5. Kia Soul (4dr hatch)
5-Year fuel cost: $9,146
5-Year insurance cost: $4,402
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $29,190
The Kia Soul makes boxy cool again. Along with its funky looks, it has 19 cubic feet of cargo space, a USB input and Sirius satellite radio standard (a subscription costs extra after three months of free service). It gets 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway, and it’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick. An automatic transmission is $1,800 extra.
Other costs: Financing 5-year loan at 4.04%, based on a market price of $14,534 and a 15% down payment: $1,243; Depreciation: $9,427; Fees & taxes: $1,141; Opportunity cost of down payment and other out-of-pocket costs: $338; Maintenance: $1,993; Repairs: $1,500