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
26 Nissan Altima $30,847
25 Ford Ecosport $29,205
24 Chevrolet Malibu $28,680
23 FIAT 500L $28,643
22 Buick Encore $28,410
21 Nissan Rogue Sport $28,137
20 Hyundai Kona $27,967
19 Toyota C-HR $26,296
18 Nissan Kicks $25,964
17 Mazda 3 $25,939
16 Hyundai Venue $25,598
15 KIA Soul $24,963
14 Nissan Sentra $24,524
13 KIA Forte $24,495
12 Hyundai Elantra $24,436
11 Volkswagen Jetta $24,298
10 Honda Civic $24,230
9 Nissan Versa $24,082
8 Hyundai Accent $23,938
7 Toyota Corolla $23,921
6 KIA Optima $23,845
5 Subaru Impreza $23,441
4 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $22,534
3 Chevrolet Spark $22,452
2 Mitsubishi Mirage $22,442
1 KIA Rio $21,115