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These Commuter Sedans Will Save You Money More Than Once

Buying a luxury car is nice, but it comes with a high price tag and several other expenses that make them less-than-desirable for your daily commute. When you have a vehicle that goes mile after mile each day, you don’t want to be concerned with the costs that come up every service interval, and there are a lot of smaller expenses in between. For a commuter car, you should look for comfort, practicality, and something that you aren’t afraid to rack up miles on. There are plenty of affordable options for 2020 sedans that make great options for your daily commute.

The obvious choices

Nissan has long stood for reliability and affordability, being a pleasant but easily accessible range of vehicles that the average consumer can enjoy. The Nissan Maxima is no different, and even as the higher model of sedan offered by the manufacturer, the Maxima still has a lot to offer. The most aggressively-styled and sportiest of the vehicles Nissan has to offer, and it’s no surprise that it also makes an excellent option for a commuter car as well.

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is displayed at AutoMobility LA, the trade show ahead of the LA Auto Show
The Nissan Maxima | ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

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The Kia Optima is another obvious choice that many people seem to overlook. You might find yourself stuck in the mindset that it’s ‘just a Kia,’ but the manufacturer has quickly established themselves as a brand worth your attention — and money. Even better, you can get the Optima as a standard hybrid or a plug-in hybrid for even better fuel economy, which means you spend less money on gas!

Sportier options with a lot to offer

Just because a sedan isn’t classified as a luxury vehicle doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t have luxury features. The Mazda6, for example, is a full-sized sedan that’s sporty, aggressively-designed, and has an interior that boasts more than a few luxury features. Mazda has made a name for being reliable and sporty, and they’ve built up a fan base of their own with enthusiast cars like the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

MAZDA6 SEDAN on display at Brussels Expo
The 2020 Mazda6 | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

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Buying an affordable commuter car isn’t just picking a vehicle that has a low price tag; it can be about other costs of car ownership too. The cost of the type of gas your car requires is the first significant price many car owners will notice, not to mention the difference in insurance premiums too. While these cars aren’t cool exotics, they have lower maintenance costs and lower repair costs, and this means that you won’t be stressed out about the miles racking up.