26 Best Commuter Cars

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Check Out the Best Commuter Cars on the Market Today

What makes a top-notch commuter car? If you use your car primarily for driving to and from work every day, it likely transforms into an additional living space. You probably keep it packed full of an array of items that you may need in a pinch, and your car’s infotainment system serves as a “third screen” for communication and media.

Many people’s commuting times are increasing these days, so having a car that offers plenty of comfort, appealing interior features, and adequate cargo space is important. A reasonable price, as well as a fuel-efficient powertrain, are also prime considerations.

The following cars and SUVs are priced under $35,000 with an automatic transmission. In fact, several are priced around the $20,000 mark, and many cost even less. Additionally, every commuter car on our list returns at least 30 mpg, and U.S. News interior scores for comfort, features, and cargo space are impressive.

It’s important to note 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 being 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.