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    KBB: Best Back-To-School Cars For Teens, College Students

    It's back to school time and many students are headed back to an actual classroom this year.  To mark the occasion,  Kelley Blue Book is out with its latest Best Back-to-School vehicle lists.  The Best Cars for Teens is a list of used vehicles recommended by KBB editors. The Best Cars of College Students includes both new and used vehicles. 

    CarProUSA radio show host Jerry Reynolds shares his advice on picking your teen's first car here.


    "Parents everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief at the return to some normalcy at the start of this new school year, and those with teens and college students are considering their options to ensure their young driver is behind the wheel of the right vehicle before they head off to campus," said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. "Rest assured there are a variety of great cars available at various price points, from affordable brand-new models to used cars for those on a tight budget. Our expert editors sorted through the hundreds of different models out there to come up with lists of the best vehicles for student drivers, keeping things like safety, fuel economy, value and more at the top of their minds."

     

    Back-to-School 2021:

    Kelley Blue Book's Best Used Cars for Teens

     

    Best Used Cars for Teens Under $20,000

    • 2017 Toyota RAV4
    • 2018 Mazda CX-5
    • 2017 Honda CR-V
    • 2020 Toyota Corolla
    • 2019 Mazda Mazda3
    • 2017 Honda Accord
    • 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    • 2019 Toyota Prius
    • 2018 Kia Sportage
    • 2018 Honda Civic
    • 2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT

    Best Used Cars for Teens Under $15,000

    • 2018 Kia Soul
    • 2018 Toyota Corolla
    • 2018 Mazda Mazda3
    • 2013 Honda CR-V
    • 2016 Mazda CX-5
    • 2015 Toyota Prius

    Best Used Cars for Teens Under $5,000

    • 2006 Honda Civic
    • 2007 Toyota Corolla
    • 2005 Toyota Avalon
    • 2005 Honda Pilot
    • 2004 Toyota Prius
    • 2001 Toyota Highlander 

    Back-to-School 2021:

    Kelley Blue Book's Best Cars for College Students 

     

    Best New Cars and SUVs for College Students

    • 2021 Toyota Corolla
    • 2021 Hyundai Elantra
    • 2021 Honda Civic
    • 2021 Mazda Mazda3
    • 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
    • 2021 Kia Seltos
    • 2021 Hyundai Kona
    • 2021 Honda HR-V
    • 2021 Nissan Sentra
    • 2021 Kia Soul

    Best Used Cars and SUVs for College Students Under $20,000

    • 2015 – 2017 Toyota Camry
    • 2015 – 2017 Honda Accord
    • 2017 – 2018 Toyota Corolla
    • 2015 – 2018 Mazda CX-5
    • 2016 – 2017 Toyota Prius
    • 2014 – 2016 Toyota RAV4
    • 2015 – 2016 Honda CR-V
    • 2016 – 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    • 2016 – 2018 Mazda Mazda3
    • 2017 – 2019 Honda Civic
    • 2017 – 2019 Kia Soul
    • 2015 – 2019 Honda Fit

    Best Used Cars and SUVs for College Students Under $15,000

    • 2012 – 2014 Toyota Camry
    • 2007 – 2013 Honda CR-V
    • 2011 – 2014 Honda Accord
    • 2011 – 2014 Toyota Corolla
    • 2013 – 2015 Honda Civic
    • 2009 – 2012 Toyota RAV4

    For information on Teen Driver Safety from the AAA Exchange click here.

    Photo Credit: AAA.