Corpus Christi seventh best U.S. city to drive inCorpus Christi seventh best U.S. city to drive inhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=230222019-09-03T05:00:00Z2019-09-03T15:00:00Z

​​WASHINGTON – Start your engines, South Texans. ​​Corpus Christi is the seventh best city in the country to drive in, according to a WalletHub study.

​​The coastal city ranked seventh in traffic and infrastructure, 14th in cost of vehicle ownership and maintenance, 27th in safety, and 84th in access to vehicles and maintenance. ​

Lubbock had the third-lowest annual hours spent in traffic per auto commuter. It also had the second lowest car theft rate and ranked third in lowest accident likelihood compared with the national average. 

San Antonio, Laredo, and Corpus Christi had the first, third, and fourth lowest average gas prices, respectively. 

Laredo and El Paso had the third and fourth lowest auto maintenance costs. Houston had the fifth most auto repair shops per capita. Laredo had the third fewest auto repair shops.

Corpus Christi tied with Reno, Nev., for lowest parking rates. 

Laredo and Garland had the first and fifth fewest car washes per capita. 

Other Texas cities in the top 25 overall rankings were:

  • No. 11 El Paso,

  • No. 13 Plano,

  • No. 16 Austin,

  • No. 18 San Antonio,

  • No. 20 Laredo, and 

  • No. 25 Arlington.

According to WalletHub, the best city to drive in is Raleigh, N.C. The study looked at the 100 most populated U.S. cities, excluding the surrounding metro area.

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