The average full-time worker spends almost an hour a day, to and from work. That’s 30 minutes of precious time spent in traffic-related stress before and after your work day. While most of that time cannot be avoided, it can be tolerated with the right vehicle. Here is our list of the top 5 best cars for your daily commute.
- Tesla Model S
If this model is any indication, the designer whose vision it is to get us to Mars would apparently like us to get there comfortably and with as little carbon footprint as possible.
The Tesla Model S can travel between 180 and 225 miles per charge and for an electric vehicle, has equal “get up and go” of most sports cars on the road today. Extras include all-wheel drive, autopilot active safety features and a 691-hp P85D. With a navigating screen as big as an iPad that automatically adjusts to the fastest route, maneuvering in 5:00 traffic just got much easier.
2. Chevrolet Volt
This electric beauty is a gas-saver for sure, averaging 99 mpg in electric-mode and 35 mpg on premium. Once the lithium ion battery switches over to its 1.4 liter engine, it can extend its mileage by 315 more miles! You could make your daily commute on battery alone. With the Chevrolet Volt, you may never need to fill up again!
- Nissan Leaf
Once fully charged, the Nissan Leaf can take you a full 75 miles with 106 mpg. Features include a roomy backseat, heated seats and steering wheel, and electric heating that uses 30% less energy. It’s been described as “comfortable,” “super quiet” and “cheap to operate.”
- Ford C-Max
Based on its cousin, the ever popular Ford Focus, the C-Max is a practical hatchback that rides well and handles with agility. Anything less than 40 MPH, and this hybrid becomes all-electric with an excellent 37 mpg overall when transitioning to engine. If your commute is also approximately within a 25 mile range, the C-Max has the potential to run 100% on the battery if fully-charged that morning.
- Lexus ES
A simpler, roomier alternative to similarly-priced sports sedans, the Lexus ES is equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 and 6-speed automatic with an overall 25 mpg and 44 mpg on the highway. For the size of this vehicle, the gas mileage can’t be denied.
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