The Best Cars for College Graduates

June 30th, 2020 by

For the last four years, you’ve put in countless hours of studying, pulled dozens of all-nighters and faced tremendous academic challenges to earn your degree. Now that you’re ready to take your next steps in life, you need a new car to help you on your journey! At Landers Auto Group, we’re here to help you find the perfect car to get you started in your career. As seen below, we’ve shared the best vehicles our dealerships offer for college graduates or first-time car buyers. These vehicles are capable, reliable and in a reasonable price range for graduates!

2020 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a fun, youthful spirit that college graduates will love at a realistic price. Starting at just $17,490, the Kia Soul offers more bang for your buck with standard features like the 147 horsepower 2.0-liter engine, 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth technology, USB audio-input and charging port and more. The interior of the Soul is surprisingly spacious, offering plenty of legroom to rear passengers and up to 62.1 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down. Despite its spacious build, the Soul gets an impressive EPA-estimated 29 MPG combined so you can worry less about your commuting costs. In short, the Soul is perfect for the graduate who is interested in a unique ride with a sensible side!

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2020 Toyota Prius

The 2020 Toyota Prius is capable of traveling up to 56 MPG combined, making it the most fuel-efficient Prius yet! That means you’ll spend less money on gas and lower your fuel consumption for a more eco-friendly drive. Plus, the Prius is known to last a long time, routinely exceeding 200k miles, making it one of the most sensible vehicles a new graduate can buy to last them well into their career. While it may be practical, that’s not the only reason to buy a Prius. The 2020 Prius has a sleek new look, advanced technology and an abundance of safety features that make it a versatile pick that will grow with you through the different stages of young adulthood.

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2020 Jeep Renegade

The 2020 Jeep Renegade is versatile for everyday commuting or off-road adventuring! The 2020 Jeep Renegade has a reasonable starting price of $22,470 and has two available engines: the 177 horsepower 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and the 180 horsepower 2.4-liter Tigershark engine. For the graduates with an adventurous side, the Trailhawk trim level has a standard Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system, a 21:1 crawl ratio and the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System so you can take on a variety of driving conditions like snow, rock, sand and mud with ease. As for style, the Renegade takes a modern spin on traditional Jeep design. The iconic Jeep seven-slot grille and boxy, rugged body is refined for city living. Multiple tire and wheel options equip the Renegade for whatever adventure you have planned, and the available LED lighting group lights the way when the sun sets and the city lights dim.

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2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Starting at just $19,000, the 2020 Chevy Trailblazer has bold style and outstanding amenities that make you feel like you’re living large, even on a small budget. With available all-wheel drive, up to 54.4 cubic feet of cargo space, and a standard infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming and voice command, you’ve got everything you need to take on the road ahead!

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you’re looking for a vehicle that can do more for you, then maybe you should consider the Chevy Silverado 1500. A truck is a practical and sensible vehicle for graduates who want the ability to tow, and with a maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds, the Silverado can haul it all! For everyday hauling, the Silverado has a high-strength steel bed with 89.1 cubic feet of cargo space and 12 tie-downs to keep everything secure. While your truck is an investment, you shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. The 2020 Chevy Silverado starts at $28,500, and often Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin offers great incentives and financing deals to make this investment possible! We also offer a great inventory of pre-owned trucks for those on a tighter budget.

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From all of us at Landers Auto Group, we would like to congratulate the graduates of 2020! We know that you didn’t get the ceremonies and celebrations that you deserved, but we hope you are able to appreciate all you’ve accomplished and look forward to a brighter future. If you need a vehicle to help you get your journey started, we are here to help. We can’t wait to see all the tremendous things you do!

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