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Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Survey Winners

What's It Really Cost, and Do You Like It?

G.R. Whale
Feb 21, 2013
Coincident with the Chicago auto show, Kelley Blue Book announced the winners in its 5-Year Cost to Own survey. The best brand was Mazda and best luxury brand was Lexus.
A few weeks earlier, Polk handed out its 2012 Loyalty awards, with Ford winning make and manufacturer and Volkswagen the most improved.
Photo 2/25   |   2012 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Front Side View
Assorted KBB winners are listed here (average cost of ownership over five years); and the Polk Loyalty winner for the class.
Compact SUV/Crossover ........ Jeep Patriot ($35,161); Honda CR-V
Midsize SUV/crossover ........... Mitsubishi Outlander ($36,699); Lexus RX
Midsize Pickup ........................ Toyota Tacoma Double Cab ($42,282)**
Full-Size Pickup ........ Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ($48,551); Ford F-Series
Full-Size SUV/Crossover ........ Ford Explorer ($48,959)*
Hybrid SUV/Crossover ............ Toyota Highlander Hybrid ($51,363)
Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover ...... Acura RDX ($49,620)
Luxury Midsize SUV/Crossover ........ Lincoln MKX ($52,346)
Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover ...... Lincoln MKT ($60,250); Range Rover
*Polk combines Mid/Full-Size SUV **Polk combines Mid/Full-Size Pickups

2015 Ford Explorer Specifications

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Fair Market Price $29,021
MSRP $30,700
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 17 City / 24 Highway
Engine 3.5L V6
Horse Power 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm
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MSRP: $30,700
Mileage: 17 / 24
Engine: 3.5L V6
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