Is your car costing you a fortune in gas? Find out how muchPosted: Updated:
With gas prices again on the rise do you know how much your car is costing you? Maybe you're thinking it’s time to trade in your gas guzzler for a compact? We're breaking down the fuel costs of some of San Antonio's most popular vehicles.
Here in Texas we like our trucks. The Ford F-150 is a popular one. The base model gets between 17 and 23 miles per gallon. At the rate of $3.59 a gallon, this pickup will cost you around $2,100 a year to fill up.
Have a big family to cart around? A Chevy Tahoe will do it, for around $1,900 a year. That's because it only gets between 19 to 22 MPG. If you own that ride for five years you'll shell out close to $10,000 for gas.
The Toyota Camry is a popular fuel efficient midsize car claiming between 22 city and 33 highway. Based on the lower number and today's gas prices, that sedan would run you just over $1,600 a year.
Looking for a compact? The Honda Civic is always a popular choice especially with its 28 city and 36 highway MPG. That import would run you under $1,300 a year and just over $6,400 over five years.
And the wild card - a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 gets 45 city and 59 highway. At 10,000-miles a year that motorcycle will cost you just under $800 to fill up.
Of course the cost of your vehicle and insurance are factors to consider as well in any purchase. Also if your ride wasn't on the list you can find out what your annual cost is here.