The TOP 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates has been lately named. This could help young adults choose the right vehicle to purchase.
Not long ago, Autotrader* released this year’s list of ten best vehicles for college graduates with a practical focus on value, fuel economy, safety, and reliability.
The models on the list (see below) are put in alphabetical order. They are new and used cars and sport utility vehicles available for under $25,000 and with a combined fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Start at $20,195. This subcompact crossover is stylish, versatile, affordable, roomier than expected, and comes with a solid list of standard tech features.
2018 Ford Focus
The starting price is around $13,200 – this is a nice, fun-to-drive choice among low-cost used compact cars, with good interior design. Both sedan and hatchback are available.
2017-2018 Honda Civic
This reliable, efficient, value-conscious car in sedan/coupe/hatchback body style costs between $15,500-$17,400.
2018-2020 Hyundai Kona
This is small, stylish, practical enough, high-tech SUV. Eye-catching paint colors are available. Starts between $17,300-$20,000.
2021 Kia Soul
The quirky yet practical vehicle has a low base price of around $18,765, a great warranty, and a spacious interior thanks to its boxy shape.
The Mazda3, both sedan of hatchback, is a great choice on the sporty side of practical compact cars. It offers all-wheel drive, agile handling, good engines, and the price under $25,000.
2021 Nissan Sentra
Affordable, with muscular and stylish exterior, an upscale interior, many standard safety features, starts at around $20,410.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Starting at around $23,295, the crossover boasts an impressive look, high ground clearance, efficiency and practicality, standard AWD. This is a good option for off-road adventures.
2016-2018 Toyota Prius
The vehicle is safe, reliable, affordable ($15,100-$19,300), roomy, not to mention its great fuel economy of over 50 mpg.
2016–2018 Volkswagen Jetta
The model boasts a strong engine lineup, a spacious cabin and trunk for its class. The starting price is $11,700-$14,500.