The American Automobile Association (AAA) analyzes driving costs each year and covers vehicles equipped with standard and optional accessories including automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, AM/FM stereo, driver and passenger side air bags, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, tilt steering wheel, tinted glass, emission equipment and rear-window defogger.
All figures are courtesy of AAA and reflect the average cost of operating a vehicle primarily under stop-and-go driving conditions. Fuel costs are based on AAA's Fuel Gauge Report: www.fuelgaugereport.com.
Taxes, depreciation, finance charges, registration, and insurance and license fees are ownership costs and are incurred regardless of how often you drive your vehicle. Operating costs including gas, oil, maintenance and tires are incurred for each mile you drive.