If you’re a student on a tight budget, you may think you can’t afford a new car. Well, it’s time to think again! Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com has listed its top 10 back-to-school cars for 2016,* and it should come as little surprise that three Honda vehicles made the cut for their exceptional affordability, efficiency, and practicality.
A Great ‘Fit’ for Budget-Conscious Students
Topping KBB.com’s list is the Honda Fit. While the list praised the 2016 model, the 2017 Fit is already available for Capital Region drivers, priced at just $15,990 MSRP for LX 6MT models.** This outstanding hatchback’s subcompact size makes it perfect for squeezing into tight parking spots on campus, and its surprisingly roomy interior serves up 52.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity—giving Cornell and State University of New York students plenty of room for sports gear, class projects, and all that laundry they’ll be lugging home on the weekends.
The Honda Fit will also save cash-restricted students money at the pump, with LX CVT models getting an EPA-estimated 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.***
Learn Your ‘Civic’ Duty
The 2016 Honda Civic hit number 3 on KBB.com’s list. This outstanding car was chosen as the illustrious “North American Car of the Year” by automotive journalists from the United States and Canada****—and guess what? It’s a favorite among students, too.
The Honda Civic Sedan LX 6MT is priced at $18,640 MSRP.* In addition to its budget-friendly price tag, the Civic’s fuel efficiency will have students’ bank accounts looking healthier, as well, with LX and EX CVT models getting an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.*****
With seating for five passengers and up to 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space, the Civic will comfortably accommodate your study buddies, your hangout group, and your Friday night double date. Its roomy trunk, featuring up to 15.1 cubic feet of space and a fold-down rear seatback for even more cargo capacity, offers plenty of room for whatever you need to cart along when you’re headed to class or out on a road trip.
Find Your Haven in the HR-V
The 2016 Honda HR-V crossover was listed at number 4 on KBB.com’s student-friendly list.
Priced at $19,215 MSRP for LX 2WD 6MT models,****** the HR-V was voted as Green Car Journal’s 2016 Green SUV of the Year for its exceptional environmentally friendly qualities.******* Students who are eco-conscious or merely budget-conscious will appreciate the HR-V’s EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway in 2WD CVT models.*****
Roominess is impressive onboard the HR-V, too, with up to 100.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat lowered.
Graduate to a Better Vehicle
Students in the Capital Region can find the affordable vehicle of their dreams at any Capital Region Honda Dealers location. Come in and see us or contact us today!
*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, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
***Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
****The 2016 Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year.
*****Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
******MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.
*******The Honda HR-V was named 2016 Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. This award recognizes the class-leading efficiency and low emissions of the HR-V, highlighted by its top fuel-economy rating of 35-mpg highway. The Green Car Journal is an award-winning publication that focuses on the relationship between automobiles, energy and the environment. This award represents Honda’s continued environmental leadership, and commitment to producing efficient, low-emission vehicles. For more information see GreenCarJournal.com.