The Trip Calculator on FuelEconomy.gov allows users to compare fuel costs for specific routes and different vehicle models. You can even personalize inputs such as fuel prices and percentage of city versus highway driving. The vehicle you choose can have a significant impact on how much you spend on fuel. For example, driving a Ford Fusion Hybrid instead of a Ford Explorer from New York City to the Grand Canyon and back would save more than $400 in fuel costs. Comparing electric vehicles to gasoline vehicles can yield even greater savings.
Example of Trip Calculator Comparing Fuel Costs for Two Vehicles for a Trip
Notes: Example is based on a comparison of the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid and the 2022 Ford Explorer with 20% city and 80% highway driving. National average fuel prices used in the calculation were $4.07 per gallon of regular gasoline.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fueleconomy.gov Trip Calculator accessed May 3, 2022.