the fourth consecutive year of decline.

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 • March 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Midsize Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
37
92 -59.8% 62 159 -61.0%
610
833 -26.8% 1022 1449 -29.5%
415
289 43.6% 1062 624 70.2%
555
796 -30.3% 977 1366 -28.5%
718
813 -11.7% 1354 1650 -17.9%
695
344 102% 1162 842 38.0%
375
353 6.2% 770 752 2.4%
111
134 -17.2% 211 229 -7.9%
874
786 11.2% 1416 1447 -2.1%
127
186 -31.7% 243 341 -28.7%
763
1295 -41.1% 1468 2095 -29.9%
176
338 -47.9% 369 589 -37.4%
Total
5456
6259
-12.8% 10,116
11,543
-12.4%

Hybrids & Electrics
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
86
92
266
102 161% 522 196 166%
62
40 55.0% 114 67 70.1%
1 -100%
1
19
3
3
3
8 -62.5% 9 15 -40.0%
113
51 122% 178 123 44.7%
120
36 233% 251 82 206%
112
119 -5.9% 200 243 -17.7%
Total
766
356
115% 1388
727
90.9%

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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Midsize Car Sales In Canada – March 2017
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – January 2017
Midsize Car Sales In Canada – February 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – February 2017
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2017
Large Car Sales In Canada – February 2017
Small Car Sales In Canada – February 2017