The Honda Insight (1st), Honda Civic (7th) and Honda Accord (9th) scored favourably on the annual list which compares vehicles on such criteria as affordability, comfort, driveability, fuel efficiency, practicality and safety.
AAA judges awarded the Honda Insight hybrid first place for performing strongly in areas of comfort, driveability and fuel efficiency.
"The Honda Insight is among the ultimate in gasoline (petrol) fuel economy while being reasonably comfortable for the driver and front-seat passenger," said the AAA judges in a press release."It’s also less costly and more fun to drive than some of its hybrid competitors."
The judges also paid compliment to the Honda Accord, saying the four-cylinder model represented a solid and economic choice with excellent road manners.
"Good for the commute and good for family transportation, the Accord is roomy, solid and economical when equipped with the four-cylinder engine," the judges said."It also offers road manners that are beyond reproach."
Speaking on the Honda Civic, the AAA judges remarked at how the small car is a practical, dependable and affordable choice.
"Affordable, dependable, economical and comfortable, the Civic is one of the better performing compacts for a wide range of uses, including commuting," said the AAA.
The AAA, which was founded in 1902, is North America’s largest motoring organisation with over 51 million members.
Honda Australia said results are good news for Australian commuters in capital cities, where average daily commutes usually total 30 minutes each way.
AAA top ten commuter vehicle list 2010:
- Honda Insight
- Ford Fusion
- Volkswagen Jetta TDI
- Hyundai Elantra
- Subaru Legacy (Liberty)
- Subaru Outback
- Honda Civic
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Honda Accord
- Mazda Mazda3
Australian average one-way commute times:
- Adelaide: 25 minutes
- Brisbane: 27 minutes
- Melbourne: 30 minutes
- Perth: 25 minutes
- Sydney: 35 minutes