As many companies are switching to  a hybrid work-week, employees are beginning their commutes once again. While companies are figuring out what post-pandemic office life looks like, many office workers are preparing to themselves scrape off the couch and begin working in an office again. If you’re looking for a new commuter car, here are some of the most affordable commuter cars on the market.


1. 2021 Hyundai Accent

Considered a top choice by some, this reliable commuter car and includes remote keyless entry, a 5-inch touch screen, and rearview camera as well as Bluetooth and a USB port. The subcompact car has a spacious interior. Its safety features include forward collision warning with brake assist, while the car gets a combined fuel mileage of 36 mpg.


2. 2021 Kia Forte

This compact commuter car has ample seating space, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and clean-cut styling. It has driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a range of other safety features. Engine options include the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 hp and a 1.6-liter turbo-four-cylinder with 201 hp.


3. 2021 Toyota Corolla

An undeniable reputation for safety, efficiency and comfort, the Corolla is in fact among the most affordable and reliable compact car in its class. The Corolla is packed with standard safety features and handles well on rough pavement. With the 2.0-liter engine option, it can get 40 mpg on the highway, while the hybrid model gets up to 53 mpg.


4. 2021 Honda Civic

Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Civic has a stylish interior and features high-quality materials. The hatchback has 46 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down. Whether on your commute or out for a drive, this car offers great handling, a spunky acceleration, and up to 42 mpg with an available 2.5-liter turbo engine.


5. 2021 Mazda CX-30

If you need the space of an SUV, the CX-30 offers that plus elegance outside and inside. The CX-30 delivers a smooth, cushioned ride to the benefit of any commuter. Plus, it has an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, a digital gauge cluster, and forward collision warning with brake assist. Need more horsepower? The 2.5-liter turbo-four engine option delivers 250 HP to get you to the office in record time.


6. 2021 Kia Soul

A model of affordability, the Soul is roomy, offers lots of cargo space, and has a user-friendly infotainment system for your commute. Pick what works for you, Kia offers a package with 147 hp four-cylinder engine (with a six-speed manual transmission or CVT), or a 201 hp turbo-four with a dual clutch automatic transmission. When you add in the extensive list of safety features, the Kia Soul is a safe choice.


7. 2020 Hyundai Tucson

Smooth and reliable, the Tucson has one of the industry’s longest warranties (a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty). It has 31 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 61.9 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats down. Combined with a high safety rating and a great infotainment system, this is a cool car for your commute.


The Best Car for Your Commute


The right car to commute with depends on your individual preferences. Reliability, safety, and affordability are at the top of the list. If you’re into technology, some features to look for include adaptive cruise control, which controls the car’s speed and maintains preset distances from vehicles ahead. Lane-centering steering tracks road markings so your vehicle stays centered in its lane. Other tech features include blind spot warning systems, surround-view cameras, and traffic sign recognition.


Visit Hawthorne Auto Square


If you’re looking for an affordable, high-quality car for your commute, Hawthorne Auto Square has hundreds of low-mileage pre-owned vehicles in stock. We’re a buy here, pay here dealership that can help you afford a new car with financing options, regardless of your credit. To learn more or schedule your visit at our Los Angeles used car dealership, call 866-707-7664 today.