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Why We Are Here => Water Cooler => Topic started by: rcjordan on April 30, 2021, 01:00:36 PM

Title: These Are The Cheapest New Vehicles To Own In Every Market Class
Post by: rcjordan on April 30, 2021, 01:00:36 PM
Compact Car: Hyundai Elantra; $30,117
Mid-Size Car: Volkswagen Passat; $36,368
Full-Size Car: Dodge Charger; $45,872
Entry-Level Luxury Car: Acura ILX; $39,069
Luxury Car: Volvo S90; $67,050
Sports Car: Mazda Mx-5 Miata; $42,330
Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car: Toyota Corolla Hybrid; $30,028
Electric Vehicle: Nissan Leaf; $37,680
Subcompact SUV: Hyundai Venue; $29,145
Compact SUV: Subaru Forester; $36,446
Mid-Size SUV—2-Row: Subaru Outback; $40,614
Mid-Size SUV—3-Row: Subaru Ascent; $38,898
Full-Size SUV: Nissan Armada; $63,224
Luxury Subcompact SUV: Lexus UX; $44,621
Luxury Compact SUV: Lexus NX; $48,906
Luxury Mid-Size SUV—2-Row: Lexus RX; $60,931
Luxury Mid-Size SUV—3-Row: Volvo XC90; $59,509
Luxury Full-Size SUV: Infiniti QX80; $90,014
Off-Road SUV: Jeep Wrangler; $41,187
Mid-Size Pickup Truck: Ford Ranger; $40,532
Full-Size Pickup Truck: Ford F-150; $48,456
Minivan: Chrysler Voyager; $41,954

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2021/04/30/these-are-the-cheapest-new-vehicles-to-own-in-every-market-class/
Title: Re: These Are The Cheapest New Vehicles To Own In Every Market Class
Post by: ergophobe on May 04, 2021, 08:00:31 PM
This is hard for me to understand:

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Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car: Toyota Corolla Hybrid; $30,028
Electric Vehicle: Nissan Leaf; $37,680

A hybrid needs almost everything an EV needs, and in addition, it needs a full ICE power train. Is it that batteries are so expensive that the larger battery offsets all other gains or is it just a function of the fact that they CAN charge that much because the only competition is the similarly-priced Tesla?