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cap hpi reveals the 10 sports cars with the lowest Total cost of ownership

When it comes to speed and style, slipping behind the wheel of a sports car is hard to beat. The latest analysis from cap hpi looks at the total cost of ownership (TCO) to reveal the 10 sports cars with the lowest motoring costs over the first 3 years. Once all the servicing, fuel and other motoring costs are taken into account, which cars perform the best?

The Audi TT Coupe 1.8FSI sports 2DR has the lowest total cost of ownership, starting from £17,184.21, followed by the Toyota GT86 Coupe at £17,504 and the Subaru BRZ Coupe at £18,136.

Audi TT Coupe also has the lowest monthly running cost of £477.34, helping it secure the lowest TCO. Once again the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ take second and third, respectively on monthly running costs.

However, the Audi S3 A3 Hatchback has the lowest overall service and maintenance costs, standing at just £302, per month. But Audi also take second and third place with the TT Coupe and TT Coupe Diesel, with service and maintenance costs at £313 and £315, respectively. It’s a clean sweep for Audi with the S5 Sportback being the fourth lowest on £361, with the Ford Mustang Fastback coming in fifth on £964.

When it comes to fuel costs, the Audi TT Coupe Diesel comes in lowest at £2,345, followed by the petrol version on £3156. The Audi S3 Hatchback is the third lowest on fuel at £3,679, whilst the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ come in joint fourth at £4,06.

Philip Nothard, cap hpi consumer and retail editor, comments, “When it comes to the evaluating the 10 sports cars with the lowest total cost of ownership, for the first 3 years from new, our research shows that the Audi TT Coupe is the lowest.

“Owning a sports car comes with a heavier price tag than some of the other categories of cars, however, some vehicles offer competitive ownership costs in terms of service and maintenance, whilst others offer more economical monthly running costs or fuel costs. Our top ten cars show that sports cars pay their way, as they all offer advantages over the rest of the marketplace.”

*Fuel costs over the first 3 years from new calculated at 10k miles per year – Make and Model
**Total Cost of Ownership over the first 3 years from new – Make and Model

Manufacturer Model Description Monthly Running Costs Service & Maint. Fuel Costs TCO
AUDI TT COUPE 1.8T FSI Sport 2dr 477.34 313 3156.21 17184.21
TOYOTA GT86 COUPE 2.0 D-4S Primo 2dr 486.24 1013 4106.56 17504.56
SUBARU BRZ COUPE 2.0i SE 2dr 503.79 1155 4106.56 18136.56
AUDI TT DIESEL COUPE 2.0 TDI Ultra Sport 2dr 514.87 315 2345.44 18535.44
AUDI A3 HATCHBACK S3 TFSI Quattro 3dr [Nav] 515.46 302 3679.64 18556.64
FORD) MUSTANG FASTBACK 2.3 EcoBoost 2dr 530.7 964 4211.26 19105.26
NISSAN 370Z COUPE 3.7 V6 [328] 3dr 619.02 1216 5588.63 22284.63
5dr S Tronic [Nav]
647.29 1253 4259.53 23302.53
PORSCHE CAYMAN COUPE 2.7 2dr 685.62 1724 4424.33 24682.33
AUDI A5 SPORTBACK S5 Quattro 5dr S Tronic 758.01 361 4152.44 27288.44

June 2016
*cap calculated total ownership costs by reviewing the following across a vehicle’s first 3 years from new; monthly running cost, cost per mile, service and maintenance, depreciation, insurance group, costs new, delivery costs, road tax, RRP.