Midsize Car Sales In Canada – April 2017


2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Canadian sales of midsize cars tumbled 14% in April 2017, let down by most nameplates despite meaningful gains from the Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy, and departing Chrysler 200.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD
Canada Passenger Car Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD

The Accord, in fact, was Canada’s best-selling intermediate car in April 2017. Sales rose 9% to 1491 units, 99 more than the Toyota Camry – Canada’s best-selling car so far this year – managed last month. Sales of the Camry are down 27% through the first one-third of 2017, not an unpredictable outcome for a car that will be replaced by an all-new variant in the second-half of 2017.

Canada midsize car sales chart April 2017
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The Camry’s 25% loss in April was by no means the worst drop. Nissan Altima sales were chopped in half. The Hyundai Sonata, which reported year-over-year improvements in the first-quarter, was down 28%. The Chevrolet Malibu, currently the newest midsize redesign, lost more than half its April sales. 

GM sold 1541 Chevrolet Malibus in April 2016; only 756 in April 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 • March 2017April 2016

Midsize Car
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
77
63 22.2% 267 310 -13.9%
756
1541 -50.9% 2642 4816 -45.1%
992
595 66.7% 2693 1624 65.8%
913
1027 -11.1% 2585 3419 -24.4%
1491
1364 9.3% 4177 4291 -2.7%
471
655 -28.1% 2269 2019 12.4%
456
461 -1.1% 1625 1890 -14.0%
245
251 -2.4% 758 669 13.3%
361
698 -48.3% 2833 2897 -2.2%
439
327 34.3% 871 1006 -13.4%
1392
1862 -25.2% 4237 5770 -26.6%
401
495 -19.0% 1071 1434 -25.3%
Total
7994
9339 -14.4% 26,028 30,145 -13.7%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
187
520
348
260 33.8% 1247 702 77.6%
118
110 7.3% 327 241 35.7%
1 -100%
11
30
218
311
4
14 -71.4% 23 36 -36.1%
142
152 -6.6% 464 373 24.4%
336
323 4.0% 815 679 20.0%
207
198 4.5% 566 611 -7.4%
Total
1571
1057 48.6% 4303 2643 62.8%

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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