Small Car Sales In Canada – March 2018


Best Selling Compact Cars in Canada for March 2018

Here you will find the Compact Car sales leaders in Canada for March 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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Our Take On The Compact Car Sales Numbers

Canada’s small car market grew by 1.5% year-to-date over the course of the first quarter of the year, with just one sub-segment being the main driving force behind that.

Combined sales of the tall hatches listed below have grown 57% year-to-date, with an influx of new models combined with generally consistent-or-better sales this year than last for some of the more established names contributing to the gains.

The sub-segment’s best-seller for the year so far wasn’t even on sale last March – the Nissan Qashqai takes the top spot, with 3748 examples leaving showrooms in the first three months of 2017, seeing off the renewed Subaru XV Crosstrek despite that model more than doubling its sales on a year ago.

A notable exception to the rule so far in the tall hatches chart is the Honda HR-V, which after a tough couple of months sees sales fall 16.7% year-to-date.

The Qashqai still has a long way to go to catch up with the small car sales leaders for the segment in volume terms, though the top-three year-to-date – the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra – have all seen sales dip compared with last year’s results.

Currently, the Qashqai and Crosstrek sit seventh and eighth overall for the year. The highest-placed subcompact year-to-date is the Hyundai Accent, holding on to 16th place despite sales having fallen almost 30% compared with Q1 2017.

The highest-placed warm hatch – the Mini Cooper – edges out the highest placed city car, the Chevrolet Spark in 27th and 28th places overall for the year so far.


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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
Honda Civic 6,279 8,145 -22.90 14,460 15,396 -6.10
Toyota Corolla 4,242 4,778 -11.20 9,463 10,774 -12.20
Hyundai Elantra 3,519 3,723 -5.50 7,579 8,057 -5.90
Chevrolet Cruze 2,651 2,916 -9.10 6,901 5,587 23.50
Volkswagen Golf 2,002 1,645 21.70 5,403 3,952 36.70
Mazda 3 2,411 2,996 -19.50 5,310 5,990 -11.40
Nissan Sentra 1,329 1,750 -24.10 2,889 3,581 -19.30
Kia Forte 1,465 1,623 -9.70 2,846 3,015 -5.60
Ford Focus 1,249 1,119 11.60 2,794 2,787 0.30
Volkswagen Jetta 418 1,196 -65.10 1,277 2,932 -56.40
Mitsubishi Lancer 331 484 -31.60 783 1,226 -36.10
Acura ILX 129 230 -43.90 405 463 -12.50
Buick Verano 0 348 -100.00 2 925 -99.80
Dodge Dart 0 27 -100.00 2 262 -99.20
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 26,025 ∑ = 30,980 ∑ = 60,114 ∑ = 64,947

Subcompact Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Hyundai Accent 783 1,145 -31.60 1,832 2,556 -28.30
Nissan Versa 778 1,034 -24.80 1,755 2,052 -14.50
Kia Rio 621 333 86.50 1,302 808 61.10
Toyota Yaris 521 568 -8.30 1,189 1,063 11.90
Honda Fit 485 351 38.20 1,163 653 78.10
Chevrolet Sonic 359 388 -7.50 981 898 9.20
Ford Fiesta 169 163 3.70 372 374 -0.50
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 3,716 ∑ = 3,982 ∑ = 8,594 ∑ = 8,404

City Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Micra 578 875 -33.90 1,385 1,688 -18.00
Chevrolet Spark 375 222 68.90 796 553 43.90
Mitsubishi Mirage 218 221 -1.40 462 454 1.80
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 1,171 ∑ = 1,318 ∑ = 2,643 ∑ = 2,695

Tall Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Qashqai 1,606 0 0.00 3,748 0 0.00
Subaru Crosstrek 1,362 674 102.10 3,334 1,506 121.40
Honda HR-V 1,032 1,475 -30.00 2,755 3,307 -16.70
Mazda CX-3 1,192 843 41.40 2,667 1,829 45.80
Kia Soul 942 917 2.70 1,959 2,111 -7.20
Buick Encore 835 672 24.30 1,946 1,485 31.00
Toyota C-HR 531 0 0.00 1,349 0 0.00
Ford EcoSport 530 0 0.00 1,091 0 0.00
Chevrolet Trax 384 978 -60.70 976 1,836 -46.80
Mini Countryman 172 87 97.70 398 94 323.40
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 294 0 0.00 341 0 0.00
Fiat 500X 4 211 -98.10 16 336 -95.20
Fiat 500L 4 4 0.00 5 22 -77.30
Nissan Juke 0 261 -100.00 0 586 -100.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 8,888 ∑ = 6,122 ∑ = 20,585 ∑ = 13,112

Warm Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mini Cooper 384 423 -9.20 859 1,062 -19.10
Volkswagen Beetle 282 324 -13.00 503 700 -28.10
Fiat 500 42 180 -76.70 70 453 -84.50
Hyundai Veloster 2 380 -99.50 13 609 -97.90
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 710 ∑ = 1,307 ∑ = 1,445 ∑ = 2,824