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Best gas apps of 2022

We found the best-rated gas apps to help you save money at the pump.

Logan Sachon

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Logan Sachon

Logan Sachon

Senior Managing Editor, Life Insurance & Research

Logan Sachon is the senior managing editor of life insurance and research at Policygenius, where she edits life insurance content and leads life insurance surveys and data studies. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Business Insider, CNN Money, BuzzFeed, Money Under 30, VICE, New York Magazine, and elsewhere.

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With average gas prices hitting $5 a gallon for the first time [1] , 2022 has been an expensive year for American drivers. There are a few behavioral changes you can make to save money on gas (like skipping the drive through so you’re not idling your car), but if you’re looking for help paying the lowest possible price for each gallon, a gas app could be a good place to start. We looked at over dozen gas apps available for both Android and iPhone and scored them on user rating, their key features, and whether they worked at just one chain of gas stations or anywhere. 

These are the best apps we found for saving money on gas this summer, and beyond.

Best gas apps of 2022

Waze

4.8

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Waze logo

Waze is a crowd-sourced driving app that helps you plan the best route for your journey. But it also includes the ability to find the cheapest gas on your route — and in some cases offers discounts, too.

Waze

GasBuddy

4.8

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

GasBuddy logo

People love GasBuddy, and its score reflects that. The app offers two services: the ability to find the cheapest gas near you, and a proprietary discount program that can save you up to 40 cents per gallon if you use its prepaid card.

GasBuddy

Upside

4.3

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Upside logo

Upside is an app that gives you cash back on gas, groceries, and restaurants. When using it for gas, you can see cash back offers near you, effectively lowering your total gas payment with cash back later.

Upside

Dosh

4.3

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Dosh logo

Like Upside, Dosh is a cash back app that offers exclusive deals on gas (and other purchases) when you link your cards to the app.

Dosh

Mapquest

4.1

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Mapquest logo

Like Waze, Mapquest is a map app that has a feature to let you easily find the best gas prices along your route. You can save favorite stations, sort by distance or price, and more.

MapQuest

Methodology

To determine the best gas apps of 2022, we compiled the Google Play Store rating and the Apple Store ratings for over a dozen apps that offer gas discounts, cash back on gas, gas tracking, and/or gas comparisons. After averaging those ratings, we scored the features, functionality, and availability of information in each app to determine a final score, which we ranked.

We only considered apps available on both iOS and Android phones, to ensure maximum user availability.

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  1. NPR

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    "Gas hits $5 a gallon for the first time. Here's how it got here and what's ahead"

    ." Accessed June 30, 2022.

Author

Senior Managing Editor, Life Insurance & Research

Logan Sachon

Senior Managing Editor, Life Insurance & Research

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Logan Sachon is the senior managing editor of life insurance and research at Policygenius, where she edits life insurance content and leads life insurance surveys and data studies. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Business Insider, CNN Money, BuzzFeed, Money Under 30, VICE, New York Magazine, and elsewhere.

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