Since the first Fords rolled off a Windsor, Ontario assembly line in 1904, Canada has been one of the largest auto-producing nations in the world. Some of the most popular new cars sold in Canada are made in this country across plants belonging to Ford, General Motors, Stellantis (formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), Honda, and Toyota.
If you are in the market for a vehicle with a “Made in Canada” label, check out our alphabetical list of Canadian-built new vehicles for 2022. Just a reminder that if you’re looking for more details or ready to buy, click on the model name link to find the relevant Kelley Blue Book Value.
Nearly 20 years after the first Equinox rolled out of General Motors Canada’s CAMI Assembly doors in Ingersoll, Ontario, the final versions were assembled in April 2022. (The CAMI plant is being retooled to become GM’s first commercial battery-electric vehicle assembly plant, producing the BrightDrop vehicles starting in December this year.) As Chevrolet’s best-selling SUV, the 2022 Equinox has always been popular with Canadians, and it’s a player in the 2-row/5-passenger compact SUV segment. It has ample interior room, comfortable manners, and a handsome design. It has also been attractive thanks to a price that slightly undercuts competitors.
Truck production returned to GM’s Oshawa, Ontario facility in December 2021 with the assembly of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado HD heavy-duty trucks. Available across over 20 cab, bed, chassis and driveline configurations, this latest generation Silverado HD is longer, wider, and taller than its predecessor. Heavy-duty details designed to make work more accessible and more intuitive, include an easy-access engine block heater outlet, an easy-to-fill diesel exhaust fluid tank with an opening inside the fuel door, a more integrated snow plow prep package and new, advanced trailering mirrors with available spot lamps and more.
Assembled in Stellantis's Windsor, Ontario, plant since 1983, the former Dodge Grand Caravan minivan now wears a Chrysler badge in Canada. Sharing the same platform as the Chrysler Pacifica, the 2022 Grand Caravan offers a lower starting price. It only comes with a base level of equipment compared to the more upscale Pacifica. The Grand Caravan only offers the Pacifica's base, V6/front-wheel drive configuration, and a limited option menu to keep the costs down.
Built alongside the Grand Caravan in Windsor, the 2022 Pacifica offers more variety over its more affordable platform-mate. On top of the base FWD/V6 version, you can order a Pacifica with all-wheel drive (AWD) or a plug-in gas-electric hybrid that can drive up to 51 kilometres on battery power alone on a full charge. Higher trims also make parking easier, offering distance sensors at both ends, a 360-degree camera system, a self-parking feature for parallel and perpendicular spaces, and many safety features that come standard even on the lowest trim.
Since it arrived in 2005, Chrysler’s full-size four-door luxury sedan has been assembled at Stellantis’s second Canadian production plant in Brampton, Ontario. The current model, the second generation of 300, was launched for the 2011 model year. Buyers choose two engines, plus standard rear- or optional traction at all four wheels (although not a V-8 and AWD in the same car). The 300 is also timelessly roomy and comfortable.
Using the same rear-drive-based platform as the Chrysler 300 and built at the same Brampton facility, the Dodge Challenger two-door coupe offers a roomier option to smaller rivals like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. Lower Challenger trims have a sturdy V6 under their hoods, able to create thrills and satisfying driving experiences. Once a V8 enters the equation, things get progressively hairier at a breathtaking rate, going from 372 horsepower to a daunting 807 hp in the SRT Super Stock, making it one of the most powerful new production cars.
Three of the fastest, most powerful sedans in the world are the 2022 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (717-hp) Hellcat Redeye (797-hp), rand Redeye Jailbreak (807-hp). Dodge also says that the Scat Pack model with a 485-hp V-8 represents the best power-to-dollar ratio of any new sedan. These three cars represent the apex of the Charger's extensive sedan range. Not that the lower three versions are 90-pound weaklings. Alongside the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Challenger, the Charger has been built at Stellantis’s Brampton facility since 2006.
Since 2006, the Ford Edge two-row mid-size SUV has been assembled in Ford Motor Company of Canada’s Oakville, Ontario plant. The Edge is a compelling choice in its segment with sharp styling, spacious interior, and engaging performance. If the compact Ford Escape SUV is too small and a three-row SUV like the Ford Explorer is too big, the Edge is just right. It has the space and versatility of a mid-size SUV while being more agile and maneuverable than bigger SUVs.
As one of Canada’s most popular new vehicles, you’re probably aware of the compact Civic. Redesigned for 2022, the two-door coupe is gone, but the four-door sedan (built in Honda Canada’s Alliston, Ontario, assembly plant) and hatchback (built in the U.S.) continue. The front-wheel drive (FWD) Civic chassis has been revamped, significantly more rigid than before, and now sporting a longer wheelbase, which helps create a roomier back seat and a smoother ride. With this 2022 Civic, Honda says it has revisited some “timeless design concepts” from previous Civics.
Assembled with the Civic in the same Alliston facility since 2012, the CR-V was one of the original compact SUVs, and it’s still one of the best. It truly takes the driveability and efficiency of a Honda compact car and packages it as a versatile SUV. This CR-V has one of the roomiest interiors in its class, with tons of space for passengers and cargo. Whether you’re looking for a daily commuter, errand runner, or small family vehicle, the Honda is perfect for a wide range of Canadian drivers.
Since 2004, the RX mid-size luxury SUV has been built at parent Toyota Canada’s Cambridge, Ontario plant—the first plant outside of Japan to make a Lexus. The 2022 RX is also relatively affordable, strong, reliable, useful, classy, comfortable, and well-built. And when the time comes, it offers the choice of a regular drivetrain (RX 350) or a hybrid setup (RX 450h), as well as a five-seater configuration or an extended-wheelbase variant (that’s the L suffix) with a third seating row to accommodate seven occupants in total.
The 2022 Nautilus is one of the most affordable new mid-size luxury SUVs. That's really where the appeal of the Lincoln lies. Safety features and space are also among its prime attributes, which are found at the lowest trim level. There's an aspirational air to the Nautilus. It could be someone's first luxury vehicle after years of buying Fords. Compared with something like Genesis, Lincoln at least has a bit of heritage. With its Ford Edge platform-mate, the Nautilus has been built in parent Ford's Oakville plant since 2019.
The ever-popular RAV4 compact SUV has been built in Toyota’s second Canadian facility, in Woodstock, Ontario, since 2009. The current 2022 RAV4 does everything most people need a compact SUV to do. And does it well. Here is a compact SUV employing technology that perhaps isn’t cutting edge but still sufficiently modern, with the benefit of an outstanding pedigree. Spacious, safe, and fuel-efficient, the RAV4 can be had with gas-only, gas-electric hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrains.