Think you've got a long commute? You're not alone. A 2017 Census Bureau survey found that Americans average nearly 27 minutes on a one-way trip to the office. An earlier census study revealed that 61 percent of us spend at least one hour driving to the office. What to do when you need a car that can rack up miles but not your debt ratio?
Here are seven of today's lowest-priced cars that deliver good fuel economy and have features to ensure your sanity on long drives. The first four are tops among Edmunds editors for extra-small sedans. Other choices in the class round out the list in alphabetical order. Prices are for base models and include destination fees.
To get the best price, it helps to know how to drive a stick shift. But even though manual transmissions often help extract maximum fun out of small cars, they aren't always the best choice for gridlocked commutes. Thankfully, all these cars offer an automatic transmission.