Fall 2021 Cost of Ownership Study Update

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Our latest depreciation, maintenance, insurance and overall cost figures have been updated. See where your favorite vehicles rank.

By CarEdge.com (CarEdge Staff) | Published on October 9th, 2021 | Last Updated on
By CarEdge.com (CarEdge Staff)
Published on October 9th, 2021. Last Updated on .

We've updated our cost of ownership analysis and rankings for over 250 vehicles. Prices remain elevated for both used and new vehicles as dealer inventories are still quite low in most areas. Insurance costs have risen slightly as pandemic-related driving restrictions have eased. These calculations take factor in all major expenses related to owning a vehicle: depreciation, maintenance, insurance, loan interest and fuel. Here are some of the best in each category:

Popular Brands

Best 5 Year Resale Value

Toyota Tacoma

Lowest 10 Year Maintenance Costs

Toyota Prius

Least Expensive Car to Insure

Mazda CX-5

Least Expensive Car to Own Overall

Toyota RAV4


Luxury Brands

Best 5 Year Resale Value

Porsche 911

Lowest 10 Year Maintenance Costs

Tesla Model 3

Least Expensive Car to Insure

Acura RDX

Least Expensive Car to Own Overall

Lexus ES 300h



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