In July 2013, Honda Canada regained the lead that typically belongs to the Civic. Canada’s best-selling car through the first seven months of 2013 is once again the Elantra-beating Civic. Of course, it’s a small lead, just 351 units.
69% of Honda car sales in Canada are generated by the Civic. The Fit, meanwhile, produces just 8% of Honda’s passenger car volume in Canada. Eight Civics are sold per Fit. South of the border, the Civic and Fit account for just 50% of Honda brand car sales, and the Civic outsells the Fit by a six-to-one count.
Hyundai’s Elantra range outsells the leading subcompact, the Accent, by 2.8-to-1. The Toyota Corolla outsells the Yaris and Prius C – combined – by nearly four-to-one. The Mazda 3, Canada’s fourth-best-selling car, by eight-to-one, as well.
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The Chevrolet Cruze, Canada’s fifth-best-selling car and fifth-best-selling compact, sells more than three times as often as the Sonic. Canada’s sixth-best-selling car, the Volkswagen Jetta, doesn’t even have a subcompact sibling in North America.
Put it this way: Canadians love small cars, but they really love small cars that aren’t too small.
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 small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.