As Winter Break Ends, Announces Consumers' Favorite Cars for College Students

As Winter Break Ends, Announces Consumers' Favorite Cars for College Students


As Winter Break Ends, Announces Consumers' Favorite Cars for College Students

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — January 11, 2010 — Heading back to school but hoping to take advantage of the great car deals available before you go?, the premier online resource for automotive information, recently announced the results of the Consumers' Favorites survey for the best cars for college.

"At the top of the class with 33 percent of the votes is the athletic and affordable Mazda 3. Taking the Salutatorian honor is the Honda Fit, which is fun to drive and boasts an amazing amount of interior room within its small footprint. And finishing third is the new kid in the class, the Kia Soul, whose funky styling and enjoyable driving dynamics are as endearing as a professor who makes learning fun," said Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief of

The top ten Consumers' Favorite Cars for College are:

Vehicle and Ranking True Market Value® price*
Mazda3 $19,846
Honda Fit $16,870
Kia Soul $17,253
Nissan Cube $16,925
Scion xD $16,086
Kia Forte $18,134
Toyota Yaris $14,426
Hyundai Elantra $17,631
Suzuki SX4 $17,207
Nissan Versa $15,993

(* True Market Value® prices are the national average prices recently paid nationwide, and do not include customer cash incentives. For customized pricing on vehicles of interest, please check /tmv/.)

To see the complete list and find out more about the winning vehicles, see Consumers' Favorites: Best Cars for College at /car-reviews/consumers-favorites/best-cars-for-college.html.

Every month invites consumers to vote on their favorite vehicles in a different category, then publishes the results so that car shoppers can consider them. For recommendations and buying advice, please check the Buying Guides at /car-buying/.

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