More than 1800 cars were included in the survey, which also compared the commuting costs for areas in greater Sydney.
A Mirage owner living on the Northern Beaches has the cheapest way of getting to the Sydney CBD by car, while a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black owner living in the Windsor area is much worse off.
Weekly running costs were calculated using a formula including vehicle price, insurance, registration, fuel, repairs and depreciation with the average annual distance covered being 15,000km.
The Mirage scored weekly running costs of $93.29, earning it praise for being cheap to purchase and run while still offering a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Cheapest Cars by Category
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- Sub-light (and overall) – Mitsubishi Mirage
- Light – Suzuki Swift
- Small (under $35,000) – Proton Gen2
- Small (over $35,000) – Volvo C30
- Medium (under $50,000) – Volkswagen Jetta
- Medium (over $50,000) – Peugeot 508
- Large (under $60,000) – Holden Commodore Evoke LPG
- Large (over $60,000) – Holden Caprice V6
- People Mover – Kia Rondo
- Hot Hatch, Sedan Or Wagon (under $80,000) – Volkswagen Golf GTi
- Hot Hatch, Sedan Or Wagon (over $80,000) – Audi A5 Sportback
- Sports (under $80,000) – Fiat 500 Twin Air Lounge
- Sports (over $80,000) - Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI Sport
- Compact SUV (under $40,000) – Suzuki Jimny Sierra
- Compact SUV (over $40,000) – Audi Q3
- Medium SUV (under $50,000) – Kia Sportage
- Medium SUV (over $50,000) – Range Rover Evoque
- Large SUV (under $60,000) - Holden Captiva 7
- Large SUV (over $60,000) – Volvo XC70
- Ute (2WD and 4WD) – Great Wall V240
- Van – Holden Combo