Consumer Reports list most, least expensive cars to own

Published On: Mar 11 2013 11:44:20 AM EDT   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 02:34:25 PM EST

When you're buying a car, there's much more to consider than the sticker price.

Hopefully, you never actually pay sticker price, but whatever you spend to buy the vehicle there are other costs to come.

Consumer Reports has taken its annual look at what it costs to own a car. The report tabulates things like insurance, gas, maintenance, sales tax, and depreciation.

In the end, the consumer magazine came up with a list of the most, and least, expensive vehicles to own.

Here's a look at some of the vehicles mentioned in seven categories.


Most Expensive: Kia Rio EX                             

Least Expensive: Toyota Prius C


Most Expensive: Chevrolet Cruze Eco             

Least Expensive: Toyota Corolla LE

Large Sedan:

Most Expensive: Chrysler 300C                        

Least Expensive: Buick LaCrosse

Luxury Sedan:

Most Expensive: BMW 750Li                            

Least Expensive: Lexus ES300h

Small SUV:   

Most Expensive: Volkswagen Tijuan                

Least Expensive: Subaru XV Crosstrek


Most Expensive: Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd    

Least Expensive: Hyundai Sante Fe Sport

Luxury SUV:    

Most Expensive: Cadillac Escalade (base)       

Least Expensive: Acura RDX

To read more about the vehicles, and the rankings in even more categories, visit Consumer Reports:


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