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The Top 10 Sports Cars in Canada in 2021

May 21, 2021
3 mins
A man driving in his modern car

Are you a thrill-seeking, driving enthusiast with a love of high-powered, slick-looking sports cars?

Built for easy manoeuverability and performance at high speeds, sports cars are small, low-to-the-ground, sleek, two- or four-seaters that are fantastically fun to drive. Plus, they look cool. If you’ve ever slipped behind the wheel of one for a spirited romp, you know first-hand the joy of motoring away in a turbocharged hot rod on a sunny day.

Summer may be short in Canada, but it hasn’t squelched Canadians’ love of high-performing sports cars that ooze with personality. If you're in the market to buy a sports car, there's more to consider than the horses under the hood; there's also the cost of car insurance and gas to factor into your purchasing decision.

These cars are meant to be driven, and since you'll likely be on the road a lot, we've included how much you can anticipate spending on gas each year driving one of these mean machines.

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The best-selling sports cars in Canada in 2021

From full-on muscle cars to sporty roadsters, if you like your car to have some pep, one of these top-selling sports cars might rev your engine.

Here are the 10 best-selling sports cars in Canada as of April 2021 according to Good Car Bad Car sales data, and, based on data from Natural Resources Canada’s fuel consumption ratings tool, what you can expect to spend on fuel to drive them:

  1. Ford Mustang. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,350 to $3,350
  2. Audi A5. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,464 to $2,548
  3. Mazda MX-5 Miata. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,212 to $2,268
  4. BMW 2-Series. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,464 to $2,492
  5. Dodge Challenger. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,575 to $3,892
  6. Chevrolet Camaro. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,660 to $3,000
  7. Chevrolet Corvette. Estimated fuel cost per year: $3,472
  8. Porsche 911. Estimated fuel cost per year: $3,248 to $3,948
  9. Infiniti Q60. Estimated fuel cost per year: $2,996 to $3,080
  10. Lexus RC. Estimated fuel cost per year: $3,024 to $3,416

Looking for wheels that are a little less flashy?

Maybe you don’t have a need for speed, but you are seeking a reliable, practical car or truck. Have a look at other types of vehicles Canadians buy most often:

No matter what type of vehicle you decide to purchase, take the time to find out what the cost of car insurance will be for your wheels of choice. You’re already comparing which vehicle to buy; therefore, it makes sense to compare insurance policies and prices to get the lowest car insurance rate.

*The annual estimated fuel cost is based on driving 20,000 km per year – a realistic distance for the vast majority of Canadians. According to Statistics Canada, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Toronto ranged from 110.9 cents per litre in January 2021, to 123.8 cents per litre in March 2021. Fuel consumption varies within a model due to options chosen when the car is purchased, as well as how you drive, traffic, and road conditions.

Liam Lahey

Liam Lahey is a versatile marketer with experience as a staff and freelance writer for many business and technology publications and newspapers. He previously worked as the editor and media spokesperson for RATESDOTCA, handling home, auto, and travel insurance topics.

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