Listen up college students of Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen: Are you finding that campus isn't as simple to navigate as you thought it may be? It might be time to search for a reliable vehicle that can transport you around the area.

Maguire Dealerships is here to take a closer look at the best used cars for college students near Syracuse and Baldwinsville. Recent college grad looking for your first car? Yep, you should be reading this, too!

Honda CR-V

A pre-owned Honda CR-V can be an affordable choice for the college commuter who may be picking up some friends along the way. If you're searching for a car that's spacious for passengers but also has room for cargo, the CR-V might be the perfect fit for you.

Plus, with safety features like Honda Sensing®, you'll be able to drive with confidence. This available suite of safety and driver-assistive features helps you pick up on things you may miss while driving.

The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ can bring your car to a stop by applying brake pressure if a frontal collision is deemed unavoidable, while Road Departure Mitigation System technology can detect if you cross over a lane without using a signal, helping you return to the lane or braking the vehicle if needed.

Hyundai Elantra

The compact Hyundai Elantra features a roomy and comfortable interior setup for five people. It was last fully redesigned in the 2017 model year. It comes with available smartphone integration, so it's easy to connect to the touchscreen for access to text messages, music, and other popular apps.

The standard engine on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can feel peppy when you're out on the highway and city streets alike. You'll be able to get up to 147 horsepower out of this engine-all the power you need out of a compact car.

Available Hyundai SmartSense brings together a range of safety features, including available Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.

Nissan Sentra

The Sentra has remained one of the most reliable compact cars on the road since its redesign in 2013, making incremental improvements and advancements every year. Available features, like Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, are found in the Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ package, helping you drive with confidence.

A 6-speed manual transmission is a standard offering in the Sentra, though many pre-owned Sentra models on our lot come with the continuously variable automatic transmission.

A 7-inch touchscreen display is a standard offering, which allows you to connect a smartphone or view what's going on behind you when backing up thanks to the rearview monitor. Plus, with Bluetooth® streaming audio capability, play all your favorite songs loud and clear through the audio system.

Check Out Our Used Car Inventory Today

Of course, these are just a few of the great options in our pre-owned inventory for Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen college students. Visit the Maguire Family of Dealerships to find your next car near Syracuse and Baldwinsville.

We look forward to helping the students of New York get behind the wheel!

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Maguire Family of Dealerships

154 Cecil Malone Drive
Directions Ithaca, NY 14850

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