Let one of our seven favorite commuting cars take the stress and worry out of those regular slogs to work, the supermarket and other day-in, day-out destinations. We picked these 2013 models because they're safe and economical. Every single one is a "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and gets at least 23 miles per gallon in combined city/highway driving, according to the EPA. They're supremely comfortable and reliable, too, earning a score of at least 70 out of 100 from the demanding test drivers at Consumer Reports magazine. You'll find a wide range of prices, starting at just over $18,000 and climbing to just under $28,000, including destination charges. But since we don't like shifting gears in stop-and-go traffic, all of our recommendations come with automatic transmissions and such basic creature comforts as air-conditioning, power windows, door locks and outside mirrors. You won't find anything cheap or stripped-down about our favorites. Here they are, starting with the least expensive.