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 $99,353
31 Land Rover $86,430
30 Mercedes-Benz $81,392
29 Jaguar $75,352
28 BMW $72,761
27 Audi $63,339
26 Lincoln $63,295
25 Tesla $61,506
24 INFINITI $59,012
23 Volvo $56,346
22 Cadillac $55,851
21 Lexus $54,251
20 GMC $48,547
19 RAM $48,179
18 Acura $45,961
17 Dodge $45,478
16 Buick $44,244
15 Chrysler $43,463
14 Chevrolet $43,206
13 Nissan $42,856
12 MINI $41,422
11 Ford $41,169
10 Toyota $40,535
9 Jeep $40,199
8 Volkswagen $37,883
7 KIA $36,834
6 Honda $35,593
5 FIAT $34,045
4 Hyundai $33,318
3 Subaru $33,109
2 Mazda $31,767
1 Mitsubishi $30,423

Cars with the Most Expensive 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Most Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
45 Mitsubishi Outlander $35,903
44 Nissan Altima $35,037
43 Hyundai Sonata $34,693
42 Buick Encore $34,484
41 Chevrolet Malibu $34,278
40 Chevrolet Trax $34,077
39 FIAT 500L $34,045
38 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross $33,838
37 Ford Escape $33,760
36 Nissan Rogue Sport $33,516
35 Nissan Rogue $33,376
34 Jeep Renegade $33,254
33 KIA Optima $33,030
32 Hyundai Veloster $32,851
31 Ford Ecosport $32,679
30 Mazda 6 $32,065
29 Jeep Compass $31,761
28 Toyota Camry $31,242
27 Volkswagen Passat $31,166
26 Hyundai Kona $30,947
25 Subaru Forester $30,905
24 Mazda CX-30 $29,983
23 Subaru Crosstrek $29,920
22 Honda HR-V $29,682
21 Toyota Prius $29,524
20 Toyota C-HR $29,216
19 KIA Forte $28,910
18 Nissan Sentra $28,716
17 Nissan Kicks $28,529
16 Volkswagen Jetta $28,514
15 Hyundai Elantra $28,479
14 Mazda 3 $28,092
13 Honda Insight $27,795
12 Honda Civic $27,571
11 Hyundai Venue $27,432
10 KIA Soul $26,979
9 Hyundai Accent $26,914
8 Mazda CX-3 $26,467
7 Mitsubishi Mirage $26,418
6 Toyota Corolla $26,250
5 Subaru Impreza $26,157
4 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $25,532
3 KIA Rio $25,477
2 Chevrolet Spark $24,889
1 Nissan Versa $24,196