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22 Cheapest-to-Own Vehicles You Need to Check Out

last updated February 18, 2015 by

Now is the perfect time to buy a new car. With the holidays over and tax season among us, many people have a little extra cash to put toward a down payment on your next new car. Forbes created a great list of the 22 cheapest-to-own cars, trucks and crossovers. This list is a great reference when trying to choose your next car. Continue reading for Forbes list of cheapest cars to own.

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Subcompact Car: Chevrolet Spark

Awarded the 2015 Five-Year Cost to Own Award from Kelly Blue Book for being the cheapest model to own in the subcompact class. It is also offers the lowest five-year expenses among all models, costing $26,905.

Compact Car: Toyota Corolla

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $30,416

Sporty Compact Car: Honda Civic Si

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $35,716

Mid-Size Car: Mazda Mazda6

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $35,321

Full-Size Car: Chevrolet Impala

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $45,399

Entry-Level Luxury Car: Buick Verano

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $40,394

Luxury Car: Audi A5

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $57,527

High-End Luxury Car: Lexus LS

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $84,447

Sports Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $40,178

High-Performance Car: For Mustang GT

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $49,545

Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car: Toyota Prius c

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $34,780

Plug-In Vehicle: Chevrolet Spark EV

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $28,964

Compact SUV/Crossover: Jeep Patriot

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $35,272

Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $37,834

Full-Size SUV/Crossover: Ford Explorer

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $48,840

Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover: Buick Encore

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $40,266

Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover: Lincoln MKX

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $50,806

Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover: Buick Enclave

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $59,700

Hybrid SUV/Crossover: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $51,337

Mid-Size Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $35,891

Full-Size Pickup Truck: GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $42,881

Minivan/Van: Mazda5

Estimated five-year ownership costs: $38,623