2011 Models with Lowest Ownership Costs
Edmunds.com has announced their 2011 True Cost to Own Awards, recognizing vehicles with the lowest overall cost of ownership.
In developing the list, they didn't just look at vehicles with the lowest costs for any particular month.
Instead, they found those vehicles that have consistently maintained the lowest ownership costs.
The resulting list represents vehicles with the lowest overall ownership cost in their respective segments.
No matter which car segment you're currently shopping, you should consider one of these winners and at least test drive one to see if you like it.
Your pocketbook will thank you.
|Sedan Under $20K||Ford Fiesta|
|Sedan $20K-$30K||Honda Accord|
|Sedan $30K-$40K||Volkswagen CC|
|Sedan over $40K||Cadillac CTS|
|Wagon under $25K||Kia Rio|
|Wagon $25K-$35K||Subaru Outback|
|Wagon Over $35K||Ford Flex|
|Coupe Under $25K||Toyota Yaris|
|Coupe $25K-$35K||Honda Accord|
|Coupe $35K-$45K||Audi A5|
|Coupe Over $45K||Cadillac CTS Coupe|
|Convertible Under $35K||MINI Cooper|
|Convetible $35K-$45K||BMW 1 Series|
|Convertible Over $45K||Infiniti G Convertible|
|Compact Truck||Ford Ranger|
|Large Light Duty Truck||Honda Ridgeline|
|Large Heavy Duty Truck||Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD|
|SUV Under $25K||Jeep Patriot|
|SUV $25K-$35K||Chevrolet Equinox|
|SUV $35K-$45K||Honda Pilot|
|SUV over $45K||Acura MDX|
|Minivan/Van||Ford Transit Connect|
|Hybrid||Honda Civic Hybrid|
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- Gregg Fidan
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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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