WhoCanFixMyCar reveals the ten cheapest small cars to maintain.
Small cars are more affordable and fuel efficient, which makes them ideal for money-conscious drivers. If you're thinking about buying one but want to research maintenance costs before you take the plunge, this guide is for you.
All prices in this guide are averages based on quotes from the WhoCanFixMyCar platform in 2023.
To calculate the top ten, we looked at some of the most popular small cars and compared them based on their price in four maintenance categories:
We added the prices from these categories to create a total repair cost for each model, which you can see in the table below.
Top ten cheapest small cars to maintain
|Annual Maintenance Cost
The least expensive model
The cheapest small car to maintain is the Toyota Aygo, a quirky city car that's easy to drive and cheap to run. Let's take a closer look at its maintenance costs.
The Aygo is easily the cheapest for a full service, costing around £2 less than the next cheapest model, the Kia Picanto. However, it's a different story in the interim service category, where the Aygo is beaten on price by the stylish Renault Clio.
The most expensive model
The final model in our top ten is the Volkswagen Up, which is arguably one of the best city cars.
Although the Up is the most expensive model in the top ten, it's cheaper than some rivals for servicing, and it also costs less for an aircon regas than the Peugeot 208, Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio, Kia Picanto and SEAT Ibiza.
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