Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Subcompacts dominate "10 Cheapest Cars to Own" list

Most of us know that subcompacts and small cars are typically less expensive to own than larger vehicles. Many times they use less gas, and even have fewer repairs.

Today on Yahoo Finance, there's an article on The 10 Cheapest Cars to Own, according to part of an article called "Financially Fit" on Bankrate.com.

The list is made up of six subcompacts, and four compacts (in this order). To see total cost of ownership and cost per mile of each vehicle, check out the link to the article.

10. Hyundai Accent GS
9. Nissan Versa Base
8. Chevrolet Aveo5 LS
7. Suzuki SX4 Sedan
6. Pontiac G3
5. Mazda 3 iSport
4. Honda Fit
3. Pontiac Vibe
2. Toyota Yaris
1. Nissan Sentra

10 Cheapest Cars to Own (Yahoo Finance)


sleeksilver said...

The Sentra is #1?

Oh boy, that is by FAR my least favorite vehicle in the segment.

Andy Lilienthal said...

I was surprised to see the Sentra on the list, too. (Waiting for Craig's response ...)

nlpnt said...

I'm surprised to see the Pontiacs on that list instead of their badge-engineered counterparts. Sure there are deals to be had (if cash for clunkers hasn't cleaned the dealers out of 'em already....) but depreciation is going to be harsh, especially on the Vibe vs. the Matrix.

Andy Lilienthal said...

I agree. I kind of thought it was odd that they were there, too. However, I suppose that, technically, they are part of the 10-cheapest bunch.