Teens, above all else, want a car that looks cool. Parents, by contrast, look for safe vehicles for their children, above all else. Most teens still value their safety as well, however, and there are plenty of cars that are stylish while also receiving great safety ratings.
Even better, plenty of safe vehicle that look great are also affordable. The following 5 cars that teen drivers want in 2015 will ensure teenagers love their affordable car that is well designed and safe.
2015 Ford Mustang
Teenage drivers have fawned over the Mustang since Bullitt drove his Mustang through the streets of San Francisco in classic car chases. While the look of the Mustang has evolved through the years, its core features remain. It is still big on performance and it’s still offered at an affordable price. The 2015 3.7L V6 is a perfect starter vehicle for a teenage driver if you are looking to buy new.
For starters, it is more affordable than the V8 Shelby since it can typically be found for just a little over $20,000. With 300 horsepower and 280 lb. of torque, the Mustang is a great choice for teenage drivers that want some solid horsepower. Even better, it offers 22 combined mpg and a five-star safety rating ensure it will please parents as well.
2015 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic has long been a classic car for teenagers, and the 2015 Civic is no exception. The Civic Sedan starts at under $19,000, and it provides a fantastic 39 mpg highway mileage. It also seats five, comes equipped with a safety rearview camera, excellent vehicle stability assists and satisfying performance. It is little wonder, then, that this top safety pick satisfies the wants and needs of parents and teens alike.
2015 Subaru Legacy
Starting at under $22,000, the Legacy is a great mid-sized sedan for teenagers. It provides more options than popular vehicles like the Toyota Camry, but it does so for less money. Most importantly, it handles exceptionally, even in inclement weather. As such, it is a great first car buying choice for anyone that lives in a cold winter climate. Its engine and transmission also provide satisfactory torque, making it a well-rounded vehicle that will please most teenage drivers.
2015 Volkswagen Jetta
The Jetta is another typical car for teenagers, and the 2015 Jetta follows suit. Parents will love the price point of the Jetta, given that it starts at right around $17,000. Even better, 34 mpg highway mileage provides even more cost savings.
It also is a great performer, offering great handling and the capacity for five passengers, allowing teenagers to safely transport friends.
2015 GMC Sierra 1500
With a five-star safety rating, parents and teens alike can rest safe in the knowledge that this truck is built to last. For a truck, it receives an appealing 24 mpg highway, but parents will have to fork over a pretty penny to purchase this for teenagers. At around $26,000, it is the priciest selection on the list, but it is a great selection for an easy to drive vehicle for pickup truck enthusiasts.
Further, its 3.5L V8 engine and first class interior and comfort provides desirable truck performance and features alike.
These five cars are sure to please teenage drivers, and parents can rest easier knowing their teenagers will be driving safe vehicles with great features and excellent handling. These vehicles will make for great learning vehicles when teenagers learn to drive at Elite Driving School, the only AAA approved Maryland driving school.