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 $97,259
31 Land Rover $85,185
30 Mercedes-Benz $79,694
29 Jaguar $73,751
28 BMW $70,896
27 Lincoln $62,160
26 Audi $61,709
25 Tesla $60,506
24 INFINITI $57,995
23 Volvo $55,292
22 Cadillac $54,916
21 Lexus $53,167
20 GMC $47,427
19 RAM $46,401
18 Dodge $45,708
17 Acura $45,307
16 Buick $43,146
15 Chrysler $42,606
14 Chevrolet $41,853
13 Nissan $41,803
12 MINI $40,221
11 Ford $40,185
10 Toyota $39,454
9 Jeep $39,225
8 Volkswagen $36,536
7 KIA $35,719
6 Honda $34,902
5 FIAT $34,765
4 Subaru $32,633
3 Hyundai $32,427
2 Mazda $31,035
1 Mitsubishi $29,514

Cars with the Most Expensive 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Most Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
98 BMW X3 $55,657
97 Land Rover Discovery Sport $55,355
96 INFINITI QX60 $52,093
95 Jeep Grand Cherokee $52,082
94 Cadillac CT5 $50,936
93 Volvo S60 $50,835
92 Audi Q5 $50,741
91 BMW 2 Series $50,546
90 Buick Enclave $50,524
89 BMW X2 $49,077
88 Cadillac CT4 $48,064
87 INFINITI Q50 $48,013
86 BMW 3 Series $47,761
85 INFINITI QX50 $47,734
84 Chrysler Pacifica $47,602
83 Audi A5 $47,596
82 Lincoln Corsair $46,837
81 RAM 1500 $46,401
80 KIA Stinger $46,284
79 Honda Ridgeline $45,483
78 Volvo XC40 $45,429
77 Cadillac XT4 $45,386
76 Ford Explorer $45,280
75 Mercedes-Benz A-Class $45,075
74 Buick Envision $45,054
73 Chevrolet Traverse $45,050
72 Acura TLX $44,905
71 KIA Telluride $44,862
70 BMW X1 $44,804
69 Dodge Durango $44,404
68 Audi A4 $44,331
67 Acura RDX $44,250
66 Volkswagen Arteon $44,178
65 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class $44,142
64 Hyundai Palisade $43,941
63 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class $43,503
62 GMC Acadia $43,407
61 Volkswagen Atlas $43,318
60 Nissan Pathfinder $43,195
59 KIA Sedona $43,134
58 Audi A3 $43,098
57 Nissan 370Z $42,949
56 Lexus NX 300 $42,787
55 Dodge Charger $42,785
54 Nissan Titan $42,691
53 Nissan Maxima $42,623
52 GMC Sierra 1500 $42,594
51 Chrysler 300 $42,347
50 Chevrolet Blazer $42,320
49 MINI Clubman $42,195
48 Honda Pilot $41,539
47 Jeep Gladiator $41,531
46 Honda Odyssey $40,986
45 Nissan Murano $40,940
44 Jeep Cherokee $40,881
43 Toyota 4Runner $40,590
42 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $40,555
41 Ford F-150 $40,474
40 Audi Q3 $40,230
39 Chevrolet Camaro $40,126
38 KIA Sorento $40,103
37 Mazda CX-9 $40,017
36 Honda Passport $39,579
35 Ford Edge $39,561
34 Hyundai Santa Fe $39,330
33 Subaru Ascent $39,253
32 Toyota Avalon Hybrid $39,157
31 Toyota Sienna $39,033
30 Tesla Model 3 $38,479
29 Volkswagen Golf GTI $38,264
28 MINI Countryman $38,247
27 GMC Terrain $38,213
26 Acura ILX $37,907
25 Chrysler Voyager $37,870
24 Lexus ES 350 $37,825
23 Chevrolet Colorado $37,812
22 GMC Canyon $37,460
21 Ford Transit Connect $37,456
20 Toyota Avalon $37,420
19 Ford Mustang $37,020
18 Jeep Wrangler $36,826
17 Nissan NV200 $36,673
16 Chevrolet Equinox $36,317
15 KIA Sportage $35,784
14 Subaru BRZ $35,605
13 Nissan Frontier $35,577
12 Toyota Highlander $35,575
11 Volkswagen Tiguan $35,058
10 Ford Ranger $34,685
9 Subaru Outback $33,578
8 Mazda CX-5 $33,333
7 Hyundai Tucson $33,211
6 Toyota Tacoma $32,993
5 Subaru Legacy $32,949
4 Honda CR-V $32,025
3 Honda Accord $31,941
2 Mazda MX-5 Miata $31,225
1 Toyota RAV4 $29,015