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What are the 5 Best Cars for Teens?

What are the 5 Best Cars for Teens?

What Are the 5 Best Cars for Teens?

One of the scariest things for parents is when their kids start driving. It’s great that they have some freedom and all, but you worry if they’re going to be responsible and safe behind the wheel. And what if the car breaks down – will your teen know what to do? These are just a few of the reasons you’ll want to find one of the best cars for teens.
What are the 5 best cars for teens, and what features make them so great? Check out these five models and choose one for your teen driver.

Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevy Malibu in recent years has a fantastic fuel-efficient powertrain and has comfortable seating for up to five people. That means you can ride shotgun in comfort. What sets the Chevy lineup apart, though, is the Teen Driver feature. This feature is included and allows you to view their driving activity, set volume limits and speed alerts, and gives you a performance report card.

Ford Escape

A little higher than a passenger car, the Ford Escape is still extremely easy to drive and has better visibility. Small-displacement engine options are good on gas. The kicker for the Ford Escape is available Intelligent 4WD, providing extra traction in less-than-ideal road conditions.

Honda Accord

Throughout its generations, the Honda Accord has been a popular car for teen drivers and college students. It’s large enough to be comfortable and safe yet has some of the ‘cool’ features teens want. That’s especially so for the coupe model.

Toyota Corolla iM

The fun-loving hatchback in the Corolla lineup, the Corolla iM can add pizzazz without breaking the bank. It’s well-equipped but not over the top with features, has Toyota Safety Sense as standard equipment, and is extremely reliable.

Honda Fit

Gas money goes further with the Honda Fit. Plus, the Fit is a hot hatch so your teen won’t be cringing in fear of being recognized behind the steering wheel. Being a Honda, you can count on great resale value when it’s time to upgrade to something more family-oriented, but it’s comfortable enough that there’s no rush to do so.

Three Used Hybrid Cars You’ll Want for Yourself

Three Used Hybrid Cars You’ll Want for Yourself

As you probably know for your own situation, one of the big reasons to buy a used vehicle is to save money. And it works! When you buy a used car, you skip the big chunk of depreciation that happens as soon as a new car drives off the lot. But if you’re really serious…

How to Choose Between Used Car Dealerships

How to Choose Between Used Car Dealerships

Shopping for a used car can be a whole lot of fun! You get to check out different models, see what features are must-have’s, and go for a few test drives. But choosing from all the used car dealerships trying to earn your business? That’s a whole other story. In Springfield, MO, there are dozens…

How Much Down Payment Do I Need?

How Much Down Payment Do I Need?

Surprise! Something has changed in your life, and now you need to buy a car. Maybe a baby is on the way and your sports car just won’t cut it. Your pickup truck broke down and it’s too expensive to fix. Or you’re starting a career but your office isn’t close to a public transit…

What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

What is Adaptive Cruise Control?

You’ve heard the names before. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Intelligent Cruise, Adaptive Cruise Control. They’re all the same type of technology, just individualized by car companies. But what it all about? Adaptive Cruise Control Basics It’s most commonly referred to as adaptive cruise control, so that’s what we’ll call it for…

Five of the Best Midsize Cars for Your Money

Five of the Best Midsize Cars for Your Money

The SUV market is HOT right now. With so many people buying new SUVs, there’s an opportunity to save thousands on cars. But you don’t just want any car. You want one that’s going to give you the most value for your dollar. You want one of the best midsize cars for your money. You’re…

Need Air Conditioning Repair? Buy a Different Car

Need Air Conditioning Repair? Buy a Different Car

In Missouri, summers get hot! It’s awesome for getting out and enjoying the scenery, visiting trails, and generally making the most of the sunshine. But you want a reprieve from the heat, especially when you’re driving. When you get into your car, crank the A/C and it doesn’t work, that heat becomes unbearable. Your car…

The Costs of Auto Service

The Costs of Auto Service

In the United States, the average cost of auto service and repair per vehicle over three years of age  is an astounding $1,186 per year! What you couldn’t buy for $1,200 that you’d truly enjoy… But the fact is that cars cost money to maintain. If you want to drive one, it’s the price you…

Choose Pre-Owned SUVs for Low-Cost Utility

Choose Pre-Owned SUVs for Low-Cost Utility

Since 2016, trucks and SUVs have been growing quickly in sales. Both new and pre-owned SUVs are becoming more popular as personal vehicles because of their incredible versatility. Who would have imagined that a sport utility vehicle would have become more popular than a compact car? One of the challenges in the SUV market is…

How Much Car Can I Afford?

How Much Car Can I Afford?

The question isn’t IF you are going to buy a car. It’s just which car you’re going to buy. You need one for everyday life. Whether it’s driving to and from school, running errands around Springfield, or commuting to the office, you need a car. If you’ve ever asked yourself how much car can I…


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