The year 2018 was another good one for the Honda Civic. For the 21st 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 2018
Six 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 2019, 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 $1,408 to $2,246 per year for fuel.
- Toyota Corolla
Expect to spend in the range of $1,367 to $1,550 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Elantra
Expect to spend in the range of $1,510 to $1,918 per year for fuel.
- Chevrolet Cruze
Expect to spend in the range of $1,293 to $1,530 per year for fuel.
Expect to spend in the range of $1,550 to $1,775 per year for fuel.
- Volkswagen Golf
Expect to spend in the range of $1,510 to $2,317 per year for fuel.
- Volkswagen Jetta
Expect to spend in the neighbourhood of $1,428 per year for fuel.
- Toyota Camry
Expect to spend in the range of $1,000 to $1,877 per year for fuel.
- Kia Forte
Expect to spend in the range of $1,408 to $1,550 per year for fuel.
- Honda Accord
Expect to spend in the range of $1,020 to $1,877 per year for fuel.
New Car Insurance
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 the cost of coverage 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.
Looking to buy a new or used vehicle, but you need something a bit bigger?
- Read: Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
- Read: Top 10 Trucks in Canada
- Read: Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada
- Read: Which Cars Hold their Value the Best?
The sales data comes from Good Car Bad Car Auto Sales Data.
* 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 $1.292/L for regular, $1.474/L for premium, and $1.289/L for diesel. This information comes from Natural Resources Canada's Fuel Ratings Tool and does not include the costs associated with driving a plug-in hybrid electric model or battery electric vehicle. 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.