For many car owners, the cost of motoring is a huge factor when looking at buying a new model. Finding the cheapest car to run can be a complex process, however, with things like servicing, tax, depreciation and insurance all needing to be factored in. If you're looking for the cheapest cars to run then read on - we've done all th maths for you.
The costs over the entire ownership of a car can all add up, and even models with very high mpg figures can turn out to be expensive to run thanks to other factors. Thankfully CAP data can make light work of the complex sums and we've put together a list of the cheapest cars to run in the UK.
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. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i 3dr
2. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
3. Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Touch 3dr
4. Dacia Sandero 1.2 Access 5dr
5. Kia Picanto 1.1 1 5dr
6. Hyundai i10 1.0 S 5dr
7. Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 ecoFLEX Sting 3dr
8. Skoda Citigo 1.0 S 3dr
9. Volkswagen up! 1.0 Take Up 3dr
10. SEAT Mii 1.0 S 3dr
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.
Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i 3dr - £7,660.59
Dacia Sandero 1.2 Access 5dr - £8,224.81
Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI S 5dr - £13,837.94
Skoda Roomster 1.2 TSI Special Edition - £9,791.56
Dacia Duster 1.6 Access 5dr - £11,083.89
Audi A5 2.0 TDI Ultra 5dr - £19,256.24