I have a 2012 Hyundai Veloster 6-speed. I bought the car last September for the mpg, and it has been great. I have put 25K trouble-free miles on it commuting 6 days a week to my job, and I average 40 on the hwy and combined 35 (city/hwy). The roads I drive on, however, are not the best, and I would like to find a more substantial car that will have a better ride, sit higher on the road, and be more roomy and comfortable … yet still get respectable gas mileage.
Today I looked at the 2013 VW CC - good gas mileage and a beautiful car. I also looked at the 2012 Toyota Camry SE loaded/leather. I also considered the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or straight sedan loaded, but I did not see it today. My other choice would be a small SUV like the Mitsubishi Outlander SE (heavily discounted with lots of nice features.
I have even thought about a used Lincoln MKZ Hybrid for econony and high mpg or even a used Caddy CTS (great ride, but just decent to low mpg).
Of main importance is comfort/safety, then mpg, then some sense of styling.
If you can suggest a vehicle for my daily commute (1 hour each way - 2 hours in the car on rough highway roads), please do so.
If you have experience with the VW CC, the Camry SE, the Sonata, or the Outlander/Lincoln/Caddy, please also reply with your thoughts.
I appreciate your help in locating my more comfortable commuter vehicle!