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Assignment 8

Due: November 10, 2016 at 1:00PM

Total Points= 10

____________________________________ NAME: VEHICLES, POLLUTION, AND COSTS

Compare and contrast two vehicles: a new large SUV or truck of your choice and a new compact car of

your choice. Car should be Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla, or Mazda

edmunds.com, cars.com, or manufacturers? web pages. Work with corrections and inaccurate numbers

will not score well. Please return clean, tidy, correct work.

Complete the following table. (4 points). 1.Miles Traveled Per Year SUV/truck Medium or Compact car 12,000 12,000 2.Fuel economy per gallon (average of

highway and city mpg)

3.Fuel consumed in a year (gallons)

4.Price of fuel for one year (at \$2.00

per gallon)

5.Price of fuel for one year (at \$4.00

per gallon)

6.Annual cost of oil changes (4/year)*

(Bigger engines need more oil!!!)

7. Cost of Insurance per year (bigger

cars and more expensive cars cost

more to ensure!!!)

8.Total Cost of Vehicle per year**

(including interest @5%); sum 12

monthly payments, considering 60month loan and no down payment

9.Total Cost of owning vehicle per year

if gasoline costs \$2.00/gallon

10.Total cost of vehicle per year if

gasoline costs \$4.00/gallon

(add 5, 6, 7 and 8) Page 1 of 3 *Note: SUVs also use more expensive tires; we will not include that cost.

**Auto loan calculator, edmunds.com. Include sales tax, title costs, etc. (See at the end of assignment)

Which vehicle is more expensive to own and drive?__________________________________ (0.5 pt)

What is the difference in cost of owning between the SUV and the car for one year at \$2.00/gallon

gasoline?

\$\$\$___________________________________________ (0.5 pt)

What is the difference in cost of owning between the SUV and the car for 5 years at \$4.00/gallon

gasoline? Show calculations

\$\$\$___________________________________________ (1 pt.)

Given that when burned in a motor engine, a gallon of gasoline releases 20 pounds (lbs.) of CO 2..

Complete the table below and answer the following questions. (2 pt for the table below.) 1.Miles Traveled Per Year SUV Car 12,000 12,000 2.Gallons of fuel burned (consumed)

per year (Note: Get the values from

3.Pounds of CO2 released per year

4. Pounds of CO2 released in 5 years

1. Which vehicle emits more CO2? ___________________________ (0.5 pt)

2. How much more in 5 years? _____________________________lbs. (0.5 pt)

3. By what percent more? __________________________% (0.5 pt)

4. Which vehicle owner causes more greenhouse effect or contributes more to climate change? (0.5

pt)

__________________________________ FIND EXAMPLES FOR CALCULATING THE COST OF A VEHICLE: Edmunds.com, car loan

calculator Page 2 of 3 http://www.edmunds.com/calculators/simplified-pricing.html Page 3 of 3

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