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2020 Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs
February 6, 2020Kelley Blue Book recently released the winners of its 2020 Five-Year Cost to Own Awards, which analyzed the true costs of all 2020 model vehicles, including projected depreciation.
For overall brand winners, Subaru was named best brand and Acura best luxury brand. And category winners include the 2020 Hyundai Venue, Elantra, and Chevrolet Tahoe. Below is a look at all the 2020 category winners as well as last year's winners.
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Lowest 5-Year Ownership Costs
|CATEGORY||Last Year (2019)||This Year (2020)|
|SUBCOMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Mazda CX-3||Hyundai Venue|
|COMPACT CAR||Kia Soul||Hyundai Elantra|
|COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Subaru Crosstrek||Subaru Forester|
|MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER - 2-ROW||Hyundai Santa Fe||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER - 3-ROW||Mitsubishi Outlander||Mitsubishi Outlander|
|MID-SIZE CAR||Honda Accord||Honda Accord|
|FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Nissan Armada||Chevrolet Tahoe|
|FULL-SIZE CAR||Chevrolet Impala||Chevrolet Impala|
|LUXURY SUBCOMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Lexus UX||Lexus UX|
|LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER||Lexus NX||Lexus NX|
|ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR||Acura ILX||Acura ILX|
|LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Lexus RX||Lexus RX|
|LUXURY CAR||Lexus GS||Volvo V90|
|LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER||Infiniti QX80||Infiniti QX80|
|MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Toyota Tacoma||Toyota Tacoma|
|SPORTS CAR||FIAT 124 Spider||FIAT 124 Spider|
|FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK||Toyota Tundra||Chevrolet Silverado 1500|
|HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR||Toyota Prius c||Toyota Corolla Hybrid|
|MINIVAN||Honda Odyssey||Chrysler Voyager|
|ELECTRIC VEHICLE||Nissan LEAF||Nissan LEAF|
|OFF-ROAD SUV/CROSSOVER||Jeep Wrangler||Jeep Wrangler|
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