When it comes to the best cars for international students, you're looking at a younger audience -- that means sporty, good-looking vehicles that perform well. Check out this list of 2019's best new cars for international students (and strap in, they go really fast).
BMW's 3-series is a staple of the international student market, and for good reason. Classic Bavarian beauty mixed with European performance and luxurious interiors makes the 3-series a top pick for those looking for a premium ride. Balanced with a wide range of trim packages and model lines, the 2019 BMW 330i Sedan comes in right at the $40,250 mark -- remarkably good value for the cost.
Germans make great cars, and the Mercedes C-Class is no exception. For a sticker price of a little over $40,000, you're looking at a 2.0-liter inline-4 with an impressive 255 horsepower -- nothing to sneeze at. Throw in that legendary Mercedes plus interior and a suite of advanced electronics and the C-Class is a strong contender in this category.
Interested in something a little less European? Infiniti's Q50 comes standard with a powerful 208 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine in both sedan and coupe chassis. For those looking for a little more power, upgraded models go all the way up to a brutal 400 horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo -- something sure to impress.
Lexus can't be ignored in this segment: the 2019 Lexus ES sits pretty with a stunningly redesigned front end and an elegant, athletic exterior. The ES has a range of models to choose from, but with 302 horses underneath the hood, it's hard to go wrong with any option.
There's something about German luxury that exudes confidence, and Audi isn't to be ignored. Audi's A4 and A5 models have that dash of the exotic that their BMW cousins tend to lack -- BMW outsells Audi in the US market, so the latter still has that unique appeal. A peppy 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four puts out an impressive 252 horses, and that makes your daily commute a true pleasure.
Come on, it's Audi. You have to stick at least two in any list. The A5 is the coupe version of the A4 and is a fantastic option: an opulent interior, front seats to die for, and a body style that is a true head-turner make the A5 a beast for its segment.
Southeast Germany has Audi and BMW, but the west of the country is home to an even more prestigious brand -- Porsche.
Porsche's 718 Cayman is the "entry-level" coupe for the brand, sitting at a pleasant $57,000 for the base model and nearly $70,000 for the 718 Cayman S. 350 horsepower, 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds, and an interior that boggles the mind makes the Cayman an elite (but expensive) option.
A rare sight in the USA, an Alfa Romeo is sure to turn heads. Italian luxury is usually seen through the lens of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and so on, but Alfa Romeo comes with a rich pedigree of racing and fine craftsmanship. Classic Italian body styling and a heart-stopping 505 horsepower make the $80,000 price tag all the more worthwhile.
Japan pops back into the running with the Acura TLX. Fully loaded, the TLX comes out to a respectable $45,950. The styling is aggressive, the engine is sporty (290 horses out of a V6), and the engine sounds like an animal ready to attack. It's a great mix of Japanese serenity and a dash of European aggression -- and it looks great in deep blue.
Lamborghinis and Ferraris pop up on some college campuses, but a McLaren is how you arrive to class in true style. With two models available (the 570S is sportier, the GT is for touring), either choice is infallible.
The 570S starts at a mere $191,100. That chunk of cash gets you a whopping, eye-popping, face-pulling 562 horsepower out of a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8. 443 foot-pounds of torque make the McLaren pull, and there aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe the opulent interior and sizzling exterior styling.
It's not good-looking per se; rather, it's beyond such mere concerns -- all that's left is a superbly engineered British supercar.
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