Best Cars for Austin, Texas

When shopping for cars, you have to take a few very important details into account: How far will you be driving on a daily basis? What are the gas prices like near you? How bad is traffic where you will be driving? When living in Austin, TX, you typically group yourself into one of two categories, sometimes both. Someone who sits in traffic, someone who drives long distances, or someone who does both. Here are the most economically efficient cars for both sitting in traffic and driving distances.

Driving Long Distances

When driving long distances, safety, and gas mileage should be your top priorities. For safety and efficient gas mileage, a smaller SUV is ideal. Last year, the best named SUVs were the Kia Niro, Nissan Rogue Sport, Toyota RAV4, and the Honda HRV. These cars are affordable, safe, and get great gas mileage. Any of these cars would be a perfect fit for a commuter in Austin.



When dealing with traffic, you need a car with good gas mileage, but also small enough to be able to fit in between cars. A few of the best compact cars of 2018 are the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, and Chevrolet Cruze. Again, all of these cars have an affordable price tag and great gas mileage.


Dealing with Both

Some people have to deal with distances and traffic. In this situation, safety, gas mileage, and size are all factors. The best cars to accommodate all of these needs are the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, and the Toyota Corolla.


There are many cars on the market that would handle each of these situations. Your own research is recommended. Everyone’s style in cars and price range differs, so choose a car that fits well into your budget, needs and style preference.

About Kylee Osborne

Kylee Osborne is a Technical Marketing Intern at Rateology and often authors blogs about financial topics regarding the industry. She is studying Business Finance at Texas A&M University and hopes to continue her education in Law School. She is based in San Antonio, Texas.

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