In 2012, the cars Canadians most often bought all had a starting sticker price of under $25,000. In keeping with the cost-conscious nature of the top 10 selling cars (according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants), we've included the fuel consumption of each so you can gauge how much it will cost you to run the car each year if you're in the market to buy.
Based on driving 20 000 km per year-a realistic distance for the vast majority of Canadians-the fuel consumption (litres used per year) comes from Natural Resources Canada. Keep in mind that consumption varies within a model due to options chosen when the car is purchased. Deciding to go with that larger engine? Count on using more gas.
Check out today's gas prices to get a rough idea on how much money you will spend each year on gas.
Canada's best selling cars in 2012
- Honda Civic
Yearly gas needed: From 860 litres (the Hybrid) to 1680
- Hyundai Elantra
Yearly gas needed: From 1240 litres to 1560
- Toyota Corolla
Yearly gas needed: From 1320 litres to 1820
Yearly gas needed: From 1220 litres to 1740
- Chevrolet Cruze
Yearly gas needed: From 1200 litres to 1520
- Ford Focus
Yearly gas needed: From 1220 litres to 1360
- Volkswagen Jetta
Yearly gas needed: From 1160 litres to 1640
- Hyundai Accent
Yearly gas needed: From 1240 litres to 1260
- Toyota Camry
Yearly gas needed: From 940 litres (the Hybrid) to 1640
- Ford Fusion
Yearly gas needed: From 1000 litres (the Hybrid) to 2760
While budgeting for the gas you'll need to get around is a good idea, don't forget to consider the cost of car insurance as well. The cost of car insurance varies considerably between vehicle make and insurer, so getting car insurance quotes from multiple providers is the best way to ensure you are getting the best car insurance price.
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