In 2015, the top 10 most popular cars Canadians bought all had a starting sticker price of under $25,000.
This tells us that Canadians are cost-conscious when it comes to their vehicles, so we've included the estimated annual gas money you'll need to keep the car moving.*
Live in Ontario? With the new cap-and-trade emissions requirements mandated by the provincial Liberal government, gas prices will rise by 4.6 cents per litre in 2017. At today's gas prices that means on the average 45-litre tank vehicle, you could find your monthly gas spend increase by approximately $9, and annually by $108.
Canada's best-selling cars in 2015
- Honda Civic-Canada's best-selling car for 18 years straight
The cost of gas will range from $1134 per year (for the hybrid) to $2331 for the Civic Si which, it's recommended, should run on premium gas.
- Hyundai Elantra
The cost of gas will range from $1635 per year to $1875.
- Toyota Corolla
The cost of gas will range from $1482 per year to $1657.
The cost of gas will range from $1504 per year to $1766.
- Chevrolet Cruze
The cost of gas will range from $1548 per year to $1918.
- Volkswagen Jetta
The cost of gas will range from $1314 per year (for the hybrid) to $2207 for the Jetta GLI that requires premium gas.
- Ford Focus
The cost of gas will range from $1548 per year to $1940 depending on the model purchased. Some models run on ethanol (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
- Volkswagen Golf
The cost of gas will range from $1478 per year (for some diesel models) to $2108 for the Golf GTI which, it's recommended, should run on premium gas.
- Hyundai Accent
The cost of gas will range from $1657 per year to $1679.
- Toyota Camry
The cost of gas will range from $1243 per year (for the hybrid) to $2071.
New Car Insurance
While budgeting for the gas you'll need to get around in your new car 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. Compare quotes at Kanetix.ca to ensure you are getting the best car insurance price for your new car.
At Kanetix.ca, we shop the market to help you get the lowest rate, and Kanetix customers save an average of $750 because of it.
Looking to buy a new or used car?
- Read: Top 10 Trucks in Canada
- Read: Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
- Read: Canada's Best SUVs-Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada
- Read: Buying a Used Car? Tips to Help You Avoid Buyer's Remorse
- Read: Which Cars Hold their Value the Best?
* 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 $1.09/L for regular, $1.24/L for premium, $1.12/L for diesel, and $0.12/kWh for electricity. This information comes from Natural Resources Canada's 2016 Fuel Consumption Guide. 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.