SAN FRANCISCO— The Lincoln MKZ sedan tops the list of the most expensive car models to repair, with an average repair cost of $2,649, according to a new study from the RepairPal Institute.
Two Volkswagen vehicles rounded out the top five. The Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan logged an average repair cost of $2,114, while the Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan tallied an average cost of $2,087.
On the flip side, the Nissan Sentra compact sedan led the list of the top most affordable car models to repair with an average cost of $931.
The index measures the average cost of four common auto repairs. They are water pump, alternator, brake-pad replacement and oil change service. The results were drawn from a representative sample of U.S. Zip codes.
The full list can be found here.
RepairPal is an auto repair website.
Edmunds says: Smart car shoppers will factor repair costs into the buying equation.