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Toyota Corolla tops all diesels, EVs in small family car of ownership

Kelly Blue annual ranking of the 5-year to own of various car types has an interesting The hybrids and diesels are ranked than larger economy and Corolla beats all the EVs of similar

Many stories will be this day about the Kelly Book (KBB) 5-Year To Own awards. Writers will the press release from KBB and will write a story the winners in the various categories and the brand winners (Mazda and We are no different in that respect. looking at all of the most affordable family car categories in comparison to one reveals an interesting twist. the first 5 years of ownership the Corolla beats all of the hybrids also wins that and it beats all the similarly sized EVs as


Only the Chevy Spark, a micro-car, has a lower cost of according to KBB.

The KBB 5-year to own includes fuel costs in you were wondering. That to the Corolla’s advantage since it can up to 42 MPG highway and has an overall 35 MPG combined in its most fuel efficient According to KBB, the Corolla cost an owner $30,571 its first 5 years. That the cost of the car (buy-price less its in value) plus insurance, fuel and even a financing

By comparison, the lowest cost to own is the very small Prius C at The similarly sized Prius original size) is much expensive than Corolla at We have driven all of these this past year and the is by far the best “driver’s car” of expanded group in every way.

By Comparison to electric KBB says only the diminutive Spark EV can beat the cost of of the Corolla. That small car costs just $26,421 5 years. The Leaf and the Tesla S do not make the top 3. Next up is a true to the Corolla, the Chevy Volt. The is a similarly sized car inside to the but the Corolla feels larger.

The Volt is also only a car, as opposed to the Corolla’s 5 seating. As practical family these two might be close However, the Volt is much expensive to own over the first 5 according to KBB. coming in 10% higher in cost at $33,462 to the Corolla ($30,571). Yes, KBB know about the $7,500 tax rebate saying about “Even when you factor in the $7,500 federal tax credit, pricing limits the Volt’s

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We should point out that KBB wrong about the Leaf. Our own shows that a Leaf cost an owner just $14,000 after the federal tax which KBB does include in its analysis. It is hard to imagine how 5 years that could to surpass $33K given the car would have some value. Maybe those (and true) stories of owners who pay almost nothing for 36 leases don’t apply the 5-Year analysis is done.

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Our own analysis of affordable diesel vehicles like the Volkswagen and the VW Jetta have already that their cost of (and mileage for that is not better than the gasoline leaders in the categories in which compete. In fact, the Jetta does not even beat Hybrid in our analysis. Remember, is a cost to own analysis, not a torque

That said, the Jetta is faster than the Jetta as well as equally affordable and

Green car buyers, EV enthusiasts ( “EVangelists” by one popular green writer) and the diesel torque all have excellent points why their particular mode of is the most logical and most to man-kind. They might be However, when third experts analyze the costs to own vehicles they are not the winners in the affordable, family car category.

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