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How Much Does It Cost to Fill Up a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback?

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Gas prices continued to tumble around the country the past week, with some states in the Great Lakes area and the Great Plains seeing double-digit declines. But even with gas prices dropping rapidly, some vehicle shoppers still prefer economical small cars over SUVs that provide more space but consume more fuel. For that audience, Toyota has the 2019 Corolla Hatchback. How much would it cost to fill up from empty this week?

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Given the cost for regular per AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, here is what it would cost to fill the Corolla Hatchback’s 13.2-gallon tank based on AAA’s prices posted early Thursday:

  • At the national average of $2.67, filling the tank from empty would cost $35.24.
  • In California, where regular was $3.67, the additional buck per gallon would push the price up to $48.44. In Hawaii, typically the costliest gas in the country and more expensive than California by 20 cents, it would push the price up to $51.08.
  • In Delaware, though, where regular averaged $2.32, and the bill would drop to $30.62.

The national average for regular was down 6 cents from the previous week and 22 cents from the same time in October. Premium fell 6 cents the past week to $3.25 and is 19 cents lower than a month ago. Diesel fuel, which typically becomes more expensive this time of year, fell 2 cents to $3.24 and is 6 cents cheaper than a month ago.

Oil prices have plunged around 25 percent over the past six weeks. That, plus an ample oil supply in the U.S. during a period of low demand, has fueled the recent declines. Pump prices declined by double digits in several states the past week, including Oklahoma, 10 cents; Illinois and Indiana, 11 cents; and Iowa and Michigan, 12 cents. Over the past two weeks, the average price of regular has dropped 19 cents in Indiana and Iowa and 21 cents in Michigan.

AAA said on Monday that 41 percent of gas stations were selling regular for $2.50 or less, and the percentage has climbed since. GasBuddy.com analyst Patrick DeHaan predicts that pump prices could continue to drop “perhaps for several more weeks” because of the steep decline in oil.

“Motorists need not be in a hurry to fill their tanks. The best tip I can suggest is to shop around for the lowest prices as some stations will pass on the savings faster than others,” DeHaan said in a release.

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