TOYOTA PRIUS

Mid-Size, over $23,000

Toyota Prius

The podium was filled with hybrids in this high-volume segment. Although the Toyota Camry Hybrid had a tremendous showing with ownership costs over 17% lower than expected , the hybrid Toyota Prius did even better, giving it the top position in this segment for the first time. Taking third place was the Honda Accord Hybrid.
 
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 4D Hatchback*
Cost Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total
Depreciation:  $3,223 $3,292 $3,104 $2,728 $2,352 $14,699
Fees & Taxes includes a Federal Tax Credit for Hybrids of $1575 : -127 91 94 83 87 $228
Finance:  1433 1155 857 537 195 $4,177
Fuel:  623 645 668 692 716 $3,344
Insurance:  1448 1456 1463 1470 1478 $7,315
Maintenance:  214 297 594 1031 214 $2,350
Opportunity Cost: 280 467 667 902 1119 $3,435
Repairs:  0 0 166 276 276 $718
Total $7,096 $7,403 $7,613 $7,718 $6,437 $36,266
*The data displayed here is for the specific model and trim identified.  The award is based on an average of all trims combined as of January, 2007.

 

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