Canada – Small Car Sales Figures

2019 Canada Small Car Sales Figures

Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly Sales Figures for Small Cars Sold in Canada

Guide Contents
Last Month & YTD
Last Quarter Report
Every Month Report

2019 Canada Small Car Sales Analysis

Report Updated: With October 2019 Data on November 4th, 2019

Top Level Canada Reports: By Manufacturer / By Brand / By Model / Best Sellers

Small car sales in Canada didn’t look too wonderful. Small car sales were down for both the month of October and so far this year.

The segment was down by about 3,500 units for the month of October alone. The segment was also down YTD by about 48,000 units. This indicates that more people are turning away from small cars and towards SUVs.

Leading the pack in terms of the overall volume is the Honda Civic. The model, however, was down for both the month and YTD. It was followed by the Toyota Corolla, which also saw sales decline for the month and YTD. Rounding out the top three was the Hyundai Elantra. It saw a rise of sales in the month of October but a drop for the year so far.

We expect the segment to continue to struggle in the coming months, and it will continue to do so in 2020.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.


Canada Best Selling Small Cars Last Month

This data table looks at last month’s total small car sales volumes in Canada by model. We compare Canadian market small car model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual small car models sales success in the Canadian market.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 3 1,707 2,214 -22.90 18,902 23,378 -19.15
Fiat 500 9 15 -40.00 106 247 -57.09
Fiat 500L 1 1 0.00 15 13 15.38
Hyundai Accent 508 658 -22.80 5,337 7,725 -30.91
Volkswagen Beetle 178 149 19.46 2,769 1,878 47.44
Honda Civic 5,193 5,695 -8.81 54,794 61,786 -11.32
Mini Cooper 354 394 -10.15 3,320 3,880 -14.43
Toyota Corolla 4,245 4,298 -1.23 41,594 42,198 -1.43
Chevrolet Cruze 917 2,116 -56.66 9,060 24,128 -62.45
Hyundai Elantra 3,540 3,432 3.15 33,670 36,888 -8.72
Ford Fiesta 13 66 -80.30 1,262 1,148 9.93
Honda Fit 169 48 252.08 3,235 3,330 -2.85
Ford Focus 17 536 -96.83 1,531 8,766 -82.53
Kia Forte 1,307 1,286 1.63 13,615 12,109 12.44
Smart ForTwo 12 41 -70.73 187 277 -32.49
Volkswagen Golf 2,013 1,743 15.49 16,223 19,344 -16.13
Subaru Impreza 951 761 24.97 7,808 8,156 -4.27
Volkswagen Jetta 1,469 1,480 -0.74 14,736 12,203 20.76
Mitsubishi Mirage 141 188 -25.00 2,045 2,018 1.34
Kia Rio 431 635 -32.13 4,151 5,449 -23.82
Nissan Sentra 469 1,041 -54.95 6,909 11,100 -37.76
Kia Soul 884 729 21.26 10,368 10,055 3.11
Chevrolet Spark 637 261 144.06 4,523 4,501 0.49
Hyundai Veloster 97 113 -14.16 1,295 948 36.60
Nissan Versa 1 394 -99.75 2,369 5,779 -59.01
Toyota Yaris 372 797 -53.32 5,990 6,330 -5.37
∑ = 25,635 ∑ = 29,091 ∑ = 265,814 ∑ = 313,634

Canada Quarterly Small Car Sales Numbers

This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the small car segment in Canada. It includes all major small car models sold in the Canadian market. We compare last quarter’s small car Canadian sales at the model level with the same small car model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which small car models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of small car sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.


Canada Small Car Sales by Month (All Models)

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the small car segment in Canada on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major small car models sold in the Canadian market and you can see that the monthly small car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual small car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).