[Infographic] A Look at Canada’s Favourite Cars

Canadians love their vehicles, and there are several cars that Canadians seem to love. These cars all have their own unique features, but most of them are reliable, stylish, and inexpensive, making them an easy choice for most Canadians, regardless of their budget. As graduates of mechanic colleges know, despite these cars’ smaller price tags, they pack a punch.

If you’re considering enrolling in auto mechanic training, it’s likely you’ll encounter at least one of these vehicles during your career. In fact, you may see all five roll into your shop eventually.

Read on to learn more about Canada’s top-selling cars.

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A Look at Canada’s Favourite Cars

In 2016, buyers across the country purchased 1.95 million vehicles!

Let’s see which cars Canadians purchased the most in 2016…

#5: Chevrolet Cruze

26,824 sold in 2016

MSRP starting from $16,095

Top features of the 2017 base model:

  1. 10 standard airbags
  2. 4 turbo, 4-cylinder engine
  3. Seven-inch touch screen display

Did you know? The Cruze is a contender for the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year award

Why Canadians love to buy the Cruze:

  • Style
  • Value
  • Safety technology
  • Comfortable ride

#4: Mazda 3

27,689 sold in 2016

MSRP starting from $15,900

Top features of the 2017 base model:

  1. Push button start
  2. 4-cylinder, 155 horsepower engine
  3. Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control Systems

Did you know? The Mazda 3 has been named a ‘10Best’ car four years running by Car and Driver

Why Canadians buy the Mazda 3:

  • Safety
  • Value
  • Reliability
  • Fun to drive

#3: Toyota Corolla

45,626 sold in 2016

MSRP starting from $16,390

Top features of the 2017 base model:

  1. 1-inch touch screen display
  2. 8 airbags
  3. City fuel economy of 8.4 litres per 100km

Did you know? In its class, the 2017 Corolla is the only car fitted with a standard collision-avoidance system

Why Canadians love the Corolla:

  • Fuel economy
  • Value
  • Safety
  • Good re-sale value

#2: Hyundai Elantra

48,875 sold in 2016

MSRP starting from $15,999

Top features of the 2017 base model:

  1. Projection headlights
  2. SUPERSTRUCTURE safety technology
  3. Combined fuel economy of 8.0 litres per 100km

Did you know? The Elantra was deemed a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Why Canadians buy the Elantra:

  • Great service network
  • Value
  • Stylish
  • Power

#1: Honda Civic

64,552 sold in 2016

MSRP starting from $16,490

Top features of the 2017 base model:

  1. 4-cylinder, 158 hp engine
  2. Remote entry system
  3. Multi-angle rear-view camera

Did you know? The Honda Civic has been Canada’s #1 selling vehicle for 19 years running!

Why Canadians love the Civic:

  • Cheap to run
  • Reliable
  • Great resale value
  • Efficient

Canada’s favourite cars honourable mentions:

  • Volkswagen Jetta
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Ford Focus
  • Toyota Camry

Sources:

goodcarbadcar.net/2017/01/canada-best-selling-suvs-december-2016-sales-stats.html

autofocus.ca/news-events/canadian-car-and-truck-sales/make-it-19-honda-civic-will-be-2016-s-best-selling-car-in-canada

hyundaiusa.com/research-tools/reviews-awards.aspx

toyota.com/corolla/awards

mazdausa.com/vehicles/mazda3-sedan/accolades

motortrend.com/news/chevrolet-cruze-2017-car-of-the-year-contender/

theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/canadian-us-car-sales-hit-record-levels-in-2016/article33502204/


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