Autotrader Names Best Cars for College Grads

By Staff Writer May 23, 2022

To help members of the class of 2022 narrow the list of more than 300 new-vehicle models available for purchase this year, Autotrader, a Cox Automotive company, has named the 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates.

All of the new vehicles on this year’s 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates list are inexpensive to buy, featuring starting prices below $30,000. In addition, each selection offers terrific fuel economy, impressive reputations for reliability, and solid residual values (meaning each vehicle is projected to hold its value well over time). Where fuel economy is concerned, every vehicle except one on the list gets 40 miles per gallon combined or better (the exception is the Ford Maverick, which comes close at 37 mpg).

Here are the 10 best in alphabetical order:

  • 2022 Ford Maverick: $19,995

  • 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid: $27,720

  • 2022 Honda Insight: $25,760

  • 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid: $24,100

  • 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: $23,600

  • 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: $27,350

  • 2022 Kia Niro: $24,690

  • 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid: $27,980

  • 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: $24,050

  • 2022 Toyota Prius: $25,075
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Last modified on Monday, 30 May 2022 13:43