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Most of us are faced with the prospect of commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, but some have a much longer drive than others. When it comes time to buy a car, you need to take that drive into consideration. The best used cars to buy for long commutes range drastically in terms of category and body style, but they do share some features – comfortable, supportive seats, good fuel economy and more. Here’s a quick look at five of the best used cars for drivers with crazy commutes.

  • 2014 Tesla S: Got a long commute? Don’t want to pay through the nose for gas? Check out the 2014 Tesla S (yes, you’ll need to be able to afford this rather pricey option with a sticker price of roughly $90,000, but it’s a good choice, nonetheless). It’s all electric, and offers 229 hp, with a range of over 200 miles on a charge (this depends on the variant purchased).

  • 2014 Mazda2: The Mazda2 is a super sporty compact hatchback with four doors (five if you count the hatch). It offers limited horsepower (100 hp), but it more than makes up for that with good fuel economy (29/25 mpg). The seats offer decent support and comfort, and the handling is a high point for road warriors.

  • 2015 Subaru Impreza: While you might find that used models are difficult to locate, this is one that anyone with a long commute should consider. It offers 27 mpg on the highway, and comes in with a price of just over $21,000 new (so the used price should be correspondingly lower). It also features all-wheel drive to get you out of difficult situations on the road.

  • Toyota Prius: You knew it was coming. The Prius is the single most popular hybrid vehicle on the road today. It also offers great gas mileage (51 mpg in town and 48 mpg on the highway) so it’s good for lengthy commutes in urban areas, as well as for over-the-road drivers.

  • 2014 Honda Fit: The Fit is a strange little car but it offers a very nice mix of features. It’s a subcompact, so it easily fits into cramped office parking lots. It’s also designed to offer maximum room in the interior. In terms of fuel economy, you get 28/25 mpg.

Whether you’re stuck in traffic for hours a day or you’ve just got a long way to drive to work, there’s definitely a used car for you.


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