Best Kia Cars for College Students

2022 Kia Soul driving down highway

From registering for classes to balancing a job and a social life, Medina college students already have enough on their plates. That said, finding a high-quality, safe, and affordable vehicle to get them around campus can be an obstacle in itself. If this sounds like you, don’t stress! The experts at Ken Ganley Kia have you covered. From compact sedans to subcompact SUVs, we at Ken Ganley Kia have compiled a list of the best Kia cars for college students below.



Top Kia Models for College Students

It’s no secret that college can be a stressful time — but a reliable, safe, and fuel-efficient vehicle to get you around campus can make all the difference. Fortunately, the Kia lineup offers a vast array of high-quality yet affordable vehicles to choose from. Here are our top Kia models for college students:

Kia Seltos

Starting off strong on our list of the best Kia cars for college students is the Kia Seltos. This compact SUV boasts a premium design that doesn’t break the bank and is available in tons of unique colors to match your vibe on Brunswick roads. The Kia Seltos is a lot more than a pretty face, though. Here is just a sampling of what you can expect when you get behind the wheel:

  • All-Wheel Drive or Front-Wheel Drive
  • Lane Following Assist & Lane Keeping Assist (Standard)
  • Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™ (Standard)
  • Up to 29 mpg city / 35 mpg highway 

Kia Rio

If you’re looking for a stylish yet affordable subcompact sedan that is designed with your comfort in mind, you owe it to yourself to check out the Kia Rio. This vehicle is renowned by Montrose drivers and industry experts alike for its class-leading passenger room and seriously low starting price. Other highlights include:

  • 8-inch Touchscreen Color Display with Rear Camera (Standard)
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (Standard)
  • 6-Way Adjustable Driver’s Seat (Standard)
  • Up to 33 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

Kia Soul

Strongsville students looking for an affordable SUV packed with personality should look no further than the Kia Soul. This versatile crossover achieves up to 29 mpg city / 35 mpg highway and boasts an unmistakable presence on Strongsville roads. Here are some highlights:

  • Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™ (Standard)
  • Remote Keyless Entry (Standard)
  • Driver Attention Warning (Standard)
  • 8-inch Touchscreen Display with Rear View Monitor (Standard)
  • Power Sunroof (Available)

Kia Forte

Calling all performance enthusiasts on a budget! The Kia Forte is a compact sedan that means serious business, featuring an available GT-Line trim that is sure to get your heart pumping as soon as you start the engine. Key features include:

  • Intelligent Variable Transmission (Standard)
  • 201 hp turbocharged engine (Available)
  • Sport-tuned dual exhaust system (Available)
  • Red grille inserts (Available)
  • Up to 31 mpg city / 41 mpg highway

Find the Perfect Campus Vehicle in Medina!

If you are attending the University of Akron, Lorain County Community College, Baldwin Wallace University, or another school nearby, don’t hesitate to stop by in Medina and check out our new vehicle inventory. On a tight budget? Be sure to browse our priced under $15k inventory to find a great deal on your next Kia! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the top Kia models for college students, feel free to contact us or check out our Kia research hub!


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