8608 North State Road 19, Etna Green, IN 46524


It’s an important decision when college bound students are searching for a vehicle. The price and best miles per gallon are very important to keep in mind. Students also need to be aware of miscellaneous costs involved in owning a car that includes insurance, maintenance, finance charges, parking, tags, taxes and traffic citations. Below are some economical cars to consider with a low sticker price and the best miles per gallon.

1. Nissan Versa

The Nissan Versa could be a smart choice for the financially conscious college student as it has modest amenities and bare bones style. It includes an AM/FM/CD audio system, power windows and door locks, intermittent windshield wiper with washer, and Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. It also has a reasonable sticker price and a 3-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle coverage warranty.

2. Hyundai Accent

The Accent has a sticker price of less than $11,000 brand new, a sleek style, a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty that greatly decreases expenses.

3. Kia Rio

Know as a “cute and fun car”, the Kia Rio ranks high under the list of economy cars. This affordable vehicle comes with a  5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

4. Toyota Yaris

This car is great for the “modern” college student. It boasts style, reliability, and affordability The Toyota Yaris has low ownership costs, a 3-year/36,000 basic warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile power train coverage warranty. Toyota’s also come with the reputation of being one of the safest cars on the market.  

5. Kia Soul

If you’re a college student who is interested in a smaller boxy automobile, the Kia Soul could be a fit. This affordable Korean car provides body-kits, custom wheels, and a  5-year/60,000 mile limited basic warranty. There are also some limited edition models that including unique interior trims and special paint jobs.

6. Suzuki-sx4

The Suzuki SX4 is a cost-effective car for college bound students. It’s a sleek automobile and has a choice of trim packages, including a 4-door and a hatchback. It has good fuel efficiency, a 3-year/36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty, and a 7-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty.

The team at Mast Service Center wants their clients who are college bound to have that vehicle that is the perfect fit. Feel free to contact us if you’d like more suggestions or you already found that perfect car and need an inspection or maintenance. Mast Service Center is located at 8608 North State Road 19 in Etna Green, IN 46524. To schedule an appointment, call us at (574) 646-2127 for our Etna Green location.