5 Perfect Cars for the New College Grad

by Admin on May 2, 2014

5 Perfect Cars for the New College GradWhen a college student finally comes to the end of his or her educational career, he or she needs an optimal car for the post-college lifestyle. Here are 5 perfect cars for the new college graduate.

2013 Toyota Prius Hatchback

New college graduates will quickly find that most of their money will be spent on student loans and the rent on a recently acquired apartment. The 2013 Toyota Prius is a solid choice for those who need to save money on gas. Boasting an impressive 51 city miles per gallon and 48 highway miles per gallon, the Prius will help you store some extra cash. Along with its excellent mpg, the car also has a large amount of backseat room and a capacious cargo area. Unfortunately,the car does have downsides: slow acceleration, uninspired interior, and a somewhat awkward driving position.

2013 Kia Optima 

Another excellent choice for new grads is the Kia Optima, a midsize sedan with a stylish cabin and top crash scores. The Optima’s best attributes include the strong acceleration and the 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder engine that will get a college grad anywhere he or she needs to go. The drawbacks of the Optima are the lack of rear-seat headroom and the low real-world mpg compared to EPA estimates.

2013 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback is an overall superb vehicle in terms of comfort and performance. A sporty car with a 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder engine, the Volkswagen GTI Hatchback has urban and countryside utility. It also has a luxurious interior and a satisfactory fuel economy but lacks in competent interior storage.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

With a powerful 4-cylinder fuel economy and a sharp cabin design, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is an exceptional option. The Genesis Coupe is a good value car with sharp handling that can execute corner turns well. The disadvantages are the mediocre sound system and the small rear seat area.

2013 Honda Civic Si

Last on the list is the 2013 Honda Civic Si, a comfortable ride with great fuel economy and a roomy interior. Its superior crash test scores are ideal for the new college grad who may feel a little rusty with driving. Besides its exceptional safety, the car has a large variety of powertrains but it regrettably has second rate brakes and a cluttered looking dash.

Author Bio

Karleia is a freelance blogger. The North Shore Driving School Ltd. and north Vancouver driving schools are excellent options for learning or reviewing how to drive an automobile

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