RBC car loan interest rates & product overview

Royal Bank of Canada

How much will a car loan from RBC cost? Use the RBC car loan calculator below to estimate your monthly payments. Start with your desired loan amount and term and adjust the figures as needed to find the best loan payment for your budget.

Terms from 1 to 5 years. Representative example: 5 year $10,000 loan with comparison rates from 7.99% to 46.96% APR would cost between $12,163 and $26,087, including fees. The interest can vary between $2,163 and $16,087.

About Royal Bank of Canada car loans

RBC auto loans are best for borrowers planning to purchase their new or used car, boat, or RV at an RBC partner dealership.


If you are after a BMO car loan, check out the following features and benefits:

  • Loan term. 1-8 years for cars and up to 20 years for boats and RVs.
  • Loan amounts. Minimum amount of $7,500.
  • Choose your payment frequency. Monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly.
  • Early payments. No penalty for paying off your loan early.


  • Prequalification available for some options.
  • Competitive rates if you’re buying an EV or from select manufacturers.
  • RBC has partner auto dealers nationwide.


  • Not all dealerships are RBC partners.
  • You can’t buy from a private seller.

RBC auto loan options

Depending on your vehicle needs, you can finance new or used cars, electric vehicles, as well as boats, and RVs through RBC.

  • Cars. RBC offers a maximum repayment period of 8 years on cars up to 10 years old. There’s also a special financing rate that comes with select car manufacturers.
  • Electric vehicles. Electric vehicles also have terms of up to 8 years old. In addition, this option comes with special financing rates for select clean energy vehicles.
  • Boats/RVs. You can finance a boat or RV not older than 10 years for up to 20 years.

How to apply for an RBC car loan

  • Get pre approval before visiting the dealership (not available for boats and RVs)
  • Choose the car you want from any RBC affiliated dealership
  • Ask the dealership for RBC financing
  • Drive away with your new vehicle when you get approved

Check that you’re eligible:

Here are the general requirements for an RBC car loan:

  • Must have reached the age of majority in your province.
  • Be a permanent resident of Canada
  • Have a valid driver’s licence
  • Meet the minimum income and credit score requirements

What you’ll need:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Proof of income documents
  • Personal and contact details
  • Financial information related to your assets, liabilities, etc.


RBC car loan calculator

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RBC car loan FAQs

How do I prequalify for an RBC car loan?

ou can get prequalified by visiting RBC’s website and choosing this option. The good news is, it’s free and your credit score won’t be affected. Prequalification gives you an idea of what you can afford based on factors, such as your income and whether you’re planning to trade in or make a down payment.

Does RBC offer business car loans?

Yes – RBC provides business vehicle solutions for incorporated businesses, partnerships, registered charities, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, RBC allows you to finance multiple vehicles, such as passenger cars and light-duty trucks, for up to 7 years.

You can also get financing for toolboxes, mobile workshops, and other auxiliary equipment installed in your vehicle.

What’s the interest rate for an RBC car loan?

Interest rates are not stated on RBC’s website. Generally, that’s because rates vary depending on your credit score and other borrower information. However, RBC will disclose your personalized rate after making the necessary assessments.

Can I get an RBC car loan without visiting a dealership?

No. However, you can apply for an RBC personal loan if you’re buying from a private seller.

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