2018 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 2018 model vehicles, including projected depreciation.
For overall brand winners, Hyundai was named best brand and Acura best luxury brand (for the second year in a row). And category winners include the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, Infiniti QX50, and Honda HR-V. . Below is a look at all the 2018 category winners.
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Lowest 5-Year Ownership Costs
|SUBCOMPACT CAR||Chevrolet Spark|
|SUBCOMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Honda HR-V|
|COMPACT CAR||Toyota Corolla iM|
|COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Subaru Crosstrek|
|SPORTY COMPACT CAR||Honda Civic Si|
|MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Jeep Wrangler Unlimited|
|MID-SIZE CAR||Hyundai Sonata|
|FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|FULL-SIZE CAR||Chevrolet Impala|
|LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Buick Encore|
|ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR||Acura ILX|
|LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Infiniti QX60|
|LUXURY CAR||Lexus GS|
|LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Infiniti QX80|
|HIGH-END LUXURY CAR||Porsche Panamera|
|MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Toyota Tacoma|
|SPORTS CAR||Chevrolet Camaro|
|FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Ford F-150|
|HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR||Toyota Prius c|
|ELECTRIC VEHICLE||Nissan LEAF|
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