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AAA Selects Top Autos for Commuters

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AAA Auto Buying Experts have selected the top vehicles for commuters based on fuel efficiency, comfort, and overall performance. WIth average commute times of 25 minutes each way and 86 percent of American relying on their vehicles to get to and from work each day choosing the right vehicle for the daily drive can make a big difference in your quality of life.

Compact Vehicles

Chevrolet Volt: Pros, great acceleration, solid handling, and exceptionally quiet. Four passenger, plug-in electric vehicle. Cons, rear seat room is tight. TrueCar reports the Avg. Paid price of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt five-door hatchback is $38,871, 2.8 percent less than the MSRP.

Toyota Prius or Prius V: Pros, Seats five comfortably very efficient for urband commutes. TrueCar reports the Avg. Paid price of the 2013 Toyota Prius hatchback is $24,066, 3.7 percent less than the MSRP, and the Prius V five door wagon is $26,350, four percent less than MSRP.

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI: The SportWagen is a wagon style model that uses a diesel engine to deliver smooth acceleration with strong fuel economy. Handling is also precise and predictable. With the option of manual or automatic transmission, these cars are fun to drive, making the longer commutes seem less daunting. TrueCar reports that the Average Paid price of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen four-door manual hatchback TDI is $23,894, 9.2 percent less than the MSRP.

Sedans

Audi A4: Pros, very comfortable up front, great handling, high grade for driving pleasure. Cons, small rear seat. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Audi A4 four-door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T is $31,697, 5.1 percent less than the MSRP.

Buick LaCrosse : Pros, steady ride, comfortable seating, strong performance. Cons, some find the four-cylinder version underpowered and the V6 offers slighty lower MPG than its rivals. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse four-door sedan base is $30,727, 5.6 percent less than the MSRP.

Ford Fusion: Pros, sleek exterior and upgraded interior for 2013. 3 different engines avialable. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Ford Fusion four door S is $20,038, 10.9 percent less than the MSRP.

Hyundai Genesis: Pros, powerful and roomy. Cons, not quite a luxury quality ride. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis four door sedan V6 3.8 liter is $33,358, 4.9 percent less than the MSRP.

Nissan Altima: Pros, comfortable for all passengers, good performance, and unique safety features. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Nissan Altima four door 2.5 liter is $21,706, 3.7 percent less than the MSRP.

Crossovers

Ford Flex: Pros, ample space for passengers and cargo; quiet, controlled ride. Cons, EcoBoost engine is costly. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Ford Flex SE is $26,803, 15.7 percent less than the MSRP.

Toyota Highlander: Pros, comfortable ride, roomy interior, and maneuverability in traffic. Cons, size make sharp bends more tricky. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Toyota Highlander four-door front wheel drive four cylinder is $27,978, 6.3 percent less than the MSRP.

Minivan

Honda Odyssey: Pros, easy to drive, comfortable seating up front. Cons, large size not well suited for crowded commutes. TrueCar reports the Avg. paid price of the 2013 Honda Odyssey LX is $27,801, 5.8 percent less than the MSRP.

Read the full reviews and then research for yourself which cars will be best for your commute. If you're going to spend a big chunk of your day in your car you should get one you enjoy.

AAA Auto Buying Experts Select Top Vehicles for Commuters