Check Out These Top 3 Great Cars for Commuters

September 20th, 2018 by

According to statistics, up to 86 percent of Americans travel to work by car, and the average commute is becoming longer. If you are going to be spending that much time in your car, you will want comfort, fuel efficiency, and technology to keep you entertained. Here are a few cars that will provide you with a great commuting experience.

1. 2018 Mazda3

The Mazda3 offers a smooth, comfortable ride, and a powerful engine for a car of its class, while also providing outstanding fuel economy. The base trim comes with a 2.0-liter l-4 engine that produces 155 horsepower, and the higher trims with a 2.5-liter l-4 engine that kicks out 184 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is good, rated at 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway for the 2.0-liter, and 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway for the 2.5-liter engine.

But it is really the Mazda3’s modern, upscale interior and infotainment system that impresses. It boasts comfortable, cloth-trimmed sport seats, with six-way adjustable driver support, as well as a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. The Mazda3 also comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen, MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system, and rearview camera. The higher trims feature the Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

2. 2018 Toyota Prius

This Hybrid is one of the most fuel efficient cars on the road today, rated at an amazing 54 mpg city and 50 mpg highway. It has a fuel tank capacity of 11.3 gallons, and a driving range of 610 miles city and 565 miles highway. The Prius also features a double-wishbone style, multi-link rear suspension, which gives you superior handling and a smooth ride.

This car offers an upmarket cabin with an ultra modern design. The front bucket seats provide eight-way power-adjustable lumbar support, and the cargo area is roomy. Standard on all models, you will find a rearview camera, lane keep assist, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth. Higher trims also feature an impressive 11.6-inch multimedia touch-screen display.

3. 2018 Hyundai Ioniq

This car is arguably the most fuel efficient car in the U.S. today, sporting a fuel efficiency of 57 mpg city, and 59 highway. Three highly efficient powertrains are available with this car: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and an all electric. For your driving convenience, there is also a drive mode select, with each mode providing a different steering feel and throttle response. You can choose between the Eco and Sport settings.

The cabin is attractive and comfortable, featuring quality and eco-friendly materials. The cargo space in this car is also impressive, as the 26.5 cubic-foot trunk is one of the largest among hybrid and electric cars. There are impressive tech features available with the Ioniq. Standard features include a 7-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, automatic climate control, and a rearview camera. Available safety options include Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, as well as Lane Keep Assist.

If you are looking for a fuel-efficient, comfortable drive that also offers state-of-the-art technology for your daily commute, drop in at Hubert Vester Auto Group, and take these cars for a spin.