15 Cheapest Cars to Drive in America

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America's cheapest cars to drive in 2013.

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  • Source data:http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/topten.jsp
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  • 15 Cheapest Cars to Drive in America

    1. Cheapest Cars to Drive in America
    2. Top EPA-Rated Fuel Sippers Methodology is as follows: Vehicles are ranked by their combined rating (weighted by 55% city and 45% highway). In the event of a tie, multiple vehicles may share the same ranking. Electric vehicles are measured in Miles Per Gallon equivalent (MPGe), where 33.7 kW-hrs = 1 gallon of gasoline. • Fueleconomy.gov rated all 2013 model year cars
    3. Cheapest Car to Drive • 121 MPGe • Cost to drive 25 miles is just $0.84 2013 Scion iQ EV Photo credit: Scion
    4. EVs take the next seven spots, too! 2. Honda Fit EV 3. Fiat 500e 4. Nissan Leaf 5. Mitsubishi-MiEV 6. Smart fortwo EV 7. Ford Focus EV 8. Tesla Model S Photo credit: Tesla
    5. A closer look at the top EVs Make and Model Combined Mileage Cost to Drive 25 Miles Annual Fuel Costs Fuel Savings Over 5 Years Scion iQ 121 MPGe $0.84 $500 $9,250 Honda Fit 118 MPGe $0.87 $500 $9,250 Fiat 500e 116 MPGe $0.87 $500 $9,250 Nissan Leaf 115 MPGe $0.87 $500 $9,250 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 112 MPGe $0.90 $550 $9,000 Smart fortwo 107 MPGe $0.96 $600 $8,750 Ford Focus EV 105 MPGe $0.96 $600 $8,750 Tesla Model S 95 MPGe $1.05 $650 $8,500
    6. A Word About Electric Vehicles Foolish bottom line on EVs: For the consumer traveling short distances on a daily commute an EV is by far and away the cheapest car to drive. However, for those with a longer commute or frequent travelers owning an EV is not yet practical. • Range can be a limiting factor Scion iQ Honda Fit Fiat 500e Nissan Leaf i-MiEV Smart fortwo Focus EV Model S 38 miles 82 miles 87 miles 75 miles 62 miles 68 miles 76 miles 208 miles
    7. Cheap to drive, and practical, too! • Hybrids • Plug-In Electrics Gas-sipping options abound Photo credit: Ford
    8. The Cheapest Hybrid • 50 MPG • Cost to drive 25 miles is just $1.82 Toyota Prius
    9. A closer look at the top hybrids Make and Model Combined Mileage Cost to Drive 25 Miles Annual Fuel Costs Fuel Savings Over 5 Years Toyota Prius 50 MPG $1.82 $1,100 $6,250 Ford C-Max 47 MPG $1.93 $1,150 $6,000 Ford Fusion 47 MPG $1.93 $1,150 $6,000 Lincoln MKZ 45 MPG $2.02 $1,200 $5,750 Volkswagen Jetta 45 MPG $2.19 $1,300 $5,250 Honda Insight 42 MPG $2.16 $1,300 $5,250 Lexus CT 200h 42 MPG $2.16 $1,300 $5,250
    10. Honorable Mention • Plug-in hybrid • 98 MPGe • 37 MPG • Cost to drive 25 miles just $1.05 Chevy Volt Photo credit: Chevy
    11. Just for fun • Bugatti Veyron – 10 MPG – $0.395 per mile – Fastest street-legal car in the world at 267.8 MPH – Sells for $2.25 million The most expensive car to drive in America Photo credit: Flickr/Prayitno

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