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
46 FIAT 500X $36,185
45 Mitsubishi Outlander $34,928
44 Buick Encore $33,860
43 KIA Optima $33,608
42 FIAT 500L $33,345
41 Nissan Altima $33,300
40 Ford Escape $33,259
39 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross $33,241
38 Hyundai Sonata $33,240
37 Nissan Rogue Sport $33,206
36 Chevrolet Trax $33,087
35 Nissan Rogue $32,836
34 Chevrolet Malibu $32,824
33 Jeep Renegade $32,598
32 Ford Ecosport $32,204
31 Jeep Compass $31,431
30 Hyundai Veloster $31,419
29 Mazda 6 $31,093
28 Subaru Forester $30,898
27 Hyundai Kona $30,565
26 Volkswagen Passat $30,385
25 Toyota Camry $30,199
24 Subaru Crosstrek $29,907
23 Mazda CX-30 $29,358
22 Honda HR-V $28,684
21 Toyota C-HR $28,329
20 Nissan Kicks $28,272
19 Volkswagen Jetta $28,011
18 Hyundai Elantra $27,665
17 Toyota Prius $27,643
16 KIA Forte $27,202
15 Honda Insight $27,136
14 Hyundai Venue $27,115
13 Nissan Sentra $27,076
12 Mazda 3 $26,764
11 Honda Civic $26,746
10 Subaru Impreza $26,241
9 KIA Soul $26,138
8 Toyota Corolla $25,505
7 Mazda CX-3 $25,453
6 Hyundai Accent $25,360
5 Mitsubishi Mirage $25,229
4 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $24,658
3 KIA Rio $24,357
2 Chevrolet Spark $23,716
1 Nissan Versa $23,640