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10 Best Cars for College Grads

It’s a weird time to graduate college. Society has been at a standstill due to COVID-19. That said, the country is beginning to reopen. Many college graduates will need vehicles to get to and from work.

The top 10

Autotrader constructed a list of the best cars for recent graduates. They accounted for style, technology, fuel economy and price.

  1. 2011 – 2015 Chevrolet Volt: The Volt has an all-electric range of up to 38 miles. It can usually be purchased for under $10,000.
  2. 2012 – 2017 Fiat 500: If you don’t need a lot of backseat space, a Fiat 500 makes fora good city car. The vehicle is stylish and costs less than $10,000.
  3. 2015 – 2017 Ford Mustang: EcoBoost Mustangs balance performance and efficiency. Some models run less than $20,000.
  4. 2016 – 2018 Honda Civic: Civics are practical, reliable and efficient. They are a great value in compact cars.
  5. 2018 – 2019 Hyundai Kona: This subcompact crossover is stylish and affordable. It’s fully electric and has an excellent UVO infotainment system.
  6. 2012 – 2017 Jeep Wrangler: The Wrangler has impressive off-roadcapabilities. JK-generation models are under $20,000.
  7. 2021 Kia Seltos: Kia’s new subcompact crossover is attractive and rugged. The starting MSRP is under $22,000.
  8. 2020 Nissan Sentra: The new Sentra is better than previous versions. It sports generous standard technology and starts at less than $20,000.
  9. 2010 – 2015 Toyota Prius: A used Prius is practical, spacious and affordable. It has a combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg.
  10.  2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback: The Yaris is fuel-efficient and easy to handle. It starts at under $18,000.