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

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If you thought the Honda Civic’s dominance as Canada’s best-selling car for the last 22 years was impressive, then fasten your seatbelt: Ford says the F-Series line of trucks has been the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 54 years straight.

The Ford F-Series is also the best-selling vehicle, regardless of automotive segment, for the tenth consecutive year. It’s the only vehicle to surpass the 100,000 sales achievement in 2019 with more than 145,000 trucks sold. The Honda Civic and Toyota RAV4 (the best-selling SUV in the country) weren’t even close.

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The Best-Selling Trucks in Canada

As Canada’s best-selling truck, the Ford F-Series outsold its closest competitor—the Ram Pickup—by more than 55,000 vehicles. Here’s how the rest of the trucks rank based on 2019 auto sales data:

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

In Search of the Cheapest Auto Insurance for Canada’s Best-Selling Trucks: A Case Study

For drivers interested in the cost of auto insurance as much as a truck’s towing capacity, how do the best-selling trucks compare when it comes to auto insurance? Quotes for Canada’s top-selling trucks point toward the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. These two trucks bested the rest as the cheapest to insure:

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

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 determined. 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 hardest. Last year, the Ford F-Series of trucks took eight out of 10 spots on Canada’s most stolen vehicles list.

At the end of the day, when it comes to insurance, it’s all about the numbers: the likelihood of a claim and its value — some vehicle claims costs may run higher than the average. Even so, given everything else that factors into your premium price, the truck that costs you the least to insure may not be the cheapest choice for another driver. 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.

Case Study Methodology

We compared quotes for a fictional 35-year-old driver with a clean driving record living in 13 Ontario cities. The cities include Ajax, Aurora, Kingston, Kitchener, Lindsay, London, Mississauga, Ottawa, Peterborough, Scarborough, Sudbury, Toronto and Windsor. An average of the cheapest auto insurance quote in each city for each vehicle was taken to produce the ranking. Only quotes for Ontario car insurance were reviewed as coverage can vary between provinces. Results may vary based on your circumstances.

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