Using the new DOE cost calculator, the Chevy Cruze is a better buy than the Volt.
The chart above considers operating cost plus initial investment, expected depreciation and cost of maintenance at today’s prices. The Volt does beat the Cruze when calculating only the cost of fuel. The DOE uses a 2011 purchase price for the Volt at $40,280 and the Cruze at $18,125. To make your own comparisons, click here.
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