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Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs


Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs.

Over the first 75,000 miles, the BMW 328i is the most expensive model, with estimated maintenance costs of $11,800.

The cost estimates are based on a combination of data from cars that Your Mechanic has serviced, plus the manufacturers' schedules that call for various maintenance jobs.

The study also looked at average maintenance costs at various stages in a vehicle's life. The average for the first 25,000 miles is $1,400. During the 75,000 to 100,000 mile marks, that cost jumps to $2,900.

Hyundai and Kia have the lowest maintenance costs for the first 75,000 miles followed by Toyota, Honda, and Subaru.

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