If you don’t factor in the cost of owning a vehicle over time when making your car buying decision, you should. Fortunately, Kelley Blue Book is here to help crunch the numbers. This time, in the compact SUV/Crossover segment.
KBB is awarding the all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i with the segment’s lowest 5-year cost to own. It’s the Crosstrek’s second consecutive win.
The 5-year cost to own awards factor in out-of-pocket expenses over the course of five years, and include things like gas and insurance. KBB then adds in vehicle depreciation to get the total five-year picture. The whole idea is to help driver’s compare models and see which ones cost more to own over time.
Award Winner: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
The 5-passenger SUV is the segment winner with a 5-Year Cost to Own of $34,724 (as of December 31, 2017.)
Kelley Blue Book says it also doesn’t hurt that the Crosstrek retains its value well over time when leads to good resale value.
“We are very proud Crosstrek won the 2018 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in its category,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “This recognition underscores our commitment to providing trusted, top-quality vehicles to our customers, both on the day of purchase and for years to come.”
The all-new Crosstrek, which features a new design and sits on a new versatile off-road capable platform, starts from $21,795.
2nd Place: 2018 Jeep Wrangler
Next up comes the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. KBB tallied its 5-Year Cost to Own at $34,874 (as of December 31, 2017.)
3rd Place: 2018 Kia Sportage
The 2018 Kia Sportage rounds out the top three with a 5-Year Cost to Own of $36,526 (as of December 31, 2017.)
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