Top New Cars for College Students (If They Can Afford a New Car)

Mostly every college student nowadays is in need of a reliable vehicle that is appealing to the eye and provides a little fun while still being affordable. Luckily, several vehicles fall into thi category which is why we wrote our latest update: top list of 2012 best cars for college students. These cars all have impressive specs, good features, and provide a smooth and safe drive. They also come in at a very affordable price. The best 2012 cars for college students are as follows:

2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit is the perfect car for any college student interested in a compact sporty car with lots of storage. The rear “Magic Seat,” provides versatility when it comes to storage and seating options. It can either hold your sports equipment and books or simply serve as rear seats for your friends. The Honda Fit also provides a nice and smooth driving experience and it is a safe vehicle with all of the necessary safety features. Base model Fits come equipped with cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, and much more. Other specs include a gas I4, 1.5L engine and a five speed manual transmission. The Honda Fit is capable of 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which is very impressive. All of this comes in at the base price of $14,287.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

This year’s Chevy Cruze comes with a powerful engine that offers 136 horsepower, which is one of the reasons why it is one of the better compact sedans of 2012. It is a four-door sedan seats five comfortably and comes with a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine capable of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze also comes with a standard manual transmission. A turbo charged engine is also available for those opting for more power. This is also a very affordable car with a base price of around $16,000. Any college student who wants a car with a little more power that is also affordable should go with the 2012 Chevy Cruze.

2012 Ford Fiesta

When it comes to the 2012 Ford Fiesta, a college student on a budget will get a dependable car at a very low price. First of all the design of this vehicle is very young and fun which is very appealing to any student. Aside from design, the engine can be upgraded for a more fun driving experience. The fuel efficiency of the 2012 Ford Fiesta is 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. With an upgrade you can enjoy a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, CD player, USB port, and a full speaker sound system. Base models cost roughly $13,200.

2012 Toyota Yaris

The 2012 Toyota Yaris has undergone a redesign for its 2012 model. The styling has improved along with its handling and interior. The interior of this years Yaris is much more spacious. Not only is it more spacious but it also has fold down rear seats for that extra storage that every college student surely needs. The 2012 Toyota Yaris is also a good option for students on a budget because it will save you money on gas due to its EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. This vehicle also includes some great basics such as air conditioning, power locks, and satellite radio.

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