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Ram Tops List of Most Expensive Vehicles to Maintain, But Toyota Cheaper than Tesla?

Worst models can cost five times the best

  • Ram’s trucks cost the most to maintain, beating even Porsche

  • Toyota clips Tesla in the medium term for maintenance

Looking at long-term ownership expenses? The most expensive vehicles to maintain could set you back enough to buy another car over 10 years, while the least expensive aren’t that much more than a month of rent in a big city. CarEdge analyzed millions of data points to map out the brands and models that do best and worse when it comes to maintenance.

The cheapest brand to maintain over five years was Toyota. With a five-year estimated cost of $1,605, the brand beat out even Tesla at $1,921. Over the longer 10-year period, the cost estimates flipped. Tesla as a brand is expected to cost $5,867 versus $5,996.

The lowest-cost model to maintain over 10 years was the Model 3 at $3,587, with the Toyota Prius at $4,008 in second place. Toyota models took seven of the top 10 places for mainstream brands, while all four of Tesla’s models were in the top 10 on the luxury side. Five of the remaining top 10 luxury vehicle spots went to Lexus vehicles.

Below Toyota on the mainstream side are Mitsubishi, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan, according to CarEdge. In luxury models, it is Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, and Lincoln below Tesla.

At the other end of the spectrum, the highest-cost brand to maintain was Porsche. The 10-year cost estimate was $22,075, with the worst model the Porsche Cayenne. BMW at $19,312, Land Rover at $18,569, and Jaguar at $17,636 were not far behind.

The highest-cost mainstream brand was Ram at $16,802, with all of the company’s HD trucks topping an estimated $25,000 in cost over 10 years. Following Ram at the bottom of the mainstream list were Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, and Ford.

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