9 Best New Cars for Recent College Grads in 2017

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9 Smart Buys for College Grads

Saddled with student loans, small salaries, and short credit histories, many recent college graduates must add one more financial pressure to the list: a car. It’s true that more millennials are foregoing car purchases in favor of Uber or Lyft, but many of them still require their own set of wheels to get to and from work.

Usually, affordability trumps all else for recent grads choosing a new car. But it’s not only the sticker price that affects whether they can make the monthly payments and still have money left over for bills, groceries, and fun. In addition to proving environmental chops, a vehicle’s fuel economy also determines how much they’ll need to pay at the gas pump and how often.

City dwellers will probably do best with a small car that can easily squeeze into tight parking spaces. But of course, cargo space is crucial no matter the car’s size. Read ahead to learn more about the nine best new cars for recent college grads.

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