Easiest Luxury Car Brands to Maintain
If you're about to drop a huge chunk of cash on a used luxury vehicle, let's at least make sure you're not gonna go broke running it. This is the list of the best luxury cars to buy that will not give you too many headaches to run - including overall maintenance costs and insurance costs.
Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota, is often cited as one of the most reliable and least expensive luxury brands to maintain. This is largely due to Toyota's reputation for reliability and the shared components between the two brands.
Lexus owners enjoy relatively low yearly maintenance costs, typically ranging from $700 to $1,000, with insurance costs averaging around $1,800 to $2,200 annually, reflecting the brand's reliability and cost-effective luxury.
The Lexus we'd get - Lexus GS-F (or if you are a more sane person, its non "F" variant")
As the luxury arm of Honda, Acura benefits from Honda's reputation for reliability and relatively low maintenance costs. Acura vehicles often share parts with their Honda counterparts, which helps keep maintenance costs down.
Acura vehicles tend to have annual maintenance costs between $500 and $700, with average insurance expenses hovering around $1,500 to $2,000, benefiting from Honda's efficient parts and service network.
If we were to buy - we'd go for the TLX
Infiniti, Nissan's luxury brand, tends to have lower maintenance costs compared to other luxury brands. Like Acura, Infiniti benefits from the reliability and parts availability associated with its parent company, Nissan.
Infiniti's association with Nissan ensures average yearly maintenance costs remain affordable, around $550 to $750, while insurance rates average between $1,600 and $2,100, a testament to its cost-effective luxury status.
If we were to buy, we'd go for the Q50, just because it's so dirt cheap and looks great.
Known for their safety and durability, Volvos are typically more affordable to maintain than some of the German luxury counterparts. However, specific models and parts can still be expensive.
Maintaining a Volvo averages about $750 to $1,000 annually, with insurance costs typically ranging from $1,700 to $2,300, balancing its reputation for safety with moderate maintenance expenses.
If we were to pick our Volvo, we'd go for the CX90, the interior is incredible.
As a luxury division of Ford, Lincoln vehicles often share parts and platforms with Ford, which can help reduce maintenance costs. Their reliability scores have been improving, making them a more cost-effective option in the luxury segment.
Lincoln vehicles often see yearly maintenance costs of about $600 to $900, with insurance averages of $1,600 to $2,200, reflecting improving reliability and affordability.
If we were to buy one, we'd go straight for the top and get ourselves an older Navigator.
General Motors' luxury brand, Cadillac, can be relatively less expensive to maintain than European luxury brands. However, certain models or specific repairs can still be costly.
Cadillac drivers can expect maintenance costs to average between $700 and $1,200 annually, with insurance rates around $1,800 to $2,400, offering a more accessible entry into American luxury.
If we were to get a Caddy, we'd go for a CTS model just because they are so dirt cheap and look great. If we were crazy, we'd get a CTS-V.
While Buick is considered a premium brand rather than a traditional luxury brand, it offers a higher-end experience with lower maintenance costs compared to many luxury brands, thanks to its association with General Motors.
As a premium brand, Buick offers lower maintenance costs of around $500 to $700 yearly, and insurance costs averaging $1,400 to $1,800, highlighting its value proposition
As an electric luxury brand, Tesla's maintenance costs can be lower than those of traditional internal combustion engine luxury cars. The reduced number of moving parts in electric vehicles generally leads to lower maintenance needs.
Tesla's electric vehicles stand out with lower maintenance needs, costing about $300 to $500 annually, and insurance rates can be higher, averaging $2,000 to $3,000, reflecting the brand's innovative technology and performance.
With Tesla, it's really about finding a low millage model. Like a Tesla 3 would be our bet, if we were to buy.
Notably reliable for a high-performance luxury car brand. While maintenance and parts can be expensive, Porsche vehicles are often more reliable over the long term compared to many other European luxury cars, which can lead to lower overall maintenance costs.
Owning a Porsche comes with higher maintenance costs, averaging $1,200 to $2,500 annually, but insurance costs of about $2,000 to $3,000 reflect its reliability and performance pedigree in the luxury segment - and you get to have a set of keys to a Porsche.
If we were to buy a Porsche, it would be the Cayenne. It's an incredible value for money proposition, while most parts are VW meaning easy maintenance.