Small Car Sales In Canada – December 2017


Best Selling Compact Cars in Canada for December 2017

Here you will find the Compact Car sales leaders in Canada for December 2017. Each month we compile the Compact Car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Best Selling Compact Cars in Canada – November 2017 or Compact Cars in Canada – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Compact Car Sales


Our Take On The Compact Car Sales Numbers

Honda’s HR-V was Canada’s favourite compact car in 2017. The tall hatch outsold all others in the charts below in the calendar year to the end of December 2017, and overtaking the Hyundai Accent for the honour.

The Accent posted a 32% decline on 2016’s total sales, by no means the sharpest drop in the compact car chart but a severe decline nonetheless. Accent consistently underperformec compared with 2016, undercutting itself in every month bar December, by up to 50% in some months.

Canadian demand for compact cars fell by a fifth in the calendar year 2017, though some players – the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit – saw declines reaching twice the rate of the sub-segment.

City cars held relatively stable in demand by comparison, dropping by only 8.2%. Things could have been a lot worse in this segment were it not for growth posted by the Chevrolet Spark, which has emerged as a sales leader with a 17% swing on the sub-segment as a whole.

Tall hatches, predictably, shot up in demand by almost 25% over 2016’s total, with new additions the Toyota CH-R and Nissan Qashqai hitting the ground running. This pair of pseudo-crossovers are ones to watch in 2018.


Best Selling Compact Cars Rankings

Compact Car Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Compact Car sales performers in the Canada, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference CA = Canada Sales for the month, CA LY = Last Year’s Canada Sales for the month, CA vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = Canada Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s Canada Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Subcompact Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Sonic 315 383 -17.80 4,491 4,404 2.00
Ford Fiesta 77 132 -41.70 1,838 3,093 -40.60
Honda Fit 333 1,184 -71.90 5,019 8,622 -41.80
Hyundai Accent 646 624 3.50 13,073 19,198 -31.90
Kia Rio 447 320 39.70 6,298 7,636 -17.50
Mazda 2 0 0 0.00 0 27 -100.00
Nissan Versa 418 436 -4.10 7,865 7,417 6.00
Toyota Yaris 336 397 -15.40 7,061 7,779 -9.20
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 2,572 Total 3,476 Total 45,645 Total 58,176

City Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 244 185 31.90 3,982 3,657 8.90
Mitsubishi Mirage 115 189 -39.20 2,502 3,112 -19.60
Nissan Micra 394 453 -13.00 8,812 9,896 -11.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 753 Total 827 Total 15,296 Total 16,665

Tall Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Encore 438 274 59.90 8,964 5,533 62.00
Chevrolet Trax 215 489 -56.00 5,965 9,074 -34.30
Fiat 500L 0 18 -100.00 42 304 -86.20
Fiat 500X 11 29 -62.10 856 766 11.70
Honda HR-V 809 1,240 -34.80 14,149 12,371 14.40
Kia Soul 537 743 -27.70 11,691 12,672 -7.70
Mazda CX-3 783 612 27.90 10,938 9,354 16.90
Mini Countryman 157 0 0.00 1,811 694 161.00
Nissan Juke 0 214 -100.00 1,900 4,442 -57.20
Nissan Qashqai 1,083 0 0.00 8,970 0 0.00
Subaru Crosstrek 996 673 48.00 11,168 9,723 14.90
Toyota C-HR 463 0 0.00 4,321 0 0.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 5,492 Total 4,292 Total 80,775 Total 64,933

Warm Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Fiat 500 38 81 -53.10 840 1,027 -18.20
Hyundai Veloster 46 58 -20.70 2,071 1,831 13.10
Mini Cooper 363 350 3.70 5,240 5,915 -11.40
Scion tC 0 11 -100.00 65 868 -92.50
Volkswagen Beetle 104 122 -14.80 2,849 2,402 18.60
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 551 Total 622 Total 11,065 Total 12,043