Best Cars for College Students

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Whether you’re looking for a car for the student in your life, or you’re about to head off to college yourself, we know that there are a lot of different things to worry about. To help make this time a bit less stressful, the team at Gerald Nissan of Naperville is here to help college drivers from %%targt_city_3%% to Warrenville find the perfect cars, crossovers, and SUVs for their needs! 

Read on to learn how to find the best cars for college students, and take advantage of savings through our college graduate program once you graduate!

What Should I Look for When Choosing a College Student’s Car?

Are you looking for a brand new model? Or are you looking for the best used cars for college students? Either way, there are a few notes to consider when you’re trying to find cars for a college student.

Here’s what to look for when you’re trying to choose the best car for a college student:

  • Know Where to Find the Best Savings.
  • Reliability is king.
    • Repairs and maintenance is costly, so it’s important to pick a reliable model. 
    • Research J.D. Power predicted reliability scores, and check out our lineup of Nissan certified pre-owned models for more peace of mind.
    • Since maintenance costs can get more expensive as a car ages, try to choose a model that’s less than five years old.
  • Some segments are better than others.
    • If you’re a college student, you may not have children to consider, so you won’t necessarily need an SUV or minivan. A crossover or sedan might be more your speed.
  • Prioritize safety and fuel economy over capability.
    • Horsepower, torque, and towing capacity aren’t key factors to consider, as they typically bring along additional costs.
    • Many Nissan models offer superb fuel efficiency, so they’re likely to help you save on trips home to Aurora.
    • Research on safety ratings and safety features, and avoid making compromises that are only going to cause you stress!
  • Choose a model with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™, or Android Auto™
    • Nearly every Nissan model available in our inventory comes with Bluetooth® connectivity for seamless smartphone connectivity.
    • Models with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ help you focus less on your multimedia, and more on your drives through Plainfield.

Models like the Nissan Altima are perfect for college students who’d like the attractive design of a sports sedan. Those who want more cargo space and security on the roads near Downers Grove and Bollingbrook will likely choose a compact crossover like the Nissan Kicks or SUV like the Nissan Rogue for sale.

Find the Best Cars for College Students with Gerald Nissan of Naperville

When you’re ready to find the best car for college students in your life, it’s time to reach out to the finance team at Gerald Nissan of Naperville. We understand that every student has different needs, and we’re ready to help you find the model in our inventory to suit them.


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Gerald Nissan of Naperville

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL

Phone: (630) 355-3337


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL
41.767043 -88.1874783
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Gerald Nissan of Naperville
Gerald Nissan of Naperville
1575 West Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL, 60540 United States
(630) 355-3337
Gerald Nissan of Naperville 41.767043, -88.1874783.