2020s Standard Sedans That Make Great Commuter Cars

With the steep depreciation that hits luxury cars and the lack of practicality of sports cars, sometimes keeping things simple is best. For commuter cars, having something standard can be beneficial in many ways. Standard sedans might not have luxurious Alcantara seats or high-tech features, but they do have a lot to offer wrapped in an affordable option. Commuter cars get more miles, and they get a lot more wear and tear than your weekend sports car, and that’s why these standard sedans are great options.

Under the radar

The 2020 Toyota Avalon seems to have skated by under the radar, for the most part, this year, but it’s an excellent option for a reliable and affordable sedan. The spacious cabin mixes comfort with some small touches of luxury, and it is well insulated to minimize road noise and provide a smooth ride. It’s aggressive and modern style inside and out won’t leave you disappointed, and you’ll look forward to rocking out in the car on your way to work every day.

A Toyota Avalon on display
Toyota Avalon | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

The 2020 Subaru Legacy is another underrated and straightforward choice for a new sedan. With a starting price of just over $22,000, it’s incredibly affordable without sacrificing reliability. The Legacy has the traditional and modest styling you’d expect from a sedan, and there weren’t many updates that make this model stand out. It’s not the most exciting car to drive, but for your daily commute, it is a great, low-cost option.

The obvious choices

It’s no surprise that the Toyota Camry would be an addition to the list, and it’s debatably one of the best affordable sedans year after year. The Camry has a history of reliability, and even though it’s not a high-end luxury car it still offers a good amount of comfort and features. It’s a crowd favorite for many reasons, just a few being its fuel economy and variety of trim levels and features.

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid is on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
The 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

How Reliable Is the Toyota Avalon?

Another popular choice year after year is the Nissan Altima, yet another affordable, midsized sedan option for your daily drive. The Altima features the fuel efficiency you want when you’re driving back and forth across town and enough comfort that you won’t be headed to the chiropractor after being stuck in a traffic jam. Like other Nissan sedans of the year, the Altima features user-friendly tech, modern safety features, and the infotainment systems you want when you’re making long drives.

Buying a comfortable sedan for your daily commute doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Skipping out on a luxury sedan can mean not stressing over the car’s value, and it doesn’t have to mean that you’re making a ton of sacrifices. These standard sedans are all popular and reliable choices, and many owners continue to buy them again and again.