Iowa has been named the best state in America to drive in and Hawaii the worst, in a new report.
To determine the most driver-friendly states in the US, WalletHub, the personal finance website, compared the 50 states across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.
Iowa scored well for traffic and infrastructure and cost of ownership and maintenance to receive the overall ranking of first place.
With the highest average regular gas price at $5.12 per gallon and highest auto maintenance costs, Hawaii finished bottom of the list.
The report also found that West Virginia has one of the lowest shares of rush-hour traffic congestion, 6.00 percent, which is 14.5 times lower than in California, the state with the highest at 87.00 percent.
Vermont has the fewest car thefts (per 1,000 residents), 0.42, which is 12.5 times fewer than in Colorado, the state with the most at 5.24.
Meanwhile Ohio was reported as having the lowest average car insurance rate, $1,023, which is 2.5 times lower than in Florida, the state with the highest at $2,560.
The report revealed the best states for driving in as:
- North Carolina
The worst states to drive in were named by WalletHub as:
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
The full report is available on the Wallet Hub website.