5 best cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic
- Price: $21,480 (after federal tax savings)
- Gas mileage (equivalent):
- City - 126 mpg
- Highway - 101 mpg
Nothing can be worse in rush-hour traffic than sitting in the car watching your gas gauge fall. To give your bank account some relief, consider the Nissan Leaf, which doesn't run on gas, meaning you'll save money and time avoiding the gas pump.
The Nissan Leaf doesn't come cheap, but it will pay for itself in the lack of gas you would use. It doesn't hurt that the Nissan Leaf qualifies for a special HOV sticker in some states, including California and New York, which means single-occupant cars can use the HOV lane to get to work and cut down on their commute time.
The electric 2014 Nissan Leaf has no tailpipe, which means there are zero emissions. It has an average range of 84 miles on a single charge, which, according to Nissan, takes about five hours. Even the interior is eco-friendly, with its cloth seats that are made partially from recycled bottles. While the Nissan Leaf may not be the fastest or zippiest car to drive, the fuel savings will alleviate a lot of the pain of sitting in rush-hour traffic.