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2019 Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs

February 7, 2019

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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