9 Cars Your Kids Should Cruise Back-to-School In

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With another school year right around the corner, parents across the nation are getting ready to ship their kids back to school, and some might even do it in style. For those students looking to land a new ride that is safe, fuel efficient, but also affordable, Kelly Blue Book, a leading provider of new and used car information, has provided both parents and students with a “Back-To-School Cars” list that promises to meet every young drivers’ needs.

Editors at the publication based their hand-picked recommendations on fuel efficiency, car safety, style, versatility, and value. And luckily for broke-as-a-joke college students, each selected car also bears a price tag less than $20,000, and some even lower.

Here are the top 9 cars that Kelly Blue Book recommends your college student cruises to college with:

9. 2013 Subaru Impreza


Taking the No. 9 spot on our list, we first begin with the 2013 Subaru Impreza. With a starting price around $17,873, this 4-door sedan has also already won awards for being among the most affordable small cars currently on the market. It boasts a 25 city/ 34 highway MPG profile and has won top safety ratings from both the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The roomy vehicle proves to be the perfect fit for active students looking for a roomy space to transport friends and other precious cargo, all while ensuring safety and fuel efficiency.