Best cars & vans

Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access - Cheapest cars to run

Cheapest cars to run: Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access - Total cost of ownership £6,189

Dacia Sandero - front

Cost per mile: 20.63pMonthly running costs: £171.92Total cost of ownership (3 years, 30,000 miles): £6,189

Another top spot for Dacia, with the Sandero taking the number two spot in the 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK. Although it is a smaller vehicle than the Duster, the Sandero is still a fully-fledged supermini. The petrol model replaced the diesel on this list when the flat £140 VED charge was introduced and it has featured here ever since.

Access models are as basic as they come, so if you can spend a few more pounds, we'd recommend going for Ambiance trim or above - they'll be better equipped, without costing much more to run.    

Top 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK

  1. 1. Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Air 5dr
  2. 2. Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access
  3. 3. Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access
  4. 4. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2
  5. 5. Mazda 2 1.5 75 SE+ 5dr 
  6. 6. Kia Picanto 1.0 65 1 3dr
  7. 7. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 3dr
  8. 8. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
  9. 9. VW Polo 1.0 75 SE 5dr
  10. 10. VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr

Recommended

New Dacia Sandero keeps cheapest car crown with starting price of under £8k
Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero keeps cheapest car crown with starting price of under £8k

The fourth-generation Dacia Sandero has retained its place as the UK’s cheapest new car, with a starting price of just £7,995
2 Dec 2020
Dacia Sandero review
Dacia Sandero facelift - front action
Dacia Sandero

Dacia Sandero review

The Dacia Sandero is the UK's value king, offering up more space and practicality than anything else in its price range
28 Oct 2020

Most Popular

Best mini jump starter packs 2020
Best jumper starter packs header
Product group tests

Best mini jump starter packs 2020

Don’t get caught out with a dodgy battery as we test eight of the best jump starter packs
18 Nov 2020
Hot Jaguar F-Pace SVR updated for 2020
Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Hot Jaguar F-Pace SVR updated for 2020

The range-topping Jaguar F-Pace SVR gets a host of upgrades, including chassis tweaks and a torque boost
2 Dec 2020
“A Tesla merger? How about one with Volkswagen?”
Tesla

“A Tesla merger? How about one with Volkswagen?”

With Elon Musk saying if a merger with another firm were on the cards he “would have this conversation”, and Volkswagen streamlining its operations, c…
2 Dec 2020