Ranking the Most Expensive Cars to Own

Purchasing a vehicle is a big investment. If you are not mindful about it, the ongoing costs can be significant. There are many things that cause vehicles to be costly to own and operate. The big expenses are depreciation, insurance, maintenance and repairs, financing costs, and fuel. We have brought all of those costs together, for over 250 models. You can see which makes and models are inexpensive to own and operate, and which ones are not. The underlying data is available for all 5 cost areas. So dig in, and see what you discover about your vehicle or one that you are considering.

Brands with the Most Expensive 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Most Expensive Brands to Own

Rank Brand 5 Year Cost to Own
32 Porsche $89,318
31 Land Rover $81,568
30 Mercedes-Benz $74,514
29 BMW $70,537
28 Jaguar $70,372
27 Audi $61,664
26 Lincoln $61,531
25 Tesla $57,369
24 INFINITI $56,129
23 Cadillac $53,319
22 Lexus $50,930
21 Volvo $50,891
20 RAM $47,266
19 GMC $45,012
18 Dodge $42,323
17 Acura $41,907
16 Chrysler $39,554
15 Nissan $39,193
14 Chevrolet $39,142
13 Ford $38,326
12 Buick $38,228
11 Jeep $36,954
10 MINI $33,838
9 Toyota $33,719
8 Volkswagen $31,509
7 Honda $31,187
6 Hyundai $30,638
5 KIA $30,066
4 Mazda $29,155
3 FIAT $28,643
2 Subaru $28,513
1 Mitsubishi $27,175

Cars with the Most Expensive 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Most Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
95 INFINITI Q50 $52,139
94 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class $47,622
93 INFINITI QX50 $47,575
92 BMW 3 Series $46,735
91 Lincoln Corsair $46,672
90 Cadillac XT4 $45,929
89 Volvo XC40 $45,898
88 BMW X2 $45,340
87 Volvo S60 $43,628
86 BMW 2 Series $43,320
85 Ford Explorer $43,220
84 Hyundai Palisade $43,014
83 Lexus NX 300 $42,990
82 Mercedes-Benz A-Class $42,876
81 Audi A3 $42,183
80 Nissan Maxima $42,114
79 Acura RDX $42,063
78 Chrysler Pacifica $41,817
77 Chevrolet Traverse $41,697
76 KIA Telluride $41,597
75 Acura TLX $41,466
74 Lexus ES 300h $41,372
73 BMW X1 $40,906
72 Dodge Charger $40,808
71 Nissan 370Z $40,784
70 Audi A4 $39,770
69 Hyundai Santa Fe $39,592
68 Chevrolet Blazer $39,447
67 Buick Envision $39,395
66 Chrysler Voyager $38,473
65 Chrysler 300 $38,371
64 Nissan Pathfinder $38,345
63 Ford Edge $38,198
62 KIA Sorento $38,012
61 Volkswagen Atlas $37,838
60 Ford Mustang $37,532
59 Audi Q3 $37,516
58 Jeep Cherokee $37,278
57 GMC Acadia $37,035
56 Toyota Tacoma $36,882
55 Mazda CX-9 $36,844
54 Lexus ES 350 $36,293
53 Honda Ridgeline $36,234
52 Honda Odyssey $36,160
51 KIA Stinger $35,924
50 Nissan Murano $35,793
49 Chevrolet Camaro $35,430
48 Honda Pilot $35,393
47 Toyota Sienna $34,928
46 Honda Insight $34,801
45 Honda Passport $34,390
44 Ford Ranger $34,311
43 Acura ILX $34,204
42 Subaru Ascent $34,046
41 MINI Clubman $34,030
40 Mitsubishi Outlander $34,008
39 Chevrolet Colorado $33,712
38 Toyota Avalon $33,660
37 MINI Countryman $33,646
36 Nissan Frontier $33,375
35 Jeep Wrangler $33,278
34 Volkswagen Arteon $33,083
33 Ford Transit Connect $32,528
32 GMC Canyon $32,395
31 Subaru BRZ $32,009
30 Hyundai Veloster $31,957
29 GMC Terrain $31,882
28 Toyota Highlander $31,828
27 Volkswagen Golf GTI $31,756
26 Chevrolet Equinox $31,327
25 Toyota Highlander Hybrid $30,803
24 Hyundai Sonata $30,670
23 Jeep Compass $30,654
22 KIA Sportage $30,573
21 Volkswagen Tiguan $30,570
20 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $30,426
19 Jeep Renegade $30,195
18 Ford Escape $30,173
17 Chevrolet Trax $29,817
16 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross $29,715
15 Nissan Rogue $29,468
14 Subaru Outback $29,213
13 Hyundai Tucson $28,568
12 Mazda CX-5 $28,278
11 Mazda CX-30 $27,909
10 Honda Accord $27,880
9 Subaru Legacy $27,769
8 Subaru Forester $27,440
7 Toyota Camry $26,810
6 Mazda MX-5 Miata $26,803
5 Honda CR-V $26,277
4 Toyota RAV4 $26,095
3 Subaru Crosstrek $25,672
2 Honda HR-V $25,322
1 Toyota Prius $22,959