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Comparing the combined Gas Mileages:
2019 AWD RAV4 = 28mpg
2019 AWD Passport = 21mpg
If someone drives 5,000 per year, the gallons of gas consumed would be:
2019 AWD RAV4 = 178 gallons
2019 AWD Passport = 238 gallons
Meaning the Passport uses 60 more gallons (Per 5,000 miles driven)
If you divide the 60 gallons by 12 months = 5 gallons (more per month)
5 gallons of gas @ $4 per gallon = $20 (per month or $240 per year)
NOTE: If gas costs less than $4/gal then the extra cost is further reduced.
SUMMARY: The Passport will cost someone $20/month MORE to drive than the Passport PER 5,000 miles driven - if someone drives 10,000 miles a year, then it goes up to $40/month.
CONCLUSION: Buying a comparably equipped Passport will probably cost $4,000 - $6,000, MORE than a RAV4, but if one needs the extra power (280hp vs 203hp) or size (Mid-Size vs Compact) or wants Leather (vs Softex) then they may be ok with the increased fuel costs.