Each year, autoTRADER.ca lists the most popular vehicles in the province. In 2020, the sale of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and all-terrain vehicles increased in Quebec. The Honda Civic, however, managed to climb to number one in the list of most popular vehicles for a fourth consecutive year.
The spokesperson for the automobile ad site, Charles Chamberland, speaks of a “love affair with Quebec” regarding the favorite sedan of consumers.
According to him, “its practical and easy-to-drive platform” would explain its place of choice in the hearts of those who consider buying a car.
Moreover, the impact of the global pandemic on the economy does not seem to have dampened the interest of Quebecers in luxury cars.
The BMW 3 Series is in third place this year, compared to the seventh position it occupied in 2019. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Porsche 911 enter the top ten, in fourth and seventh respectively .
Finally, even if Audi is not at the top of the list, the brand remains one of the most searched on autoTRADER.ca this year.
Despite the threat of the climate emergency, the sale of trucks – a category that includes minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks – is doing quite well judging by the Ford F-150 truck’s second position. The Toyota RAV4, Honda CR − V, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee, ranked sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth respectively, are all among the top ten vehicles in the province.
Small consolation for the environment, the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles has climbed 19% year over year, it is said.
This is good news that does not succeed in reducing congestion or urban sprawl, according to an assistant professor at the National School of Public Administration, Fanny Tremblay-Racicot. The one who is also a postdoctoral researcher in the field of urban transport recalls that “cars with high energy consumption are growing, so this is only a small part of the resolution, but it does not solve the problem”.
Methodology: Analysis was performed from autoTRADER.net using provincial and national research data between January 1 and November 30, 2020. Year-over-year analysis is based on data between January 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020. In partnership with independent third parties, autoTRADER.ca researches former buyers and potential buyers to understand car buying habits in Canada and in Quebec. Throughout the year, autoTRADER.net also surveyed its users to stay on top of car buying behaviors throughout 2020.