10 popular commuter cars to consider

By Kijiji Autos
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Choosing the right vehicle for commuting to work, school, or anywhere else you need to go is an important decision. Not only will you be using this vehicle every single day or an extended period of time, but you might also be driving with your family, friends, or colleagues. Your choice should be fuel-efficient, comfortable, and safe.

To help simplify your decision-making process, here's a list of the 10 most popular commuter vehicles available on Kijiji Autos. Read on to help narrow down your options while figuring out what vehicle will work best for you.

1. Honda Civic

As the best selling vehicle in Canada for two decades, the Honda Civic has a proven track record of exceptional safety, versatility and affordability. A range of available trim levels let drivers customize their Honda Civic to perfectly match their own requirements and preferences. 

A long list of standard safety features ensures that you and all of your passengers are safe on all of your commutes. These considered touches help promise the durability of your Honda Civic, proving that this is a vehicle that's built to last and perform for many years to come.

Discover the full suite of safety features on the Honda Civic overview page. 

2. Toyota Corolla

Environmentally-friendly and packed with safety features, the Toyota Corolla lets you commute in complete confidence. The compact car's lightweight frame ensures a smooth ride that makes one feel equally at home whether navigating city streets or cruising the highway.

Drivers have the option to choose between either automatic or manual transmission, with Toyota also adding a hatchback model in recent years. Despite being a compact car, families are sure to find more than enough cargo space in the Toyota Corolla for their everyday needs.

Learn more about the vehicle's spaciousness on the Toyota Corolla overview page. 

3. Volkswagen Jetta

As the Volkwagon brand's best-selling car in Canada, the Volkswagen Jetta is in its seventh generation of production. The vehicle's proven history of safety and fuel efficiency make the VW an excellent option for daily commuting. 

The spacious interior ensures perfect comfort for drivers and passengers alike on commutes both short and long, while the sizable trunk guarantees that families will have more than enough room to manage trips to the grocery store and sports practices.

Explore the full safety features on the Volkswagen Jetta overview page. 

4. BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is a much sportier option for daily commuting. This nimble and energetic vehicle offers excellent handling with a powerful engine. For those who are looking for a more inspired driving experience, the BMW 3 Series is an excellent option.

Balancing performance with excellent fuel efficiency, this stunning sedan comes standard with an impressive array of advanced driver assistance features, such as pedestrian monitoring and forward collision warning. Outfitted with a collection of premium materials, the interior also features a roomy 17-cubic-foot trunk.

Check out the full list of specs on the BMW 3 Series overview page. 

5. Mazda 3

It's easy to enjoy commuting in comfort and style with the Mazda 3. Available in either sedan or hatchback, this compact car combines sporty handling with an upscale interior. Newer models come standard with heated seats, automatic climate control and a Mazda Connect infotainment system.

Well-suited for city driving and parking on busy streets, the Mazda 3 is available in either automatic or six-speed manual transmission, as well as all-wheel or front-wheel drive. 

Uncover the wide range of tech features on the Mazda 3 overview page. 

6. Toyota Camry

Outfitted with a range of safety features and a spacious interior, the Toyota Camry is consistently one of the best-selling cars in Canada. The attractive family vehicle is available in a selection of trims that scale from luxury to sport. Three engine choices provide reliable, fuel-efficient performance, with a hybrid option that can offer an impressive 4 L/100km. 

The vehicle is equipped with Toyota's STAR system to includes features like SmartStop technology and Safety Sense. These advanced driver assistance systems guarantee that the Toyota Camry can deliver an especially safe commute for your family and friends. 

Browse the superior safety features on the Toyota Camry overview page. 

7. Honda CR-V

Offering a generously spacious interior with abundant cargo capacity, the Honda CR-V is a crossover SUV that promises safety and comfort. Despite its larger size, the vehicle delivers an impressive fuel economy, coming standard with an Eco Assist system to monitor and improve driving habits. Additionally, the crossover SUV classification means that the Honda CR-V is able to confidently handle commuting in snowy conditions, a must-have feature for many Canadian drivers.

While the vehicle doesn't offer an optional third row of seating that is common among other SUVs, the Honda CR-V still offers passengers a spacious ride with customizable features.

Learn all about the roomy cabin on the Honda CR-V overview page. 

8. Ford Escape

Make the most of your daily commute with the Ford Escape. This desirable SUV comes standard with everything consumers ask for, including a spacious interior, reliable towing capacity as well as a long-list of safety and tech features. 

Available with Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) to observe road conditions, drivers of the Ford Escape will feel confident in all conditions thanks to the combination of Curve Control and AdvancTrac with Roll Stability. The vehicle's smooth and comfortable ride ensures a quiet cabin.

Discover all of your trim options on the Ford Escape overview page. 

9. Honda Accord

Available in either sedan or coupe body styles, the Honda Accord is a family-friendly vehicle that drivers are sure to enjoy. Multiple trim options ensure that consumers can find an option that best fits their own requirements and needs, ranging from base to sporty. Offering comfortable seating with high-quality finishes, the Honda Accord is the regular recipient of praise thanks to its sleek interior.

Depending on your preferences, the Honda Accord can be outfitted with engine options ranging from four-cylinder to V6, with even hybrid versions being available. The sizable trunk makes it easy for families to commute to and from school and sports practices without the need for a larger vehicle.

Check out the engine options on the Honda Accord overview page. 

10. Toyota RAV4

As one of Canada's top-selling SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 is available in a selection of model types, including conventional and hybrid variations. Thanks to a large number of tailored trim packages, it's easy for drivers to customize their Toyota RAV4 to match their specific needs. Newer models offer Toyota's Safety Sense package to go above and beyond all expectations. 

The vehicle's wide base results in a noticeably stable ride that hugs the pavement. Athletic handling makes it easy to take tight corners with total confidence, making the Toyota RAV4 particularly fun to drive. If you're looking for a reliable and safe vehicle with a long-list of innovative features for the whole family, the Toyota RAV4 might be the right fit for you.

Learn more about its family-friendly features on the Toyota RAV4 overview page. 

While it's not the easiest task trying to find a new vehicle for everyday commuting, this list will help narrow down your options. Kijiji Autos makes it easy to browse and sort vehicles based on what you want, whether that's fuel efficiency, safety, tech or power. View our Model Overview Pages to learn more about specific vehicles, and find an option that you love!

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