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

Cars with the Cheapest 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Least Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
1 Chevrolet Corvette $57,263
2 GMC Yukon XL $70,735
3 Lincoln Aviator $74,687
4 Porsche Macan $74,852
5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class $75,157
6 Audi Q8 $77,104
7 Cadillac CT6 $78,664
8 BMW X6 $78,723
9 Audi S6 $79,350
10 Toyota Land Cruiser $79,611
11 Land Rover Range Rover Velar $79,908
12 Tesla Model S $80,902
13 Audi A7 $82,574
14 Cadillac Escalade $84,011
15 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class $84,025
16 BMW X5 $86,270
17 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class $86,949
18 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class $87,729
19 INFINITI QX80 $90,450
20 Lincoln Navigator $91,121
21 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $92,172
22 Tesla Model X $93,838
23 Porsche Cayenne $93,890
24 Jaguar F-TYPE $93,981
25 BMW X7 $94,711
26 Lexus LX 570 $94,870
27 BMW X6 M $103,301
28 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class $104,059
29 BMW 8 Series $105,886
30 Nissan GT-R $107,179
31 BMW 7 Series $110,293
32 BMW M5 $113,408
33 Mercedes-Benz S-Class $117,870
34 Audi S8 $120,665
35 Porsche 911 $134,942
36 Porsche Panamera $135,373
37 Land Rover Range Rover $143,447
38 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $146,176