So cars are more expensive in Canada than the USA, right? The word is, that for years consumers have been gouged, fleeced, ripped off, bent over and...
Yeah, you get the point.
We are unfairly paying more in Canada for our vehicles than the USA!
Or are we...?
I decided to run the numbers. What I found, really shocked me.
I certainly don't have time to run every single make and model out there. Perhaps USA base models are different. Perhaps not. Taxes, fees, etc. You get the point.
What I found is that in Canada, cars are cheaper!
I picked the first eight brands that popped into my head. I chose what I believed to be the base model of each companies best-selling vehicle. I took the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price as listed on the Canadian and USA websites for the car companies.
Here's the results...
Ford F150 Base Model
Canada - $16,607
USA - $25,025
Difference - 33% cheaper in Canada
Canada - $14,578
USA - $16,800
% Difference - 13.2% cheaper in Canada
Canada - $14,476
USA - $18,390
% Difference - 27% cheaper in Canada
Canada - $21,678
USA - $21,695
Difference - $17 cheaper in Canada
% Difference - Negligable
Canada - $26,245
USA - $26,860
% Difference - 2.3% cheaper in Canada
Canada - $13,930
USA - $15,990
% Difference - 14.7% cheaper in Canada
USA - $21,450
Canada - $23,818
% Difference - 11% more expensive in Canada
USA - $17,995
Canada - $ 17,526
% Difference - 2.6% cheaper in Canada
Don't believe me. Go to the Canadian and USA websites and check for yourselves. Don't forget to do the currency conversion. Prices above are in US dollars.