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The Cheapest Used Cars to Maintain

By: StaffPublished January 20, 2022

Kelley Blue Book and other auto press analysts rate vehicles each year regarding reliability, service cost, price, and fuel efficiency. To help you, the following list features eight of the cheapest used cars to maintain across a variety of classes (in no particular order), according to EPA fuel economy ratings and five-year cost of ownership. Use this list of the cheapest used cars to maintain as a comparison guide when you’re researching other cars or browsing the lots.

 

1. Nissan Versa

Starting price: $11,990 

MPG: 31 city, 40 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $27,765 

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2. Chevrolet Spark

Starting price: $13,000 

MPG: 31 city, 39 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $28,497

 

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3. Toyota Corolla

Starting price: $17,300

MPG: 30 city, 42 highway

Five-year cost-to-own: $30,330

 

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4. Honda Civic

Starting price: $18,640 

MPG: 31 city, 42 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $31,184

 

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5. Toyota Camry

Starting price: $23,070

MPG: 25 city, 35 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $35,681

 

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6. Honda Accord

Starting price: $22,205 

MPG: 27 city, 37 highway

Five-year cost-to-own: $35,863

 

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7. Chevrolet Impala

Starting price: $27,095

MPG: 22 city, 31 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $45,488

 

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8. Dodge Charger

Starting price: $27,995 

MPG: 19 city, 31 highway 

Five-year cost-to-own: $48,317 

 

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Do your homework before you buy your next car. Look up the gas mileage, national five-year repair averages and even the interest details for any particular model. It may take a little extra time, but you’ll avoid a lot of surprises down the road and be rewarded with one of the least expensive cars to maintain.

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