Best Selling SUVs and Crossovers in Canada 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 2016†

  1. Toyota RAV4

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,339 to $1,767 per year for fuel.
  2. Ford Escape

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,655 to $1,897 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
  3. Honda CR-V

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,265 to $1,600 per year for fuel.
  4. Nissan Rogue

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,265 to $1,600 per year for fuel.
  5. Jeep Cherokee

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,767 to $2,158 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.
  6. Mazda CX-5

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,488 to $1,674 per year for fuel.
  7. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,860 to $2,139 per year for fuel.
  8. Hyundai Tucson

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,674 to $1,897 per year for fuel.
  9. Ford Edge

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,823 to $2,251 per year for fuel.
  10. Chevrolet Equinox

    Expect to spend in the range of $1,693 to $2,418 per year for fuel. Some models, however, run on an ethanol-gasoline blend (E85) and fuel pricing for these models is not available.

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 $1.028/L for regular, $1.191/L for premium, $0.976/L for diesel, and $0.13/kWh for electricity. This information comes from Natural Resources Canada's Fuel Ratings Tool. 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.

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