The Best Used Cars for College Students

The Best Used Cars for College Students

Buying a new car is not always the best option for a college student especially if the student aims to work his/her way up to own a dream car. Having a car while in college offers independence and the ability to travel anywhere you want at any time. A used car can reduce your transportation woes and save you time and money. Here we have listed the best used cars for college students. 

2016 Ford Focus 

The 2016 Ford Focus is a compact sedan that is equipped with smart technologies that enhance comfort, safety, and performance behind the wheel. It features a well-designed interior with well-placed controls for accessibility. The sedan is powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivering 123 horsepower and 126 lb.-ft. of torque. 

The Ford Focus with the six-speed manual transmission delivers a fuel economy of 30 city/42 highway MPG. Interior features include adequate passenger space for five people, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability and four speakers for entertainment. Standard safety features include an anti-lock brake system, torque vectoring control, advanced airbag system and a tire pressure monitoring system. 

2015 Ford Fusion

The 2015 Ford Fusion is a four-door sedan with an attractive design and spacious cabin. The car has an athletic appearance that goes well with college life. A 2.5-liter iVCT engine and six-speed automatic transmission power the car, generating 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The Fusion gets an EPA-estimated 22 city/34 highway MPG.

It comes with multiple safety features like an advanced airbag system, electronic stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system. The cabin comes with a center console with armrest and cup holders, 12V power outlets, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability and four speakers. 

2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape is a compact SUV with sleek styling. It is powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission making 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque. Inside the cabin, you get a 4.2-inch color LCD screen, cloth trimmed seats, AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability and six speakers. The SUV comes with safety features like adaptive cruise control and collision warning, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert and a reverse sensing system. 

2014 Toyota Camry

The 2014 Toyota Camry has a reputation for being a pragmatic and safe car. It is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that makes 178 horsepower and delivers a fuel economy of 25 city/35 highway MPG. The car has a roomy interior with fabric-trimmed seats, an adjustable driver seat and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat. For entertainment, you have a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity. Standard safety features include crumple zones at front and rear, and tire pressure monitoring system

2015 Subaru Legacy

The 2015 Subaru Legacy is a mid-size sedan with a passenger capacity of five. The legacy is powered by a 2.5-liter Boxer engine making 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque. It features traction and stability technologies like active torque vectoring, vehicle dynamics control and a traction control system.

Inside the cabin, you have manually adjustable driver seat, cloth trimmed passenger seats, eight cup holders and 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, as well as a 6.2-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen display, HD Radio®, USB port Bluetooth and a four-speaker AM/FM/CD player to keep your friends entertained. 

The cars we have listed are two to five years old, and you can expect them to last for a long time with the proper care and maintenance.