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2014 Buick Enclave: Cheapest Cars To Own

March 26, 2014

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Buying a car is not a one-time payment. Too often, people don’t think about how much it costs to own a car over its lifetime. Between gas, depreciation, maintenance and other expenses, you’ll continue to sink money into your vehicle for a long time after you pay for it at the dealership. Say hello to the Buick Enclave!

The reality is that you should absolutely factor these costs into you purchasing decision. After all, one car may seem affordable solely based on its sticker price. But taking these long-term costs into account could quickly make it a much more expensive piece of machine that you thought.

Consumer Reports recently released the results of a study that showed the cars that cost the least to own over time, factoring in depreciation, fuel costs, loan interest, insurance premiums, sales tax, and maintenance and repairs. Click through to see the cars that are the cheapest to own in their respective segments, according to testing, and find out which cars can save you money over the long term.

The Buick Enclave has the lowest cost of ownership out of all midsize and large luxury SUVs. Fuel efficiency is generally pretty bad in this category, but the seven-passenger Enclave gets a decent 24 mpg on the highway, which helps to keep costs down. This SUV is comfortable, roomy and comes with a very nice interior.

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