2016 was yet another good year for the Honda Civic; for the 19th year in a row, the Civic has come out on top as Canada's best-selling car. Since 1997, the Civic has been, hands down, Canada's favourite car.
Canada's Best-Selling Cars in 2016
Nine out of 10 of Canada's best-selling cars in Canada had a starting sticker price of less than $20,000. This tells us that Canadians are cost-conscious when it comes to their vehicles. So, if you'll be buying a new car in 2017, you'll want to look at more than just the price of the car when getting ready to make the purchase; there's the cost of auto insurance, as well as gas to factor in too. In fact, depending on how often you drive, there's a good chance that you spend as much on gas each year as you do on your auto insurance coverage—which is why it's important to budget for both.
Let's start first, with the gas money you'll need to fuel up and keep the car moving each year*.
- Honda Civic
Expect to spend in the range of $1,246 to $1,432 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Elantra
Expect to spend in the range of $1,395 to $1,600 per year for fuel.
- Toyota Corolla
Expect to spend in the range of $1,265 to $1,414 per year for fuel.
Expect to spend in the range of $1,283 to $1,507 per year for fuel.
- Chevrolet Cruze
Expect to spend in the range of $1,265 to $1,637 per year for fuel.
- Volkswagen Jetta
Expect to spend in the range of $1,155 (for the hybrid) to $1,637 per year for fuel.
- Volkswagen Golf
Expect to spend in the range of $1,488 to $2,049 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Accent
Expect to spend in the range of $1,414 to $1,432 per year for fuel.
- Ford Focus
Expect to spend in the range of $1,265 to $2,376 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
- Toyota Camry
Expect to spend in the range of $1,060 (for the hybrid) to $1,767 per year for fuel.
New Car Insurance
Now, let's look at insurance. If you have your heart set on a particular set of wheels, you'll want to compare quotes at Kanetix.ca to ensure you are getting the best price for your car insurance coverage. We shop the market to help you get the lowest car insurance rate out there.
But, what happens if there are a few cars that have made your short list? Rates can vary significantly depending on the car you drive, and may influence your purchase decision. We can help you on this front as well. If there are several vehicles that have caught your eye, you can easily compare quotes for up to 12 cars, side by side. Check it out for yourself! In just a minute, for example, you can compare quick quotes for all 10 of Canada's best-selling cars at once to see which cars are likely to cost more, or less, for you to insure.
Choosing a new car to buy can be complicated; let us help you make your purchase decision easier.
* Annual estimated fuel cost is based on driving 20 000 km per year-a realistic distance for the vast majority of Canadians-at fuel prices that are estimated to be $0.93/L for regular, $1.09/L for premium, $1.02/L for diesel, and $0.13/kWh for electricity. This information comes from Natural Resources Canada's Fuel Consumption Tool. Keep in mind that consumption varies within a model due to options chosen when the car is purchased, as well as how you drive, traffic, and road conditions.
The sales data comes from Good Car Bad Car Auto Sales Data.