Family cars with lowest running costs revealed in new RACQ survey

| 23.07,19. 01:50 AM |



Family cars with lowest running costs revealed in new RACQ survey



Australia's cheapest-to-run family cars revealedImage: Getty and AAP

Australia's most affordable cars have been revealed by a new survey that weighs running costs like fuel and servicing rather than just the sticker price.


The survey of more than 140 vehicles by Queensland motoring group RACQ has crowned the Mitsibushi Mirage the cheapest car to run at about $6000 a year.


Toyota's RAV4 has been judged the most affordable choice for busy families at about $193 a week, or $10,068 a year.


For the environmentally conscious, the Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle clocked in at $9,940 a year - placing it in the middle of the pack for family sedans.


"There’s a lot of people asking about when they can get an affordable EV and I think this car shows it is affordable," RACQ's Steve Spaulding said.


Most expensive


For those with deeper pockets, the BMW X5 has been revealed as the most expensive to run at more than $23,000.


Tesla's electric Model X is even more expensive with running costs of more than $25,500 a year.


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