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RepairPal Provides A Glance At What Car Models Are The Most Expensive And Affordable To Fix

In a recent study by RepairPal Institute, researchers took a look at repair costs for some of the most popular car models, creating the RepairPal Institute Auto Service Cost Index.

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In a recent study by RepairPal Institute, researchers took a look at repair costs for some of the most popular car models, creating the RepairPal Institute Auto Service Cost Index.

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Drawing upon RepairPal’s proprietary database of auto repair pricing across the U.S., the “RepairPal Institute Auto Service Cost Index” measures the average cost of four common auto repairs (water pump, alternator, brake pad replacement and oil change service) on 40 popular 2010 car models (categorized as Compact, Mid-Size, Luxury or SUV) within a representative sample of zip codes across the U.S.:

Top 20 Most Expensive Car Models To Repair

1. Lincoln MKZ – [Luxury] ($2,649)
2. Audi A4 – [Luxury] ($2,259)
3. Lexus IS250 – [Luxury] ($2,234)
4. Volkswagen Jetta – [Compact]  ($2,114)
5. Volkswagen Passat – [Mid-Size] ($2,087)
6. BMW 328i – [Luxury] ($1,965)
7. Mercedes-Benz C300 – [Luxury] ($1,960)
8. Mitsubishi Lancer – [Compact] ($1,931)
9. Infiniti G37 – [Luxury] ($1,725)
10. Chevrolet Malibu – [Mid-Size] ($1,633)
11. Chevrolet Equinox – [SUV] ($1,604)
12. GMC Acadia – [SUV] ($1,603)
13. Volvo S80 – [Luxury] ($1,600)
14. Chrysler 300 – [Luxury] ($1,578)
15. Acura TL – [Luxury] ($1,537)
16. Nissan Murano – [SUV] ($1,503)
17. Honda Pilot – [SUV] ($1,480)
18. Toyota Forerunner – [SUV] ($1,480)
19. Kia Sportage – [SUV] ($1,469)
20. Kia Optima – [Mid-Size] ($1,454)

Top 20 Most Affordable Car Models To Repair

1. Nissan Sentra – [Compact] ($931)
2. Nissan Altima – [Mid-Size] ($986)
3. Mazda CX-7 – [SUV] ($988)
4. Mazda6 – [Mid-Size] ($1,026)
5. Ford Explorer – [SUV] ($1,052)
6. Honda Accord – [Mid-Size] ($1,060)
7. Ford Focus – [Compact] ($1,064)
8. Mazda3 – [Compact] ($1,068)
9. Hyundai Elantra – [Compact] ($1,088)
10. Ford Fusion – [Mid-Size] ($1,093)
11. Honda Civic – [Compact] ($1,120)
12. Hyundai Santa Fe – [SUV] ($1,179)
13. Hyundai Sonata – [Mid-Size] ($1,188)
14. Kia Forte – [Compact] ($1,190)
15. Subaru Impreza – [Compact] ($1,191)
16. Subaru Legacy – [Mid-Size] ($1,213)
17. Toyota Camry – [Compact] ($1,244)
18. Toyota Corolla – [Mid-Size] ($1,323)
19. Jeep Cherokee – [SUV] ($1,406)
20. Cadillac CTS – [Luxury] ($1,429)

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