Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site


As much as $4,000 per year can separate the low-cost driver from the high-cost driver, according to Runzheimer International, a transportation consulting firm.

The firm selected a compact, a midsize, and a full-size car to analyze annual driving costs in low-, medium-, and high-cost territories, based on 20,000 miles of driving a year.

About these ads

The driver of a compact car in a low-cost region incurs total annual costs of $5,792, compared with $10,020 for a full-size car in a high-cost area. The expenses include operating costs (fuel, oil, tires, maintenance) and fixed costs (insurance, license, registration, depreciation, taxes, financing).

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.