Every year, Kelly Blue Book (KKB) takes a close look at the less glamorous side of cars: the total cost of ownership. After crunching the numbers for luxury and non-luxury brands alike, they found that within the premium segment, Audi came out on top for their acclaimed A3 and A4 sedans, and Q5 crossover.
The divine design and passionate performance of the 2012 Audi A3, 2012 Audi A4 and 2012 Audi Q5 aside, these three luxury vehicles have proven that they retain their value in the long term. Overall, they depreciate far slower than their competitors. They also require owners to spend less on fuel costs.
Other areas, Kelley Blue Book assesses as they determine "Total Cost of Ownership Award" winners are expenditures related to insuring, financing, repairing and maintaining vehicles. These factors, as well as depreciation and fuel costs, are assessed over a five-year time span.
What's more impressive? In addition to awarding the three aforementioned models for their low total ownership costs, KKB also recognizes Audi as the "2012 Total Cost of Ownership: Luxury Brand".
Now, if you're one who likes to constantly have a new car, and plans to sell in a couple of years, this information will prove highly valuable. Maybe not as exciting as the 200-211 hp and 207-258 lb-ft. of torque the A3, A4 and Q5 promise to deliver, but useful nevertheless.
Planning on driving your new Audi into the ground? Low total ownership costs are as, if not more, beneficial for you. Just think of the long-term peace of mind they'll grant. Not to mention the extra savings to invest or spend on other luxuries as you like.
To learn more about what the Audi A3, Audi A4 and Audi Q5 have to offer in addition to low total ownership costs, please contact Audi Oxnard today. Or, swing by during our regular business hours. We're happy to share complete specs, compare models and arrange test drives.