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Perfect Vehicles for Your New Teen Driver

Jon Fuchs
Posted by Jon Fuchs on Sep 15, 2016 5:08:04 PM

It’s interesting how many of life’s milestones are accompanied by vehicle exchanges and purchases. When you prepare to welcome a new little one, when you change jobs, and when your teen becomes a driver, it’s common to look at your current vehicle(s) and assess whether a change is in order.

This is partly due to the major role vehicles play in our day-to-day lives, as well as the endless features, options, and customizations available in the market. Auto technology changes and grows constantly, making finding what you want equal parts possible and paralyzing. Deciding which features and options are most important to you and your specific situation is a great place to start.


Vehicle Options for Your New Teen Driver

When it comes to purchasing your teen’s first vehicle, the things you as a parent place the most importance on might not match up with your teen’s top priorities. Navigating that difference and finding something you’re both Perfect Vehicles for Your New Teen Driversatisfied with can take a little upfront effort. Regardless of who’s in the driver seat, here are a few must-have features:

  • Safety
  • Fuel economy
  • Reliability
  • Price

To get your teen on board with the importance of fuel economy, just remind them they’ll be the one responsible for filling the tank or paying insurance!

Some teen-approved features to look for include: auxiliary ports or Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera, and in-car WiFi. While not essential, they can help the overall purchasing experience progress smoothly.  


Nissan Versa Note

The 2016 Nissan Versa Note gets 27 miles per gallon (MPG) city and a whopping 36 MPG highway. This compact vehicle retains a roomy interior with plenty of rear-seat leg room. It’s comprehensive air-bag system provides protection to front and back seat passengers. The standard model includes a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, air conditioning, and AM/FM/CD audio with auxiliary input.

Available features on advanced models include:

  • Remote keyless entry
  • RearView Monitor
  • Outside mirrors with LED turn signals
  • Heated outside mirrors


Buick Verano

As far as small-sized sedans go, the 2016 Buick Verano brings optimal safety features along with 32 MPG highway. The Verano has a comfort-focused interior, quality materials inside and out, and technology features your teen will love. With 4G WiFi compatibility, a RearVision camera, and myBuick app compatibility, which allows for locking, unlocking, and remote starting all from your smartphone.


Used Options

Newer vehicles make great options for a teen driver, especially due to the advanced safety features and dependability that accompanies  new vehicle purchases. However, new is not always realistic. Some ideal used car options for teen drivers include:

  • 2014 Nissan Altima
  • 2015 Lincoln MKS/MKZ
  • 2014 Buick Regal

These pre-owned vehicles offer a great balance of safety, dependability, and fuel economy, at a lower price-point than their new counterparts.


Purchasing Options for You and Your Teen Driver

Oftentimes, financing options have a significant impact of vehicle purchasing decisions, and that’s no different when you have a new teen driver in the family. Are you interested in financing your vehicle purchase? Or perhaps leasing better suits your preferences. Considering your options is a great way to add some ease to your vehicle buying process before working with a trustworthy sales consultant

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