10 Best, Worst Cities for Getting Behind the Wheel

Florida, Texas, and North Carolina all offer appealing options
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
Florida, Texas, and North Carolina all offer cities with a smoother driving experience.   (Getty Images/nd3000)

(Newser) – "Comfort and reliability" are two of the reasons people cite for using their cars instead of mass transit to get around—but in some parts of the country, the driving commute is neither comfortable nor reliable. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated cities in the US across four categories—traffic and infrastructure, cost of vehicle ownership and maintenance, access to vehicles and maintenance, and safety (including accident likelihood and car theft rates)—to see which cities are more enjoyable to drive in, and which are … not. Just three states claim the cities in the top 10, and they're all in the South:

Best cities to drive in

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Corpus Christi, Texas
  3. Orlando, Fla.
  4. Greensboro, NC
  5. Plano, Texas
  6. Winston-Salem, NC
  7. Durham, NC
  8. El Paso, Texas
  9. Jacksonville, Fla.
  10. Tampa, Fla.
Read on for the worst cities for getting behind the wheel.

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