The Best-Selling Trucks in Canada: Which Are Cheapest to Insure?

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Some of the best selling trucks in Canada parked in a dealership lot

If you thought the Honda Civic’s dominance as Canada’s best-selling car for the last 21 years was impressive, then you’ll want to hold onto your hat: Ford says the F-Series line of trucks has been a favourite in Canada for more than five decades. In fact, it is the only vehicle to surpass the 100,000 sales achievement in 2018 with more than 155,000 pickups sold.

The best-selling trucks in Canada

As Canada’s best-selling truck, the Ford F-Series outsold its closest competitor—the Ram 1500—by more than 67,000 vehicles. Here’s how the rest of the trucks rank based on 2018 auto sales data*:

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Ram 1500
  3. Chevrolet Silverado
  4. GMC Sierra
  5. Toyota Tacoma
  6. Toyota Tundra
  7. Chevrolet Colorado
  8. GMC Canyon
  9. Nissan Titan
  10. Nissan Frontier

How do the best-selling trucks compare when it comes to auto insurance?

For drivers interested in the cost of auto insurance as much as a truck’s towing capacity, we compared quotes for Canada’s top-selling trucks in six Ontario cities (Ajax, Cambridge, London, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto) and then ranked the trends we noted. Here’s what we saw: the Toyota Tacoma consistently came out on top as one of the cheapest trucks to insure. The GMC Canyon also did well.

  1. Toyota Tacoma
  2. GMC Canyon
  3. Chevrolet Colorado
  4. Nissan Titan
  5. Ford F-Series
  6. Nissan Frontier
  7. Chevrolet Silverado
  8. Toyota Tundra
  9. GMC Sierra
  10. Ram 1500

How are auto insurance rates calculated?

There’s no simple formula, really, but there are a lot of factors that go into the how auto insurance is rated. Factors like where you live, your insurance history, and driving record for example, all matter and affect your auto insurance premium. Another important factor is theft and this is likely where Ford’s F-Series gets hit the hardest when it comes to auto insurance. Last year, the Ford F-Series of trucks took nine out of 10 spots on Canada’s most stolen vehicles list.

Find out which truck offers you the lowest auto insurance rate

Because every person is different, the truck that costs you less to insure may not actually be the one that's cheapest for your neighbour. That's why, if you’re in the market to buy one of Canada’s best-sellers, you should compare auto insurance quotes first to see which will save you the most in auto insurance.

* Sales data from Good Car Bad Car Auto Sales Data.

This article is updated annually to reflect the latest sales trends in Canada.