Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kelley Blue Book 10 best back to school cars for 2014


It’s back to school time, and kids are going off to college. Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the 10 best back to school cars for 2014. All 10 start below $20,000.






#10
2014 Subaru Impreza
KBB 8.0/10, 27/36 MPG



In areas of the country where the winter semesters get white, students would be wise to include the Subaru Impreza on their car-shopping shortlists. The most affordable all-wheel-drive car you can buy, Subaru's compact car mixes all-weather prowess with the proven reliability that has helped the brand earn renowned levels of loyalty in all corners of the country.

#9
2015 Volkswagen Golf
KBB 9.2/10, 26/37 MPG



The only European car on this list, the new-for-2015, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf combines genuinely Teutonic driving dynamics and interior refinement with the kind of hatchback versatility that make easy work of laundry day excursions, supply runs and moving days.

#8
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
KBB 8.6/10 24/31 MPG



One of the most affordable crossovers you can buy is also among the most stylish. The Outlander Sport is the only SUV to make this year's list, and balances a fun demeanor with the peace of mind of a 10-year/100,0000-mile powertrain warranty.

#7
2014 Chevrolet Sonic
KBB 8.5/10 26/35 MPG



The well-rounded Sonic is one of the most fun-to-drive and most comfortable subcompact cars out there. Available in sedan and hatchback flavors, the Sonic was also one of the first cars to offer next-level iPhone integration via Siri Eyes Free. As a bonus, it's also the most affordable car on this list.

#6

2014 Honda Civic
KBB 8.6/10 30/39 MPG



Whatever your student's personality, there's a Civic that suits it. From sporty to eco-friendly, fuel-sipping to performance-driven, the perennially popular Civic gives students plenty of top-notch options, renowned reliability, easy-to-use tech and a spacious, comfortable interior.

#5
2014 Toyota Prius C
9.3/10 53/46 MPG



The easy-to-park and amazingly fuel-efficient Prius c is an ideal choice for students living far off campus. Likeable looks, hatchback versatility and Toyota reliability make its combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg even more attractive.

#4
2014 Mazda3
KBB 9.3/10 30/41 MPG



The stylish and sporty Mazda3 isn't just a smart choice for students, it's also one of this year's 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. Available in sedan and hatchback versions, the totally redesigned 2014 Mazda 3 is also more efficient, more tech-savvy and more comfortable than ever.

#3
2014 Nissan Versa Note
KBB 7.7/10 27/36 MPG



Nissan's value-packed subcompact hatchback contains cool features that make life easier for young drivers. The Around View Monitor is a huge help when parking, and anyone from the study group that sits in the back seat can appreciate the amazing amount of rear legroom.

#2
2014 Kia Soul
KBB 9.6/10 24/30 MPG



The redesigned-for-2014 Soul is loaded with personality, yet at its core is wonderfully practical. The fuel-efficient hatchback seats five and has the cargo volume to ace a trip to IKEA for dorm room furniture.

#1
2015 Honda Fit
KBB 9.0/10 33/41 MPG



After taking the 2014 model year off, the small Fit returns to the head of the class, bringing with it the most flexible interior you'll find in a subcompact car. And even though it's Honda's most affordable car, the totally redesigned Honda Fit offers the same brand of sporty fun and refinement for which the brand is known.



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