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The Best New Vehicles for Commuters
April 4, 2013Most 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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|Category||Vehicle||Avg. Paid Price for 2013 Model|
|Compact Vehicles||Chevrolet Volt||$38,871|
|Toyota Prius V||$26,350|
|Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI||$23,894|
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- Gregg Fidan
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