Top 10 cheapest cars to maintain & repair

Updated Mar 04, 2021

The Toyota Corolla tops the list with an average maintenance cost of $340 per year.

According to a recent research carried by, a US automotive website, the Toyota Corolla is the cheapest ride to keep running, while the Porsche Cayman is the costliest to maintain and repair, with an average annual expense of around $340 and $2,400, respectively.

With regards to minivan segment, Honda Odyssey costs just over $400 every year to maintain, while the Kia Sedona holds the most expensive yearly maintenance fee of more than $450.

Toyota Corolla angular front

Toyota Corolla is the cheapest ride to keep running with an average annual expense of around $340

Honda Odyssey parking beside the river

The Honda Odyssey is also one of the most favorite 7-seaters in the Philippines

Maintenance cost is a very important factor to consider when shopping for a car, either a brand-new or used one. Buying a new car, though, still comes with certain peace of mind as the first years (normally 2 to 3 years) of ownership always come with many beneficial warranty policies covering the costs for some repair services.

Unluckily, maintenance costs are usually excluded, which means you will still have to pay for your regular maintenance such as inspections, oil changes and so on. Owning low cost maintenance vehicle will help you save a considerable amount of money in the long run.

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If you are searching for a car, why not take a look at our article to find the list of cheapest vehicles in their respective segments in terms of yearly maintenance and repair cost?

Top 10 cheapest cars to maintain & repair
No. Model Segment Average cost for yearly maintenance 
1 Toyota Corolla Small car  $341
2 Honda Accord Sedan  $350
3 Toyota Avalon Large car  $388
4 Ford Mustang Sports car  $454
5 Honda CR-V Compact/Midsize SUV  $385
6 Nissan Pathfinder Large SUV  $406 
7 Honda Odyssey Minivan   $403
8 Toyota Tacoma Compact/Midsize Pickup Truck  $398
9 Ford F-150 Full-Size Pickup Truck  $482 
10 Nissan Titan XD Heavy Duty Pickup Truck  $463

Note: These numbers are calculated based on the data collected via RepairPal’s repair network in the US

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