10 cheapest cars to own as gas prices go up

10 cheapest cars to own as gas prices go up

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10 cheapest cars to own as gas prices go up

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 14 at 10:01 AM

It’s right around this time, as gas prices go up, that people start thinking about getting a more fuel efficient car. But not everyone looks at the cost of a new car when it comes to insurance and maintenance.

Kiplinger.com has listed its top 10 cheapest cars, bringing all these factors into play. Since some cars have a longer life than others, Kiplinger limits the cost in this list to a five-year span.

Remember that lower price cars usually have fewer amenities, so you may have to pay extra for air conditioning, power windows and automatic transmission. Click here to get more detailed descriptions of these vehicles.

1. Nissan Versa S 4-door

  • Total 5-year cost: $27,135
  • Mileage: 27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway


2. Hyundai Accent GLS 4-door

  • Total 5-year cost: $27,895
  • Mileage: 30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway
     

3. Ford Fiesta S 4-door

  • Total 5-year cost: $ 28,524
  • Mileage: 28 mpg city / 38 mpg highway
     

4. Toyota Yaris L 2-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $29,153
  • Mileage: 30 mpg city / 38 mpg highway
     

5. Kia Soul 4-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $29,190
  • Mileage: 27 mpg city / 35 mpg highway
     

6. Kia Rio LX 4-door

  • Total 5-year cost: $29,345
  • Mileage: 30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway
     

7. Scion IQ 2-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $29,594
  • Mileage: 36 mpg city / 37 mpg highway
     

8. Honda Insight 4-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $29,786
  • Mileage: 41 mpg city / 44 mpg highway
     

9. Mazda2 Sport 4-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $30,173
  • Mileage: 29 mpg city / 35 mpg highway
     

10. Honda Fit 4-door hatchback

  • Total 5-year cost: $30,411
  • Mileage: 27 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

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