The Hyundai i30 SX CRDi turbo diesel achieved the lowest fuel costs of just $19.82 per week, the lowest overall for the survey across all categories. The i30 SX CRDi manual also achieved the lowest running costs per week across all the categories with running costs of just $49.94 per week.
"Hyundai cars performed well in this year's survey. The i30 SX CRDi is the current Australia's 'Best Mid-size Car Under $30,000' and continues to be very competitive with the segment's lowest whole of life costs," said NRMA Head of Member Motoring, Brad O'Hara.
"Motorists want to know dollar for dollar exactly what their car will cost them to run and the running costs calculator is the most comprehensive analysis tool available in Australia."
The NRMA's running costs calculator is Australia's most accurate cost calculator and was used to analyse the operating and ownership costs of 620 new vehicles in the 2010 report. The data covers variables such as fuel, cost of purchase, service and maintenance, insurance and depreciation and takes into account vehicle safety and greenhouse ratings.
"This is an outstanding accolade for the i30 SX CRDi manual to receive for the second year in a row," said Hyundai Motor Company Australia's Marketing Director, Oliver Mann. "Consumers are very conscious of the impact motor vehicles have in their weekly family budgets, and Hyundai are proud to be able to deliver the highest levels of safety, efficiency, economy and value in all of our vehicles."
Calculations are for private ownership in New South Wales, based on 15,000 kilometres travelled annually over an ownership period of five years. The formula takes into account the negotiated vehicle price, depreciation, opportunity interest, registration, comprehensive insurance, NRMA membership, maintenance and repairs and fuel.
Check out NRMA's running costs calculator by logging on to www.mynrma.com.au/runningcosts