How Much Does it Cost to Drive?
Following are AAA average per-mile costs and the composite average cost for three size categories of sedans:
AAA Average Costs Per Mile
|Miles Per Year
* Detailed driving costs for small, medium and large sedans are provided on the driving cost page. Driving costs for four-wheel-drive sport utility vehicles and minivans are listed here. Though not part of the composite AAA average, SUV and minivan information is included to help buyers estimate operating costs for those type of vehicles.
Driving costs in each category are based on average
costs for five top-selling 2012 models selected by AAA.
By size category, they are:
- Small sedan —Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda
Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla.
- Medium sedan —Chevrolet Impala, Ford Fusion,
Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.
- Large sedan —Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, Ford
Taurus, Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.
Selected SUV models include Chevrolet Traverse,
Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Pathfinder
and Toyota 4Runner. Minivans include Dodge Grand
Caravan, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and
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