North Carolina Ranked The 6th Best State to Drive In For 2019


Personal-finance website WalletHub just released their report on 2019’s Best & Worst States to Drive in.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 30 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

North Carolina ranked as the 6th best state in the nation for 2019 (down from 5th in 2018), just ahead of Georgia (#7) and Arkansas (#8) and just behind Texas (#5), Iowa (#4), Indiana (#3), Illinois (#2), and Oregon (#1);

Source: WalletHub

Driving in North Carolina (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 22nd – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion
  • 13th – Car Theft Rate
  • 9th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita
  • 22nd – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 26th – Auto-Maintenance Costs
  • 15th – Road Quality
  • 10th – Car Dealerships per Capita

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