Finding a car to suit your budget can be tricky. The purchase price is one thing, but what about ongoing running costs? That’s where the 2017 Vehicle Running Costs Guide comes in.

The 2017 Vehicle Running Costs Guide can help you choose the right car to suit your budget.

The biggest running cost for cars is depreciation. It causes a drop in value when trading in your car and is often 40% to 50% of the total running cost.

Fuel and car loan interest charges are also major costs. Tyres, registration, servicing and maintenance are lower costs when spread over the life of a car. However, insurance costs can be high for young or inexperienced drivers or those with bad accident records.

Vehicle Running Costs for 2017

Micro vehicles (PDF 42KB)

SUV Medium (PDF 47KB)

Light vehicles (PDF 50KB)

SUV Large (PDF 50KB)

Small vehicles (PDF 50KB)

SUV All Terrain (PDF 50KB)

Medium vehicles (PDF 50KB)

Ute 2x4 (PDF 50KB)

Large vehicles (PDF 50KB)

Ute 4x4 (PDF 50KB)

People movers (PDF 50KB)

Electric vehicles (PDF 50KB)

SUV Small (PDF 50KB)

Sports (PDF 2.2MB)

Breakdown of vehicle running costs

We've calculated the costs associated with operating a car in Western Australia, including depreciation. Costs are calculated for a 5-year period from new, and based on driving 12,000 kms per year on private use.