Canada is one of the world’s top 10 largest producers of light vehicles. A combination of five different global OEMs build more than 2 million vehicles annually at their respective Canadian assembly plants, including Stellantis, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota.
Vehicle production is a major contributor to Canada’s GDP and an important part of its economy, but despite this, many car shoppers may not know which new vehicles are produced domestically and which are imported from abroad.
That’s why we’ve assembled this list of every new car that is produced in Canada for the 2021 model year. This handy record makes it easy for car shoppers to identify which vehicles to buy if they want to "shop local" and show their support for the Canadian manufacturing industry.
The Chevrolet Equinox is built at the GM CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. This compact crossover slots in between the subcompact Trailblazer and mid-size Blazer in Chevy’s Canadian lineup and is priced from $29,198 including destination.
The Chrysler 300 is built at Stellantis’ Brampton Assembly plant in Ontario. This rear-wheel drive sedan (it's also available with all-wheel drive) has been produced at the Brampton facility since it was introduced for the 2004 model year. Prices start at $45,090 including destination.
Chrysler Grand Caravan
The Chrysler Grand Caravan is a new-for-2021 variant of the existing Chrysler Pacifica minivan with less standard content and a lower base price of $39,990. This newly introduced Pacifica variant is produced at the Chrysler Windsor Assembly plant in Windsor, Ont.
Chrysler Pacifica/Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid
The Chrysler Pacifica and efficiency-minded Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid minivans are produced alongside the Chrysler Grand Caravan at the long-standing Stellantis minivan plant in Windsor, Ont. Prices start at $47,165 for the standard Pacifica, while the Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid is priced from $56,990.
The Dodge Challenger and all its variants (yes, that includes the ridiculously powerful Hellcat models) are built alongside the Chrysler 300 sedan at Brampton Assembly in Ontario. This iconic muscle coupe starts at $37,665 including destination, but with a variety of powertrains on offer and other optional extras, prices can extend to well over $100,000 CAD.
The Dodge Charger sedan is also built at Brampton Assembly, riding on the same platform as the Challenger and Chrysler 300. Pricing for the Charger starts at $41,165, but like the Challenger, it’s possible to pay well over $100,000 for one depending on the model chosen.
The Ford Edge is built at the Ford Oakville Assembly plant. This mid-size crossover bridges the gap between the Escape and the Explorer in Ford’s crossover lineup and is priced from $38,399 including destination.
One of the most famous American supercars of all time, the Ford GT, is actually built in Canada by specialty manufacturer Multimatic at its advanced production facility in Markham, Ont. That’s not all, though – it was also tested and developed at the Calabogie Motorsports Park in Ontario, where it was able to stay easily hidden from the media’s prying eyes before it made its official debut.
The Honda Civic is one of the most famous Japanese cars of all time, but Canadians have an extra special relationship with this quintessential compact car. Not only is the Civic the best-selling car in the country, the automaker’s plant in Alliston, Ont., has been the home of Canadian Honda Civic production since 1988. Today, the Honda Civic sedan, Coupe, and sporty Si variants are all built at the southern Ontario plant. Prices for the Civic start at $25,201 including destination.
Honda’s Alliston plant produces more than just the Civic. The Honda CR-V compact crossover has also been built on Line 2 at the plant since 2012. The CR-V slots in between the HR-V and Passport in Honda’s Canadian lineup, with prices beginning at $31,776 including destination.
The Lexus RX mid-size crossover is one of two models that is produced at Toyota’s plant in Cambridge, Ont. The luxury SUV fits in between the tiny NX and large GX in Lexus’ Canadian lineup and is priced from $56,650. The more efficient RX450h Hybrid model is also built here, which starts at $59,400.
The Lincoln Nautilus is a mid-size luxury crossover that is produced alongside the Ford Edge at the Blue Oval’s plant in Oakville. The Nautilus slots in between the subcompact Corsair and mid-size Aviator in the automaker’s crossover lineup and is priced from $58,250 including destination.
The Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid are built in Ontario at the Japanese automaker’s plant in Woodstock (the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is built in Japan). Pricing for the RAV4 starts at $30,450 including destination, while the RAV4 Hybrid is priced from $34,810. The RAV4 is a compact crossover, slotting in between the subcompact CH-R and mid-size Venza in the automaker's Canadian product portfolio.