Every year, Kelley Blue Book reviews vehicles for 5-year cost of ownership. They consider depreciation, fuel costs, maintenance costs, insurance, registration, and resale value, among many other factors. This year, three Toyota vehicles were recognized as having the lowest projected cost to own in their respective classes.
Toyota Prius c – Hybrid/Alternative Energy category
Toyota Tacoma – Mid-size pickup category
Toyota Corolla – Compact car category
Although many factors play into this calculation of 5-year cost of ownership, we reckon that the Prius c took the Hybrid/Alternative Energy class due to its impressive EPA estimated 53 city / 46 highway miles per gallon and low starting price of just $19,080 MSRP. Throw in Toyota’s reputation for reliability and you’ve got a great formula for saving money on car ownership.
You can test drive any of these money-saving vehicles at Hurlbert Toyota today, and your bank account will thank you in 5 years. View all the winners on KBB.com.