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 SUV 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 2015
- Ford Escape
The cost of gas will range from $1962 per year to $2202.
- Toyota RAV4
The cost of gas will range from $1940 per year to $2093.
- Honda CR-V
The cost of gas will range from $1700 per year to $1809.
- Nissan Rogue
The cost of gas will range from $1809 per year to $1853.
- Jeep Cherokee
The cost of gas will range from $2071 per year to $2376.
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
The cost of gas will range from $2245 per year to $2507.
- Dodge Journey
The cost of gas will range from $2420 per year to $2703.
- Mazda CX-5
The cost of gas will range from $1744 per year to $1962.
- Jeep Wrangler
The cost of gas will range from $2790 per year to $2921.
- Chevrolet Equinox
The cost of gas will range from $1984 per year to $2747.
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. Get the full picture. Compare quotes at Kanetix.ca to ensure you are getting the best SUV insurance for your new vehicle.
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 vehicle?
- Read: Top 10 Cars In Canada
- Read: Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
- 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. Some SUVs run on ethanol (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available. 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.