According to the experts at AAA, with rising fuel prices and longer commutes, it’s essential for commuters to drive a vehicle that has a low cost of ownership, plenty of safety features, and a comfortable interior. In fact, AAA says 86 percent of workers rely on their vehicle to get them to and from their job, and they commute an average of 25 minutes each way.
“Many Americans are spending several hours every week in their vehicle to get to and from work,” says John Nielsen, director, AAA Automotive Engineering & Repair. “Having a vehicle that is reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable can really make a difference in your everyday routine.”
AAA Auto Buying experts test drove hundreds of vehicles to determine the top picks for commuters. Each winner is fuel-efficient, comfortable, and offers great performance.
Best Vehicles for Commuters
- Chevrolet Volt
- Toyota Prius or Toyota Prius v
- Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
- Ford Flex
- Toyota Highlander