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Top Cars for the College Grad

Congrats — you graduated college! Your diploma is framed and hanging on the wall, you have job interviews lined up, and a closet full of newly purchased work wear. Now it’s time to graduate from rental scooters, ride shares, and the high miles on the car that drove you to first period.

With many things to consider such as affordability, (student loans, ahh), long commutes, and that fact that maybe you haven’t quite landed your first big role, we rounded up our top 5 cars for the college grad.

Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek Why it makes us happy: With a crossover body style that’s both popular and functional, the Crosstrek is roomy and fuel-efficient. Subaru has a reputation for lasting forever making it a great investment. 97% of Subaru’s sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today and the 2019 Crosstrek has the highest residual value in its class according to ALG. This compact SUV is capable of a lot with its standard AWD and ground clearance. It also has an attractive entry MSRP if you’d like something a little bit larger with great fuel economy.

 

 

Mazda3 Hatchback

Why it makes us happy: Upscale features at a sub-premium price. It’s both a sensible and stylish choice, and fun to drive! When you still need versatility but want it in a smaller package, a hatchback is the way to go. The 2019 Mazda 3 has come a long way and even offers an AWD option. Standard features include an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED headlights, and rear cross traffic alert.

 
 

 

Kia Soul

Why it makes us happy: Spacious, Affordable and fuel efficient, the 2020 Kia Soul is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an all-new redesign. This compact crossover SUV still maintains its iconic and distinct exterior appearance and now comes available with a boosted engine or a version made for adventuring, the Soul X-Line powertrain. It maintains its quirk inside with interior lighting that illuminates to the beat of your music, so the college party doesn’t have to end.

 

 

Hyundai Elantra

Why it makes us happy: Biggest bang for your buck! The 2019 Hyundai Elantra has the lowest starting MSRP on the list, but that’s not the only reason why we’re including it. It has an angular style, giving it a modern appearance and makes it look less like an economy car. With the Value Edition trim, you can get features like a sunroof, heated seats, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto for an even better driving experience. Don’t forget, Hyundai is known for it’s amazing warranty including a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty on new vehicles.

 

 

VW Jetta

Why it makes us happy: Practical and fuel-efficient with upscale features. The Jetta is easy on your eyes and your wallet. Maybe you have landed a new job right out of school, but there’s a bit of a commute. The Jetta won’t require you to spend your entire paycheck filling up your tank. It has the best MPG rating compared to the others we’ve mentioned. Rated at 40mpg on the highway and 30mpg in city, even taking the surface streets to avoid freeway traffic won’t hurt your wallet.

 

 

 

If you are interested in taking one of these vehicles for a test drive, contact us at DGDG.com. Be Happy.

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