July 03, 2007

Cradle to Grave Vehicle Costs

CNW Research center has done a study on what it costs per mile for vehicles from "Dust to Dust" which means from building the vehicle to tearing the vehicle apart.

CNW Marketing Research Inc. spent two years collecting data on the energy necessary to plan, build, sell, drive and dispose of a vehicle from initial concept to scrappage. This includes such minutia as plant to dealer fuel costs, employee driving distances, electricity usage per pound of material used in each vehicle and literally hundreds of other variables.

The whole report can be found here, along with as interesting article on hidden costs of driving a Prius.

The most popular vehicles and their lifetime per mile costs:
(in US $)
Chrysler Neon - 0.728
Jeep Wrangler - 0.604
Toyota Corolla - 0.732
Hyundai Elantra - 0.723
Ford Focus - 0.803
Honda S2000 - 1.455
Honda CRV - 1.478
Jeep Grand Cherokee - 1.495
Ford Explorer - 1.612
Ford Mustang - 1.758
MINI Cooper S - 1.908
Hummer H3 - 1.949
Dodge Viper - 2.176
BMW X5 - 2.368
Ford F-Series Truck - 2.392
Range Rover Sport - 2.420
VW Golf - 2.697
Honda Insight Hybrid - 2.939
Hummer H2 - 3.027
Chevy Corvette - 3.158
Toyota Land Cruiser - 3.184
Honda Civic Hybrid - 3.238
Toyota Prius Hybrid - 3.249

So all those smug, over pretensious Prius owners can kiss me SUV loving, gas guzzling ass.

Posted by Quality Weenie at July 3, 2007 09:16 AM | TrackBack

Wow, that Ford F-series is higher than I thought. I'm glad that my Mini comes in right in the middle of the list. :)

Posted by: Ogre at July 9, 2007 01:58 PM