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Nov 26, 2014

Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Maintain

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With the past few years, we’ve seen amazing production on cars that are both high-quality and low-maintenance. But what are the best ones to purchase if you’re looking to invest a minimal amount of money in the future?

Cars with Inexpensive Maintenance

Here are the top 10 cheapest cars to maintain:

10. Tesla Model S

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1486

The idea that electric cars cost more to maintain has been conclusively proven by the Tesla Model S. The simplified components and efficient dispersion of heat more than make up for their pricier components.

9. 2014 Fiat 500e

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1479

Another electric car, this delivers better value than the Tesla. As with most smaller cars, the size here is a major contributor to the low maintenance costs.

8. 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1478

Bucking the trend of impractical SUVs, the all-electric RAV4 runs clean and cheap. Outside of standard liquid changes (like oil), there aren’t many improvements that need to be made in the first half-decade.

7. 2014 Toyota Prius C

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1454

Moving away from all-electrics, the hybrid Prius is an excellent example of why Toyota never needs bailouts. It’s a strong, safe, and easy-to-maintain hybrid car that doesn’t sacrifice anything to achieve its fuel efficiency.

6. 2012 GMC Canyon

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1416

Most trucks only look tough. One look at their scheduled maintenance is all it takes to know that they give up easy. The GMC Canyon is different. A low-friction engine and grille shutters keep it running great on a song.

5. 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1416

For a luxury truck, the Chevrolet Colorado is cheap to maintain. Although it was gone for a few years, Chevy is rolling out many of the same design features for 2015.

4. 2014 BMW i3

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1407

This is another great fully electric car. The great BMW service plans and fine German engineering keep the maintenance costs on this beauty to a minimum.

3. 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1391

This is the lowest-maintenance truck on the market. It’s as simple as that.

2. 2013 MINI Cooper Clubvan

Estimated scheduled maintenance cost over 5 years: $1284

Mini has a reputation for reliability and low maintenance costs. This van upholds the reputation, but adds on a spacious interior and a high-performance engine.

1. 2013 Honda Fit

Estimated maintenance cost over 5 years: $1275

The key to Honda’s low costs is the ultra low-friction Earth Dreams engine that reduces both gasoline consumption and engine wear-and-tear. Combined with a compact design and a high-quality continuously variable transmission, this is the car to own if you want to avoid maintenance costs.


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