To determine the most driver-friendly places in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter to auto-repair shops per capita.
|Best Cities for Driving||Worst Cities for Driving|
|1||Raleigh, NC||91||Chicago, IL|
|2||Corpus Christi, TX||92||Los Angeles, CA|
|3||Orlando, FL||93||Newark, NJ|
|4||Greensboro, NC||94||New York, NY|
|5||Plano, TX||95||Boston, MA|
|6||Winston-Salem, NC||96||Seattle, WA|
|7||Durham, NC||97||Philadelphia, PA|
|8||El Paso, TX||98||Oakland, CA|
|9||Jacksonville, FL||99||San Francisco, CA|
|10||Tampa, FL||100||Detroit, MI|
Best vs. Worst
- Greensboro, North Carolina, residents spend the fewest annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter, 4, which is 25.5 times fewer than in Los Angeles, the city where residents spend the most at 102.
- Gilbert, Arizona, has the fewest car thefts (per 1,000 residents), 0.49, which is 33.1 times fewer than in Oakland, California, the city with the most at 16.23.
- Oklahoma City has the lowest average gas price, $2.58 per gallon, which is 1.5 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $3.85 per gallon.
- Riverside, California, has the lowest average parking rate, $1.43 per two hours, which is 19.2 times lower than in Buffalo, New York, the city with the highest at $27.44 per two hours.