Best New Trucks for College Students 2018

Best New Trucks for College Students 2018

Best New Trucks for College Students 2018

We just released our annual Best Cars for Highschool Grads list, which is essentially the same for college students, given that many grads will be heading off to a post-secondary institution in the months to come.

However, a car is not always the best match for someone, even if the bulk of their time will be spent going to and from campus. Your vehicle should suit your personality and lifestyle in and outside of your day to day responsibilities, which is why for a select few, only a truck will do. Let's take a look at our top two picks for 2018.

Two 2018 Toyota Trucks That Are Perfect for College and University Students

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Best New Trucks for College Students 2018 - Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma may be one tough looking vehicle, with its aggressive grille, muscular fenders and intense off-road stance, but it is also a beautiful truck and won't have any issues fitting into the scene at your local campus' parking lot. With scholarly colors such as Barcelona Red Metallic, Cavalry Blue, Inferno, and more, you will find a tone that will match the school team and alma mater.

Features such as the standard projector-beam headlights will go over great for those of you staying late to complete a class project, while the available 3.5-liter V6 will allow you to navigate (with power) your way to and from the institution no matter where it may be located.

Given that you're in the market for a truck, your weekends are likely spent away from the lecture hall, and instead exploring the great outdoors. Off-road capabilities include Locking Rear Differential, Crawl Control, and Multi-terrain Select, all of which has the Tacoma being named the top truck for action sports enthusiasts. 

The interior is also superior, and tailor-made for the college crowd of today. The spacious cabin has been billed as the ultimate hangout, with a clean layout and intuitive controls that have been designed with you (the driver) in mind, while the soft-touch materials will help your passenger classmates kick back in style. High-tech features such as available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging and standard Bluetooth will keep you online and connected at all times, while the available bed-mounted 120V/400W AC outlet will let you power up your laptop and electronics so that you never fall behind on time sensitive projects. View more on the 2018 Toyota Tacoma to find out why this truck is perfect for you. For our current inventory of used Tacoma trucks, click here.

2018 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Best New Trucks for College Students 2018 - Toyota Tundra

A full size truck for campus life? You bet! With two i-FORCE engines to choose from (5.7L V8 or 4.6L V8) the Tundra CrewMax let's you decide how much power you need to power through your post-secondary experience and beyond. 

The CrewMax option is available on the SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition. The truck features two full-size front doors and two full-size rear doors, which is perfect for those of you who expect to be hitting the road with fellow classmates through the semesters to come. The 5.5-foot bed length is more than enough for your stuff, from bags full of course books to recreational toys and so much more. Standard bench seats with a fold-down center console, available front bucket seats, standard power vertical rear window, and an easy lower and lift tailgate add additional conveniences that you need. 

Performance and convenience aside, both you and your folks (who still worry, by the way) will greatly appreciate the standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) active safety package and Toyota Star Safety System (TSSS), which includes driver and front outboard passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and driver and front outboard passenger knee airbags.

The interior boasts the perfect combination of functionality and comfort. For starters, the upscale materials used to line the inside of the CrewMax are Ivy League all the way, and if you opt for the 1794 Edition CrewMax interior in premium brown leather trim, you'll impress even the most uptight Dean. Other interior highlights include available dual zone climate control, and split fold up rear seats. The tech suite is also pretty sweet, with a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen display that can be programmed to show what you need, including your odometer, tripmeters, average fuel economy, cruising range, and TSS-P/TSSS safety features. Impressive technology is also found with standard Bluetooth Connectivity, available Integrated Navigation, and a standard Integrated Backup Camera, 

Learn more about how the 2018 Toyota Tundra will complement your college experience. For our current inventory of used Tundra trucks, click here. 

The next semester is coming soon. If you're attending college or university in the Greater Vancouver area, be sure to contact our dealership to schedule a test drive in one of the above new (or used) trucks today.