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Best Car Models For Commuting

According to several news agencies, Americans spend more than 25 minutes commuting to work every single day.

The research was conducted by the Census Bureau and, according to the official reports, results show that drivers may benefit by looking for better vehicles to make their commute much easier and productive.

According to some news agencies, drivers who are forced to navigate stop-and-go traffic regularly could make the most with the money they spend on gas by simply switching vehicles. Experts gathered details on some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles available to come up with a list of best picks for the best cars for commuting.

According to the report, the Toyota Prius C, which is a vehicle that starts at $18,950 can get 53 mpg in the city. This model comes with vehicle stability control, antilock brake system, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist in its standard version, which could help to keep the vehicle stable when the driver is constantly using the car’s brakes.

Another great option for commuters is the Hyundai Elantra. According to the news, this model starts at $16,815 and its economical engine can get 28 mpg in the city and 38 in the highway. Out of all vehicles researched for this report, the Elantra has a low MSRP and an above-average fuel economy, which combined with the low price may be extremely attractive to consumers on a budget. The new Hyundai Elantra has recently earned a 2012 Top Safety Pick award after participating in crash tests carried out by the IIHS.

Experts have also indicated that the SV model of the new Mazda3 i may also be a great option for commuters due to its low starting MSRP ($16,700) and its better-than-average fuel economy.

Specialists claim that this model can get up to 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg while traveling on the highway. The SV model comes with an impressive sound system and the technology known as Skyactiv-G, that enables the vehicle to even reach the 40 mpg threshold while the vehicle is driving on the highway.

This model has also been picked as one of the safest models available by the IIHS after recent car crash tests. These vehicles may come with safety features that could include front-side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains, antilock brake system, and other systems like the traction control device.

The new model design has been improved, which makes this vehicle much more fuel efficient than its previous model.
Experts have also included the new Ford Fusion SE Hybrid, the Audi A3, the Nissan Altima, the Honda CR-V and the Chevy Volt as some of the best vehicle picks for your commute.

For more on this subject, click here to read the full report.

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