Top 5 Vehicles for Class of 2021 Graduates

Con-grad-ulations! Graduating is so exciting, and we think you college and high school grads deserve a vehicle to help you drive into the next stage of your life. Middle school, elementary, and preschool grads, don’t worry, the freedom of driving is just around the corner. 

For those driving-aged Class of 2021 graduates, we rounded up the top five new vehicles on the market for you. These vehicles won’t break the bank, but still provide top-notch safety and technology features. Let us know on social media which one is your favorite! 

Buick Encore

2021 Buick Encore

First, we have the 2021 Buick Encore. The Encore can seat up to five people with a cargo capacity of 48 cubic feet. This semi-spacious SUV has a starting MSRP of $24,600, so the price is right, and gets an estimated 25/30 miles per gallon, so you won’t waste all of your price savings on gas. Drivers can hit the road with peace of mind knowing the 2021 Encore has 10 standard airbags and numerous additional safety technologies, including blind spot alerts and rear cross traffic alerts. The 2021 Buick Encore made our list because of its dedication to driver safety and experience. Plus, look how cute it is!

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid stands out for its fuel efficiency. This sexy hybrid boasts a mighty estimated 53/52 miles per gallon, which is perfect for recent graduates with an environmental bent (or for those who don’t want to waste their hard seltzer money on gas). The Corolla Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $23,600, which includes push button start, hybrid power mode and a 7-inch display screen. Not to mention, the Toyota Corolla is the most purchased vehicle in the world—the whole world can’t be wrong, right? 

Honda Insight

2021 Honda Insight

Next on the list is the 2021 Honda Insight. This hybrid sedan puts up some legitimate competition to the Toyota Corolla. The sleek and spacious Insight has a starting MSRP of $23,130 and an estimated 55/49 miles per gallon. Also, did we mention that it heated seats, remote start and a moonroof come standard? This little beauty is ideal for graduates located in areas with crummy winter weather: start your vehicle from inside and sprint to those cuddly seat warmers when you hop in. What makes it different from a Honda Accord? Who cares? It’s awesome.

Kia Forte

2021 Kia Forte GT Sport

Sometimes you just want something solid and inexpensive. If so, the 2021 Kia Forte is for you. The Kia Forte is the least expensive MSRP on our list, with a starting price of $17,890 and a decent estimated 27/37 miles per gallon. But don’t let that sticker price fool you. Graduates whipping around in a Kia Forte get, among other things, an 8-inch touch screen and auto headlight control. The touch screen can be equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and/or Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The Kia Forte also has built in safety features such as auto emergency braking and electronic stability control. 

Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Looking for a high-tech SUV? Check out the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. This vehicle is the priciest on the list with a starting MSRP of $24,950, but before you skip it, consider the technology. It has an 8-inch touchscreen capable of wireless Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, LED headlights, and interior wireless device charging and rear occupant alerts. If you’re looking to treat yourself (you DID just graduate, so of course you are), higher trim levels include Remote Smart Parking Assist, push button start, heated seats and a panoramic sunroof. Doesn’t get much better than that! 


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