Ranking the Least 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 Cheapest 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Least Expensive Brands to Own

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

Cars with the Cheapest 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Least Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
1 Chevrolet Corvette $57,869
2 GMC Yukon XL $67,759
3 Porsche 718 Boxster $69,140
4 Lincoln Aviator $69,345
5 Porsche Macan $71,331
6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class $71,926
7 Audi Q8 $72,017
8 Toyota Land Cruiser $74,386
9 BMW X6 $74,563
10 Tesla Model S $76,352
11 Audi S6 $76,554
12 Audi A7 $76,611
13 Land Rover Range Rover Velar $78,229
14 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class $78,654
15 Cadillac Escalade $78,758
16 Tesla Model X $79,616
17 Lincoln Navigator $81,646
18 Lexus LX 570 $81,869
19 BMW X5 $83,828
20 BMW X7 $84,152
21 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $85,309
22 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class $88,072
23 INFINITI QX80 $88,427
24 Porsche Cayenne $89,593
25 Jaguar F-TYPE $90,016
26 BMW X6 M $99,866
27 BMW 8 Series $100,098
28 BMW 7 Series $104,041
29 BMW M5 $105,870
30 Nissan GT-R $107,421
31 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class $111,520
32 Mercedes-Benz S-Class $116,114
33 Audi S8 $116,313
34 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class $119,711
35 Porsche Panamera $129,640
36 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $135,923
37 Porsche 911 $137,061
38 Land Rover Range Rover $144,917