Top Cars to Ship for Your College Student (2018 Models)

  • Top Cars to Ship for Your College Student (2018 Models)

    Top Cars to Ship for Your College Student (2018 Models)

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    Whether you like it or not, your kid will graduate from high school and more likely go to college. But we know that you will not let him or her face the new adventure unequipped. That is why we will give you a hint on the most suitable cars for college students this year.

    We will list down the most epic and student-friendly cars that you can buy and ship for your beloved big kid. These cars are good enough to last for the whole course of her college life (with proper maintenance and careful driving, of course!).

    We know how many cars are out there. Surprise! We will save you from the confusing search for the best car.

    We list down the top nine cars of 2018 so that you can save a couple of bucks but still be able to enjoy nice features.

    Read on to know more about the best cars for your kiddo:

    Honda Fit

    Honda Fit | Honda

    First one on the list is Honda Fit, an eye-catching car. This small hatchback has a spacious back seat with high roofing and comfortable seats. It can offer up to 39.3 inches of leg space for the back passengers. It can also tow up to 52.7 cubic feet of baggage.

    When it comes to performance, Honda will surely deliver. In addition to that is great fuel efficiency of around 33 to 40 mpg. Honda Fit is a perfect fit at the price of $16,190 to $20,520.

    Kia Soul

    Kia Soul | Kia

    Next one on our top nine cars is the Kia Soul. Just like the Honda Fit, Kia Soul has a unique appearance. But do not judge just yet. Kia Soul has a base four engine for only $16,200 to $22,900.

    It has a good fuel economy of around 25 to 30 mpg, which is great for students. The overall design of the Kia Soul gives enough space for passengers and stuff to and from school.

    Nissan Versa Note

    Nissan Versa Note | Nissan USA

    Next on our roster is the Nissan Versa Note. The Versa Note is a good deal of a hatchback because of its affordable price range. Priced at $15,600 to $18,100, Versa Note is a great buy for your college student.

    It has good fuel efficiency score of around 31 to 39 mpg. It has 38.3 inches of leg space for rear passengers and school stuff (when the seats are folded).

    Toyota Corolla iM

    Toyota Corolla iM | Toyota

    Toyota Corolla iM is the successor of the Scion iM. Despite its background, we will tell you why Corolla iM is such a good fit for college students.

    It has a decent fuel efficiency range of 28 to 38 mpg. Not to mention that it is made by one of the best carmakers in the world. Corolla iM is yours at $18,850.

    Honda Civic Hatchback

    Honda Civic Hatchback | Car Buzz

    Not so budget-friendly than the first few picks but the Honda Civic Hatchback is a great car to buy. It has a price range of $20,050 to $28,650. Being one of the good looking cars on our list, this one can definitely catch your attention.

    It will impress you with a turbocharged 174 horsepower 4 cylinder engine with 1.5-liter capacity. It is a fuel-efficient vehicle with a rating of 32 to 42 mpg.

    As for the additional features, the Civic Hatchback comes with automatic headlights, 16” alloy wheels, rearview camera, automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and 5” touchscreen.

    Kia Forte5

    Kia Forte5 | Kia

    Forte5 is our second pick from Kia. Many may think that Kia is affordable. But that does not mean it will not give good value for money.

    Kia Forte5 is yours for the price of $18,300 to $23,900. It has a 4 cylinder engine that can reach up to 164 HPs. Some of its notable features are projector headlights, automatic transmission, rear spoiler, Bluetooth connectivity, and 6-speaker sound system.

    It has an SX trim that is perfect for those who like to have more. It has sporty chassis and a turbocharged 201 HP engine.

    The Forte5 is perfect for bringing stuff and people with its 23.2 ft. rear space and 35.9 in. of legroom.

    Hyundai Elantra GT

    Hyundai Elantra GT | Car and Driver

    Elantra GT’s price ranges from $19,350 to $23,250. Giving more value than Kia Forte5, Elantra GT has some nice features in it.

    It has a 2 liter turbocharged 161 HP engine. It also has an 8” touchscreen, 17” alloy wheels, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, projector headlights, and power accessories.

    It has 34.8 inches of legroom for your kid’s college buddies and around 55 cu. ft. of space for hauling their school stuff when the back seats are folded.

    Chevrolet Cruze Hatch

    Chevy Cruze Hatchback | US News

    Chevy Cruze is one good-looking car and has a spacious cabin. It has amazing features like keyless ignition, 8” touchscreen, and navigation.

    Like what I have mentioned, Chevy Cruze has enormous cabin space for passengers and stuff. It has 38.9” of front headroom, 36.1” rear legroom, and around 4 cu. ft. of cargo capacity.

    It has a 1.4-liter base engine that has a fuel economy rating of 29 to 38 mpg. Its diesel version has a higher fuel efficiency of 29 to 48 mpg.
    Chevy Cruze is yours for $21,195 to $26,795.

    Toyota Prius v

    Toyota Prius v | Driving


    The last one in our list is the Toyota Prius v. It is the only entry in this list that is hybrid and a bit more expensive. But before judging, please read some of its amazing features that will make you want to reconsider.

    Its price ranges from $26,675 to $29,695. But it has an extremely good fuel efficiency factor of around 40 to 44 mpg. This is great for those who want to travel every day back and forth to school and home.

    The price is reasonable if you think about the cargo you can haul with its 67 ft. of space.

    Photo by Bharath Reddy on Unsplash

    That’s it. We wrap things up hoping that you get to choose the best car to buy for your college kid. These cars are great for those who are incoming freshmen and college students who are returning from their summer vacation.

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