Lease Expensive Cars to Own for 2011
This year's list of winners were determined by applying algorithms that estimate the five-year ownership cost of each 2011 vehicle currently on the market.
Ownership costs include things such as depreciation, fuel, repair, maintenance, and insurance costs.
Sedan Under $20,000: Ford Fiesta
Sedan $20K-$30K: Honda Accord
Sedan $30K-$40K: Volkswagen CC
Sedan Over $40K: Cadillac CTS
Wagon Under $25,000: Kia Rio
Wagon $25K-$35K: Subaru Outback
Wagon Over $35,000: Ford Flex
Coupe Under $25,000: Toyota Yaris
Coupe $25K-$35K: Honda Accord
Coupe $35K-$45K: Audi A5
Coupe Over $45,000: Cadillac CTS Coupe
Convertible Under $35,000: MINI Cooper
Convertible $35K-$45K: BMW 1 Series
Convertible Over $45,000: Infiniti G Convertible
Compact Truck: Ford Ranger
Large Light Duty Truck: Honda Ridgeline
Large Heavy Duty Truck: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
SUV Under $25,000: Jeep Patriot
SUV $25K-$35K: Chevrolet Equinox
SUV $35K-$45K: Honda Pilot
SUV Over $45,000: Acura MDX
Minivan/Van: Ford Transit Connect
Hybrid: Honda Civic
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid