best and worst vehicles based on maintenance costs

2017 2 27 Bestandworst Maintenancecosts

A lot of people tend to focus on sticker price when purchasing a vehicle but don't always consider how much it will cost to take care of that vehicle over time. YourMechanic wrote a magnificent article on the most and least expensive car brands and models to maintain over the vehicles' first ten years. They even found the most common vehicle problems associated with particular brands.

We'll give you the highlights of the those with the best and worst maintenance costs, but we highly recommend you check out YourMechanic's article for a more in-depth look. Let's dive in!  

Most Expensive Brands to Maintain (Average cost for first 10 years)

  1. BMW ($17,800)
  2. Mercedes-Benz ($12,900)
  3. Cadillac ($12,500)
  4. Volvo ($12,500)
  5. Audi ($12,400)


Least Expensive Brands to Maintain
(Average cost for first 10 years)

  1. Toyota ($5,500)
  2. Scion ($6,400)
  3. Lexus ($7,000)
  4. Honda ($7,200)
  5. Mitsubishi ($7,400)


Most Expensive Models to Maintain
(Average cost for first 10 years)

  1. Chrysler Sebring ($17,100)
  2. BMW 328i ($15,600)
  3. Nissan Murano ($14,700)
  4. Mercedes-Benz E350 ($14,700)
  5. Chevrolet Cobalt ($14,500)


Least Expensive Models to Maintain
(Average cost for first 10 years)

  1. Toyota Prius ($4,300)
  2. Kia Soul ($4,700)
  3. Toyota Camry ($5,200)
  4. Honda Fit ($5,500)
  5. Toyota Tacoma ($5,800)


Now that you're intrigued, check out YourMechanic's article for more stats. 

Posted February 27, 2017 in street smarts.

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