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Small cars: Loaded but affordable
Cars.com estimated the cost of a dozen new small cars by pricing them with power windows, air conditioning, electronic stability control and other typical extras, then adding the cost of a year's worth of gas: 15,000 miles of city and highway travel at $3.96 per gallon. The average worked out to $18,918 $16,885 for the car and $2,033 for gas. Here are the cars and where they stood on the affordability scale. Get the full story: What's the most affordable small car?
June 1, 2011