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And it has us wondering: What if we actually owned this wagon, over the course of several years? How much would it cost?
We all know that vehicle ownership involves far more than than the monthly payment. So the question becomes, how much would the Allroad cost to keep fueled, insured, and maintained over the years—and how much would it be worth in trade after we're ready to move on to something else?
Looking for those numbers for the Allroad as well as for several models you might consider instead—the Volvo XC60, Subaru Outback 3.6R, Range Rover Evoque, Acura TSX Wagon, and Audi Q5—we turned to cost-of-ownership data from Vincentric, accessed here versus Yahoo Autos.
Querying national average numbers, based on 15,000 miles driven per year, we compared costs and found some interesting trends and projections:
Financing, maintenance, repairs, opportunity cost (what you might have otherwise earned with your 'invested' money), and fees/taxes are all also included in the Total amounts for each vehicle, but these don't vary as significantly as the other factors we've listed below. Read on to see how the depreciation, fuel cost, and insurance numbers each factor in for these models:
2013 Audi Allroad
Fuel Cost: $14,032
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