How much does it cost to drive? Driving cost calculators and tools

My girlfriend recently bought a new car. After 23 years, she sold her 1997 Honda Accord to a guy who’s more mechanically inclined than we are. Kim upgraded to a 2016 Toyota RAV4, and she loves it.

One of her primary considerations when searching for a new car was the cost to drive it. In her ideal world, she would have purchased a fully-electric vehicle but it just wasn’t in her budget. The RAV4 hybrid was a compromise. According to fueleconomy.gov, it gets an estimated 32 miles per gallon. (And actual users report 34.7 miles per gallon.)

Cost to drive a RAV4 hybrid

Kim’s quest for a fuel-efficient car prompted me to revisit apps and online tools that help users track their driving and fuel habits. I’ve written about these in the past — and, in fact, this is an updated article from 2008! — but haven’t looked into them recently.

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorite driving cost calculators, tools, and apps.

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LoanLock Mortgage Review: Their Goal Is to Deliver Stress-Free Loans

While shopping for a home loan, you may have come across “LoanLock,” a SoCal-based mortgage company that wants to make lending simple. In fact, their one goal is to deliver stress-free loans to every borrower, every time. They’re also big on transparency, with a promise to never charge “credit check, application, or lock-in fees.” Since [&hellip

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6 Steps to Buying a Preforeclosure Property

Everyone knows you can buy a foreclosed home below market value, but what about a preforeclosed home? This article explains what a foreclosure is, how the process works, and tips for buying one. Check Rates: Check Today’s Rates What is Preforeclosure? Preforeclosure refers to the status of a home. This means the owner(s) are falling […]

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