*LIST* The Best (And Worst) Cities To Drive In

While some people love to get behind the wheel of their car and drive, others dread having to go anywhere in their vehicle, and where you live could play a role in which side of that opinion you fall on. 

  • WalletHub has just come out with their picks for the Best and Worst Cities to Drive In.
  • They looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities on 30 factors of driver-friendliness in areas like cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety and access to vehicles and maintenance.
  • Those factors include gas prices, annual hours of traffic delays, cost of a new car, average commute time and more.
  • Overall, Raleigh, North Carolina tops the list as the best city to drive in, scoring a 66.96 out of 100, and landing at five for cost of ownership and maintenance and six for safety.
  • When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, Birmingham, Alabama, is the best city for drivers, while Jacksonville, Florida, seventh overall, is tops for cost of ownership and maintenance, Laredo, Texas is tops for safety, and Orlando, Florida, 10th overall, is tops for access to vehicles and maintenance. 

Top Ten Best Cities To Drive In

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Plano, TX
  3. Corpus Christi, TX
  4. Greensboro, NC
  5. Winston-Salem, NC
  6. Lincoln, NE
  7. Jacksonville, FL
  8. Arlington, TX
  9. Garland, TX
  10. Orlando, FL 
  • On the flipside, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the worst city to drive in, scoring just a 36.32, and landing in the bottom five for cost of ownership and traffic and infrastructure.
  • When it comes to traffic and infrastructure, New York, New York is at the bottom of the barrel.

Ten Worst Cities To Drive In

  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. Detroit, MI
  3. Oakland, CA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. New York, NY
  7. Washington, DC
  8. Baltimore, MD
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Los Angeles, CA

Click here to find out where your city falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub


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