10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2012

Posted 9/18/2012 3:00 PM
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10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2012

Sometimes back-to-school shopping involves test drives and negotiating, making it an education in itself. To help give first-time buyers a head start, every year we put together a list of affordable standouts for students. Check out the cars on this year’s cheat sheet, all available for less than $16,000 according to our Fair Purchase Price.

Find a Top 10 List - New Car and Used Car

Looking for a new sedan that gets great MPG? Or a used SUV with high crash test ratings? We’ve got a list for that.
  • Most Fuel Efficient
    Based on fuel-economy estimates from the EPA
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  • Top Consumer Rated
    From current owners and other reviewers
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  • Best Safety Rated
    Based on government crash test data
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  • Highest Horsepower
    Cars and trucks that pack a punch
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  • Most Popular
    These vehicles get the most reviews on KBB.com
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  • Most Expensive
    Based on KBB.com's Fair Purchase Price
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