26 Best Commuter Cars

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
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26) 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

$21,680 | 30 mpg | U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

The Chevy Malibu’s impressive performance in crash tests and history of excellent marks for reliability make it a wise choice. It also offers ample space for five passengers, with lots of legroom in the back seats and respectable room for cargo.

The base model comes equipped with a fuel-efficient turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It also includes a basic stereo, but if you opt for any trim above the base, you’ll enjoy a touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

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