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Best Vehicles for College-Bound Students

Summer isn’t over yet, but August is the time of year to prep for the upcoming school year. Your kids headed to college, though, will need more than just new school supplies. Some will be acquiring their first car. But which vehicle is best for a student commuting between their home and campus?

The 2019 Jeep® Renegade is a good choice. The compact SUV has graced many lists of back-to-school vehicles for first-time car owners. This is due to its compact size, impeccable style, and affordable price.

Another good choice is the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. We realize this may not be suitable for every student due to its larger size. However, many college-age students have acquired enough hours behind the road to feel comfortable in a slightly larger SUV. While the original Jeep Cherokee began as a full-size SUV, it has been a compact model since 2015.

Both vehicles also have excellent off-road capability. This is a valuable asset for students who want to spend a weekend with friends in one of Missouri’s many natural recreational spots. Jeep vehicles come equipped with the Selec-Trac® feature, a system that automatically calibrates the vehicle to provide the best traction depending on the terrain.

In addition, Jeep vehicles also have a number of safety technologies, such as Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, LaneSense®, and Side Distance Warning. Naturally, parents are going to worry when their kids commute without their supervision. Safety technology provides some degree of peace of mind.

We recommend college students and parents alike drop by Heartland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We also suggest our certified pre-owned cars near North Kansas City, MO. Pre-owned vehicles make great starter cars for young adults leaving home for the first time.

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