Finding an affordable commuter car that can get you to and from work can be tough. Some vehicles have a better price point, but lower fuel efficiency. Others have excellent fuel economy, but may not have a perfect safety rating. Which one do you pick? Let us get you thinking about it by providing some recommendations.

10 Cars Good for Commuting

In alphabetical order, here are 10 cars with the best fuel economy that also come with an attractive price point and safety rating, pulled from a list from US News:

  • 2018 Chevrolet Malibu2018 Chevrolet Malibu

    MSRP: $22,555 (all prices include destination charges)

    Fuel Economy: 27 city/36 highway/30 combined miles per gallon

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Chevrolet Sonic2018 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

    MSRP: $16,170

    Fuel Economy: 26/35/29 mpg (city/highway/combined)

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Honda Accord2018 Honda Accord

    MSRP: $24,465

    Fuel Economy: 30/38/33 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Honda Civic2018 Honda Civic

    MSRP: $19,835

    Fuel Economy: 28/40/32 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra2018 Hyundai Elantra

    MSRP: $17,835

    Fuel Economy: 26/36/29 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 4/5 stars

  • 2018 Kia Optima2018 Kia Optima

    MSRP: $23,495

    Fuel Economy: 24/34/28 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Mazda Mazda32018 Mazda Mazda3

    MSRP: $18,990

    Fuel Economy: 28/38/31 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Subaru Impreza2018 Subaru Impreza

    MSRP: $19,355

    Fuel Economy: 24/32/27 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Toyota Camry2018 Toyota Camry

    MSRP: $24,565

    Fuel Economy: 29/41/34 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

  • 2018 Volkswagen Jetta2018 Volkswagen Jetta

    MSRP: $19,540

    Fuel Economy: 28/40/33 mpg

    NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars

Which Car is the Best for Long Commutes?

The best vehicle if you have a long commute comes down to what you can afford and what you’re looking for in a car. All 10 vehicles listed above have proven to be excellent cars for commuters and long-distance driving.

If you’re only looking at fuel economy, the best is the 2018 Toyota Camry followed by the 2018 Honda Accord. If you’re looking at price, however, the most affordable vehicle is the Chevrolet Sonic. Although the Sonic’s fuel economy is on the lower end compared to the rest of the models on the list, its modest MSRP makes up for it.

If your concerns are for safety, every car on the list had a perfect five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) except the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, which earned four stars. So, it’s “safe” to say these vehicles can offer you peace of mind, no matter which one you choose.

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