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Best Car for College Students:#12-Subaru Legacy February 13, 2008

Filed under: students,Subaru — SnotNosed @ 1:53 am


Price: $22,140 (sedan)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 20/27 mpg
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side; Good frontal offset, Good side

The Legacy is a manageably sized, well-built sedan or wagon that handles especially well, is a good choice for longer commuting or road trips and has top scores in both major crash-test series. All-wheel drive is standard, and when equipped with the optional electronic stability control system, it was a 2007 IIHS Top Safety Pick.


Best Car for College Students:#11-Toyota Prius February 12, 2008

Filed under: students,Toyota — SnotNosed @ 2:08 am


Price: $21,610
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 48/45 mpg (est)
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side; Good frontal offset, Good side

The environmentally friendly Prius is at its most efficient in stop-and-go driving, which will suit congested campus areas–and tight gas budgets–very well. The trouble-free Prius is also rated at the top by Consumer Reports for reliability and gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from J.D. Power in Overall Quality–Mechanical.


Best Car for College Students:#10-Honda CR-V February 11, 2008

Filed under: Honda,students — SnotNosed @ 1:24 am
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Price: $21,195 (2007)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 20/27 mpg (est)
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side; Good frontal offset, Good side

The CR-V has a very roomy, quiet interior and its handles well, too. For students in Snow Belt states, the available Real Time four-wheel drive system may aid safety on slippery surfaces. Electronic stability control and active front headrests, which help reduce rear-impact whiplash injuries, are standard. Finding a replacement of any of its auto parts will not be a problem for both parents and students for it is very easy to find.


Best Car for College Students:#9-Hyundai Tucson February 8, 2008

Filed under: Hyundai,students — SnotNosed @ 1:54 am
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Price: $19,595 (2007)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 19/25 mpg
Crash tests: Five stars frontal, five stars side

The car-based Tucson sport utility vehicle has safe handling, a good ride and a very roomy, comfortable interior, plus it’s tough enough to make it out on a rutted road to a summer camping trip, especially when equipped with the optional all-wheel drive. Electronic stability control, side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted side airbags are all standard.


Best Car for College Students:#8-Volkswagen Rabbit February 7, 2008

Filed under: students,Volkswagen — SnotNosed @ 1:50 am
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Price: $18,825 (4-dr)
EPA Fuel Economy(City/Hwy): 21/29
Crash tests: 4 stars frontal, 5 stars side (4-dr); Good frontal offset, Good side

The Rabbit standard five-cylinder engine provides peppy performance. Stability control, anti-lock brakes and front side airbags–things you often have to elect as options in this price class–are all standard. Rear-seat side airbags, not normally available on smaller cars, are optional.


Best Car for College Students:#7-Chevrolet HHR February 6, 2008

Filed under: chevrolet,students — SnotNosed @ 2:35 am
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Price: $18,590
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 22/30
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side

The flamboyant HHR rides and handles well and is quite fuel-efficient. Just beware that due to the high-set windows, shorter drivers may have an issue with rearward visibility. Side-curtain airbags are optional and recommended; as such, the HHR gets top five-star ratings for frontal and side impact tests.

Your family’s safety matters. Whether it’s a short errand around town or a cross-country road trip, Chevrolet is committed to helping keep you and your family safe – from the start of your journey to your destination.


Best Car for College Students:#6-Honda Civic February 5, 2008

Filed under: Honda,students — SnotNosed @ 1:20 am
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Price: $18,355 (2007)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 25/36
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 4/5 stars side (4-dr w/SAB); Good frontal offset, Good side

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The no-longer Plain-Jane Civic has a “better than average” Consumer Reports reliability score, along with 4.5 out of 5 stars in J.D. Power’s ratings for overall mechanical quality. For about $5,000 more, the Civic Hybrid offers a bump of about 10 mpg in city driving.