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These Hondas Are Among the Best Cars for College Students


If you’re in need of a great reliable car to get you through college, Honda has you covered. Five of its models are on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the 28 Best Cars for College Students*! The 2021 Civic and HR-V made the cut. So did certain Accord, Civic, Fit, CR-V and HR-V model years. Check out why KBB chose these Hondas:

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2021 Civic – This sedan made the list because of its combined MPG rating and because it’s an IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Civic is also a frequent KBB Best Buy Award winner. KBB loves its standard Honda Sensing suite and Bluetooth connectivity. This Honda starts at $22,005**.

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2021 HR-V – KBB said this SUV has a large interior and respectable combined MPG rating. The site also chose this Honda because it received top scores in government and IIHS crash tests. The HR-V starts at $22,140***.

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2015-2017 Accord – KBB chose these Accord model years because they offer loads of space, and because they all earned IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings. The site also highlighted many of this Honda’s safety features, like its rearview camera, stability control, anti-lock brakes, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

2015-2016 CR-V – KBB says the CR-V received a major refresh for the 2015 model year, gaining a more powerful and fuel-efficient engine, more convenience features, and some design updates.

2017-2019 Civic – KBB highlighted the Civic’s standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, available Honda Sensing suite, and great combined MPG ratings. This Honda was also an IIHS Top Safety Pick for these model years.

2015-2019 Honda Fit – KBB says the Fit is a viable choice for a college car because it’s safe and easy to park, and because of its solid fuel economy. The site also said its Magic Seat makes it super easy to haul large items, like a TV. This Honda was also an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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2007-2013 CR-V – KBB says the CR-V is a highly recommendable vehicle for college students. This SUV was totally redesigned for 2007. And, 2012 and 2013 models had even more great features, like an updated all-wheel drive system, easy-folding 60/40 split rear seats, and more cargo space. Most 2007 to 2013 models also earned IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings.

2011-2014 Accord – KBB says the 2011-2012 Accord is an easy-to-recommend car for college students and the 2013 and 2014 models are even better. This Honda was totally redesigned for 2013, and that model year earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The 2013 and 2014 models are also more spacious and efficient than past year models. And, they have more safety features, including adaptive cruise control and Honda LaneWatch.

2013-2015 Civic – KBB says the Civic has a solid reputation for safety, reliability, and comfort. The site also chose the 2014 and 2015 models because they earned high crash test ratings and Top Safety Pick+ ratings.

What KBB Says to Consider When Buying a Car For College

If you’re buying a car for college, KBB says you should weigh ownership costs, safety, technology, practicality, and MPG ratings. The site also says you should consider how easy it is to park, if it has handy storage spaces to keep valuables, and what connectivity features it has. And, KBB says you should remember that you might keep the car even after college while you’re building your career. So, make sure you pick one that you like that will last.

Best Cars For College Students For Sale Soon in St. Paul, MN

If you want to buy one of the best cars or SUVs for college students, come visit us here in St. Paul, MN! We have a great selection of the 2021 Honda Civic and HR-V. We’ll walk you through all of their features, and set you up with a test drive with both models. We also have a huge selection of used Hondas. Wether you want a small commuter car or an SUV with more space and capability, we’ll help you pick out a vehicle that’s perfect for your college years. And, when you purchase or lease any vehicle from a Buerkle dealership, you’ll earn valuable rewards through our Buerkle Rewards+ program. Our dealership is right by Minneapolis, Inver Grove, and Blaine!

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. **MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models. ***MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.