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Top SUVs and Crossovers: Best-Sellers in Canada

March 28, 2017

Top SUVs and Crossovers: Best-Sellers in CanadaSUVs over the last twenty years have evolved into a family-friendly alternative to the often maligned minivan and station wagon. Once, the vehicle of choice for off-roading, SUVs now can be fully equipped for family comfort; entertainment systems, third row seating and even fuel-efficiency.

While the Honda Civic is tops with Canadians as the best-selling car (for the last 19 years to boot) and the Ford F-series lays claim to the best-selling truck in Canada, it’s Toyota’s RAV4 that takes top spot for the best-selling SUV.

Canada’s best-selling SUVs

In 2016, auto sales data has the best-selling SUVs in Canada being the:

  1. Toyota RAV4
  2. Ford Escape
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Nissan Rogue
  5. Jeep Cherokee
  6. Mazda CX-5
  7. Hyundai Sante Fe Sport
  8. Hyundai Tucson
  9. Ford Edge
  10. Chevrolet Equinox

As an increasingly family-oriented means of transportation there’s a lot to consider when buying a SUV; seating capacity, fuel-efficiency, reliability, safety features, and kid-focused extras. One cost however, that is often overlooked until you’re ready to drive away after the big purchase is auto insurance. For families on a budget, this could be a costly mistake. Don’t get caught off guard, compare auto insurance quotes first before buying.

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

How do the best-selling SUVs rank when it comes to auto insurance? InsuranceHotline set out to find out what a typical person might find when comparing SUV auto insurance quotes. We compared quotes for Canada’s top-selling SUVs in six Ontario cities—Ajax, Cambridge, London, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto—and ranked them based on which ones look to cost less than the rest.

The SUVs that consistently came out on top as the cheapest to insure were the Hyundai Sante Fe Sport, followed by the Ford Edge.

Cheapest SUVs to insure in Canada:

  1. Hyundai Sante Fe Sport
  2. Ford Edge
  3. Ford Escape
  4. Nissan Rogue
  5. Hyundai Tucson
  6. Honda CR-V
  7. Jeep Cherokee
  8. Mazda CX-5
  9. Chevrolet Equinox
  10. Toyota RAV4

From the number one position to the tenth, the difference in quoted premiums was about $298. Could saving a few hundred dollars sway which new SUV you buy? It pays (and saves) to do your research.

Find out which SUV offers you the lowest auto insurance rate

Every person is different, so the SUV that’s cheapest to insure for you and your family may be different than the one that’s cheapest for your neighbour, friend or family. There’s a lot that goes into calculating an insurance rate, including factors like where you live, your driving and insurance history, your driving record and the vehicle you drive. If you’re in the market to buy one of Canada’a best-selling SUVs, compare car insurance quotes to see which SUV will save you the most in auto insurance. It takes only a few minutes, and could save you hundreds of dollars.

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

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    Well the good news is that you have done some checking and you know that your current rate is the best you can get.

    Thank you

  • Nora

    i am a little confused with regard to the at fault or partially at fault choices for an accident. What if i had a no fault accident. Since my car was parked when someone else hit it.

  • insurancepro1

    That is a no fault accident clearly. Just enter it as a no fault.

  • toronto

    Oh yeah?? I would like you to answer the 50-50 ratio when car happens to be parked!
    Insurance is simply a scam to rip us drivers of to the extend that one is even afraid to make a claim fearing the increase on the premium!

  • Nora

    There was no choice for no fault. So do I just not click there was an accident?

  • Mark W

    All your quotes are based on Ontario locations. Don’t other provinces also have auto insurance?

    From my own experience, it is cheaper to be insured in a mid-sized Ontario city than in a similar-sized Alberta one. What are the comparative stats?

  • Mark W

    The insurance requirement (mandatory coverages) is, first and foremost, to protect others from you. Don’t want to pay for more coverage because “you don’t need to throw money away”? Just get your lienholder to waive their requirement to protect “their” asset! After all, you’ll never need to file a claim, right?