2019 Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs
Kelley Blue Book recently released the winners of its 2018 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards, which analyzed the true costs of all 2019 model vehicles, including projected depreciation.
For overall brand winners, Subaru was named best brand and Lexus best luxury brand. And category winners include the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Infiniti QX50, and Kia Soul. Below is a look at all the 2019 category winners as well as last year's winners.
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Lowest 5-Year Ownership Costs
|CATEGORY||Last Year (2018)||This Year (2019)|
|SUBCOMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Honda HR-V||Mazda CX-3|
|COMPACT CAR||Toyota Corolla iM||Kia Soul|
|COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Subaru Crosstrek||Subaru Crosstrek|
|MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER - 2-ROW||Jeep Wrangler Unlimited||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER - 3-ROW||Jeep Wrangler Unlimited||Mitsubishi Outlander|
|MID-SIZE CAR||Hyundai Sonata||Honda Accord|
|FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Chevrolet Tahoe||Nissan Armada|
|FULL-SIZE CAR||Chevrolet Impala||Chevrolet Impala|
|LUXURY SUBCOMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Lexus UX|
|LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Buick Encore||Lexus NX|
|ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR||Acura ILX||Acura ILX|
|LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Infiniti QX60||Lexus RX|
|LUXURY CAR||Lexus GS||Lexus GS|
|LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Infiniti QX80||Infiniti QX80|
|MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Toyota Tacoma||Toyota Tacoma|
|SPORTS CAR||Chevrolet Camaro||FIAT 124 Spider|
|FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Ford F-150||Toyota Tundra|
|HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR||Toyota Prius c||Toyota Prius c|
|MINIVAN||Honda Odyssey||Honda Odyssey|
|ELECTRIC VEHICLE||Nissan LEAF||Nissan LEAF|
|OFF-ROAD SUV/CROSSOVER||Jeep Wrangler|
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