Most and least expensive cars to own
It’s important, of course, to get a good deal when you buy a car. But it’s just as critical to look down the road at how much a vehicle will cost you to own.
Here are the models we’ve tested that have the lowest and highest owner-cost estimates, per category, over the first five years. The estimates factor in depreciation, fuel cost, loan interest, insurance premiums, sales tax, and maintenance and repairs. These vehicles are equipped with typical options and an automatic transmission unless noted otherwise.
||Toyota Prius C
||Kia Rio EX
|| Toyota Corolla LE
||Chevrolet Cruze Eco
||Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE
||Kia Optima SX 2.0T
||Buick LaCrosse (eAssist)
||Mini Cooper (manual)
||Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (man.)
||Subaru XV Crosstrek
||Volkswagen Tiguan SEL
||Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
||Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V8)
Ford Flex SEL
Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ (5.3)
||Cadillac Escalade (base)
See our report “What that car really costs to own” to see our full list of owner costs.
See our Annual Autos Issue special section for more best and worst lists.