Here comes an article on Technology News, here are some of the best techy vehicles being there in the year 2013 with most of the features packed like GPS navigation with Google Maps and other stuff.
There are a lot of cars on the market that look like they are a pretty good deal at first glance but few are for the techies out there. That is if you judge them by the initial price, without taking into consideration how much the car will cost you in the long term. There are a lot of additional costs you have to take into account on top of the initial cost to buy a car, including maintenance and repair costs, fuel, and depreciation. You can find plenty of cars that are relatively cheap to buy, but come with pretty high maintenance costs, and vice versa. For example, you can get the 2012 Hyundai Elantra for $15,300, instead of the 2012 Toyota Corolla, one of its competitors, which is a bit more expensive, at $16,200, but owning an Elantra over a 5-year period would cost you about $1,500 more than owning a Corolla. This is just one example of the difference between the initial cost and the total cost of owning a car for a couple of years, and there are other examples of far bigger discrepancies. Below is a list of the some of the best 5 techy vehicles which are having features like having GPS navigation etc.
2013 Toyota Corolla
This Car is being for the techies out there, which depend on GPS for traveling, and so the initial price of a 2013 Corolla is $16,230, and it has very low maintenance costs. Apart from the fact that it’s a very safe and reliable vehicle, it has a fairly good fuel efficiency, with 26 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway, which is a bit worse than most compact cars, and it puts the fuel cost over 5 years at $8,600. But, it’s one of the best cars when it comes to retaining value, as it only depreciates $6,600 after 5 years.
2012 Toyota Camry
This is perhaps the best techy sedan when it comes to GPS navigation at its best. With the Help of Google Maps, this techy car can take you to any damn place and you’ll love it if you are a techie. The cost of owning a 2012 Camry over 5 years is $31,500, or about $6,300 a year. Depreciation is what makes up the largest part of this amount, as its value depreciates over $4,000 after one year, while fuel costs are pretty low, with about $1,300 a year, which is better than most sedans similar to the Camry. If you add the $22,000 asking price, which is a reasonable price for a car of this category, to these ownership costs, the 2012 Camry seems like a very good deal.
2013 Chevrolet Equinox – Techie’st Car
If you are interested in a mid-sized SUV that doesn’t cost too much to own for 5 years, you should consider the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. First of all, it’s cheaper than most similar SUV’s, costing $21,100, and it doesn’t depreciate too much, compared to other SUV’s, with little over $14,000 over 5 years. Plus, it’s one of the best SUV’s when it comes to fuel efficiency, rated at 22 mpg/city and 32 mpg/highway, which means you’ll be spending around $1,900 a year on fuel. All this amounts to a total cost of $35,000 for owning a 2013 Equinox over 5 years.