Originally a military vehicle, the SUV has taken North America by storm in the last 20+ years. Starting with the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer, the SUV grew in popularity and is now a staple in many Canadian's driveways. Whether the popularity of the SUV is a result of it being a larger, more powerful vehicle with an aura that exudes rugged adventure or a result of the perceived stigma and subsequent backlash directed at the family-oriented minivan, is up for debate—but whatever the reason, SUVs and crossovers have somehow evaded being pigeon-holed: young, old, male, female, single or family-friendly, SUV drivers span them all.
Best-selling SUVs: Gas Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
If you're in the market to buy a SUV or crossover, there's more to consider than just the sticker price; there's auto insurance (of course) and gas too. Let's start with how much you can expect to spend on gas each year behind the wheel of one of Canada's top-selling SUVs.*
The Best-Selling SUVs In Canada In 2017
- Toyota RAV4
Expect to spend in the range of $1,431 to $1,901 per year for fuel.
- Honda CR-V
Expect to spend in the range of $1,529 to $1,568 per year for fuel.
- Ford Escape
Expect to spend in the range of $1,784 to $2,019 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
- Nissan Rogue
Expect to spend in the range of $1,607 to $1,705 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Tucson
Expect to spend in the range of $1,764 to $1,999 per year for fuel.
- Mazda CX-5
Expect to spend in the range of $1,666 to $1,764 per year for fuel.
- Chevrolet Equinox
Expect to spend in the range of $1,406 to $1,744 per year for fuel.
- Jeep Cherokee
Expect to spend in the range of $1,882 to $2,274 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Expect to spend in the range of $1,960 to $2,195 per year for fuel.
- Ford Edge
Expect to spend in the range of $1,940 to $2,430 per year for fuel.
Best-Selling SUVs In Canada: Auto Insurance
Knowing how much you'll spend a year on gas is important, but knowing how much you'll spend a year on auto insurance is important too. In fact, depending on the vehicle and your driving details, you could spend as much, if not more on auto insurance than gas each year; so budgeting for one and not the other won't prepare you for the costs of owning a SUV. If you know which SUV you'll be buying, compare quotes at Kanetix.ca to ensure you are getting the best price for your insurance coverage. We shop the market to help you get the lowest auto insurance rate.
But, what happens if there are a several SUVs that have made your short list and you need help narrowing them down? Rates can vary significantly depending on the vehicle you drive, and may influence your purchase decision. We can help you on this front as well. If there are several SUVs that have caught your eye, you can easily compare quotes for up to 12 of them, 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 SUVs at once to see which are likely to cost you more, or less, to insure.
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* 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 $1.145/L for regular, $1.319/L for premium, and $1.10/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.
The sales data comes from Good Car Bad Car Auto Sales Data.