Whether you are proud parents getting ready to send a loved one off to school or are preparing for grad school and looking for a new car for yourself, the best cars for college are inexpensive, fuel-efficient, spacious, and fun. Here are 10 top rides for students all priced less than the average new car, any of which will make a fine companion as you seek to advance your education.
When Acura debuted its entry-level ILX a couple of years ago, shoppers liked its slick luxury car interior and affordable price but found its 150-horse four-cylinder engine lacking. Acura ditched that underpowered engine and also discontinued the hybrid model for 2015: the new 2.0-liter i-VTEC four with 201 horsepower now comes standard, allowing this well-built compact to finally stretch its legs. Based on the Civic, the ILX gets upgrades in every measurable area and is still attainable at around $27k.