Small Car Comparison – Sip Gas, Save Cash

10Oct
Small Car Comparison – Sip Gas, Save Cash
Small Car Comparison - 2008 Suzuki SX4, 2008 Hyundai Accent SE, 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS, 2008 Honda Fit Sport, 2008 Toyota Prius, and 2008 Toyota Yaris S - Automobile Magazine
Can driving a hybrid really save you money over a conventional small car? We run the numbers on five popular small cars and the Toyota Prius.

Fuel economy ratings may sell cars these days, but it’s really just one piece of a much larger puzzle that determines the cost to own and drive a car. According to IntelliChoice, the true cost includes depreciation, financing, insurance, state fees, maintenance and repairs, and of course, fuel. We’ve used these numbers to calculate a total cost of ownership over a five-year period with 14,000 miles of driving each year in order to determine which of our test cars offers the best value. Is it worth sacrificing top-of-the-ladder fuel economy ratings for a bargain price? Or is hybrid technology the end-all for the fuel and money frugal? Here’s what it takes to own these five subcompacts and one miserly hybrid.

Photo Gallery: Small Car Comparison – 2008 Suzuki SX4, 2008 Hyundai Accent SE, 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS, 2008 Honda Fit Sport, 2008 Toyota Prius, and 2008 Toyota Yaris S – Automobile Magazine

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