On the road

Vehicle running costs 2020

Interested in how much different cars cost you to keep and operate?

Before you buy a new car, it's a good idea to take a look at how much it's going to cost you to keep it on the road. You'll want to know how much effect it will have on your budget. The good news is, all of the hard work has been done for you and can be found in the below car running costs comparison tables.

The tables are a guide to the average cost of owning and operating private use cars. It provides costs for 79 vehicles this year, with models generally chosen from the top selling cars in each class, including electric vehicles.

In the tables you'll find:

  • Average monthly and annual costs across vehicle categories.

  • Estimated new-5 year ownership costs.

  • Total running costs of each vehicle for five years.

  • Comparisons for various sized vehicles available in Australia.

All costs used in the calculations were current at time of compilation and were put together in collaboration with other state motoring clubs.

While these are a great guide, we recommend you still carry out your own investigations to satisfy your own requirements.