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 $27,175
2 Subaru $28,513
3 FIAT $28,643
4 Mazda $29,155
5 KIA $30,066
6 Hyundai $30,638
7 Honda $31,187
8 Volkswagen $31,509
9 Toyota $33,719
10 MINI $33,838
11 Jeep $36,954
12 Buick $38,228
13 Ford $38,326
14 Chevrolet $39,142
15 Nissan $39,193
16 Chrysler $39,554
17 Acura $41,907
18 Dodge $42,323
19 GMC $45,012
20 RAM $47,266
21 Volvo $50,891
22 Lexus $50,930
23 Cadillac $53,319
24 INFINITI $56,129
25 Tesla $57,369
26 Lincoln $61,531
27 Audi $61,664
28 Jaguar $70,372
29 BMW $70,537
30 Mercedes-Benz $74,514
31 Land Rover $81,568
32 Porsche $89,318

Cars with the Cheapest 5 Year Ownership Costs

The Least Expensive Cars to Own

Rank Model 5 Year Cost to Own
1 Toyota Sequoia $50,682
2 Chevrolet Corvette $56,015
3 Chevrolet Suburban $56,523
4 GMC Yukon $56,696
5 Ford Expedition $57,623
6 Audi S5 $60,871
7 Lexus GX 460 $63,814
8 Porsche Macan $65,982
9 Land Rover Discovery $69,409
10 Tesla Model S $69,501
11 Tesla Model X $69,710
12 GMC Yukon XL $70,300
13 BMW X5 $71,187
14 Audi Q8 $71,439
15 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class $71,982
16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class $74,600
17 INFINITI QX80 $76,689
18 Audi A7 $77,419
19 Porsche 718 Boxster $77,698
20 Audi S6 $77,814
21 BMW X6 $79,681
22 Lexus LX 570 $80,223
23 Lincoln Navigator $81,783
24 Cadillac Escalade $82,324
25 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class $82,438
26 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class $86,670
27 Jaguar F-TYPE $86,687
28 BMW X7 $87,929
29 Porsche Cayenne $89,544
30 BMW 8 Series $90,141
31 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $92,171
32 Nissan GT-R $96,506
33 Porsche 911 $96,578
34 BMW 7 Series $102,919
35 Mercedes-Benz G-Class $103,913
36 BMW M5 $104,709
37 Mercedes-Benz S-Class $106,921
38 BMW X6 M $107,091
39 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class $113,654
40 Porsche Panamera $116,789
41 Audi S8 $124,031
42 Land Rover Range Rover $124,860