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The 5 Best Commuter Cars for 2021

Car 2 min read

29 Jan 2021

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With COVID-19 pushing more commuters behind the wheel, as part of as part of our  4WheelGuide Series, we’ve chosen the top five car brands built for commuting this year. 

First off, what features make for a good commuter-car? Comfort is one, as well as low running costs. This could mean going electric, as well as opting for a car with climate control air con, or one which is known for reliability. 
Something as simple as coffee cup holder for that steamy morning goodness shouldn’t be underestimated, either.

We looked to the biggest car brands, experts and reviewers to see what models they liked when it came to commuting this year.


Skoda Superb

Used Car Price: Approx €8,774

Why? This car has been cited a great car for commuting, due to its comfort level and quality of equipment which has been compared to a Mercedes - but for a fraction of the price.

The diesel option is good if you want to be more economical on fuel, and it can also double-up as a family car with plenty of space.

Credit: Skoda.com


Honda Civic 

Used Car Price: Approx €8-12,951

Why? Noted as one of the most reliable cars in the market, it is also extremely comfortable, but has an impressive small engine: a 1.0 litre turbo-charged petrol.

Credit: Honda.com


Vauxhall Insignia 

Used Car Price: Approx €6,842

Why? Although it’s not as slick as other models in the market, the Insignia has been noted by buy a car.co.uk as one of the best commuter cars, as it was actually designed as a company car with commuters in mind – hence the low fuel costs, comfort and long list of equipment.

Credit: Buy a Car


Nissan Leaf 

Used Car Price: Approx. €12-21,000

Why? We couldn’t do a blog on the best cars for commuting without including one of the most popular electric cars on the market; the Nissan Leaf. Also touted by Buy a Car, if your commute doesn’t involve a long-distance, and you’re stuck in traffic regularly, the Leaf is a very cost effective, economical commuter option. The most affordable of the electric car brands, it also offers a range of 239 miles in it’s 62kWh version.
Credit: Nissan.ie


Lexus IS 

Used Car Price: Approx €14,673

Why? Most of the cars you see whizzing up your right lane on the M50 happen to be BMW’s, or Mercs. The Lexus IS’s 2.5 litre petrol-hybrid engine could mean it offers the same sleek, modern style, but can be cheaper to run. If you find yourself stuck in a lot of traffic, or driving around the city, this could be the car for you. The trump card is also its reputation for reliability.
Credit: Lexus.com


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