How Much Per Mile Does It Cost To Drive a Car?

It depends. Here are some of the factors that determine the cost per mile:

How big is the car?
How many miles do you drive a year?
How old is the car?
How much did you pay for the car?

Here are some rough guidelines as put together by AAA. They took into consideration such items as fuel costs, maintenance, tire costs, insurance, license and related costs, finance costs, and depreciation. Here are a some of their figures:

  • Driving a small sedan costs about 35.4 cents a mile.
  • An average-size sedan costs about 45.3 cents per mile.
  • A mini van costs about 49.5 cents per mile.
  • An average four-wheel drive SUV costs about 57.4 cents per mile to drive.