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In today’s message, we look at vehicles that offer great value. We consulted industry experts who each calculate in slightly different ways. The variables include sticker price (new), cost to insure, repair costs, depreciation rate, and MPG. Here are recent ratings from Car and Driver, Kelley Blue Book, and Edmunds.

Least Expensive Vehicle to Own (Edmunds 2018)

Toyota Echo 5-year CTO $23,551

Least Expensive Cars to Own (Kelley Blue Book 2018)

Chevrolet Spark
Toyota Corolla iM
Honda Civic Si
Hyundai Sonata

Best Overall Brand (Kelley Blue Book 2018)


Hyundai vehicles are long past the days where a low sticker price was their best attribute. In reality, the automaker has been leading where others are still catching up, such as its early adoption of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, innovative safety systems and premium design. Then there’s Hyundai’s warranty, which continues to be the best in the business.

Least Expensive Cost of Ownership (Edmunds 2018)

Toyota Echo
Honda Civic
Scion xB

Lowest Cost to Own (Car and Driver 2017)

1. Nissan Versa S
2. Mitsubishi Mirage ES
3. Chevrolet Spark
4. Ford Fiesta S Sedan
5. Kia Rio Sedan
6. Nissan Versa Note
7. Smart Fortwo
8. Hyundai Accent SE
9. Fiat 500 Pop
10. Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Thanks for visiting the Richins Car ProfessionalService blog. With high-quality automotive service at affordable prices—we offer the best value in car care.

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