Australia’s cheapest small cars for 2020, revealed
RACV's Driving Your Dollars survey reveals what it costs to own and run a small car.
Light passenger cars might be falling out of favour with buyers, but according to RACV’s Driving Your Dollars survey, the diminutive urban runabouts are the most affordable vehicles to own and run in Australia.
The Driving Your Dollars survey compares how much it costs to own and run 79 of the most popular vehicles on the Australian market, taking into account purchase price and loan repayments, fuel, tyres, servicing and on-road costs, including insurance, registration and auto club membership, averaged over a five-year period.
The 2020 survey found that while light car sales are declining as buyers favour small SUVs or entry-level small passenger cars, they cost on average at least $150 per month less to own and run.
Hyundai’s i30 Go hatch is the cheapest small car to own and run in 2020.
Hyundais top the small SUV category, with the Venue Go (above) the cheapest, followed by the Kona Go.