Cheapest New Cars to Own

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Midsize Car — 2021 Volkswagen Passat
5-Year Cost to Own: $36,368
Volkswagen refreshed the Passat midsize sedan for the 2020 model year, giving this popular VW sedan a bolder design with upgraded convenience and driver-assist features. Passat stands out with a coupelike roofline and short decklid as well as slim LED headlights, LED taillights and available 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels on the sporty R-Line variant. For 2021 Volkswagen simplifies the lineup to three trims: S, SE and R-Line, and makes adaptive cruise control standard across the board. All Passats are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 174 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic.

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