Small Car Sales In Canada – January 2018


Best Selling Compact Cars in Canada for January 2018

Here you will find the Compact Car sales leaders in Canada for January 2018. 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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Who says that small cars aren’t cool? The Canadian small cars market grew by 16% on last January, with the majority of the gains coming from the tall hatches category.

This growth comes on the back of a slide in sales this time last year, but for the nameplates below, it’s a welcome respite from conditions a year ago.

Tall hatches sees the addition of the Ford Eco Sport this month – a Fiesta-on-stilts-style compact crossover, this generation Eco Sport has been on sale globally since 2013 but is only now entering the North American market, contributing 115 figures to the overall total for the sub-segment.

Another recent addition to the tall hatch market in Canada, the Nissan Qashqai, is already top of the leaderboard and also helps add to the bottom line for 2018’s first month. The Subaru Crosstrek, second behind the Nissan, contributes 651 sales more this January than last.

Sales of warm hatches have almost halved in the past year, with the Scion tC disappearing entirely and the Hyundai Veloster not far behind it. With the ageing Fiat 500 having last month sold a tenth of its sales last January, warm hatches was a two-horse race between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Mini Cooper (though their sales volumes can hardly be called close either).

City cars and subcompact cars remained fairly flat year-on-year, with both posting minor drops to last January’s figures. The subcompact sub-segment was saved by the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, which filled the hole left by the drop in sales of the Hyundai Accent.


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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.

Compact Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Acura ILX 116 105 10.50 116 105 10.50
Buick Verano 1 304 -99.70 1 304 -99.70
Chevrolet Cruze 2,329 1,136 105.00 2,329 1,136 105.00
Dodge Dart 1 179 -99.40 1 179 -99.40
Ford Focus 667 823 -19.00 667 823 -19.00
Honda Civic 4,467 3,330 34.10 4,467 3,330 34.10
Hyundai Elantra 1,767 1,675 5.50 1,767 1,675 5.50
Kia Forte 591 574 3.00 591 574 3.00
Mazda 3 1,389 1,439 -3.50 1,389 1,439 -3.50
Mitsubishi Lancer 227 381 -40.40 227 381 -40.40
Nissan Sentra 904 806 12.20 904 806 12.20
Toyota Corolla 2,197 2,527 -13.10 2,197 2,527 -13.10
Volkswagen Golf 1,745 1,216 43.50 1,745 1,216 43.50
Volkswagen Jetta 454 764 -40.60 454 764 -40.60
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 16,855 Total 15,259 Total 16,855 Total 15,259

Subcompact Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Sonic 332 364 -8.80 332 364 -8.80
Ford Fiesta 94 91 3.30 94 91 3.30
Honda Fit 346 127 172.40 346 127 172.40
Hyundai Accent 538 863 -37.70 538 863 -37.70
Kia Rio 303 241 25.70 303 241 25.70
Nissan Versa 527 552 -4.50 527 552 -4.50
Toyota Yaris 334 247 35.20 334 247 35.20
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 2,474 Total 2,485 Total 2,474 Total 2,485

City Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 191 143 33.60 191 143 33.60
Mitsubishi Mirage 109 98 11.20 109 98 11.20
Nissan Micra 370 459 -19.40 370 459 -19.40
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 670 Total 700 Total 670 Total 700

Tall Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Encore 573 341 68.00 573 341 68.00
Chevrolet Trax 265 381 -30.40 265 381 -30.40
Fiat 500L 0 18 -100.00 0 18 -100.00
Fiat 500X 11 112 -90.20 11 112 -90.20
Ford EcoSport 115 0 0.00 115 0 0.00
Honda HR-V 862 850 1.40 862 850 1.40
Kia Soul 427 527 -19.00 427 527 -19.00
Mazda CX-3 710 468 51.70 710 468 51.70
Mini Countryman 87 2 4,250.00 87 2 4,250.00
Nissan Juke 0 143 -100.00 0 143 -100.00
Nissan Qashqai 1,069 0 0.00 1,069 0 0.00
Subaru Crosstrek 1,053 402 161.90 1,053 402 161.90
Toyota C-HR 410 0 0.00 410 0 0.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 5,582 Total 3,244 Total 5,582 Total 3,244

Warm Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Fiat 500 18 181 -90.10 18 181 -90.10
Hyundai Veloster 9 37 -75.70 9 37 -75.70
Mini Cooper 214 269 -20.40 214 269 -20.40
Scion tC 0 14 -100.00 0 14 -100.00
Volkswagen Beetle 117 168 -30.40 117 168 -30.40
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 358 Total 669 Total 358 Total 669