The Best Used Cars for College Students

The Best Used Cars for College Students

Many students can't afford a new car. However, a car is quite useful to college students as it frees then from transportation woes and allows them to commute as per their convenience. A used car is less expensive and can support their transportation needs without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best used cars that are ideal for college students. 

2015 Toyota Prius V

The 2015 Toyota Prius V is a nice wagon offering a comfortable ride, spacious interior and stellar gas mileage. The car is propelled by a 98-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine, and a pair of electric motors. It offers a fuel economy of 44 MPG city/40 MPG highway. The vehicle comes with standard features like fabric seats, automatic climate control, and 60/40 best-used rear seats. Inside the spacious cabin, you get an Entune multimedia system, USB ports and Bluetooth. Safety features include dynamic radar cruise control, auto high-beams and lane-departure warning. 

2016 Toyota Corolla

A used 2016 Toyota Corolla is a good car for college students who want a reliable, fuel-efficient car with enough room for adult passengers and a quality interior. The sedan comes with standard driver-assist features like pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. It also comes with features that help you maintain a safe distance from the car ahead of you and stay in the lane. The car is powered by a 132-horsepower engine offering fuel economy of 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. It also has ample comfort and safety features.

2017 Toyota Camry

The 2017 Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan with a passenger capacity of five. It is powered by a 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-four engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The car offers a fuel economy of 24 MPG city/33 MPG highway. The infotainment features include an Entune 6.1-inch touchscreen audio and infotainment system with a CD player, USB port, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming and six speakers. Safety features include 10 Advanced Airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock brakes and brake assist.

2015 Kia Optima

The 2015 Kia Optima is a strong choice for a mid-size sedan in many respects such as roomy interior, excellent performance, and impressive value. The base LX model is fitted with robust a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection paired with a six-speed automatic transmission generating 192 horsepower. The sedan has comfortable interiors, and the rear seat row can comfortably seat three adults. The 2015 Kia Optima comes with standard safety features like front seat-mounted side airbags and side-curtain bags, brake assist, and hill assist control and electronic stability control. 

2018 Ford Focus

The 2018 Ford Focus is a competent small car powered by a turbocharged 1.0-liter engine that makes 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The car offers a compliant ride, thanks to the quiet cabin that keeps the road noise outside. The hatchback has attractive styling that goes well with college students. The car offers fuel economy of 30 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway. The Ford Focus has many amazing strengths like spacious front seating, excellent handling and a comfortable ride. Inside the cabin, you get Ford's SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display, a USB port, four speakers, Bluetooth and voice recognition.

The cars that have featured in our list have scored high points in affordability, reliability and safety. These cars have made on our list because they have held their value exceptionally well over the years.