Top 5 Used Cars For Teen Drivers

October 15th, 2020 by


The worrying never really stops for parents of teens even after they finally receive their driver’s license. Generally, parents want a car that is built with safety and reliability…but also for an affordable price.

Luckily, Driver’s Auto Mart has compiled a list of our most prominent pre-owned vehicles that have a reputation for efficiency and trustworthiness. Here are our Top 5 Used Cars For Teen Drivers!

2019 Nissan Rogue

This car is one of the most popular picks when it comes to compact SUVs and overall for the brand itself due to its affordability, roominess, and powertrain options. The reason why this compact is great for first time drivers is because of its extensive range of safety features like Lane-Departure Warning, Intervention and Automatic Emergency Braking, a Blind-spot Warning system and Rear Cross-traffic Alert, which are all included on the Safety Shield system.

The 2019 Rogue is also convenient for carrying cargo items like school supplies, sports equipment, or other cargo items related to extracurricular activities, especially since it has an EZ-Flex 40/20/40-split-bench seat in the second row.

2019 Toyota Camry 

This sporty sedan possibly provides the most value on this list, mainly due to its dynamic powertrain options that don’t just make for an energetic ride but are also highly fuel-efficient. The standard and fan-favorite 2.5-liter 4-cylinder already pushes 204 horsepower and the optional hybrid version not only has a bit more kick but is also great for saving gas with its electrified capabilities. 

The Camry also comes with safety features that would normally serve as an option with some competitors, examples include collision warning and emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning with steering assist.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

This car on our list is another top-ranking SUV due to its variety of safety features, intricate design, available turbocharged engine, as well as its brand-exclusive AWD system.

The truck’s SmartSense has a suite of technologies such as forward collision assist w/ pedestrian protection, blind-spot collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, smart cruise control /w stop and go), a driver-attention warning and safe exit assist.

Best of all, the Sante Fe for this has been certified in safety with its 5.0 Crash Testing Rating provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2019 Hyundai Tucson 

Not only is the Tucson reliable for safety but it also has a steller 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, giving parents who have kids with a heavy foot on the gas peace of mind. Another great feature is the Yes Essentials Stain Protection, which is great for cleaning up daily spills and messes, and even more so for your messy teenager. On top of this, the material is also great for keeping stains at a minimum and blocking odors.

Other toys and prizes include front-wheel drive, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated/power-folding side mirrors, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth for the base trim and leather seating surfaces, 8-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded Infinity audio system for its top-tier Limited trim.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The smallest sedan from this particular brand proves to be quite big with its handling dynamics and fuel-efficient powertrain. Ultimately, these can get up to an impressive 40 mpg with a manual transmission. By just using the base 1.4T turbocharged engine alone, it provides a great blend of power and efficiency.

Standard features on the base include a rearview camera, 6-way driver’s seat with height adjustment, and 16-inch wheels. However, it’s worth investing in the options on the SEL trim since it provides plenty of important safety features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking as well as adaptive cruise control.

Driver’s Auto Mart

At this current moment, our dealership carries all of these models in our possession for just around $15,000 and for some much lower. For those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online pre-owned inventory or chat with a representative for more information.

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