5 Best Cars for College Students

If you’re a college student shopping around Cleveland, take a moment to read our list of the best cars for college students. These models have been picked for their affordability, reliability, parkability, and high value. Read on to learn more. Then, get in touch with Metro Toyota in Brook Park to test drive them!

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Every student’s needs are different from the next. That said, if you’re looking for a car that will be easy to parallel park on a bustling street in a college town, or a car that’s known for reliability and won’t require too much costly upkeep, these really are some of the best cars for college students on the market right now:

  • Toyota Corolla: The Toyota Corolla is a low-priced sedan with excellent fuel economy. To top things off, recent Corolla was named the most reliable compact car on the market by Repair Pal. Simply put, the Corolla provides an accessible price-point and has a low cost of ownership across the board. Furthermore, it’s compact frame makes it easy to park!
  • Toyota Prius: The Toyota Prius is one of the most affordable hybrids on the market, and recent models feature mpg/hwy approaching the high 50s. You enjoy similar maneuverability to the Corolla, low costs of ownership when it comes to maintenance and gas costs, and because the Prius is now a hatchback, you’ll get a little more cargo space than you would on the Corolla.
  • Toyota Camry: The Camry features all of the above highlights, but it’s slightly more expensive, gives you access to more high-tech convenience features, cabin luxuries, and more powerful engine options. Today’s Camry can achieve nearly 40 mpg/hwy despite their sporty performance on Parma streets.
  • Hyundai Elantra: Strong fuel economy, an excellent manufacturer warranty, and a long list of standard features combine to make the Elantra a promising option for college students! In fact, it was named a Compact Car Best Buy by KBB in 2021.
  • Kia Seltos: If you think you might need a crossover for the extra cargo space, the Kia Seltos remains just as affordable as many of the above models while remaining efficient and easy to park. The Seltos is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick!

Test Drive the Best Cars for College Students Near Brunswick

If you’re interested in test-driving the Toyota models featured in our list, just give Metro Toyota a call to book a test drive in Brook Park. Our phone number is 216-267-7000. We’ll happily walk you through all of the excellent cars for college students on our lot. If you’re unsure about how to navigate the car buying process, take a moment to explore our car buying tips for more helpful reads like our overview of how to determine good mileage on a used car and more!

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