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Texas is the 4th best state to drive in

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 10:02:46-05

Texas has been ranked as the 4th best city to drive in, according to WalletHub.

Texas ranked 20th in cost of ownership and maintenance; 41st in traffic and infrastructure; and 13th in safety.

So how did it get so high on the list?

Texas was ranked as the 2nd best stated for access to vehicles and maintenance. Basically, Texas is 4th because it's home to a lot of mechanics and dealerships.

Source: WalletHub

To identify the states with the most positive driving experiences, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 key indicators of a positive commute. Our data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality. Read on for the results, additional commentary from a panel of experts, and a full description of our methodology.

Iowa topped the list, followed by Tennessee and North Carolina.

The worst five states to drive in were Hawaii (50), Rhode Island (49), Washington (48), Califronia (47) and Colorado (46).

The study also looked at traffic congestion, precipitation, theft rate, auto-repair shops, car washes, gas prices and maintenance cost.

Texas ranked 5th lowest gas prices, 2nd most car washes and 5th for fewest days of perciptation.

For the full list, click here.