These 6 SUVs have the lowest running costs in America

Each year, Vincentric analyzes vehicle operating costs to determine the best certified used vehicle or CPO value. The company measures the cost of depreciation, fees, financing, maintenance costs and more to determine which SUVs in America and Canada offer the lowest cost of ownership. Two SUVs can cost the same at a dealership, but it could be more expensive to actually own one when you factor in the actual ownership cost. Which SUVs offer the most value?

Nissan Kicks, the best subcompact SUV

An orange 2023 Nissan Kicks shows off as a budget SUV.
Nissan Kicks | Nissan

According to Vincentric, the 2023 Nissan Kicks will cost 6.8% less than expected. It received recognition for its fuel economy, low running costs and the lowest running costs in its class. The $21,585 Kicks hasn’t received a major makeover for 2023. It remains Nissan’s cheapest SUV thanks to its car-based chassis, which is only available with two-wheel drive.