Honda Civic: Canada's best-selling car In 2014, 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 fuel consumption* of each of the top 10 cars so you can gauge how much gas will cost you annually if you're in the market to buy.

Canada's best-selling cars in 2014†

Honda Civic

  • Yearly gas needed: From 1200 to 1300 litres

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,170 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,300; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,430.

Hyundai Elantra

  • Yearly gas needed: About 1460 litres

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,314 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,460; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,606.

Toyota Corolla

  • Yearly gas needed: From 1140 litres to 1460

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,170 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,300; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,430.

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Mazda3

  • Yearly gas needed: From 1160 litres to 1320

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,188 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,320; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,452.

Chevrolet Cruze

  • Yearly gas needed: From 1200 litres to 1520

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,368 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,520; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,672.

Volkswagen Jetta

  • Yearly gas needed: From 880 litres (the Hybrid) to 1620

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,458 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,620; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,782.

Hyundai Accent

  • Yearly gas needed: About 1300 litres

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,170 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,300; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,430.

Ford Focus

  • Yearly gas needed: From 1220 litres to 1520

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,368 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,520; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,672.

Ford Fusion

  • Yearly gas needed: From 800 litres (the Hybrid) to 1600

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,440 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,600; and at $1.10 per litre up to $1,760.

Honda Accord

  • Yearly gas needed: From 760 litres (the Hybrid) to 1900

How much gas money is that about? At $.90 per litre that means you could be paying up to $1,710 in gas per year; at $1.00 up to $1,900; and at $1.10 per litre up to $2,090.

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, so getting car insurance quotes from competing providers is the best way to ensure you are getting the best car insurance price for your new car.


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* Annual estimated fuel consumption is 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's 2014 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.

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