RACV's car owning and operating costs guide
Learn about car operating costs and car servicing costs in 2016.
RACV created this guide of calculated vehicle operating costs for 125 popular new vehicles from information obtained leading up to June 2016. The calculations include the cost of financing the vehicle, depreciation, scheduled services, registration, insurance, fuel, tyres, etc. The calculations are provided as a guide to the car operating costs of a privately owned vehicle over a five year, 75,000 km (15,000 km per year) period.
Please note that on road pricing is estimated based on the list price and typical on road costs, check with dealerships for the most accurate and up to date information about on road pricing.
Select a model category to view the detailed results.
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- RoyalAuto article on 2015 operating costs
- How we calculate vehicle operating costs
- PDF - light cars (37kb)
- PDF - small cars (42kb)
- PDF - medium cars (39kb)
- PDF - large cars (34kb)
- PDF - people movers (34kb)
- PDF - SUV small (41kb)
- PP - SUV medium (42kb)
- PDF - SUV large (38kb)
- PP - 2wd utes (34kb)
- PDF - 4wd utes (37kb)
- PDF - SUV all terrain (39kb)
- PDF - electric cars (34kb)
- PDF - micro cars (34kb)