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Toyota Prius Named the Cheapest Car to Drive

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Ever wondered just how big of a difference owning a hybrid makes on your wallet?

According to a recent study, the Toyota Prius is the cheapest car to drive, clocking in a price of $0.07 per mile. How does that compare to the most expensive car to drive? Well, the Bugatti Veyron costs five times as much to run, at over $0.35 cents per mile. Of course the Veyron also has more than five times the power, and even more than fives times the fun.

As for vehicles that topped the list of lowest fuel-cost-per-mile, hybrids dominated the list with the Prius c at 7.2 cents per mile, the Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid at 7.6 cents per mile, and the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid clocking in at 8 cents per mile.

The data comes from GasBuddy.com, which calculated the fuel-cost-per-mile based on combined EPA fuel ratings and dividing by the national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline. As for the other most expensive cars to drive, the Ford E350 Wagon runs 32.6 cents per mile, the Chevrolet 2500 Suburban, GMC 2500 Yukon XL, and Lamborghini Aventador all cost 29.9 cents per mile.

Lastly, the site also took a look at the lowest average fuel-cost-per-mile by automakers with Smart topping the list at 10 cents per mile. Fiat was second at 12 cents per mile. Rounding off the top three was Scion at 12.5 cents per mile, MINI at 12.6 cents per mile, and Honda at 12.8 cents per mile.

In a list of over 700 cars, almost 500 vehicles cost less than 20 centers per mile to drive.

[Source: CNBC]

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