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KBB names 10 Best Back-to-School CarsThursday, August 8, 2013

Category:Car Enthusiast Talk

Kelley Blue Book recently released its list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013, highlighting the ideal vehicles for kids heading off to school. 

According to KBB, the list is based on the vehicles that receive high grades in fuel economy, safety, style, versatility and value. The vehicles on the list are priced below $20,000 and some can even be bought for less than $15,000. 

"Parents and students alike will be surprised at the variety of amenity-laden, affordable new cars available on our 10 Best Back-to-School Cars list for 2013," said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book's "We chose the all-new Nissan Versa Note as our No. 1 Back-to-School Car this year because it not only checks the requisite boxes of low price and high fuel economy, but the Note also stresses good looks as a key portion of its value story. It's an attractive five-door hatchback, featuring plenty of new-tech offerings inside."

Topping the list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013 was the 2014 Nissan Versa Note. In the order they appear on the list, the cars include the 2014 Ford Focus, Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Prius c, Subaru Impreza and Fiat 500L.

Anyone with these vehicles should be taking extra precautions to ensure they are clean for school semesters to come. Husky Liners® car floor mats are the best in the business in ensuring that happens. 

List of 'Steals on Wheels'
For those looking for the best deal on a new vehicle, TrueCar recently released its list of Steals on Wheels. The Ford Edge topped the list as it offers 16.1 percent savings off the MSRP in July, saving its owners $4,591 off the market price of $28,595.

"July is an ideal time to shop for a new car because it offers a great selection of vehicles before model-year-end clearance sales start depleting available choices at the dealers' lots," said Jesse Toprak, senior analyst for TrueCar. "If you're especially picky about the color or particular configuration of your new car, this would be a great time to go kick the tires and still get some of the best deals of the year 2013 model-year vehicles."

Other vehicles on the list include 2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman, Chrysler 300C, Hyundai Sonata Limited and Ford Escape Titanium, just to name a few.