Best cars for students

Kelley Blue Book recommends these new and used models for the student in your family.

2012 Hyundai Accent
Base price: $12,445 - $15,795
Mileage: 30 City / 40 Hwy

The editors at Kelley Blue Book have put together a list of their favorite affordable cars for high school and college students.

They picked five new models and, since not every student -- or even every student's parents -- can afford a new car, they chose five used cars, too.

KBB's top pick among new cars is the Hyundai Accent, which seems to be just about everyone's favorite subcompact these days.

The Accent "appeals to a finely tuned sense of value," KBB says.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena - Last updated August 16 2011: 5:11 PM ET
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