Motor1 news site compiled a list of the top 10 car models with the most affordable maintenance and repair costs. The rankings were determined by estimating the annual maintenance expenses over a span of 10 years, as well as considering the likelihood of each car requiring a major overhaul.
10. Toyota Supra
Yearly maintenance expenses:
- First year: 220 USD (5.2 million VND)
- 10th year: 872 USD (2.0 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 12.6%.
The most recent iteration of the Toyota Supra showcases a unique and eye-catching design, while also boasting unusually affordable maintenance expenses for a high-powered vehicle.
9. Mitsubishi Mirage
- First year: 163 USD (3.8 million VND)
- 10th year: 933 USD (2.2 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 15.1%.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is equipped with a 3-cylinder engine, which may not be overly powerful but is suitable for urban environments. Its standout features include a budget-friendly price point and excellent fuel efficiency. However, it is worth noting that this particular car model is no longer available for sale in Vietnam.
8. Tesla Model Y
- First year: 217 USD (5.1 million VND)
- 10th year: 813 USD (19.2 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 11.7%.
The Tesla Model Y is essentially a crossover iteration of the popular Model 3. It combines the desirable qualities of excellent performance, versatile mobility, a remarkable range of 530 km on a single charge, and ample space.
7. Tesla Model S
- First year: 267 USD (6.3 million VND)
- 10th year: 708 USD (16.7 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 8.6%.
The Tesla Model S is an elegant car that offers a range of approximately 643 km and is compatible with charging stations across the United States.
6. Toyota Avalon
- First year: 180 USD (4.2 million VND)
- 10th year: 787 USD (18.6 million VND)
- Total cost for 10 years: 4,407 USD (equivalent to 104 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 11.9%.
Despite the discontinuation of production, the Toyota Avalon continues to maintain its legendary status within the Toyota family. Equipped with a V6 engine and boasting a spacious and comfortable interior, this sedan is still sought after. Currently, the Avalon is available for purchase in Vietnam through private imports.
5. Toyota Camry
- First year: 160 USD (3.7 million VND)
- 10th year: 766 USD (18.1 million VND)
- Low operating costs and long operating times are its specialties
The standout features of this model are its affordable price and long-lasting performance. It comes with a powerful V6 engine, adding to its appeal. This sedan line is well-known and widely recognized by customers in Vietnam.
4. Toyota Prius Prime
- First year: 164 USD (3.8 million VND)
- 10th year: 736 USD (17.4 million VND)
- Likelihood of needing overhaul: 11.2%.
The Toyota Prius Prime can travel up to 40 km on battery power alone, after which it will switch to hybrid mode. In hybrid mode, the estimated fuel consumption is 4.3 liters per 100 km of mixed driving.
3. Toyota Corolla
- First year: 148 USD (3.49 million VND)
- 10th year: 755 USD (17.8 million VND)
The Toyota Corolla goes by a different name in Vietnam, where it is referred to as the Corolla Altis. Additionally, the Corolla Altis sports a slightly modified design compared to the original model.
2. Toyota Prius
- First year cost: 155 USD (3.6 million VND)
- 10th year: 727 USD (17.1 million VND)
The Toyota Prius hybrid is considered one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today, consuming an estimated 4.06 liters of fuel per 100 km on urban roads and 4.4 liters per 100 km on the highway. Additionally, it offers affordable maintenance and repair costs.
1. Tesla Model 3
- First year: 169 USD (3.7 million VND)
- Year 10: 610 USD (14.4 million VND).
The Tesla Model 3 presently boasts the most economical anticipated maintenance and repair expenses among all automobiles available in today’s market.