When it comes to choosing a vehicle, many of us may make a decision based on gas mileage or styling. But if we’re looking down the road, one of the main questions we need to consider is, “How much is this car going to cost to repair?”
Thinking of buying a vehicle? Here are the ones that cost the least to fix
Since all cars need maintenance and some degree of wear-and-tear repair, the budget-conscious car shopper needs to know is which cars cost the least amount of money to fix.
Conventional wisdom may tell us that a domestic vehicle — Ford, Chrysler or GM — would probably be the cheapest to repair, since their parts and assembly plants are not far away. But that’s not the case!
An analysis by CarMD and published by the Detroit Free Press shows that contrary to popular belief, cars made by Asian automakers are the generally the cheapest to repair.
Here are the cheapest cars to repair
Here are the best cars to buy based on the average cost of repair:
|Rank||Year||Make & Model||Average Repair Cost|
|1||2017||Hyundai Tucson compact SUV||$67|
|2||2017||Hyundai Accent subcompact||$69|
|3||2016||Kia Rio subcompact||$70|
|4||2014||Toyota Prius C compact||$83|
|5||2017||Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact||$84|
|6||2016||Kia Soul compact||$88|
|7||2016||Kia Forte compact||$90|
|8||2017||Hyundai Tucson compact SUV||$91|
|9||2017||Hyundai Santa Fe Sport compact SUV||$92|
|10||2017||Toyota 4Runner SUV||$107|
When it comes to brands, here are the ones with the lowest average repair costs overall.
Lowest average repair cost:
1: Mazda ($286)
2: Kia ($320)
3: Dodge ($326)
4: Hyundai ($328)
5: Chrysler ($329)
6: Jeep ($339)
7: Chevrolet ($341)
8: Volkswagen ($358)
9: Hyundai ($427)
10: Toyota ($462)
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