Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

Shopping for a top notch, yet cheap car can be a headache. However, research of the total cost of ownership, or TCO, can help save a lot of money in the long run. This information following is sectioned by the style of the vehicle compared with the TCO of similar styles. The manufacture's standard retail price (MSRP) is also listed. This data for these 2010 vehicles were gathered from How Stuff Works and Edmunds INC.

Sports cars
Stuart Johnson, Deseret News

The Volkswagen GTI 2.0T TCO gathers $2,658 to $33,404 less than similar vehicles.

This sports car's MRSP is $24,070, according to How Stuff Works.

Volkswagen GTI base two-door hatchback
Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Volkswagen GTI base two-door hatchback (two-liter, four-cylinder, turbo six-speed, automated manual) is:
Depreciation: $10,148
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,072
Financing: $2,364
Fuel: $10,774
Insurance: $5,601
Maintenance: $3,716
Repairs: $1,954
Grand total: $20,479

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Compact pickup - two wheel drive and four wheel drive
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

The Toyota Tacoma regular cab gathers $4,027 to $26,134 less than similar vehicles.

This compact pickup's MRSP is $16,245, according to How Stuff Works.

Toyota Tacoma regular cab
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Toyota Tacoma regular cab (2.7-liter, four-cylinder, four-by-four, five-speed, manual and a 6.1-foot bed) is:

Depreciation: $6,268
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $1,927
Financing: $2,091
Fuel: $14,410
Insurance: $5,378
Maintenance: $4,575
Repairs: $1,538
Grand total: $36,187

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Convertible
Aaron Shelton, Deseret News

The MINI Cooper gathers $4,515 to $30,342 less than similar vehicles.

This convertible's MRSP is $24,250, according to How Stuff Works.

MINI Cooper base convertible
Jon Hermance, Deseret News

The TCO broken down for the MINI Cooper base convertible (1.6-liter four-cycle, six-speed, manual) is:

Depreciation: $7,948
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,079
Financing: $2,378
Fuel: $9,379
Insurance: $5,486
Maintenance: $5,924
Repairs: $2,113
Grand total: $35,307

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Luxury Convertible
Associated Press

The BMW 128i gathers $698 to $45,678 less than similar vehicles.

This luxury convertible's MRSP is $34,200, according to How Stuff Works.

BMW 1 Series 128i convertible
Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the BMW 1 Series 128i convertible (three-liter six-cycle, six-speed, manual) is:

Depreciation: $15,309
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,668
Financing: $3,494
Fuel: $13,216
Insurance: $6,342
Maintenance: $6,119
Repairs: $4,851
Grand total: $51,999

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size
Wieck, Associated Press

The Hyundai Sonata GLS gathers $2,080 to $31,441 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size's MRSP is $19,900, according to How Stuff Works.

Hyundai Sonata GLS
Mel Evans, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Hyundai Sonata GLS (2.4-liter, four-cylinder, five-speed, automatic) is:

Depreciation: $8,090
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $1,756
Financing: $1,766
Fuel: $10,958
Insurance: $5,756
Maintenance: $3,024
Repairs: $1,097
Grand total: $32,447

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Luxury Car
Jeff Chiu, Associated Press

The Audi A5 2.0T Quattro gathers $6,535 to $46,046 less than similar vehicles.

This luxury car's MRSP is $37,200, according to How Stuff Works.

Audi A5 2.0T premium quattro coupe
Thomas Kienzle, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Audi A5 2.0T premium quattro coupe (two-liter, four-cycle, turbo all-wheel-drive six-speed, automatic) is:

Depreciation: $17,454
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,832
Financing: $3,804
Fuel: $12,634
Insurance: $6,022
Maintenance: $5,134
Repairs: $4,359
Grand total: $52,239

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Minvan
Lenny Ignelzim, Associated Press

The Mazda Mazda5 Grand touring gathers $1,123 to $34,734 less than similar vehicles.

This minivan's MRSP is $23,240, according to How Stuff Works.

Mazda Mazda5 Grand touring passenger minivan
Wieck/Ford, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Mazda Mazda5 Grand touring passenger minivan (2.3-liter, four-cylinder, five-speed, automatic) is:

Depreciation: $8,689
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $1,886
Financing: 2,013
Fuel: 11,907
Insurance: 4,285
Maintenance: 2,528
Repairs: 1,486
Grand total: 32,784

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size pickup (half ton, two wheel drive and four wheel drive)
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

The Toyota Tundra Regular Cab gathers $2,161 to $36,098 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size pickup's (half ton, two wheel drive and four wheel drive) MRSP is $23,485, according to How Stuff Works.

Toyota Tundra regular cab
David Dewhurst, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Toyota Tundra regular cab (4.6-liter, V8, four-by-four, six-speed, automatic 8.1-foot bed) is:

Depreciation: $10,521
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,247
Financing: $2,696
Fuel: $17,132
Insurance: $7,529
Maintenance: $4,412
Repairs: $1,538
Grand total: $46,075

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size pickup (three-fourths ton, two wheel drive)
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

The Ford F250 super duty regular cab XL gathers $143 to $43,728 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size pickup's (three-fourths ton, two wheel drive) MRSP is $25,875, according to How Stuff Works.

Ford F250 super duty regular cab XL pickup
Sam, VarnHagen, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Ford F250 super duty regular cab XL pickup (5.4-liter, V8, four-by-four, six-speed, manual and a 8.2 foot bed) is:

Depreciation: $15,686
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,810
Financing: $3,763
Fuel: $17,132
Insurance: $7,632
Maintenance: $4,599
Repairs: $1,823
Grand total: $53,445

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size pickup (three-fourths ton, four wheel drive)
Reed Saxon, Associated Press

The Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Regular Cab LT gathers $84 to $48,136 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size pickup's (three-fourths ton, four wheel drive) MRSP is $33,410, according to How Stuff Works.

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 regular cab LT
Carlos Osorio, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Chevrolet Silverado 2500 regular cab LT (six-liter, V8, FFV, four-by-four, six-speed, automatic and a 8.2-foot bed) is:

Depreciation: $12,523
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,437
Financing: $3,057
Fuel: $21,077
Insurance: $6,693
Maintenance: $4,803
Repairs: $1,690
Grand total: $52,280

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size pickup (one ton, two wheel drive)
Anastasia Walsh-Infanzon, Associated Press

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Reg. Cab LT gathers $559to $47,190 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size pickup' (one ton, two wheel drive) MRSP is $30,200, according to How Stuff Works.

Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD regular cab LT
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

The TCO broken down for the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD regular cab LT (six-liter, V8, FFV, four-by-four, six-speed, automatic, and a 8.2-foot bed) is:

Depreciation: $15,944
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,933
Financing: $3,995
Fuel: $21,077
Insurance: $7,052
Maintenance: $4,594
Repairs: $1,690
Grand total: $57,285

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Full-size SUV
Tom Smart, Deseret News

The Jeep Commander Limited, gathers $40 to $54,037 less than similar vehicles.

This full-size SUV's MRSP is $40,210, according to How Stuff Works.

Jeep Commander Limited four-door SUV
Alan Diaz, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Jeep Commander Limited four-door SUV (5.7-liter, V8, five-speed, automatic) is:

Depreciation: $15,045
Taxes and Fees (assessed by Utah): $2,571
Financing: $3,309
Fuel: $17,132
Insurance: $5,281
Maintenance: $3,730
Repairs: $2,411
Grand total: $49,479

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com

Luxury SUV
Associated Press

The Land Rover LR2 HSE gathers $1,142 to $48,518 less than similar vehicles.

This luxury SUV's MRSP is $35,500, according to How Stuff Works.

Land Rover LR2 HSE four-door SUV
Rafiq Maqbool, Associated Press

The TCO broken down for the Land Rover LR2 HSE four-door SUV (3.2-liter, six-cycle, all-wheel-drive, six-speed, automatic) is:

Depreciation: $15,881
Taxes and Fees: (assessed by Utah) $2,596
Financing: $3,357
Fuel: $17,091
Insurance: $6,337
Maintenance: $6,254
Repairs: $8,831
Grand total: $60,347

This information is according to the TCO calculator found on Edmunds.com