With the new school year right around the corner, a lot of parents are sending off their young adults to their first year of college. With that comes the worry of how they will get around, what cars are the best on gas, and which are the safest for new drivers. Some of our favorites are the Kia Soul, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda3.
The Kia Soul with high safety and predicted reliability ratings this makes this a wonderful car for college freshmen. Another great feature of this vehicle is its compact size, being small enough for first-time drivers to feel comfortable, but it also has an adequate amount of cargo space. Now with an electric option as well, you can save on gas and help out the environment with their Soul EV option.
The Toyota Corolla being well known for its long list of safety features, helps you to feel confident with this choice. From forwarding auto-braking with pedestrian detection to lane departure warning with steering assist to keep within the lane marker, this vehicle is one of the safest options out there. Also offering 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, they won't have to worry about constantly filling up the gas tank.
The Mazda3 is one of the sportier small cars out on the market and is definitely a fun vehicle to drive. Receiving high marks for both performance and safety, you can feel good sending your child off to their first year in this reliable vehicle. Being a very fuel-efficient vehicle as well, getting 28 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, your college student won’t have to worry too much about adding gas costs to their expenses making this a great option.
Before your student heads off to college, you should bring in their vehicle in to make sure that they are going with a safe and reliable car. Also, used vehicles can be a great choice for them as well for their first car. If you plan on buying a used car you should bring it into us so we can ensure that you are making a good purchase. You can now make an appointment online by clicking here or by texting or calling, with our Antero Experience Concierge. Let us give you peace of mind that you are sending your young adult down the road in a safe vehicle. You can find us at Antero Automotive 6615 S. Dayton Street, Greenwood Village, CO, 80111. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. We hope to see you soon!