Great Cars for Teens

July 21st, 2016 by

If you are vehicle shopping for your teen, make sure you’ve done your research and know what works best for not only their life, but for your sanity, too! Here are 6 cars to consider for your teen driver!

Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is one of the sharpest looking sedans. It offers Sync 3 which can handle most navigation, music and phone functions through voice commands. This allows your teen to stay focused on the road ahead. A nifty feature that comes optional in the Fusion is Ford MyKey, a feature designed for teens. MyKey can mute audio until seatbelts are buckled, limit the volume on the speakers, set a top speed limit and even set speed-alert chimes. Another safety feature include in the Sync System is called “Do Not Disturb”. This will hold text messages and will send calls to voicemail on phones that have been paired. Standard features like front-side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags can give you peace of mind and if you want more you can choose from a long list of optional feature like:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Drowsy driver detection
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Inflatable rear seatbelts
  • Emergency notification via Sync
  • Front collision warning
  • Collision mitigation
  • More…  

 

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is very roomy, has a high-quality interior and is an excellent ride. An innovative feature that the Accord offers is the Lane-Watch Blind-Spot system. This system sends a low and wide view of the passenger’s side blind spot to the center display when the driver uses the right signal. Standard features include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and rearview camera. There is an extensive list of optional features you can find in the Honda Accord.

    • Blind-Spot Monitor
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Road Departure Mitigation
    • Front Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking
    • More…

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima is known for tons of legroom, lots of trim choices and an appealing interior and exterior. UVO is the safety information system. It will remind you where you’ve parked, give you a car diagnostic report, connect to 911 in an accident and much more. Standard features include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbags, active front head restraints and rearview camera. The Kia Optima also comes with an extensive list of optional features:

  • 360-degree-view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is considered to be the comfiest and most spacious cabin in its class. It also comes with tons of standard and optional features. Standard features such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and a rearview camera. Optional features include:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Front collision warning with automatic emergency braking

Chevrolet Malibu

The Malibu has a sharp exterior and interior. This vehicle is one to check out for your future driver. The Malibu is great on fuel and has a security system called “Teen Driver.” Features such as:

  • Prevents turning off stability control, emergency braking and the blind-spot monitor
  • Silences audio until all passengers are buckled in
  • Set a certain max volume
  • Set a top-speed limit (Driver can surpass speed limit but will receive warnings)
  • Parents can look at a report card of their child’s driving

Optional features like rearview camera, automatic high beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Standard features include:

  • Front knee airbags
  • Front side airbags
  • Rear side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • OnStar telematics system

Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta is a smaller car but comes with a generous amount of room and cargo space. A nice feature on the Jetta is the Volkswagen Car-Net telematics system includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access which allows you and your teen to start your car and unlock it from your phone. The car also comes with Geofencing which allows you to set a boundary for your teen and will send you a notification if they leave the area. Standard features include front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and a rearview camera. The Jetta comes with lots of optional features as well:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking

Some features scream “Helicopter Parent,” but the safety of anyone’s child comes above all else. When it comes to shopping for your teen, make sure you choose a vehicle that works with your lifestyles. Here at Capital we have a huge selection of New and Pre-Owned vehicles to choose from!

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