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

January 12, 2017

Buying a new car? Canada's best-selling cars in 2015For the 19th consecutive year, the Honda Civic is Canada’s best-selling car and chances are, if you don’t have one sitting in your driveway right now, you know someone who does. According to Honda, more than 1.8 million Civics have been parked in driveways across the country over the years.

The 10 best-selling cars in Canada

As Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic beat out its closest competitor, the Hyundai Elantra, handily*. But, the Elantra appears to be picking up speed. It is the only vehicle listed in the top 10 whose sales grew year-over-year, while all of the others shrank.

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Hyundai Elantra
  3. Toyota Corolla
  4. Mazda Mazda3
  5. Chevrolet Cruze
  6. Volkswagen Jetta
  7. Volkswagen Golf
  8. Hyundai Accent
  9. Ford Focus
  10. Toyota Camry

One driver, six Ontario cities and Canada’s best-selling cars

How do the best-selling cars rank in their auto insurance costs? To get a feel for which cars cost less to insure, we here at InsuranceHotline.com compared car insurance quotes for Canada’s top-selling cars in six Ontario cities—Ajax, Cambridge, London, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto—and then ranked the trends that we noted. The results are in.

The least expensive top selling cars to insure

Which car regularly came out on top as the cheapest to insure? The Volkswagen Jetta, followed by the Volkswagen Golf.

  1. Volkswagen Jetta
  2. Volkswagen Golf
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Hyundai Accent
  5. Chevrolet Cruze
  6. Mazda Mazda3
  7. Hyundai Elantra
  8. Honda Civic
  9. Toyota Corolla
  10. Ford Fusion

From the number one position to the tenth, the difference in the average quoted premium was around $185. Would saving $185 a year in car insurance premiums sway which new car you buy?

What goes into determining an auto insurance rate?

Lots, and that’s why, if you’re looking to buy a car it’s important that you compare car insurance quotes. Factors like where you live, your driving and insurance history, your driving record and the car you drive are all factors that matter when it comes down to calculating your insurance rate.

Find out which best-selling car in Canada offers you the lowest car insurance rate

Every person is different, so the car that costs you the least to insure may not actually be the car that costs your neighbour the least to insure. If you’re in the market to buy one of Canada’a best-sellers, compare the car insurance market as well to see which car will save you the most in auto insurance. Compare car insurance quotes from 30+ insurance providers before you make your final purchase decision. It takes only a few minutes, and could save you hundreds of dollars.

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

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

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  • Jeff

    i am plannning on buying a car in the UK since i plan to spen some time there over the next few years Do you know if i have to buy car insurance in the UK or can i get my insurance coverage transfered from Canada to the uk for the period i am out of the country

  • Dion

    I am a G2 driver and its going on 3 years since I’ve been insured. My license has never been suspended, my driving record is clean with no traffic tickets, no accidents etc. But for some reason my insurance keeps on going up. I’ve contacted my insurance broker and they have NO explanation and to why my insurance keeps on going up instead of down, the only advice they gave me was to go for my G which will only save me about 30 bucks.

    Any advice?
    Thank You

  • Jonkelly86

    Go for your G, drive for about a year after that, then shop around. You need to build your rating, kinda like credit. Insurance companys charge through the nose for g2 drives cause your still a “risk”. Getting your g might only save you 30$ now, but it will start going down, not up.

  • Vedas

    Hi there, I got my G license in 2002 and drove until 2006 after which I left the country and am now planning to move back to Mississauga. I wonder if my past driving record would help get me a better rate now? any insights would be most appreciated. thanks.

  • Dave

    if I am not driving my car, can i not renew my car insurance.

  • http://rdainsurance.com Patrick Brennan

    Contact an insurance broker to see what they can do for you. Some companies will let it slide if this was the first (and only) time you haven’t made a payment for your insurance.

  • RusselB

    Your car insurance covers you whether you are driving your car or not.
    If you don’t have insurance, then, in Ontario at least, your vehicle could be classified as derelict and tagged or towed.
    You can talk to your insurance company and see if they have a standing insurance policy. This is a policy that covers your vehicle but only if it’s not being driven.

  • RusselB

    Your driving record will have an effect.
    You should contact a broker or use an online comparison site to look at what your rates are.

  • Tony

    I read the Civic is one of the cheapest to insure. I also know the Civic, until last year was top for stolen vehicles in Canada, that cannot do the rates much good. I priced a 2015 Corolla and a Camry with Pembridge, I got $2700 for the Camry and $3400 for the Corolla. So much for lower rates.Maybe more old foggies drive the Camry so there are less claims.

  • Melissa Jones

    You heard wrong in regards to the Civic. Camrys have better safety rating than the Corolla. If you’re looking for better priced vehicles, think bigger. SUVs and trucks win.

  • jack

    What are the sources for the article?

  • http://www.crsoakville.com/ CRS Automotive Oakville

    Where you buy car, there, I think, you must take the insurance.

  • Yousuf Farhan

    For a sixteen year old who is buying a car with his own money in a few months, would you say that a Mercedes CLA is a good idea?

  • Mario Aveiro

    No, horrible idea, buy a beater that you can learn maintenance on, that way once you buy your CLA you are a more prepared driver for that sort of vehicle. Cars arent made for everyone, you must find not only what you like but what you can maintain, and i dont mean financially

  • James Marshall

    Jeff, the insurance regime, requirements and law are completely different in the UK, therefore you MUST buy UK insurance from a UK authorised insurer. Who is your Canadian insurer? If it is a UK owned one like RSA or Aviva, they MAY have a scheme whereby you get a loyalty discount in the UK for being insured with a foreign subsidiary. Ask your insurer here and the office nearest the city you will be living in in the UK to see if such a programme exists m

  • Yousuf Farhan

    My father and many other family freinds are into cars. I’m not. I just want the best looking and best performing ar which I can financially maintain.

  • Yousuf Farhan

    For young youths it is nearly impossible to get cheap insurance. Im getting my g2 this month and am worried about the high insurance rates.

  • Matt

    Useful list (The Least Expensive Top-Selling Cars To Insure), but how do I know if it’s accurate or up to date?

  • TD

    Do the research yourself I suppose.

  • TD

    Or “In 2015, auto sales data has Canada’s best-selling cars as the following”.

  • johnny tuenmo

    In ontario people under 25 are best recommended not to drive but to take the Transit. even if you call the uber every single time it would still be cheaper than driving because your insurance will be more than your car. there is some people suggesting to ban driving under 25

  • Ramesh Savaliya

    It is always advised you buy car after the insurance quotation. This means, if you are to buy any car, ask insurance company first and then finalize your purchase. There are lots of things including your age, driving licence, brand of the car, model year etc etc. There are instances where a guy purchased car for 3200 dollars and paying 500 dollars monthly insurance. Best Luck. Ramesh