Take Control of Your Commute: What Sedans Offer the Best Experience?

A red 2022 Honda Accord LX is parked on the side of a city street after viewing used cars for sale.

Whether your work commute takes you into the city or just down the road, having a reliable, comfortable, and efficient sedan by your side can make all the difference. However, with so many choices available, it can be challenging to determine which used cars for sale are best for your needs. The good news is that our team at Future Ford of Sacramento can help, offering you a wide selection of pre-owned options, access to a knowledgeable and friendly team, and support long after the sale, thanks to our factory-trained technicians.

When choosing the best used car for your commuting needs, there are several things to consider, including the factors mentioned above. In addition, you’ll want your new-to-you vehicle to offer driver assist and safety features and be flexible for days when you need it for more than just commuting. That means ample leg and headroom for your passengers, as well as trunk space. With all these things in mind, keep reading to explore a list of viable options to consider, then stop by and talk with our team.

Pre-Owned Sedans That Enhance Your Commute

As mentioned, you need the sedan you choose to get you to work and back to be reliable, comfortable, efficient, safe, and flexible. While there are many options to consider, the ones listed below give you a good mix of each other while also being a step above the common sedan. After all, who says commuting can’t be fun?

Honda Accord

While fun might not be the first thing you think of when you read “Honda Accord,” the truth is that the Accord has undergone many changes in recent years, giving it a more streamlined and aerodynamic look on the outside while ensuring you have the comfort and convenience you need on the inside. In fact, today’s Accord is anything but dull, which is why it continues to be a consistent Car and Driver favorite. The newest generation of the mainstay in the sedan market arrived for the 2023 model year, but even before that, Honda was focused on ensuring it delivered a comfortable commuter car that offered everything you need to get from point A to point B, including a long list of driver assist and safety features, hybrid and plug-in options, as well as the latest advancements in technology.

Additionally, recent changes in suspension make the ride even smoother than before. You’ll also find responsive handling, quick acceleration, user-friendly amenities, and a surprisingly large trunk for the sedan’s size. There is also an easy-to-use infotainment system that gives you access to your favorite apps, ensuring you can listen to the latest episode of your podcast or your drive-time playlist with the simple push of a button.

A close up of the front headlight on a blue 2022 Toyota Prius.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is another strong contender when considering commuter sedans. This option also introduced a new generation in 2023 with a variety of updates, from increased horsepower to a redesigned interior. However, even before those changes, the Prius was a solid option to consider, especially if you like the hatchback look. Another thing to consider is that the Prius is a hybrid, giving you an extended driving range that’s perfect for commuting and easy on the wallet.

Also, despite its small size, you and your passengers will have plenty of room, which means you can go from being the only one in the car to dropping off the kids at school with ease. You’ll also notice a different layout as you slide into the driver’s seat. For instance, you’ll see center-mounted gauges rather than the typical layout, which puts the gauges at eye level just beyond the steering wheel. Plus, in Prius models with a dash-mounted shifter, you gain more storage, which is excellent for keeping things clean and organized in the front of the vehicle.


The Mazda3 gives you a hint of luxury during your commute, especially when looking at top-tiered used options, which offer quality materials and stylish detailing that’s not found in your basic commuter sedans. Plus, you can choose from the sedan or hatchback option and a choice of engines, each of which gives you more than enough power to easily navigate long, winding roads or expressway exits and entrances. And while you won’t find a hybrid option when considering a used Mazda3, you’ll still find impressive fuel efficiency, with EPA ratings that range from 28 MPG in the city to 36 MPG on the highway with the base 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

You’ll also find storage options throughout the interior, with more storage found in the sedan option rather than the hatchback, as well as ample leg and headroom for you and your passengers. Along with the options listed above, you’ll also have easy access to your favorite apps when using a compatible phone and connecting via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Additionally, safety is a top priority for Mazda, which is evident in the long list of features you’ll have access to and consistent crash test ratings that give you confidence during the drive.

A white 2021 Nissan Sentra is driving on a highway.

Nissan Sentra

Another used commuter option is the Nissan Sentra. For years, this mainstay in the Nissan lineup has been providing drivers with the safety, reliability, and comfort they need to easily get to and from work and around town. The size of the Sentra, as well as its responsive handling, make it a great choice when navigating tight roads and parking spaces. Plus, Nissan’s dedicated focus on safety gives you confidence whether you’re behind the wheel or a family member borrows the car. Plus, its exterior styling gives it a look that goes beyond the typical boxy look you might think of when picturing a sedan, which makes it an even more intriguing choice.

There are many options to consider when looking at pre-owned Sentras, ranging from versions that are built to get the job done efficiently to those that do it with a more aggressive, sporty style. Speaking of getting the job done, if fuel efficiency is at the top of your list, you’ll find that the Sentra delivers, offering you up to 29 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway on some models. Last but not least, the attention given to exterior styling transitions into the interior as well, with available quilted leather upholstery, Zero Gravity seats, and more.

Check Out Our Inventory of Used Sedans Today

The sedans listed above are just a few of the ones you might find in our inventory, which is updated all the time. Our team at Future Ford of Sacramento works hard to ensure you have selections that enhance your commute and give you peace of mind that investing in a pre-owned sedan will give you years of driving enjoyment and safety. You can check out our selection online or stop by and talk with a member of our team. We will take the time to answer any questions you have and listen to your needs to ensure we provide you with a list of applicable choices.

Once you’ve found the right one for your needs, you’ll find that our support continues into the next steps, with a finance team that is dedicated to ensuring you get the best rates possible and a service team that helps you keep your pre-owned sedan in tip-top shape. We’ve offered this same great dedication for years, which is why our customers return to us for their ongoing vehicle needs. If you’re ready to enjoy your commute more, stop by and see how we can help.


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