Drive Your Automotive Destiny
If you’re in the market for an SUV or crossover, the first consideration is often how budget. But the cost of owning a cargoes far beyond the purchase price. Long-term costs take into account both depreciation and out-of-pocket expenses like fuel, insurance, state fees, financing, maintenance, and repairs — things that can add up quickly if not carefully considered. Using Kelley Blue Book data, Cheapism created a list of the least expensive SUVs to own over five years across all categories, including subcompact, compact, mid-size, off-road, full-size, and luxury. Meet the SUVs and crossovers that are easiest on the wallet over the long run.
Note: 5-year cost of ownership estimates may vary based on state fees, insurance rates, and other variables.