Study Says Hybrids, Clean Diesels Have Lower Cost of Ownership


- July 4, 2012’s annu­al study of vehi­cle own­er­ship costs says that hybrids and “clean diesel” vehi­cles have low­er cost of own­er­ship than their gaso­line-burn­ing coun­ter­parts. The Volk­swa­gen Jet­ta TDI topped the list with five-year cost sav­ings of $6,210 over the gaso­line-burn­ing Jet­ta. This was the first year clean-diesel tech­nol­o­gy was includ­ed in the study, which Intel­li­Choice thinks could be a “game chang­er” in North Amer­i­ca.