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Ten cars that make the grade for back to school

2015 Honda Fit.

Honda

With the academic year mere weeks away, Kelley Blue Book has released its annual list of the 10 best back-to-school cars.

Editors at the American auto price information company gave top grades to vehicles that were practical and affordable, but also had style and personality. For those curious as to why the Nissan Micra – surely a contender given that it's Canada's cheapest car – is not on the list, that's because it is not sold in the United States.

HEAD OF THE CLASS

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1. 2015 Honda Fit

2. 2014 Kia Soul

3. 2014 Nissan Versa

4. 2014 Mazda3

5. 2014 Toyota Prius c

6. 2014 Honda Civic

7. 2014 Chevrolet Sonic

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8. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

9. 2015 Volkswagen Golf

10. 2014 Subaru Impreza

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