Unless you drive an electric car, you’re paying more for gasoline than ever before in Canada.
For anyone driving a gasoline-powered vehicle today, whether it’s a full-size truck, mid-size car, or small hatchback, the price of empty gasoline his wallet.
Many people across Canada are asking for relief, but analysts say further price increases are on the way.
As gasoline prices rise across Canada, experts say more increases are expected in the coming weeks
To understand how expensive gasoline is today, Global News calculated the average cost to fill five common vehicles in Canada empty with regular fuel over a three-year period.
Here is what we found:
2022 Honda Civic LX sedan
One of the most popular vehicles on the road in Canada, the 2022 Honda Civic LX sedan comes with a 46.9-liter fuel tank, according to its website.
According to Statistics Canada, the average price of regular gasoline in the country was $1.01 per liter in June 2020. It rose to $1.337 in June 2021. On June 6, the average price of regular gasoline in Canada was $2.046 per liter, according to the CAA.
The price at the pump varies across the country, but using national averages in calculating tank size, Global News learned that filling a 2022 Honda Civic LX sedan with regular fuel empty would cost $95. $.95 today.
In June 2021, it would have cost $62.70, while the bill would have been $47.36 in June 2020.
2022 Toyota Corolla L CVT sedan
Similar to the Honda Civic, the Toyota Corolla is another common vehicle on the roads of Canada.
Using the same formula, Global News calculated that it would cost $102.30 to completely fill an empty 2022 Toyota Corolla L CVT sedan with regular gasoline today with prices of $2,046 per liter.
This model, which comes with a 50-liter tank, would have cost $66.85 to $1.337 per liter to fill up in June 2021, and $50.50 to $1.01 per liter in June 2020.
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SUV
Moving on to sport utility vehicles, commonly referred to as SUVs, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T FWD model comes with a 58-liter tank.
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With the national regular fuel average at $1.01 per liter in June 2020, it would have cost $58.58 to fill up empty.
The cost increased in June 2021 to $77.54, with the price at the pump being $1.337 per litre.
Today it would cost $118.66 to $2.046 per litre.
2023 Honda Odyssey EX Van
A common family vehicle, Honda’s Odyssey minivan is popular on Canadian roads.
The 2023 Odyssey EX comes with a 73.8-liter tank that would cost $150.99 to fill up with regular fuel today, with prices at $2,046 per liter.
In June 2021, it would have cost $98.67 with a price of $1.337 per litre.
An Odyssey driver would have paid $74.53 in June 2020 with regular gasoline costing $1.01 per litre.
2022 Ford F-150 XL Pickup Truck
Another popular vehicle, many Canadians have seen a Ford F-150 on the road.
Its 2022 XL model includes an 87-liter tank option that would come with a price of $178 at the pump to fill up with regular fuel with prices of $2,046 per liter today.
This time last year it would have cost $116.31 with prices at $1.337 per litre.
The previous year, it would have cost $87.87 at $1.01 per liter in Canada.
The price of gasoline will increase in the coming weeks
If you think fuel prices are high now, in the next few days it will cost even more, said Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy.
“We’re seeing gas price records broken repeatedly across the country,” he recently told The Canadian Press.
“Prices continue to rise, reflecting summer demand. Fuel demand continues to be very robust.
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Fuel prices are expected to rise another three cents over the next few days, he said, and average gasoline prices are expected to hit $2.12 a liter in Canada by late Monday.
The summer driving season, which typically runs from the Victoria Day long weekend to the Labor Day long weekend, typically sees higher prices at the pumps with increased demand, Roger McKnight said. , Chief Oil Analyst at En-Pro International Inc.
But with tight supplies and an overseas war in Europe, McKnight doesn’t expect major price drops anytime during the summer driving season.
“I thought these high prices would discourage demand. It looks like it’s going down a bit, but not significantly to affect prices at all,” he told Global News.
“It seems to me that people have been locked in their basements and living rooms for almost three years now…and they’re back on the road to go on vacation, back on the road to go to work, and back on the road to go to school. airport and get out of town.
Are higher gas prices here to stay?
Gas prices have soared over the past year due to tight supply that has worsened with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the accompanying punitive Western economic response.
And with the economy reopening after COVID-19 restrictions ahead of a busy travel season, strong demand has pushed prices even higher.
Not only does this affect drivers, but high gas prices also impact all Canadians, as the cost of fuel has influenced the prices of most goods, such as groceries, that travel to store by truck.
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While Global News’ calculations reflect the cost of refueling, there are ways drivers can save money, the CAA said.
Drivers should focus on fuel economy, he said in a statement. They should drive carefully and avoid rapid acceleration and hard braking, which can reduce fuel economy by 15-30% at highway speeds and 10-40% in traffic jams.
Additionally, drivers should stay away from cold engine operation, which means starting the engine and then driving the car normally to warm it up, rather than letting it idle for a few minutes.
Obey speed limits, remove unnecessary items from your vehicle and use cruise control to minimize gear changes also help reduce fuel consumption, the CAA said.
— with files from The Canadian Press
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