Back-to-School Car #3
Like most homecoming court nominees, the MAZDA3 is one well-rounded package. Combining fun driving dynamics, 33 mpg highway fuel economy, six airbags and a distinctive look that stands out in a crowded campus parking lot, this car gets good marks in just about every subject we could possibly grade it in. With such high praise, it's no surprise that the MAZDA3 has been a recurring guest on our list of best back-to-school cars for several years running.
Fair Purchase Price: $15,290