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Best cars for kids going off to college

Motoring Research Logo By John Moroney of Motoring Research | Slide 1 of 17: We’re proud of our kids going off to school this Fall, and more than a little relieved. As much as we love the twins, Dax and Eleven, the fact that any of us survived their teenage years is a miracle (We love you Dax. Eleven, you are grounded until the cat grows a new tail). For our own kids (at least the one we like), we want excellent safety, low cost of ownership, and bulletproof reliability. The car we select has to be stylish, with modern features and plenty of usable space. Hands-free smartphone integration is a must. We set a budget of $20,000 with a tiny bit of wiggle room. College is expensive, but this car will carry the kids both through their education and probably all the way through their first job. It’s important to make the right choice. Significant money can be saved by shopping around for previous model years or closeouts. Our family prefers hatchbacks, but sedans usually cost less. So without further ado, these are the cars we recommend for kids going off to college. Our kids. Follow MSN Autos on Facebook & Twitter

Best cars for college kids

We’re proud of our kids going off to school this Fall, and more than a little relieved. As much as we love the twins, Dax and Eleven, the fact that any of us survived their teenage years is a miracle (We love you Dax. Eleven, you are grounded until the cat grows a new tail).

For our own kids (at least the one we like), we want excellent safety, low cost of ownership, and bulletproof reliability. The car we select has to be stylish, with modern features and plenty of usable space. Hands-free smartphone integration is a must.

We set a budget of $20,000 with a tiny bit of wiggle room. College is expensive, but this car will carry the kids both through their education and probably all the way through their first job. It’s important to make the right choice.

Significant money can be saved by shopping around for previous model years or closeouts. Our family prefers hatchbacks, but sedans usually cost less.

So without further ado, these are the cars we recommend for kids going off to college. Our kids.

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