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3 Best Kia Models for College Students 

When heading to college, whether it’s your first year or you are a returning student, having a vehicle that is affordable, efficient and accommodating is important.  That’s where Kia comes in, there are many great options of new Kia models that students can benefit from.  Here are some of the best Kia models for college students in terms of affordability and convenience. 

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Kia Soul 

The 2019 Kia Soul offers tons of versatility with 60/40 split-folding rear seats that allow for various configurations in organizing the total available cargo space.  This is very handy when moving; plus, there is the Cargo Under Tray, which when it’s removed, the standard cargo area increases to 24.2 cubic feet.  And for other organization methods, there are affordable Kia accessories that make the Soul more convenient, such as roof cargo box and basket attachments, bike holder attachments and portable cargo organizing carriers. 

Some of the other benefits to the 2019 Soul are the standard rear-camera display, available manual or automatic transmission, available turbocharged engine, Bluetooth® and voice recognition technologies and available panoramic sunroof. 

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2019 Kia Soul driving past trees


2018 Kia Forte sedan parked at dusk

Kia Forte 

Like the Soul, the 2018 Kia Forte is available with either manual or automatic transmission.  Plus, there are many top-notch available features that the Forte comes with, like Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning System, dual 12-volt outlets and LCD meter display. 


As the hatchback variant of the Forte, the 2018 Forte5 offers similar characteristics to the sedan, but with more available space for both passengers and cargo.  Though, the SX trim features a turbocharged 1.6-liter I4 engine unlike the sedan.  The added convenience of the hatchback makes it a great choice for moving to a new area. 

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Kia Rio 

The 2018 Kia Rio is great for city driving with its compact build and easy handling.  It also features both manual and automatic transmission and a fuel-efficient engine.  The Rio also has available features that make city-driving easier, such as Siri® Eyes Free, Autonomous Emergency Braking and center console storage.  And for extra functionality, the Rio comes with a trunk net, space-saving spare tire, steering-wheel-mounted controls and USB/auxiliary input jack. 

Rio 5-Door 

And just like the Forte, the Rio has a hatchback option as well.  The 2018 Rio 5-Door offers the easy handling and control of the compact vehicle while adding extra cargo room that is more easily accessible. 

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2018 Kia Rio sedan driving in a city

Overall, the Kia Soul, Forte and Rio are great choices for college students because of the accommodating space, versatile design, affordable pricing and impeccable fuel efficiency. 

If you are interested in any of these models, you can learn more by contacting us online or by calling us at 833-210-3188. 

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