Nissan Leaf – Cheapest Fuel Cost on a Commute Test

Posted on 10 August 2011 by Tony Santos

2011 Nissan Leaf

Consumers nowadays were being more practical and have been opting to vehicles where they can save more money. And one thing that most consumers consider before buying a car is its fuel efficiency. Consumers were always curious to know which vehicle will save them money or if it’s more practical not to buy a car and instead used a mass transit for commuting.

With that in mind, our friends from Kicking Tires have conducted a test in the Chicago area, comparing the fuel cost of Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, and Ford Focus on a 64.5 mile round-trip commute from Chicago to one of its suburbs.

The test resulted with Nissan Leaf leading with a total of only $2.40 fuel cost; leaving behind the Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius and Ford Focus with obtained costs of $4.79, $5.02, and $8.72, respectively. Riding a train will cost a passenger $10 or $4.28 with a monthly pass and still Nissan Leaf is the best choice not considering factors such as tax credits, installation of a Level 2 charging port at your home (needed for the Leaf), initial price of car, climate, and personal driving style.

Another aspect to consider is time especially during rush hour, traveling by train knocks off an average of 40 minutes per day of commute time. Well if your motto in life is “Time is gold.” you might have to consider this factor.

Source: Kicking Tires (via egmCarTech)

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