Cars Made in Canada

It has been two years since we’ve made any updates to our Cars Made in Canada list. There’s several factors why this is but it basically just came down to the fact that nothing much has changed…well until now. There’s been some very exciting developments recently in the Canadian automotive world which prompted a total overhaul and update of our previous list. Several new vehicles made in Canada including: the release of the Electra Meccanica: Solo, and the APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association) Project Arrow announcement. We’ll go into details on both projects below.

Article Contents

  1. Economic Effects of Cars Built in Canada
  2. Toyota’s Made in Canada
  3. Lexus’ Made in Canada
  4. Honda’s Made in Canada
  5. Chrysler’s Made in Canada
  6. Dodge’s Made in Canada
  7. Ford’s Made in Canada
  8. Lincoln’s Made in Canada
  9. Project Arrow – All Canadian Electric Car Concept
  10. Electra Meccanica Solo – Canadian Designed Electric Car

Economic Effects of Cars Built in Canada

With NAFTA talks between Canada and U.S heating up, and the persistent threat of tariffs being imposed, we’ve decided to create our Cars Made in Canada 2020 list. Why don’t we have a section dedicated to Canadian car companies? Quite simply there aren’t any car brands in Canada that do a majority of their manufacturing in Canada.  The average Canadian will own a vehicle, or several, so we’ll give you our list which will continue to help Canada the most.

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Since I was growing up attitudes towards automobile loyalty have shifted dramatically. I can remember a time when it was almost a requirement to be driving a GM (growing up a short drive from their factory in Oshawa, Ont probably played a role), although a Ford, or Chrysler (Dodge) were also acceptable. Anyone caught diverting from the Big Three were considered traitors and their loyalty towards Canada was certainly under scrutiny. Oh how times have changed…and I feel like we still need a massive change towards how, we as Canadians, feel towards certain brands and what can be considered Canadian cars.

On the 19th of December 2019 the last vehicle rolled off the assembly line of the Oshawa General Motors plant. It’s hard to believe that after 100 years of operating in Oshawa that the end is now, well almost. They do intend on carrying on with autonomous vehicle testing at the facility but it will be a fraction of the Canadians formerly working there. The closure has cost 2,500 Canadians their jobs. The last vehicles made at this plant were the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS. Truly a sad day for the city and all the Canadians laid off.

Ford has announced layoffs in Oakville Ontario with the discontinuation of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT for the year 2020. This closure has resulted in 450 lost Canadian jobs, and seems to be a continuing trend for the automotive industry here in Canada.

Toyota – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Canadian Cars Produced: Toyota RAV4 (Woodstock, Ont), Toyota Corolla (Cambridge, Ont), and Lexus RX (Cambridge, Ont).

Toyota brings a compelling argument to be considered the leading made in Canada car maker for 2020. In 2017 Toyota produced 571,535 Canadian cars, employing around 8,000 Canadians. These numbers mean that Toyota produces the largest number of cars in Canada compared to all other manufacturers. More than 40% of Toyota’s sold last year were actually produced in Canada, either from their factory in Cambridge, or Woodstock Ontario. Toyota also plans to continue investment in the region by building a Parts Distribution Centre in Bowmanville Ontario.  Based on all of this we’d recommend any of the 3 picks above as a solid car built in Canada.

2020 Lexus RX

made in Canada cars 2020 lexus RX
Photo Credit: M 93 wikipedia

2020 Lexus RX (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$56,050
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 12.2 L/100 km
Hwy - 9 L/100 km
Horsepower295 @ 6300 rpm
Displacement3.5 L
Transmission8 Speed A/T
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 4 Years / 80,000 km Drivetrain:6 Years / 110,000 km Corrosion: 6 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited km Maintenance: 0.5 Years / 8,000 km

2020 Toyota Corolla

made in Canada cars 2020 toyota corolla
Photo Credit: wikipedia

2020 Toyota Corolla (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$18,990
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 8 L/100 km
Hwy - 6 L/100 km
Horsepower139 @ 6100
Displacement1.8 L
Transmission6-Speed M/T
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / Unlimited km

2020 Toyota RAV 4

Photo Credit: Alexander Migl wikipedia

2020 Toyota RAV 4 (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$28,090
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 8.8 L/100 km
Hwy - 6.8 L/100 km
Horsepower203 @ 6600
Displacement2.5 L
Transmission8 Speed A/T
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / Unlimited km

Honda – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Canadian Cars Produced: Honda Civic (Alliston, Ont), and Honda CR-V (Alliston, Ont).

Another great choice for our cars made in Canada 2020 list. Honda employs around 4,200 people at their factory in Alliston, Ontario. In 2010 they built their Honda Canada head office Campus in Markham, Ontario.  They’ve been operating in Canada for over 30 years with the Honda Civic consistently winning top honours for Canada’s top selling passenger car.  Either of these choices are great for supporting the made in Canada initiative.

2020 Honda Civic

made in Canada cars 2020 Honda Civic
Photo Credit: wikipedia

2020 Honda Civic (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$21,690
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 9.3 L/100 km
Hwy - 6.7 L/100 km
Horsepower158 @ 6500
Displacement2.0 L
Transmission6-Speed M/T
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / Unlimited km

2020 Honda CR-V

made in Canada cars 2020 honda cr-v
Photo Credit: wikipedia

2020 Honda CR-V (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$28,690
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 8.3 L/100 km
Hwy - 7 L/100 km
Horsepower190 @ 5600
Displacement1.5 L
TransmissionCVT Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain:5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / Unlimited km

Chrysler – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Canadian Cars Produced: Chrysler Pacifica (Windsor, On), Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (Windsor, On), and Chrysler 300 (Brampton, On).

The Chrysler plant in Windsor Ontario has been in operation since 1928 and produces several cars made in Canada including: the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Caravan. The plant employs over 6,000 people in Windsor Ontario, making it the largest employer in the city. Just as we’re updating our article for 2020 it looks like there’s a planned shutdown of the Chrysler Plant in Windsor. According to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) the Windsor Assembly Plant will be shut down for two weeks starting 13 Jan 2020.

The Chrysler 300 is made at the plant in Brampton Ontario which is also shared by Dodge.

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

cars made in Canada 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan
Photo Credit: Guillaume Vachey wikipedia

2020 Chrysler Pacifica (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$37,795
Seating7
Fuel EconomyCity - 12.4 L/100 km
Hwy - 8.4 L/100 km
Horsepower287 @ 6400
Displacement3.6 L
TransmissionAutomatic w/OD
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Hybrid / Electric Components:10 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

made in canada cars 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Photo Credit: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz) Wikipedia

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$52,795
Seating7
Fuel EconomyCity - 8 L/100 km
Hwy - 7.9 L/100 km
Horsepower260
Displacement3.6 L
TransmissionAutomatic
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Hybrid / Electric Components:10 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

2020 Chrysler 300

cars made in Canada 2020 Chrysler 300
Photo Credit: CZmarlin — Christopher Ziemnowicz wikipedia

2020 Chrysler 300 (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$42,595
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 12.4 (2019) L/100 km
Hwy - 7.8 (2019) L/100 km
Horsepower292 @ 6350
Displacement3.6 L
Transmission8-Speed A/T
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

Dodge – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Canadian Cars Produced: Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor, On), Dodge Challenger (Brampton, On), and Dodge Charger (Brampton, On).

Dodge produces several vehicles at the plant in Brampton Ontario which is shares with Chrysler. Dodge and Chrysler of are both divisions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The plant employs over 3100 Canadians. This assembly plant is the largest employer int he city. FCA announced in May 2019 its intention to expand production at its Michigan plant, we this does not affect production and jobs domestically in Canada.

The Dodge Grand Caravan is produced at a factory in Windsor Ontario which is jointly run with Chrysler.

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan

Photo Credit: Bull-Doser wikipedia

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$32,295
Seating7
Fuel EconomyCity - 13.7 L/100 km
Hwy - 9.4 L/100 km
Horsepower283 @ 6400
Displacement3.6 L
Transmission6-Speed A/T
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

2020 Dodge Challenger

Cars made in Canada 2020 Dodge Challenger
Photo Credit: Jeremy wikipedia

2020 Dodge Challenger (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$34,395
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 12.4 L/100 km
Hwy - 7.8 L/100 km
Horsepower305 @ 6350
Displacement3.6 L
Transmission8-Speed A/T
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

2020 Dodge Charger

cars made in Canada 2020 Dodge Charger
Photo Credit: Tuner tom wikipedia

2020 Dodge Charger (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$37,895
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 12.4 L/100 km
Hwy - 7.8 L/100 km
Horsepower292 @ 6350
Displacement3.6 L
Transmission8-Speed A/T
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / 160,000 km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

Ford – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Ford produced the Ford Edge in Oakville On. The plant in Oakville has quite the history: opening in 1953 and producing almost all of Ford’s vehicles until 1966. Sadly the Ford Flex has been discontinued for the 2020 year and production has stopped at the Oakville Plant. This has led to 450 workers being laid off. The plant in Oakville is also used to manufacturer the Lincoln Nautilus.

2020 Ford Edge

Photo Credit: Vauxford wikipedia

2020 Ford Edge (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$38,299
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 11.2 L/100 km
Hwy - 8.1 L/100 km
Horsepower250 @ 5500
Displacement2.0 L
Transmission8-Speed A/T
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 3 Years / 60,000 km Drivetrain: 5 Years / 100,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 km

Lincoln – Cars Made in Canada 2020

Produced in Oakville On. The Lincoln MKT was discontinued in 2019, it was also manufactured at this plant in Oakville Ontario. This plant is jointly shared with Ford producing the Ford Edge. Check out above to read details on the Oakville production plant.

2020 Lincoln Nautilus

cars made in Canada 2020 Lincoln Nautilus
Photo Credit: Kevauto wikipedia

2020 Lincoln Nautilus (Base) Specs:

Price CAD$55,600
Seating5
Fuel EconomyCity - 12 L/100 km
Hwy - 9.6 L/100 km
Horsepower250 @ 5500
Displacement2.0 L
Transmission8-Speed A/T
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
WarrantyBasic: 4 Years / 80,000 km Drivetrain: 6 Years / 110,000 km Corrosion: 5 Years / Unlimited km Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 110,000 km

All Electric Car Made in Canada – Project Arrow

At CES 2020 (a yearly technology expo in Las Vegas where companies showcase their newest products or ones in development) APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association) announced Project Arrow: a completely made in Canada initiative to develop an Electric Car. The name of the project is named after the infamous Avro Arrow (Canadian Fighter Jet) of the late 1950s. Details for the project are scarce for now but what we do know is that we can except to see a working concept car by 2022.

As explained by APMA: “From initial design to engineering and execution, the car will be completely Canadian-made.” Right now we do not have any specs, concept drawings, or whether it is going to take the form of car, SUV, or truck. We do know that they have reached out to Canadian University Engineering students to submit their concepts.

Now one major thing they state is that Project Arrow is not meant to produce a car for mass production but rather showcase Canadian automotive engineering expertise. We can remain hopeful that perhaps this car will see mass production or at least spawn a future project that does.

Read one of their press releases on the concept here.

Source: APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association)

Electra Meccanica – Canadian Car Manufacturer

electrameccanica.ca

Electra Meccanica produces a single-seater electric car called the “Solo” with an MSRP of $19,998 CAD. Design and manufacturing took place in New Westminster BC. Since they’ve began ramping up production with hopes of selling 75,000 units this year they have outsourced production to China. At present they have over 64,000 pre-orders and are a publically traded company under the ticker SOLO. Hopefully when the company becomes profitable it can bring manufacturing back to Canada.

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Photo Credit: Solo Press Kit

Electra Meccanica Solo Specs

2020 Electra Meccanica Solo Specs:

Price CAD$19,998
Seating1
Range160 km
Horsepower82
DisplacementAC Synchronous Electric Motor
Battery17.3 kWh Lithium Ion
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Warranty5 Year Battery Warranty

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Photo Credit: Solo Press Kit

They have some additional models in the works which will seat more than one: the “Tofino” and “E-Roadster”, both of these seem like early concepts with their primary focus still on being the success of the Solo.

We hope this list will assist you in your buying decisions.  Remember to keep buying Canadian.

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Sources:

www.wikipedia.com
APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association)
www.dodge.ca
www.ford.ca
www.honda.ca
electrameccanica.com
www.chrysler.ca/en