Top 11 Cars for Fresh Graduates 2019 Edition
Fresh Grad I Pixabay
Finishing college, moving out from the home and going on their own is not an easy transition. A fresh grad must at least have the basic necessities and knowledge to continue on to the next chapter of his life. That is why we have listed down some of the most suitable vehicles for newly graduates.
To make it more realistic, our list consists of cars that cost around $25,000 less 20% down payment with a balance of $20,000 to be paid monthly for 5 years. Expect cars that are more on the utility side because fresh grads tend to move frequently. We also picked up cars with great performance, long life, and high fuel efficiency. Let’s move on to our list!
2019 Kia Niro
2019 Kia Niro | Kia
The Kia Niro is a stylish and practical choice for fresh graduates. Though it is a little expensive than our $25,000 mark, we think this car still deserves to be on the list.
It has a crossover build which makes it perfect for lots of driving and for moving stuff and friends. It is also a hybrid car. It can go up to 40 mpg which is fair enough.
If you are one who likes the hybrid cars, you can have the best of both worlds with Kia Niro.
2019 Honda Fit
2019 Honda Fit | Honda
If we are to choose only one car to recommend to a fresh graduate that would be Honda Fit. It is because we think that Fit is the perfect fit for a newly-grad’s lifestyle.
Though small in size, Honda Fit has ample room for passengers and cargo. For an affordable price, you can get this high-quality Honda vehicle, nicely done cabin, high fuel efficiency, and accident prevention technology. Honda Fit is a smart buy, indeed.
2019 Jeep Compass
2019 Jeep Compass | Fiat-Chrysler
Do I still need to explain? Having a Jeep for this price range is already a bonus. Though not as appealing as other Jeeps, Jeep Compass is a promising option.
It has ample cabin room and decent fuel efficiency. And not to further mention, it has the Jeep’s iconic character and stance.
2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight | Honda
Honda Insight is another hybrid car on our list. This one can reach up to 50 mpg. As for the price, you can get the bang for your buck because it has a sleek appearance, great performance, and ample cabin space.
It looks much better and possesses better features compared to the Toyota Prius. It is amazing how its design was made to be capable of holding stuff and up to 5 passengers. Both LX and EX trims are priced below $25,000.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata | Mazda
Shying away from our list of utility cars, Miata is definitely a breath of fresh air. It is great for adventurous postgraduates who care less about function.
The Miata is made for those who want to have fun driving in style (and with only one passenger). It is perfect for the young, spontaneous and free-spirited fresh grads.
2019 Hyundai Kona
2019 Hyundai Kona | James Riswick
This subcompact crossover may not be intimidating at first sight but it promises strong engine performance and smooth driving experience.
It has a well-made interior, easy to use features, and longer warranty. It is definitely something worth its price.
2019 Nissan Frontier
2019 Nissan Frontier | Nissan
Nissan Frontier has outlived most of its competitors. It has been redesigned a few times to iron out any reliability issues.
For its price, you get a decent and capable pickup truck. It is the best bet if utility and cargo room is your top priority.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2019 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru
The Subaru Crosstrek is the best choice for those who love the great outdoors. For a price below $25,000, you get ample cargo space, good fuel efficiency, large ground clearance, accessible roof rails, and AWD!
2019 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio
2019 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio | Fiat-Chrysler
You do not need to have a lot of money to enjoy. The 500 Abarth is a great choice for fun-seeking fresh grads because of its appearance and performance.
The 500 Abarth comes in a solid roof of or convertible type. It boasts great handling, roaring exhaust, and robust turbocharged engine. Like we have said, have fun ‘because you are young.
2020 Kia Soul
2020 Kia Soul | Autoblog
The Kia Soul is another redesigned version of its predecessors. It comes in GT-line and X-line versions which differ in appearance. When it comes to functionality, cabin space, and features, you can never go wrong with Kia Soul.
2019 Mazda 3
2019 Mazda 3 | Mazda
If you are looking for fun, Mazda 3 is here to deliver. It is a very stylish and good performing sedan/hatchback which can almost look like a luxury car for its interiors. Though not really on the utility side, Mazda 3 is better than most sedans in its price range.
Graduate | Pixabay
There you go! We are done with our list of top 11 cars for fresh graduates. We hope that we helped you make a wise decision before buying a car.
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