5 Year Cost to Own Awards at Brown Motors


So Brown Motors knows you want the best deal possible when you buy your car. But let’s consider the cost of ownership over five years.  Every year KBB.com presents the 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.  The comprehensive valuation criteria used to determine the most deserving cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans include their KBB Price, projected depreciation, financing costs, insurance costs and state fees as well as the anticipated total cost of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs.  Let’s see which vehicles will leave more pennies in your pocket.

2013 Jeep Patriot

The number one Compact SUV/Crossover Winner is Jeep’s most value-oriented vehicle.  It offers a taste of the adventurous lifestyle for which the brand is known so don’t be afraid to leave the pavement behind. Great fuel economy on the highway at 30 mpg.

2013 Ford Explorer

With an available 350-horsepower EcoBoost V6, an advanced 4-wheel-drive system and comfortable seating for seven, the Full-Size SUV/Crossover Winner, the Ford Explorer, can go just about anywhere an adventurous family would want to go.

2013 Lincoln MKX 

The feature-rich 2013 Lincoln MKX matches a finely finished 5-passenger cabin and 305-horsepower V6 engine with standard premium amenities like MyLincoln Touch infotainment and heated/cooled front seats and comes in as Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover Winner.

2013 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is lowest cost to own high performance car & sports car! Complementing the low cost to own 2013 Ford Mustang GT’s aggressive appearance and sport-tuned suspension is the fact that it comes on even stronger thanks to a power boost that bumps output of its 5.0-liter V8 to a stout 420 horsepower.  The base 2013 Ford Mustang – America’s original pony car – defines the term “affordable fun,” with an expanded standard-feature set that now includes HID headlamps, an efficient 306-horsepower V6 and a host of styling upgrades that further bolster its curb appeal.

2013 Lincoln MKT

Boasting revamped styling and offering options that include a potent 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 engine, the 2013 MKT has taken on a far more dynamic character that smartly complements its elegant, 7-passenger practicality and it wins the Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover 5 year lowest cost to own award.

If you consider all the models available in every category today, you would agree that coming in runner up means the vehicle is economical to run.  The runners up are: the 2013 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger, Ford Transit Connect, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Focus Electric,  Ford Focus ST, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Even though the 2013 Dodge Dart was runner up in the Compact Car category, that means that it is one of the lowest cars to operate of any vehicle on the road!  Brown Motors will always give you a great deal on your next new vehicle; come see us today! See directions to Brown Motors.

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