Find the Best Commuter Vehicle for Your Family

The average Canadian commute is 25 minutes each way. If you live in the GTA you’re probably laughing, as some of us can spend up to an hour in our vehicles each morning trying to get to the office. When shopping for a new vehicle, you likely consider what you’ll be using it for the most. If your answer is commuting, there are a number of things to consider including comfort, reliability, tech and media features, and of course the all-important fuel economy.


Regardless of where your priorities lie, shopping for a new car for your family doesn’t have to be stressful. Find the features and accessories that work best for your commuter lifestyle at Tip Top Auto. Below we have just a handful of our most fuel-efficient vehicles on the lot today. Our inventory is constantly being updated. If you don’t see a vehicle that speaks to you here, check out our online inventory or visit us at the dealership.


Best Vehicles for Commuters


The Chevrolet Cruze

From the 2016 sedan edition to the more current hatchback models, the Chevrolet Cruze tops our list of fuel efficient, stylish commuter vehicles. The 2016 came in with a sharp 1.4-litre turbocharged Ecotec engine that delivers a fuel consumption rating of 5.6 L/100km on the highway for the LS and LT models and 5.9 L/100km for the top-of-the-line Premier. In city driving, the 2016 Cruze offers a fuel consumption rating of 7.8 L/100km. When the kilometres are adding up, this sedan has you and your wallet in mind.

It’s not only fuel efficient, the Cruze has been touted for its style, power, and safety features. A high rating from the IIHS for side and front impact testing, the Cruze keeps all passengers safe with 10 airbags and advanced safety features such as rear cross traffic alert, back up camera, and blind spot monitoring.

If you’re in the market for a pre-owned Chevrolet Cruze contact our team about taking a test drive.


Hyundai Accent


A perfect blend of comfort, agility, and fuel economy, the Hyundai Accent is perfect for drivers who are looking something more compact without sacrificing on style. The 2017 Hyundai Accent came onto the scene just as strong as its predecessors bringing with it interior comforts such as heated seats, automatic temperature control, and clever storage solutions. Interior stylings are important if you’re spending a lot of time in your vehicle every day. A reliable Bluetooth connection helps you keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers when the 6-airbag system, electronic stability control and traction control work to keep your commute safe regardless of the weather.

The Hyundai Accent has a superb 1.6 L engine that delivers on efficiency coming in at  7.8 L/100 km. Budget-friendly? Check. Compact and stylish? Double Check. See what the hype is about and swing by our sales floor.


Mazda - (That’s right, the whole line up)

We tried to pick our favourite Mazda model for commuters but when it comes down to it, the variety of models, engines, and features available in our Mazda lineup provide too many options for savvy GTA commuters. For example, the Mazda 6 gives both passenger and driver space to get comfortable while also boasting superior fuel efficiency making it the perfect commuter vehicle for families. A fuel rating in some of the four-cylinder models rated at 9.7 L/100 km in the city and 6.7 L/100 km on the highway, it’s no wonder those looking for space and cost savings at the pump turn to this stylish sedan.

If the Mazda 6 Sedan isn’t your style, the compact Mazda 3 offers impressive fuel economy and compact size without sacrificing on power. The 2.5L engine and fully automatic 5-speed transmission make your drive enjoyable with 167 hp @ 6000 rpm. That same automatic engine also delivers 9.2L/100km in the city and 6.7L/100km on the highway. Check out our selection of Mazda vehicles while they’re still around!


No matter what your vehicle is for, Tip Top Auto helps customers find reliable, affordable vehicles of all makes and models. Contact a sales representative today and find your next highway friendly car, truck or SUV.


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