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AAA is the “go-to” source on gas prices for members, the traveling public and the media. AAA provides the best available gas price data, charting price fluctuationsAAA Blue and Green Gas Pumps through international crises, natural disasters and national emergencies.

Since 2000, AAA has worked to make gas price data more accessible and understood by the public by explaining factors that influence pricing, while emphasizing the importance of fair pricing and responsible energy consumption.

During periods of extreme price volatility and supply disruptions, AAA quickly responds to media inquiries and provides objective information on the cost of travel and warnings on the potential for price-gouging.

The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report is the most comprehensive U.S. gas price survey available from any source. More than 100,000 self-serve stations are surveyed daily. Search current fuel prices in your market.


 

How much are you really paying to drive your car each year?
$8,876 

Excluding loan payments, that’s an average of how much a person can expect to pay driving a medium sedan 15,000 miles a year. The cost of driving sport utility vehicles and minivans is even higher.

In compiling its annual Your Driving Costs analysis, AAA provides tools and advice motorists can use to estimate their operating and ownership costs. AAA figures in average fuel, routine maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration, loan finance charges and depreciation costs. The annual guide includes a worksheet for figuring your own costs.

AAA has been conducting the Your Driving Costs study since 1950 – when driving a car 10,000 miles annually cost 9 cents a mile and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon. In 2014, the composite national average cost-per-mile for 10,000 miles was 76.8 cents.Your Driving Costs 2014 Infographic

The findings of the 2014 ‘Your Driving Costs’ study include:

Based on Driving 15,000 miles annually

Small
Sedan

Medium Sedan

Large Sedan

Sedan
Average

SUV 4WD

Minivan

Cost Per Mile

46.4 cents

58.9 cents

72.2 cents

59.2 cents

73.6 cents

65.0 cents

Cost Per Year

$6,957

$8,839

$10,831

$8,876

$11,039

$9,753

For more information on Your Driving Costs, contact your local AAA Club or download the brochure here.

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2013 Your Driving Costs

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2013 AAA's Gas Watcher's Guide

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2012 Your Driving Costs

How much are you really paying to drive? Download »

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2012 Gas Watcher's Guide

Tips for conserving fuel, saving money and protecting the environment. Download »