The SUV has taken North America by storm in the last 30+ years. Starting with the Jeep Cherokee and the Ford Explorer, the SUV grew in popularity and is now a staple in many Canadian driveways. Today, there are more than 100 different SUVs available for sale in Canada.
Best-Selling SUVs: Gas Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
Whether you're looking for a vehicle that exudes rugged adventure or a vehicle to take the place of the family-oriented minivan there's a SUV that can cater to your lifestyle. However, there's more to consider than just the sticker price if you're in the market to buy a new SUV: there's auto insurance and fuel efficiency too.
Let's start with how much you can expect to spend on fuel each year.* It's a cost worth keeping in mind because not only does fuel efficiency vary but you likely spend close to a couple thousand dollars a year on gas. Those trips to the gas station add up quickly.
The Best-Selling SUVs In Canada In 2018
- Toyota RAV4
Expect to spend in the range of $1,224 to $1,693 per year for fuel.
- Honda CR-V
Expect to spend in the range of $1,591 to $1,632 per year for fuel.
- Ford Escape
Expect to spend in the range of $1,856 to $2,081 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 $1,673 to $1,775 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Tucson
Expect to spend in the range of $1,856 to $2,060 per year for fuel.
- Mazda CX-5
Expect to spend in the range of $1,734 to $1,999 per year for fuel.
- Jeep Wrangler
Expect to spend in the range of $2,611 to $2,734 per year for fuel.
- Hyundai Santa Fe
Expect to spend in the range of $1,958 to $2,570 per year for fuel.
- Jeep Cherokee
Expect to spend in the range of $1,856 to $2,366 per year for fuel.
- Volkswagen Tiguan
Expect to spend in the range of $1,938 to $1,999 per year for fuel.
Best-Selling SUVs in Canada: Auto Insurance
Next on the list is auto insurance. If you have your sight set on a specific SUV, compare quotes at Kanetix.ca to ensure you are getting the best price for your auto insurance coverage.
Let's say though that several SUVs that have made your short list and you need help narrowing them down. We can help you on this front as well. You can easily compare insurance quotes for several vehicles (up to 12 of them, side by side) to see if there's one that tends to cost less to insure than the others. In just a minute, for example, you can compare quick quotes for all 10 of Canada's best-selling SUVs in one go to see how each ranks in terms of premiums.
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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 $1.292/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.
The sales data comes from Good Car Bad Car Auto Sales Data.