Canada Used Car Market is Segmented by Vehicle Type (Hatchbacks, Sedans, and Sports Utility Vehicles/Multi-Purpose Vehicles), Vendor Type (Organized and Unorganized), Fuel Type (Petrol, Diesel, Electric, and Other Fuel Types (LPG, CNG, Etc. )), and Sales Channel (Online and Offline). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecast in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Canada Used Car Market Size

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Canada Used Car Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 16.58 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 23.03 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.80 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Canada Used Car Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Canada Used Car Market Analysis

The Canada Used Car Market size is estimated at USD 16.58 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 23.03 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.80% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Consumers' growing preference towards availing private transportation medium owing to the increase in personal disposable income and GDP per capita, the emergence of online auto platforms, and increasing new vehicle prices serve as the major determinants for the growth of the used car market in Canada. In 2022, the GDP per capita in Canada stood at USD 54,966.5, an increase of 5.0% compared with 2021. Further, the average annual salary in Canada stood at USD 59,300 in 2022.

With the increasing financial stability, consumers prefer private transportation mediums to enhance their convenience for personal mobility. However, the spike in new vehicle prices deters some of these customers from purchasing brand-new vehicles, subsequently leading to the surging demand for used cars in Canada. For instance, it was estimated that the average new vehicle price in Canada stood at USD 66,288 in June 2023, a massive Y-o-Y increase of 21.3% compared to June 2022. Consumers growing concerns about high inflation, which rose by 3.3% in June 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, is also acting as a catalyst for the falling demand for new cars in Canada.

The Canadian market witnessed used car prices cooling off in 2022 after a period of substantial surge post-pandemic. In June 2022, used sedan prices dropped by 6% compared to the prices at the beginning of 2022. This brought the price average down from USD 30,475 to USD 28,553. For used pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles (SUVs), prices have dropped by about 2% in the same period. While the average price of a used SUV was USD 35,159 at the beginning of 2022, it dropped to USD 34,303 by the end of June 2022.

One of the major challenges faced by the used car market is the presence of a large number of used car dealerships across Canada charging lesser commissions than their counterparts to gain a competitive edge, making the market highly fragmented. Coupled with that, the government's auction platform in Canada offering lower-priced used vehicles to consumers serves as a major pain point for private players operating in this space. 

Although this platform proves to be beneficial for consumers in purchasing lower-priced second-hand cars, on the other hand, revenue-generating prospect for private companies takes a hit. For instance, in November 2022, through the GCSurplus website, the Canadian government announced the auction of various used car models at a price lower than their actual value.

The government's aggressive strategy to promote the electrification of vehicle fleet and ban of petrol/diesel cars to promote the reduction in carbon emissions will aid the demand for used cars across Canada during the forecast period. Consumers who are willing to purchase cheaper alternatives to new-energy vehicles are increasingly adopting the purchase of used vehicles for convenience in mobility. For instance, in January 2023, the Canadian government released the proposed regulations mandating all new private light vehicles sold in the country by 2023 be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) to support its plan of phasing out petrol and diesel cars by 2035. 

Further, the government announced its strategy to invest CAD 1.7 billion (USD 1.25 billion) in purchase subsidies for electric passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and additional funds of CAD 400 million (USD 294 million) in charging stations to promote electric mobility in the country. Even with the subsidies, the higher cost of electric vehicles adds to the financial burden of the consumer attributed to its high battery cost, thereby, in turn, making the consumers opt for used cars.

Canada Used Car Market Trends

Rising Adoption of Digital Technologies Will Foster the Growth of the Target Market

The adoption of advanced technology by tech-savvy young individuals, the emergence of e-commerce marketplaces, and various companies' aggressive strategies to spend on online advertisements are boosting the demand for used cars sold through online platforms. These platforms assist consumers in making informed decisions as end-end information on vehicles is already listed, such as vehicle make, model, kilometers driven, engine capacity, condition, etc.

Moreover, increasing internet penetration rates and optimal urban population across Canada contribute to developing an efficient ecosystem wherein vehicle owners can reach out to buyers from different parts of a region and initiate a smooth online sales process without any need to visit a physical location.

The Internet penetration rate in Canada stood at 92.07% in 2022, an increase from 2021, when the Internet penetration rate stood at 91.5%. Canada boasts one of the highest urbanization rates in the Americas region, with 82% of its overall population residing in urban areas as of 2022. These consumers are highly tech-savvy, and most of them have the financial capability to make an informed decision to purchase a vehicle for their mobility. Owing to these factors, the online used car market in Canada is expected to showcase positive growth in the coming years.

To integrate the growing online used car market, various players across Canada are actively engaging in integrating the online space to diversify their business and offer enhanced online experiences to consumers. For instance, in January 2022, General Motors announced the plan to launch its omnichannel used-car sales platform called CarBravo in the North American region to facilitate sales of pre-owned vehicles from both dealer inventory and a national central stock. Non-GM used vehicles will also be included in the program, which lets consumers shop online, in-store, or a combination of both.

Further, improved offerings such as an enormous number of photos and videos of the used vehicles being sold through online platforms and easy online instant finance, insurance, and warranty service are expected to fuel the demand for used cars in Canada in the coming years.

Canada Used Car Market - Internet Penetration Rate (%) in Canada, 2019-2022

Sedans to Remain the Preferred Used Vehicle Type in Canada

  • Based on vehicle type, sedans remained the preferred choice of consumers willing to purchase used cars in the Canadian market. Although sports utility vehicles (SUVs) were the top choice of consumers willing to purchase new cars in Canada, sedans, on the other hand, were popular among consumers in the pre-owned car market. The demand for used sedans is attributed to the lower prices of these vehicles in the used car market compared to their counterparts. For daily commuting purposes, these vehicles are also financially friendly when compared to high-end SUVs and MPVs.
  • Some of the top-selling sedan models in Canada as of 2022 were the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and Honda Civic, among others. The average price of a used Honda Civic Model in the Canadian market in 2021 stood at USD 16,9794, compared to Nissan's used SUV model named Rogue, for which the average price stood at USD 21,013 in the same period.
  • Further, various companies offering value-added services such as vehicle financing and insurance options are helping consumers purchase used vehicles with ease. Coupled with that, the rise in the demand for vehicle subscription services in the last few years, which allows consumers to use a vehicle every month by paying monthly fees, which include maintenance, insurance, and roadside assistance, is positively impacting the demand for used sedan cars in Canada. For instance, It is witnessed that consumers prefer long-term loans to finance their used cars in Canada. As of 2023, It is estimated that 45% of used vehicles purchased were under the long-term contract of an 84-month loan period, which provides a lucrative opportunity for Canadian used car dealers to integrate.
  • The Canadian automotive industry has witnessed a surge in new sedan sales in recent years. In 2021, the Honda Civic remained the top-selling sedan model in Canada, with sales of 43,553 units, clocking a Y-o-Y growth of 1.3% compared to 2020. Other top-selling sedan models in Canada were the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and Kia Forte, among others. The increasing sedan parc in Canada will positively contribute to expanding the used sedan market during the forecast period, which is expected to witness a rapid surge.
Canada Used Car Market - Top Selling Sedan Models in Canada (in Units), 2021

Canada Used Car Industry Overview

The market is highly fragmented and competitive, with various used car dealerships and online used car platforms operating across Canada. Some of the major players include AutoCanada, Kijiji, AutoTrader, Carfax, Canada Drives, Clutch, CarDoor, Craiglist,, and Go Auto, among others. These players compete based on various parameters such as used car prices, online presence, value-added offerings such as warranty and financing options, commissions charged, number of listings on their platform, and ready information on the performance of used vehicles, among others.

Various companies operating in the ecosystem are actively engaging in integrating the online used car space to enhance their brand presence and expand their business capability across Canada. For instance,

In June 2023, CarGurus, a digital auto platform for shopping, buying, and selling new and used vehicles, announced the release of the CarGurus ChatGPT plugin to help shoppers discover their ideal car match more efficiently. The tool uses generative artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance automotive search, providing shoppers with more personalization and ease when exploring CarGurus' platform of listings.

In June 2023, Kijiji Canada announced a partnership with AutoVerify and TD Auto Finance to provide consumers with easy access to trade-in values and to potentially pre-qualify for auto loans. The vehicle-free trade-in estimate assists in evaluating a used vehicle's worth based on various factors, such as the listing and sold prices of similar vehicles in the market.

In April 2023, AutoCanada, an automobile dealership group, announced that it had acquired Premier Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC ("Premier"), a used and new vehicle Chevrolet Cadillac GMC Buick dealership and collision center located in Ontario, Canada.

Canada Used Car Market Leaders

  1. AutoCanada

  2. Kijiji

  3. AutoTrader

  4. Carfax

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Canada Used Car Market News

  • August 2023: AutoTrader, announced the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) powered solutions to help Canadian dealerships to sell more cars more quickly and more profitably. The AI has been designed to increase efficiency for dealers as well as spur performance for promoted dealership placements through the listing upgrade product portfolio.
  • July 2023: Clutch, a Canadian used car online platform, announced that it is in the advanced stages of securing funding that would slash its valuation to a tiny fraction of its USD 575-million peak in late 2021. The company is in the process of raising a USD 20 million deal led by past backer Stamford, Conn.-based Canaan Partners that would value the company, before the receipt of the new funds, at USD 15 million.
  • March 2023: To promote selling used cars online, Clutch implemented a new plan wherein the online used car retailer, as part of their marketing strategy, will provide a free Apple watch to any seller who is selling their used car online, provided that the model is made in 2016 or after, and the car has a mileage under 120,000 km.
  • November 2022: PAVE, an automated vehicle inspection platform, announced that CarDoor, a Canadian-based online car retailer, has commenced using the services of PAVE to provide condition transparency for consumer at-home vehicle sales and trade-ins. PAVE assists in streamlining the entire process for CarDoor by using consumer-generated photos of vehicles to return accurate condition-adjusted trade-in and sale values.

Canada Used Car Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Adoption of Digital Technologies

      2. 4.1.2 Others

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Presence of Various Used Car Dealerships in the Market

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value - USD Billion)

    1. 5.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hatchbacks

      2. 5.1.2 Sedans

      3. 5.1.3 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)/Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs)

    2. 5.2 By Vendor Type

      1. 5.2.1 Organized

      2. 5.2.2 Unorganized

    3. 5.3 By Fuel Type

      1. 5.3.1 Petrol

      2. 5.3.2 Diesel

      3. 5.3.3 Electric

      4. 5.3.4 Other Fuel Types (LPG, CNG, etc.)

    4. 5.4 By Sales Channel

      1. 5.4.1 Online

      2. 5.4.2 Offline


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 AutoCanada

      2. 6.2.2 Kijiji

      3. 6.2.3 Clutch

      4. 6.2.4 CarDoor

      5. 6.2.5 Craiglist

      6. 6.2.6 AutoTrader

      7. 6.2.7 CarGurus

      8. 6.2.8

      9. 6.2.9 DriveAxis

      10. 6.2.10 Go Auto

      11. 6.2.11 Carfax

      12. 6.2.12 Canada Drives

      13. 6.2.13 Truecar

      14. 6.2.14 ebay


    1. 7.1 Improved Focus on Extending Value-Added Services such as Financing and Insurance Option

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Canada Used Car Industry Segmentation

A used car/pre-owned vehicle, or a secondhand car, is a vehicle that previously had one or more retail owners. A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle, on the other hand, is a pre-owned vehicle that has been extensively inspected (pre-purchase inspection) and expertly reconditioned. The used car market consists of a wide range of companies involved in the purchasing and selling of pre-owned vehicles through online or offline sales channels.

The Canada used car market is segmented by vehicle type, vendor type, fuel type, and sales channel. By vehicle type, the market is segmented into hatchbacks, sedans, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs)/multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs). By vendor type, the market is segmented into organized and unorganized. By fuel type, the market is segmented into petrol, diesel, electric, and others (liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, etc.). By sales channel, the market is segmented into online and offline. 

The report offers market size and forecast value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Vehicle Type
Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)/Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs)
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Other Fuel Types (LPG, CNG, etc.)
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The Canada Used Car Market size is expected to reach USD 16.58 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.80% to reach USD 23.03 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Canada Used Car Market size is expected to reach USD 16.58 billion.

AutoCanada, Kijiji, AutoTrader and Carfax are the major companies operating in the Canada Used Car Market.

In 2023, the Canada Used Car Market size was estimated at USD 15.45 billion. The report covers the Canada Used Car Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Canada Used Car Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Canada Used Car Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Canada Used Car market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Canada Used Car analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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