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 $102,078
31 Land Rover $88,311
30 Mercedes-Benz $80,789
29 BMW $77,233
28 Jaguar $73,000
27 Tesla $67,905
26 Audi $66,849
25 Lincoln $64,039
24 Cadillac $61,673
23 INFINITI $61,280
22 Volvo $58,599
21 Lexus $58,483
20 Acura $52,509
19 RAM $50,484
18 GMC $49,793
17 Dodge $45,275
16 Buick $44,822
15 Chrysler $44,441
14 Nissan $44,200
13 Chevrolet $43,115
12 Ford $41,414
11 Toyota $41,129
10 MINI $40,850
9 Jeep $40,675
8 KIA $38,527
7 Volkswagen $37,675
6 Honda $36,038
5 FIAT $35,247
4 Subaru $34,619
3 Mazda $34,096
2 Hyundai $33,901
1 Mitsubishi $30,731

Cars with the Most Expensive 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Most Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
57 Dodge Journey $41,448
56 Nissan NV200 $39,269
55 Mitsubishi Outlander $36,051
54 KIA Sportage $35,942
53 Chevrolet Malibu $35,733
52 Nissan Altima $35,729
51 FIAT 500L $35,626
50 Hyundai Tucson $35,324
49 KIA Optima $35,184
48 Buick Encore $35,110
47 FIAT 500X $34,868
46 Jeep Renegade $34,543
45 Ford Fusion $34,365
44 Hyundai Sonata $34,144
43 Ford Escape $33,969
42 Chevrolet Trax $33,849
41 Nissan Rogue $33,821
40 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross $33,760
39 Ford Ecosport $33,417
38 Hyundai Veloster $33,332
37 Jeep Compass $33,230
36 Nissan Rogue Sport $33,110
35 Subaru Forester $32,989
34 Mazda 6 $32,913
33 Volkswagen Passat $32,529
32 Honda HR-V $31,788
31 Hyundai Kona $31,764
30 Toyota C-HR $31,651
29 Mazda CX-30 $31,547
28 Toyota Camry $31,342
27 Toyota Prius $31,154
26 Subaru Crosstrek $31,049
25 Honda Insight $31,040
24 Hyundai Elantra GT $30,990
23 Volkswagen Jetta $30,735
22 Volkswagen Golf $30,449
21 Toyota RAV4 $30,176
20 Chevrolet Sonic $29,482
19 Hyundai Elantra $29,379
18 Mazda CX-3 $28,677
17 Subaru Impreza $28,676
16 Honda Civic $28,566
15 Mazda 3 $28,556
14 Nissan Kicks $28,485
13 KIA Forte $28,424
12 Nissan Sentra $28,393
11 Hyundai Venue $28,204
10 KIA Soul $28,112
9 Toyota Corolla $26,949
8 Hyundai Accent $26,887
7 Mitsubishi Mirage $26,772
6 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 $26,339
5 KIA Rio $26,183
4 Toyota Yaris $26,038
3 Honda Fit $25,379
2 Nissan Versa $25,221
1 Chevrolet Spark $25,089