Small Car Sales In Canada – May 2018


Best Selling Compact Cars in Canada for May 2018

Here you will find the Compact Car sales leaders in Canada for May 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

Despite large fluctuations in some of the sub-segments below, small car sales in Canada declined just under 4% year-on-year in May – slower than the overall passenger car segment, with sales down 7.65% across the board last month.

The steepest declines were seen in the relatively low-impact warm hatch segment – sales of these vehicles were down 42.5% year-on-year.

Even the Chevrolet Spark got in on the brand’s best May since 2007; sales of the tiny Spark shot up almost fivefold year-on-year, making it the dominant nameplate in the city car triumvirate for the month and catapulting it – and the segment – into the green year-to-date.

The most voluminous small car segment was less healthy at the end of May – while the segment-topping Honda Civic increased sales 4.2%, overall sales fell by 11.7% – faster than the overall passenger car market decline – with severe drops for fairly big-volume players like the Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze and Volkswagen Golf seeing drops last month.


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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 144 173 -16.80 689 840 -18.00
Buick Verano 0 172 -100.00 2 1,374 -99.90
Chevrolet Cruze 2,733 3,496 -21.80 12,270 13,074 -6.10
Dodge Dart 0 3 -100.00 2 518 -99.60
Ford Focus 1,202 1,199 0.30 5,151 5,024 2.50
Honda Civic 8,974 8,616 4.20 28,847 30,450 -5.30
Hyundai Elantra 4,256 6,018 -29.30 16,009 18,881 -15.20
Kia Forte 1,535 1,933 -20.60 5,927 6,856 -13.60
Mazda 3 2,874 2,813 2.20 10,631 11,198 -5.10
Mitsubishi Lancer 297 605 -50.90 1,366 2,513 -45.60
Nissan Sentra 1,065 1,683 -36.70 4,967 6,590 -24.60
Toyota Corolla 5,687 6,122 -7.10 20,080 22,737 -11.70
Volkswagen Golf 1,870 2,343 -20.20 9,310 8,376 11.20
Volkswagen Jetta 2,073 1,878 10.40 3,866 6,594 -41.40
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 32,710 ∑ = 37,054 ∑ = 119,117 ∑ = 135,025

Subcompact Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Sonic 659 743 -11.30 2,082 2,199 -5.30
Ford Fiesta 141 236 -40.30 630 832 -24.30
Honda Fit 475 536 -11.40 2,252 1,693 33.00
Hyundai Accent 1,204 1,881 -36.00 4,275 6,184 -30.90
Kia Rio 564 356 58.40 2,575 1,645 56.50
Nissan Versa 662 781 -15.20 3,201 3,538 -9.50
Toyota Yaris 886 705 25.70 2,658 2,390 11.20
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 4,591 ∑ = 5,238 ∑ = 17,673 ∑ = 18,481

City Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 910 184 394.60 2,114 1,211 74.60
Mitsubishi Mirage 221 270 -18.10 890 998 -10.80
Nissan Micra 741 922 -19.60 2,720 3,382 -19.60
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 1,872 ∑ = 1,376 ∑ = 5,724 ∑ = 5,591

Tall Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Encore 1,312 947 38.50 4,071 3,379 20.50
Chevrolet Trax 643 464 38.60 2,079 2,787 -25.40
Fiat 500L 0 0 0.00 7 28 -75.00
Fiat 500X 5 305 -98.40 31 773 -96.00
Ford EcoSport 641 0 0.00 2,391 0 0.00
Honda HR-V 1,194 1,687 -29.20 5,083 6,627 -23.30
Kia Soul 1,091 1,156 -5.60 4,094 4,263 -4.00
Mazda CX-3 1,326 1,089 21.80 5,199 3,867 34.40
Mini Countryman 283 189 49.70 917 411 123.10
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 291 0 0.00 1,044 0 0.00
Nissan Juke 0 270 -100.00 0 1,103 -100.00
Nissan Qashqai 1,908 191 899.00 7,107 191 3,620.90
Subaru Crosstrek 1,532 786 94.90 6,372 3,083 106.70
Toyota C-HR 732 690 0.00 2,602 690 0.00
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 10,958 ∑ = 7,774 ∑ = 40,997 ∑ = 27,202

Warm Hatch Car Sales

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Fiat 500 40 5 700.00 142 593 -76.10
Hyundai Veloster 61 528 -88.40 86 1,594 -94.60
Mini Cooper 578 655 -11.80 1,843 2,278 -19.10
Volkswagen Beetle 248 425 -41.60 1,006 1,466 -31.40
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 927 ∑ = 1,613 ∑ = 3,077 ∑ = 5,931