A long commute doesn’t have to be a punishment. It certainly won’t be in one of these cars.
The Mazda3 drives like a FWD Miata and still gets 40 MPG on the highway from its high-compression Skyactiv engine. Couple that with the best interior in the segment and you’ve got a fantastic daily driver on your hands.
Suggested By: svenskfox, Photo Credit: Mazda
9.) Volvo V60
Patrick George wasn’t exaggerating when he said the seats in the Volvo V60 were the “pinnacle of human achievement.” That alone earns it a spot on this list, never mind the fact that it’s pretty good to drive too.
8.) Acura Legend
Cheap to own, reliable as hell, luxurious, fuel efficient, handsome, and fun. What more could you want in your daily transport? This is the sort of car Acura should be making now.
Suggested By: XYCromersome, Photo Credit: Acura
7.) Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Coupe
If you have an unlimited budget this is the commuter you should get. It’s big and comfortable as well as being insanely fast.
Suggested By: macanamera, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz
6.) Saab 900 Turbo
If you’re into the quirks of an older Swedish car the Saab 900 Turbo might just be the ultimate commuter. They’re surprisingly quick, reliable, efficient and good in all seasons.
5.) Chevrolet Corvette
If you’re easy on the gas pedal a C6 or C7 Corvette will return nearly 30 MPG on the highway. When you’re not easy on the gas pedal it’s a fire-breathing V8 monster. Have your cake and eat it too, folks.
Suggested By: JayhawkJake, Dankey Kang owner, Photo Credit: Chevrolet
4.) Tesla Model S
Charge your Model S the night before at home and your 100 mile commute will be quiet, comfortable, and fast.
Suggested By: Chaos-cascade, Photo Credit: Tesla
3.) BMW 335d
BMW doesn’t sell the 335d in the US anymore but if you can find this 425 lb/ft of torque monster, it’s an incredible highway car. Plus, the E90 3-series with its excellent chassis is pretty fun off the highway as well.
Suggested By: Skychismo, Photo Credit: BMW
2.) Citroën SM
The Citroën SM is arguably one of the most comfortable cars ever made, and a hell of a grand tourer with its Maserati engine. Upkeep on an SM would be another full time job but it’s quite possibly worth it. It’s one of the worst, and best cars ever made and you need one.
1.) Honda CRX
No one before or since has made a better commuter than the Honda CRX. It was lightweight and great to drive, while getting fantastic fuel economy with bulletproof reliability. It’s all the car anyone could ever need.
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