Published on July 11th, 2013 | by J. Fish


5 Cars That Are Great For College Students On A Budget

Many college students find themselves looking for ways to save money especially when it comes to their transportation. In order to appeal to buyers on a budget, several car manufacturers have created quality vehicles with a low price tag that can easily be preserved with a layer of paint protection film. Here are five cars that are great for college students on a budget.

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is a popular vehicle due to its affordable price, stylish design, and reliability. The sticker price for the standard model starts at around $14,370 with a basic warranty of 3-year/36,000 miles. It has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and offers up to 37 MPG. Based on your preference, you can select a two or four-door hatchback along with a manual or automatic transmission. Drivers love the 15-inch wheels along with the safety features of anti-lock brakes and nine airbags.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul
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The Kia Soul offers several features that college students will enjoy at a reasonable selling price. The standard model, which starts at $14,400, provides LED daytime lights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a built-in audio control inside of the steering wheel along with a basic warranty of 5-year/60,000 miles. You can choose to upgrade your vehicle to include additional features such as a sunroof, keyless entry, and a push-button start. The average MPG for the Kia Soul is between 28 to 30 MPG when driving on the highway.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta
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The Ford Fiesta is available in three different models: the S, the SE, and the Titanium. The standard model has a starting price tag of $13,200. This vehicle comes with a basic warranty of 3-year/36,000 miles and is available with a manual or automatic transmission. If you enjoy riding around with friends, you can sit up to five people inside of this vehicle. You can expect to receive at least 40 MPG using this 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark
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The Chevrolet Spark minicar has one of the lowest sticker price in the marker today, which starts at $12,185. Unlike other minicars, this minicar sits up to four people and has four doors. For those who love bright color vehicles, this car comes in bright color options such as Techno Pink. The standard model comes with power windows, 10 airbags, and anti-lock brakes for safety. With a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, this vehicle offers up to 39 MPG with a basic warranty of 3-year/36,000 miles.

Hyundai Accent

2012 Hyundai Accent (USA)
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The Hyundai Accent is an entry-level vehicle that offers you several standard features for a low price. With a starting price of $14,545, this vehicle comes with keyless remote entry, fuel efficiency, and decent cargo space. If you wish to upgrade, it comes with satellite radio, a port for your iPod, and a power sunroof. To save money on fuel, this vehicle provides up to 37 MPG with a 1.6-liter I-4 HP engine. Its basic warranty provides 5-year/60,000 miles of coverage.

As you can see, each one of these vehicles provides quality transportation at a reasonable cost. However, if you are looking for cheaper vehicles with a lower price tag, you can choose to buy used cars in order to save more money.

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