savings versus car ownership

compare us to car ownership

It's super expensive to own a car in the city. You knew that. In fact, that's why you're here. Here are some stats to help decide if Zipcar is right for you.

Car Ownership

Car: Your basic four-door coupe.

Car payment:
(including depreciation)
288 USD
Finance charges:
67 USD
84 USD
100 USD
License, registration, taxes:
49 USD
44 USD
(estimated by Zipcar)
175 USD
807 USD

USD807/mo is a lot of money!
That's about 100 hours or 11 days of Zipcar driving.


Car: Whatever your whim – a hybrid one day, a van the next.

If you drive a lot:
Several trips each week and a weekend trek out to the country (10 two-hour, 2 three-hour and 2 24-hour reservations)
359 USD
If you drive a fair amount:
A couple trips each week (6 two-hour and 2 four-hour reservations)
170 USD
If you don't drive much:
About one trip a week
(4 one-hour reservations)
34 USD

You save hundreds each month. You pay only for what you use. Use our savings calculator to see exactly how much you can save.

Forty percent of Zipcar members have told us they either sold their car or decided not to buy a car because of Zipcar. With each Zipcar taking 15-20 personally-owned cars off the road, think of all the good that's doing for the environment and community.

Members also tell us they save over USD600 a month using Zipcar! They appreciate the low rates, living without the hassle of car maintenance and that we pay for gas, parking and insurance. Oh, the fun new cars (over 25 makes and models) don't hurt either.

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* Numbers based on a 2010 AAA study of average driving costs.