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Slideshow: In Pictures: Best Cars for College Students

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Car reviewers like the Kia Soul for its funky looks and surprisingly practical interior. College students will like it for available features like cabin lights that pulse along with the music on the stereo, an auxiliary input jack and USB port. Parents will like it for its performance in crash tests, and for its 1.6-liter engine, which some reviewers say is underpowered. But if the car makes it tough for the driver to speed, the less likely they are to do it, lowering their risk for an accident.

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