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2020 Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs

Kelley 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.

If you're considering purchasing any of these vehicles, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and CarsDirect for the lowest prices available in your area.

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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