Is your next car cheap to run? For many buyers in the UK, the running costs of their next car is of paramount importance - getting around as cheaply as possible means you can get more out of your wages each month.
It's not just fuel economy that makes a car cheap to run - the costs over the entire ownership can all add up, and even models with very high mpg figures can turn out to be expensive to run thanks to other factors. Things like purchase price, depreciation, tax, maintenance and repairs all need to be considered.
Thanks to figures from CAP, we can bring you the cheapest cars to run in the UK, with all the different factors taken into account. Their definitive data tracks every new car in the UK over a typical 3-year, 36,000-mile ownership period. The result is this list of the top 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK.
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1. Dacia Sandeo 1.5 dCi Ambiance
2. Skoda Citigo 1.0 S
3. Kia Picanto 1.0 1
4. Hyundai i10 1.0 S
5. Volkswagen up! 1.0 Take Up
6. Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ
7. SEAT Mii 1.0 S
8. Dacia Logan MCV 1.5 dCi Ambiance
9. Skoda Fabia Estate 1.6 TDI (CR Special Edition 5dr)
10. Mitsubishi Mirage 1.0
If you're not looking for a city car or supermini, you might want to find out the cheapest cars to run in other classes of car - read on below to see some of the cars with the lowest running costs in some other market sectors. Each model is listed with its total cost of ownership over a 3-year, 36,000-mile period.
Skoda Citigo 1.0 MPI S 3dr - £8,733.80
Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi Ambiance 5dr - £8,687.57
Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI CR S 5dr - £14,036.57
Skoda Roomster 1.2 TSI Limited Edition - £10,509.47
Peugeot 2008 1.4 HDi Access+ 5dr - £11,449.11