The Best Used Cars for College Students

The Best Used Cars for College Students

The car has become a necessity for college students, especially if they live or work off-campus. Having a car reduces transportation woes and also saves time and energy. Here we have listed the best used vehicles that are perfect for college students. 

2016 Honda Fit 

The 2016 Honda Fit is a top choice in the subcompact car segment. The hatchback is known for strong fuel economy and accommodating cabin. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine churning 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque powers the 2016 Honda Fit. The hatchback fitted with either a six-speed manual transmission or CVT offers a fuel economy of up to 29 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. The car has good safety features like stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes (front disc, rear drum) and active head restraint. 

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Accord Hybrid is a mid-size sedan featuring green automotive technology. The sedan is powered by a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that generate a combined 196 horsepower. The electric motor zips up to speed quickly and also helps the sedan get superb gas mileage — 49 MPG in the city and 45 MPG on the highway. 

The Accord Hybrid features a spacious cabin that seats five and offers good legroom and headroom in both seat rows. The cabin comes fitted with Bluetooth, a CD player, a USB input and an eight-inch infotainment screen. The sedan comes with several available advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. 

2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V is better aligned with the needs of college students than any other car. The car is an excellent combination of driving dynamics and a spacious, well-designed interior. The CR-V utilizes a 2.4-liter inline-four engine generating 184 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The cabin features quality materials throughout, and there is enough room for five adults. 

The second row of seats folds down comfortably, creating a cargo space that can easily accommodate large items like a bicycle. It comes with an array of safety features like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. 

2016 Acura TSX

The Acura TSX is a mid-size sedan with a spacious interior, sporty handling and luxury features within a tight budget. The car is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four engine delivering 206 horsepower. It comes with a handful of safety features like a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning, lane-departure intervention and rear cross-traffic alert. Inside the cabin, you get a seven-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary input jack and USB audio interface.

2015 Hyundai Tucson 

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV known for smooth handling, an upscale interior and reliability. The car has good suspension that manages to smooth most bumps on the road. The SUV is stylish and comes with cabin lined with quality materials. The Tucson features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 164 horsepower. The car also features a six-speaker stereo, a USB port, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and satellite radio.

The car models mentioned above are reliable, affordable, and reasonably safe options worthy of your consideration.