For the fourth time in four months, the Ford Fusion was Canada’s best-selling midsize car. April 2013 Fusion sales jumped 21% in Canada. The overall market was up 8.9%. GCBC’s review of the all-wheel-drive 2013 Ford Fusion SE – 2.0L EcoBoost and all – will be posted later this week.
The Fusion is selling more than twice as often as its crosstown rival from Chevrolet, the Malibu. Sales of the midsize Chevy are up significantly this year, but that’s due in part to the fact that Malibu sells plunged last year.
Chrysler and Dodge sold 2440 200s and Avengers in April. They’re being advertised with a base price of $16,395. The Fusion’s base price is $22,499, although Costco members can drop that to $21,499. GM Canada is listing the Malibu from $24,995. (The Fusion that visited GoodCarBadCar tested last week climbed above $35K.)
Pricing isn’t the only reason consumers choose one midsize sedan over another. If dollars and cents were the only motivating factor, most buyers would be choosing a nearly-as-spacious compact sedan instead. Oh wait, the majority of consumers do choose a smaller car.
The 14 cars in the first table below accounted for 9% of Canada’s new vehicle market in April. Canada’s 14 leading compact cars were responsible for generating 21% of Canada’s auto sales volume in April.
Hybrids and electrics are isolated in a separate table; as are three tall wagons some people call SUVs. Everything is lumped together in the final table at the bottom of this post.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canadian sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank Canadian midsize cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.