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Slideshow: 10 Best Cars for College Students

2015 Mazda CX-5
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Not only does the 2015 Mazda CX-5 get good fuel economy for the class, but test drivers like its upscale interior and comfortable seats. With an optional low-speed automatic braking/front crash prevention system, the Mazda CX-5 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and has a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.