14 Best Commuter Cars and SUVs for 2020

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For many, the daily commute to work is becoming longer, more complicated, and more stressful. Having a vehicle that’s highly reliable, includes plenty of creature comforts, and offers adequate cargo space is key. A reasonable price and good fuel economy are also important considerations.

Base models of the following cars and SUVs are all priced under $28,000, and several carry starting prices around the $20,000 mark. Some vehicles on this list have even lower MSRPs. According to J.D. Power, every commuter car on our list has an above-average predicted reliability rating. In addition, most of these cars have respectable U.S. News interior scores, which suggests they offer a good combination of comfort, features, and cargo space. Finally, every vehicle here returns at least 23 mpg in the city – and many are much more fuel-efficient. 

Please note that fuel economy ratings listed are based on each vehicle’s most fuel-efficient engine option. For SUVs, the ratings reflect the fuel economy of two-wheel drive versions with the most efficient available engine.

Keep in mind that U.S. News scores and rankings have a tendency to change on a regular basis. This is because we continually update our reviews based on new incoming data and expert opinions from automotive journalists. With that said, remember that the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Continue reading to learn more about today’s best commuter cars.

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