Affordable New Car Options for College Students

With college tuition as high as it is, it is no surprise that most college students are interested in a car that gets great gas mileage, and is affordable to own. Luckily, there are some great sedan options out there that start at under $20,000 and are very efficient. Here are three great options you should consider for your college car!

Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta has been a popular choice among college students for many years. Students love the European styling, affordable price, and great gas mileage!  The Jetta comes in several models to choose from, but many students choose the 1.8T/2.0L S model for its great starting price and value. The S comes with all the important things a college student needs like an MP3 capable sound system, a 60/40 split folding rear seat so they can fit all their stuff in the back when they decide to make a trip home, and a trip computer that shows fuel consumption and miles to empty. This model averages 34 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg

Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is a fun and small car option. It comes in both a sedan and hatchback version, and is available in a wide variety of vibrant colors. The Yaris is one of Toyota’s least expensive vehicles, but don’t let the price fool you because it has a lot to offer drivers. The most affordable model of the Yaris is the 3-door L. It comes with a peppy 1.5L engine, and is estimated at 37 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city. Just because the Yaris is small, doesn’t mean it isn’t safe. The Yaris has a total of nine airbags, and Toyota’s Star Safety System that includes vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, and more. College students love that they can plug in their compatible smart phone to the auxiliary outlet to play their favorite music!

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a popular choice for the 20-something crowd. It comes in seven great models, and is available in either a hatchback or a sedan. The Fiesta S has the lowest starting price of the three mentioned vehicles. It comes with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that is rated at 36 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city. It comes with some great standard features including power door locks, MP3 capable stereo with auxiliary jack, and a metallic trim shift knob. The Fiesta is a worthy contender when it comes to the small vehicle market.

If you would like to see any of these vehicles in person, come and visit one of the I-5 Cars dealers! Volkswagen of Olympia, I-5 Toyota, and Uhlmann Ford!

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