AAA selects the best cars for commuters

March 28, 2013 12:00 AM

Commuting can be a major hassle. Not only do drivers have to deal with heavy traffic and stressful journeys, but they also need to cope with high gas prices, unexpected maintenance issues and even the occasional accident. To help drivers cut down on these struggles, AAA released a list of the best cars for 86 percent of Americans who commute to work every day. The selections are, for the most part, efficient automobiles that don't require frequent vehicle maintenance and boast excellent safety features. 

"Many Americans are spending several hours every week in their vehicle to get to and from work," said John Nielsen, director of AAA Automotive Engineering & Repair. "Having a vehicle that is reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable can really make a difference in your everyday routine." 

While the organization recognized a variety of vehicles based on different designs, a few stood out from the rest. The Chevrolet Volt was among the best compact cars and has made a name for itself among plug-in electric vehicles. According to Plugin Cars, the Volt is the most efficient of the automobiles it was grouped with, like the Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, but it is also the most expensive. 

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