Midsize Car Sales In Canada – March 2017


Canadian sales of compact cars grew 5% in March and are on the rise through the first-quarter of 2017, as well, but midsize cars?

They’re down 13% so far this year after a 15% slide worth 1345 lost sales in March 2017 brought the segment even lower. The Toyota Camry, Canada’s best-selling midsize car so far this year, is down 27% as the venerable midsize Toyota quickly approaches the arrival of a replacement.

March 2017 Canada midsize car sales chart
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There are midsize nameplates that are selling more often this year than last. One, the Chrysler 200, is a discontinued car in a clear-out phase. Another, the Mazda 6, is an exceptionally low-volume car with limited potential. The two others, Hyundai’s Sonata and the Nissan Altima, are upper tier competitors that are selling more often this year than last – but last year was awful.

Canadian Sonata sales fell to a seven-year low in 2016. Canadian Altima sales fell below 10,000 units for the third consecutive year after averaging nearly 13,000 annual sales in the previous half-decade.

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  • April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

Midsize Car
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
128
88 45.5% 190 247 -23.1%
864
1826 -52.7% 1886 3275 -42.4%
639
405 57.8% 1701 1029 65.3%
695
1026 -32.3% 1672 2392 -30.1%
1332
1277 4.3% 2686 2927 -8.2%
636
522 21.8% 1798 1364 31.8%
399
677 -41.1% 1169 1429 -18.2%
302
189 59.8% 513 418 22.7%
1056
752 40.4% 2472 2199 12.4%
189
338 -44.1% 432 679 -36.4%
1377
1813 -24.0% 2845 3908 -27.2%
301
350 -14.0% 670 939 -28.6%
Total
7918
9263 -14.5% 18,034 20,806 -13.3%

Hybrids & Electrics
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
241
333
377
246 53.3% 899 442 103%
95
64 48.4% 209 131 59.5%
1 -100%
19
90
93
10
7 42.9% 19 22 -13.6%
144
98 46.9% 322 221 45.7%
228
274 -16.8% 479 356 34.6%
159
170 -6.5% 359 413 -13.1%
Total
1344
859 56.5% 2732 1586 72.3%

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