With gas prices tending to peak during summer and Americans collectively spending about $124 billion in wasted time and fuel due to traffic congestion, the leading personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Driver.
To find the most driver-friendly locations in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across 21 key metrics. Our data set includes such metrics as average gas prices, average annual traffic delays, rates of car theft and car clubs per capita.
Best Cities to Be a Driver Worst Cities to Be a Driver
1 Lubbock, TX 91 Los Angeles, CA
2 Corpus Christi, TX 92 Baltimore, MD
3 Lincoln, NE 93 Chicago, IL
4 Greensboro, NC 94 Boston, MA
5 Tucson, AZ 95 Newark, NJ
6 Reno, NV 96 Detroit, MI
7 Durham, NC 97 San Francisco, CA
8 Colorado Springs, CO 98 Philadelphia, PA
9 Winston-Salem, NC 99 Washington, DC
10 Raleigh, NC 100 New York, NY
The average annual hours of traffic delays are six times higher in Washington than in Bakersfield, Calif.
The rate of car thefts is 27 times higher in Detroit than in Irvine, Calif.
The number of auto repair shops per 100,000 residents is 12 times higher in Orlando, Fla than in Boston.
The average gas price in Los Angeles is twice as high as those in Tucson, Ariz.
The average parking rate is 14 times more expensive in New York than in Greensboro, N.C.
For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit WalletHub