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The Best New Vehicles for Commuters

April 4, 2013

Most Americans - about 86% - rely on their vehicle to get them to and from work every day. And with an average commute of 25 minutes each way and gas prices hovering at about $3.50 per gallon since February, commuters want to make sure they have a car that is both enjoyable and low on expenses.

The auto buying experts at AAA have recently revealed their top picks for commuter vehicles when it comes to comfort and performance. On the list - the Chevy Volt, Buick LaCrosse, Ford Flex, and Honda Odyssey. Below is a look at the full list.

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CategoryVehicleAvg. Paid Price for 2013 Model
Compact VehiclesChevrolet Volt$38,871
  Toyota Prius$24,066
  Toyota Prius V$26,350
  Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI$23,894
SedansAudi A4$31,697
  Buick LaCrosse$30,727
  Ford Fusion$20,038
  Hyundai Genesis$33,358
  Nissan Altima$21,706
CrossoversFord Flex$26,803
  Toyota Highlander$27,978
MinivanHonda Odyssey$27,801

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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