2010 Models With the Best Gas Mileage
Depreciation will be your biggest cost over a 5 year period. Purchasing gas will be the second highest overall cost you will incur. If you plan on owning your car for over 5 years, fuel will most likely become your biggest yearly cost.
If you buy a car for $25,000, your total overall cost after 5 years will typically be about $50,000. This factors in everything including depreciation, insurance, gas, repairs and maintenance.
Over the long term, it really pays to consider a high MPG vehicle, especially if you drive a lot.
Last week, the U.S. government released its list of the top 10 most fuel efficient cars for the 2010 model year. If your goal is to save money over the long-term, you should look into these models.
|Rank||Vehicle||MPG - city/highway|
|1||Toyota Prius (hybrid)||51/48|
|2||Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD
Mercury Milan Hybrid FWD
|3||Honda Civic Hybrid||40/45|
|4||Honda Insight (hybrid)||40/43|
|5||Lexus HS250h (hybrid)||35/34|
|6||Nissan Altima Hybrid||35/33|
|7||Ford Escape Hybrid FWD
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD
|8||Smart fortwo Cabriolet (automatic)
Smart fortwo Coupe (automatic)
|9||Toyota Camry Hybrid||33/34|
|10||Lexus RX450h (hybrid, 2WD)||32/28|
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