Whether you’re a student at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Cornerstone University, or any other West Michigan college, the back-to-school season can be the perfect time to shop for a new vehicle. Kelley Blue Book has considered the specific needs and wants of students when they put together their 10 Best Back-to-School Cars list.* And at West Michigan Honda Dealers, we’re proud that the 2016 Honda Fit, Civic, and HR-V all made it onto the list. Let’s take a look at these three impressive vehicles and why they are a great option for students to consider.
Great Fuel Economy
First, the impressive fuel economy of the Honda Fit, Civic, and HR-V add to the already celebrated affordability of the three Honda models. The 2017 Honda Fit LX CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 40 highway / 33 city mpg.** The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 41 highway/ 31 city mpg.*** And the HR-V 2WD CVT is rated at 35 highway / 28 city mpg.*** These numbers translate to more savings and fewer trips to the pump.
Interior and Cargo Space
Each vehicle offers something different in terms of the interior and cargo space for students with different driving needs. The Honda Fit is a five-passenger, five-door crossover hatchback. It has a second-row split seat plus under-seat storage, which together produce four different interior configurations. There is also a huge cargo area measuring up to 52 cubic feet of volume. That’s enough room for a bike, a small couch, or a whole dorm room.
The Honda Civic Sedan offers more of a refined and comfortable ride inside the cabin, with spacious legroom and headroom in both the front and back seats for all five passengers, while still sporting up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.
For those who need the biggest amount of cabin and cargo space, the Honda HR-V crossover might be the one to consider, offering seating for five, three interior configurations for more versatility, and up to 58.8 cubic feet of total cargo space.
Reliability and Affordability
Honda’s reputation for reliability, versatility, and comfort all at an affordable price are qualities you’ll find front and center in the Honda Fit, Civic, and HR-V. The 2017 Fit LX 6MT is priced at just $15,990 MSRP,**** the Civic Sedan LX 6MT at $18,640,**** and the HR-V 2WD 6MT at $19,215.*****
Find out More
For students who need a car that can handle getting to and from class in all types of weather and make long journeys home and back, the Honda Fit, Civic Sedan, and HR-V are some of the best options to consider. Find out more and test drive the one that’s right for you today at any West Michigan Honda Dealer.
*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
**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.
***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, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
*****MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.