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Road Trip app review: track your automotive expenses



If you're looking for a way to track your mileage, fuel prices, trip expenses, and more, Road Trip • MPG, Mileage and Fuel Economy is one app that you should definitely consider purchasing for your iPhone or iPad.

This app aims to serve multiple functions such as tracking fuel economy, maintenance history and future requirements, road trip costs, and expenditure on your car. Packed with plenty of features and useful summary pages, this productivity app is sure to help you gain a better understanding of where your money goes when it comes to automobile expenses and how you can save it.

You can purchase this app in the Productivity section of the app store, where it is available for $4.99. When you consider the amount of money it's going to save you, you'll realize this app is likely going to pay for itself very quickly.

Let's take a look at its features.

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Input, Import, and Export of Data

Road Trip • MPG, Mileage and Fuel Economy only takes up a minimal 2.9 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad, and remains there for easy referral and data input. Add your vehicle and start entering the data you wish to track, or alternatively, import a CSV file with all the stats.

You'll be pleased to know that this finance app comes with full international support, so you can use Metric or Imperial units for data entry. Those who own multiple vehicles can add an unlimited number of automobile profiles to keep track of each one separately.

You'll also find that this app works really seamlessly unlike others, be it importing of files or backing up to iCloud.

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Road Trip detailed charts
Road Trip detailed charts

Presentation and Overview

There are many similar apps available but this one stands out thanks to its comprehensive statistics page. This may seem a little packed at first, but all the key stats and graphs are displayed on a single page for an overview, and can be seen in full-screen mode with interactive graphs.

Here you'll find all the key stats such as cost per day, cost per km, moving average, maximum distance per tank, and monthly and yearly distance and cost estimates. Graphs for comparing MPG vs. Fuel Type, Driving Conditions, Average Speed, and Temperature are also included.

This app will give you a full overview of your maintenance history and alert you when it's time for the next one, ensuring you get it in a timely fashion so as to not waste your money.

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Road Trip landscape mode
Road Trip landscape mode

Road Trip MPG


Pros & Cons


  • Tracks your fuel economy and fuel costs
  • Tracks your maintenance history
  • Tracks and compares your vacations and trip costs
  • Reminds you when regular maintenance is due
  • Prevents expensive premature maintenance
  • Shows you how much money you spend on your car


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Road Trip: map-based information
Road Trip: map-based information

Final Words

Road Trip • MPG, Mileage and Fuel Economy is a cut above the other similar apps available in the app store, especially because of its amazing user interface and interactive features. I'd highly recommend grabbing this app on your iPhone or iPad so that you have a handy automotive economy tool to help you manage your expenditure.

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.