Canada May 2012 small car sales chart

In May 2012 the Honda Civic expanded its sales lead over the Hyundai Elantra as Canada’s most popular small car and best-selling car overall. Civic sales jumped 41% in May and are up 23% year-to-date. May marked the sixth month in the last two years that Honda Canada has sold more than 6000 Civics.

Canada Midsize car sales chart May 2012
May 2012 Midsize Car Sales Chart
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Chevrolet sold one Aveo in May. In all, Canadians acquired 11,804 conventional subcompacts in May 2012 – that Aveo, plus some Sonics, Fiestas, Fits, Accents, Rios, 2s, Versas, Prius C hatchbacks, and Yaris hatchbacks and sedans. The Fiat 500’s 810 sales were split 587/223 in favour of the hardtop. Mercedes-Benz’s smart fortwo outsold the Scion iQ by 252 units.

You can click any of the accompanying charts for a larger view. The second chart shows the Chrysler 200 outselling the Toyota Camry and all other midsize cars in May. Year-to-date, Toyota Camry sales are up 127%, good enough for a class-leading 8543 sales through the first five months of 2012. The Chrysler 200’s year-over-year percentage changes take the Sebring into account. And yes, the Kia Optima sells twice as often as the Honda Accord in Canada. South of the border, the Accord sells more than twice for every Optima.

May 2012 Canada large car sales chart
May 2012 Large Car Sales Chart

Finally, in the third table you’ll see after the jump, the Ford Taurus was the best-selling large mainstream car in Canada in May. The Chevrolet Impala, the leader of the pack last month and one year ago, fell to third overall in the monthly rankings, not just behind the Ford Taurus but behind the surging Chrysler 300, as well.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these vehicles, for any vehicle currently on sale in North America, can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home.

Small Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
599
—– 2033 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
1120
+ 54.5% 3844 + 58.0%
Chevrolet Cruze
3572
+ 5.3% 13,171 – 11.7%
Chevrolet HHR
19
– 87.5% 128 – 79.4%
Dodge Caliber
8
– 99.0% 246 – 90.6%
Fiat 500
810
+ 19.5% 4082 + 105%
Ford Fiesta
1752
+ 17.5% 5154 – 5.9%
Ford Focus
3469
+ 31.3% 11,283 + 24.2%
Honda Civic
6343
+ 40.7% 26,631 + 22.8%
Honda Fit
387
+ 0.3% 1719 + 22.9%
Hyundai Accent
3520
+ 62.1% 10,818 + 20.8%
Hyundai Elantra
4607
– 3.6% 20,843 + 8.0%
Kia Forte
1839
+ 5.0% 6400 + 5.6%
Kia Rio
1696
+ 107% 5571 + 78.5%
Kia Soul
893
– 38.2% 3217 – 31.0%
Mazda 2
267
– 70.5% 2721 – 31.3%
Mazda 3
4240
+ 19.7% 16,134 + 13.1%
Mini Cooper
526
+ 40.3% 1758 + 36.5%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
26
—– 94 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
824
+ 28.5% 3210 + 26.9%
Nissan Cube
52
+ 160% 164 – 2.4%
Nissan Sentra
981
– 13.9% 4218 – 30.0%
Nissan Versa
1432
– 3.2% 5606 + 7.2%
Scion iQ
71
—– 424 —–
Scion xB
107
– 32.3% 486 – 21.1%
Scion xD
43
– 76.5% 302 – 24.1%
smart fortwo
323
+ 20.5% 716 – 11.6%
Subaru Impreza
1161
+ 56.3% 5225 + 39.5%
Suzuki SX4
234
+ 14.7% 1092 – 1.7%
Toyota Corolla
4594
+ 56.0% 17,824 + 8.5%
Toyota Matrix
1455
+ 64.4% 5650 – 10.4%
Toyota Prius C
365
—– 1249 —–
Toyota Yaris
1265
+ 124% 4494 + 52.1%
Volkswagen Beetle
230
+ 1433% 1025 + 486%
Volkswagen Golf
1395
– 12.7% 5418 – 4.0%
Volkswagen Jetta
2611
– 11.9% 10,004 – 12.9%

Midsize Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
218
– 21.9% 1042  + 0.6%
Chevrolet Malibu
584
– 39.0% 2220 – 52.9%
Chevrolet Volt
211
—– 421 —–
Chrysler 200
2057
+ 92.6% 7144 + 142%
Dodge Avenger
986
+ 31.1% 2664 – 8.4%
Ford Fusion
1841
+ 18.2% 7071 + 2.5%
Honda Accord
756
+ 34.3% 2811 + 11.1%
Honda Crosstour
85
– 14.1% 361 – 20.3%
Honda Insight
11
– 66.7% 50 – 71.4%
Hyundai Sonata
1390
– 30.5% 6999 – 15.3%
Kia Optima
1459
+ 753% 5618 + 1359%
Mazda 6
313
– 30.9% 1168 – 29.0%
Nissan Altima
1907
+ 123% 6409 + 44.2%
Nissan LEAF
23
—– 117 —–
Subaru Legacy
262
– 27.8% 1049 – 23.3%
Subaru Outback
582
– 18.6% 2785 – 7.8%
Suzuki Kizashi
55
– 38.9% 263 – 30.2%
Toyota Camry
1992
+ 127% 8543 + 127%
Toyota Prius
416
+ 210% 1280 + 32.2%
Toyota Prius V
431
—– 1852 —–
Toyota Venza
1124
+ 32.5% 4780 – 7.4%
Volkswagen Passat
918
+ 529% 3227 + 343%

Large Car
May 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
224
– 13.8% 1192 – 2.5%
Buick Lucerne
52
– 83.5% 503 – 57.2%
Chevrolet Impala
720
– 44.0% 3987 – 9.3%
Chrysler 300
1196
+ 250% 2971 + 166%
Dodge Charger
429
– 21.6% 2260 + 22.8%
Ford Taurus
1405
+ 339% 2397 + 119%
Nissan Maxima
325
+ 65.0% 1273 + 40.7%
Toyota Avalon
39
+ 11.4% 181 + 4.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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