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Cars With Lowest Ownership Costs

August 6, 2015

Subaru was named Best Popular Brand and Lexus won Best Value Premium Brand in IntelliChoice's 2015 Best Overall Value of the Year Awards. The annual awards showcases vehicles with the lowest total ownership costs throughout the first five years.

Additionally, winners were named by category. The 2015 Honda Fit won Overall Value Popular Vehicle, while the 2015 Lexus RX 450h won Overall Value Premium Vehicle. Other category winners include the Toyota Prius, BMW Z4 2.8i, Chevrolet City Express, and Ford Mustang GT. Below is the full list of winners.

And if you are considering any of these award-winning vehicles, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices being offered in your area.

Brand Winners

CategoryWinner
Overall Value Popular BrandSubaru
Overall Value Premium BrandLexus
Highest Retained Value Popular BrandSubaru
Highest Retained Value Premium BrandLexus
Lowest Ownership Costs Popular BrandSubaru
Lowest Ownership Costs Premium BrandAcura

Category Winners

CategoryWinner
Overall Value Popular VehicleHonda Fit
Overall Value Premium VehicleLexus RX 450h
Compact Passenger CarHonda Fit
Premium Compact Passenger CarLexus CT 200h
Passenger CarToyota Prius
Premium Passenger CarLexus ES 300h
Luxury Passenger CarBMW 528i
ConvertibleMini Cooper Roadster
Premium ConvertibleBMW Z4 2.8i
Sporty/CoupeToyota Yaris 2-Door Hatchback
Premium Sporty/CoupeBMW 428 Coupe
Performance CarFord Mustang GT
Premium Performance CarAudi S3
Luxury Performance CarPorsche 911
Compact UtilitySubaru XV Crosstrek
Premium Compact UtilityVolvo XC60 T5
Mid-Size UtilityJeep Wrangler Unlimited
Premium Mid-Size UtilityLexus RX 450h
Full-Size UtilityToyota Highlander
Premium Full-Size UtilityChevrolet Tahoe
Luxury UtilityCadillac Escalade
MinivanToyota Sienna
Cargo VanChevrolet City Express
Full-Size Pickup Light DutyChevrolet Silverado Crew Cab

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- Gregg Fidan

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