The Best Used Cars for College Students
College students have many expenses to deal with, and purchasing a new car is not realistic for many. In that case, a used car is a financially viable option that gives them the freedom to commute, which is especially helpful if they live or work off-campus. Here are some of the best used cars for college students that you can consider.
2016 Honda Fit
The 2016 Honda Fit is a five-door stylish hatchback with exceptional fuel economy. The car has a small footprint but offers great interior space. It comes with a wide array of utility and safety features like the second-row Magic seat where the rear seats fold up to increase cargo space. The cabin is comfortable for passengers in all rows with plenty of headroom and legroom.
The hatchback draws power from a 1.5-liter inline-four engine making 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. NHTSA has given the 2016 Honda Fit a five-star safety rating and it comes with essential safety features like airbags for all passengers, including side-curtain airbags and stability control.
2016 Honda CR-V
The 2016 Honda CR-V comes with lots of features and space needed for a comfortable journey. It is equipped with a four-cylinder engine making 185 horsepower and is available in front-wheel and all-wheel-drive options. The 2016 CR-V can seat five people and offers more headroom, legroom and cargo space than other cars in the segment.
The CR-V has a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that improves fuel economy, giving it an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. Standard safety features include vehicle stability assist and dual-stage airbags that are automatically deployed in the event of a sufficient frontal impact.
2016 Honda Civic Sedan
The 2016 Honda Civic is a four-door sedan with a roomy cabin filled with quality materials. It is propelled by a 1.5-liter inline-four cylinder engine coupled with a CVT that sips fuel at an average rate of 35 MPG on the highway. The sedan has earned five-star ratings in all five safety categories. It comes with six airbags and a multitude of safety technologies like Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, controlled braking and vehicle stability assist with traction control. For infotainment, it offers a seven-inch color touchscreen display and AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth and four speakers.
2015 Kia Optima
The 2015 Kia Optima wins hearts with its evocative styling. It is a midsize sedan powered by 2.4-liter gasoline engine generating 192 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. The interior of the Optima is fitted with AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite Radio, six speakers, USB ports, manual air conditioning, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and several other comfort features. It comes with standard safety features like advanced airbags system, traction control system, anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring system.
Buying a used car offers several advantages. The car models we have discussed deliver good performance and gas mileage even after years of use. There's no reason why they should not be on the list of your desired cars for college life.