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10 Best Back-to-School Cars 2014

Posted 7/30/2014 11:36 AM
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10 Best Back-to-School Cars 2014

If you're trying to decide whether to surprise your student with the Mustang or the Mercedes, you'll be disappointed to learn that practicality and affordability lead the way on this annual list. But in the interest of parent-student diplomacy we give extra credit for style, features and personality. This year's wide-ranging list includes a small SUV, a 50-mpg hybrid and an all-wheel drive option, and every car here starts under $20,000.

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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
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  • Most Expensive
    Based on's Fair Purchase Price
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