Which car is cool for back-to-school?
Autobytel’s latest pop quiz turned up some interesting news about the coming school year. For one thing, it looks like teachers should be expecting a notable influx of students interested in foreign languages, especially Italian—after all, it was the FIAT 500 that was recently chosen by readers as the top vehicular choice in terms of back-to-school cool. And the 500 can certainly provide some lessons for the rest of the marketplace, particularly when it comes to learning how to satisfy customers with top grades for style, performance and efficiency: This year alone, Fiat is introducing an open-air version of its hi-po Abarth variant, another fast learner in the form of the 500 Turbo, and the ability to reach 40 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, it is worth pointing out this year’s salutatorian, the Ford Focus, came in second place to the 500 by a single vote.