The Least Expensive Cars to Maintain after 5 Years

About our Rankings

When buying a car or truck, the salesperson doesn't want to talk about what it will cost to maintain and repair that vehicle over its lifetime. They don't want you to focus on those unpleasant, but inevitable costs. We, however, do want you to focus on them, as they are a major cost of owning a vehicle. It will determine over time whether your car is a great value, or a money pit on wheels.

As the advocate of car buyers, we believe that transparency is what consumers need and deserve, and we have provided you just that in the rankings below. Importantly, as you will see, we list for you the makes and models that perform well, as well as those that don't - and those numbers may shock you. For our research, we have analyzed over 200 vehicle makes and models, and millions of automotive data points over the years to ensure that we provide you the resources you need to make more informed, educated vehicle purchase decisions. We hope that you find the brand and model rankings below helpful. Click here for the individual models.

Cars with the Lowest 5 Year Maintenance Costs

The Least Expensive Cars to Maintain after 5 Years

Rank Model 5 Year Maintenance Cost
1 Toyota Yaris $1,095
2 Toyota Corolla $1,120
3 Toyota Prius $1,158
4 Toyota Camry $1,183
5 Toyota Avalon $1,282
6 Mitsubishi Mirage $1,333
7 Honda Fit $1,351
8 Nissan Versa $1,396
9 Honda Civic $1,418
10 Honda Insight $1,448
11 Nissan Sentra $1,450
12 Mazda 3 $1,452
13 Honda Accord $1,496
14 Mazda 6 $1,502
15 Volkswagen Jetta $1,504
16 Volkswagen Golf $1,506
17 Kia Rio $1,509
18 Nissan Altima $1,510
19 Hyundai Accent $1,519
20 Volkswagen Passat $1,524
21 Hyundai Elantra GT $1,527
22 Toyota RAV4 $1,527
23 Hyundai Veloster $1,538
24 Kia Forte $1,541
25 Hyundai Elantra $1,565
26 Chevrolet Spark $1,576
27 Subaru Impreza $1,580
28 Mazda MX-5 Miata $1,597
29 Chevrolet Sonic $1,602
30 Kia Optima $1,609
31 Nissan Maxima $1,620
32 Hyundai Sonata $1,625
33 Toyota Highlander $1,647
34 Subaru Legacy $1,655
35 Toyota Sienna $1,662
36 Toyota 4Runner $1,677
37 Nissan 370Z $1,688
38 Subaru BRZ $1,701
39 Chevrolet Malibu $1,733
40 Kia Cadenza $1,739
41 Ford Fusion $1,751
42 Chevrolet Impala $1,774
43 Kia Soul $1,798
44 Toyota Tacoma $1,811
45 Toyota Sequoia $1,857
46 Chevrolet Camaro $1,881
47 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $1,892
48 Mitsubishi Outlander $1,922
49 Ford Mustang $1,923
50 FIAT 500L $1,933
51 Honda CR-V $1,958
52 Toyota Tundra $1,965
53 Nissan Rogue $1,988
54 Mazda CX-5 $1,990
55 Honda Pilot $2,054
56 Honda Odyssey $2,060
57 Volkswagen Tiguan $2,063
58 Nissan NV200 $2,069
59 Nissan Pathfinder $2,075
60 Nissan Murano $2,079
61 Chrysler 300 $2,095
62 GMC Terrain $2,095
63 Mazda CX-9 $2,098
64 Kia Sportage $2,112
65 Dodge Charger $2,124
66 Subaru Forester $2,128
67 Hyundai Tucson $2,130
68 Toyota Land Cruiser $2,152
69 GMC Acadia $2,158
70 Kia Sorento $2,158
71 Subaru Outback $2,176
72 Hyundai Santa Fe $2,191
73 Buick Encore $2,207
74 Chevrolet Corvette $2,229
75 Kia Sedona $2,242
76 Nissan Armada $2,255
77 Dodge Challenger $2,271
78 Honda Ridgeline $2,301
79 Chevrolet Equinox $2,309
80 Nissan Frontier $2,310
81 Ford Escape $2,318
82 Nissan Titan $2,387
83 Ford Edge $2,398
84 Chevrolet Traverse $2,398
85 GMC Yukon $2,402
86 Buick Enclave $2,403
87 GMC Canyon $2,405
88 Ford Transit Connect $2,429
89 Ford Explorer $2,466
90 GMC Sierra 1500 $2,486
91 GMC Yukon XL $2,502
92 Jeep Compass $2,629
93 Dodge Journey $2,643
94 Chevrolet Tahoe $2,644
95 Chevrolet Suburban $2,645
96 Ford Expedition $2,680
97 Chevrolet Colorado $2,687
98 Nissan GT-R $2,710
99 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $2,733
100 Jeep Cherokee $2,734
101 Dodge Grand Caravan $2,773
102 Dodge Durango $2,805
103 Ford F-150 $2,809
104 Jeep Wrangler $2,811
105 Jeep Grand Cherokee $2,854
106 Chevrolet Express $3,042
107 GMC Sierra 2500HD $3,756
108 GMC Sierra 3500HD $3,791
109 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD $4,164
110 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD $4,194
111 Ford F-250 Super Duty $4,223
112 Ford F-350 Super Duty $4,270
113 Ford F-450 Super Duty $4,525
114 Ram 1500 $4,694
115 Ram Promaster Cargo Van $5,204
116 Ram 2500 $6,971
117 Ram 3500 $7,142