MIRAGE Tops auto.com's List of "Top 10 New Cars for Penny Pinchers" & Product Reviews

The auto-shopping website cars.com publishes a large number of Top Ten lists, and one of their latest lists the top ten vehicles ranked by their cost to purchase and operate. 

 

Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's Executive Editor, says the list is targeted at customers who will value it because "they want something new with a warranty, and of course because they are cost-conscious, they want something efficient.  Look who tops the list!

Ranking

Brand

Model

MPG combined

 Starting price

 Fuel cost*

 Total cost

1

Mitsubishi

Mirage

37

$  13,790

$     10,703

$       24,493

2

Chevrolet

Spark

34

$  12,995

$     11,647

$       24,642

3

Nissan

Versa sedan

35

$  13,800

$     11,314

$       25,114

4

Smart

fortwo

36

$  14,020

$     12,167

$       26,187

5

Scion

iQ

37

$  16,420

$     10,703

$       27,123

6

Toyota

Yaris

33

$  16,050

$     12,000

$       28,050

7

Ford

Fiesta

31

$  14,925

$     12,774

$       27,699

8

Kia

Rio

31

$  14,700

$     12,774

$       27,474

9

Hyundai

Accent

31

$  15,455

$     12,774

$       28,229

10

Nissan

Sentra

34

$  17,600

$     11,647

$       29,247

 
*The "fuel cost" is auto.com's estimate for eight years of ownership.


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