We all care about the safety of our children, so Groove Auto, your Denver used car dealer has found some great information on what cars best fit your teenager's needs.
Best First Cars for Teenagers - Top Recommendations
Because of the wide variations in availability and characteristics of used cars, we'll stick to a discussion of new cars. However, used cars tend to have many of the same characteristics of new cars of the same make and model.
Just keep in mind that newer cars tend to have better safety equipment, better reliability, improved gas mileage, and, in some cases, lower insurance rates - because of improved safety and reliability. Some older cars have high insurance rates because they are more often stolen (for parts) than new models. Honda Accords from the early 1990s are a good example.
Although most of the following recommendations are for smaller, less expensive vehicles, many teenagers prefer to drive larger vehicles such as SUVs and trucks. However, we don't recommend large SUVs for teens due to the higher skill level and experience required to control them in emergency situations, the high cost of operation, and expensive insurance. Even smaller SUVs such as the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and the Nissan Xterra are much less stable than a conventional sedan or coupe.
We'll list some of our top first-car recommendations below, listed in no particular order. These are certainly not all the cars that might meet the needs of teenage drivers and their parents, but are some of the most popular.
Good Cars for Teenagers - Safest Cars for Teens and Young Drivers
If you are looking for Denver used cars, Groove Auto, you car dealer in Denver has cars dealerships on Arapahoe and Broadway.
Scion - Toyota has created a line of popular vehicles that specifically targets young drivers. The Scion is full of standard features, and optional features, that appeal to teens, is relatively inexpensive, and has a good-performing and fuel-efficient engine. It also has some great safety options such as side air bags.
Toyota Corolla - This Toyota vehicle shares many of the characteristics of the Honda Civic and is a favorite among teenagers as both a new and used vehicle. It's reliable, with good performance, has plenty of room inside, and there are many options from after-market companies for styling and performance improvements. Buyers of this vehicle, and others in our list, should consider getting the stability control option when available. It's one of the most effective safety features being offered on cars today. The Corolla is priced at about $13,700 for base models. If the Corolla is not quite large enough, look at the Toyota Camry, one the best-selling cars in America for the last few years.
Feel free to stop by your used car dealership in Denver and visit with one of our friendly sales team members and ask them any questions about used cars for sale in Denver.
Ford Focus - This is a fun and sporty car that teenagers like. It has a firm but comfortable ride and a number of engine options. Interior material quality appears cheap but functional. There are no less than 12 different variations of this model that should allow almost any teen to be satisfied. Ford's reliability has improved dramatically in the last few years. You can't go wrong with this nice little car.
Mazda3 - This vehicle is an excellent small car with good interior space, good performance, and good quality. It comes in both a hatchback and sedan. New models are very stylish and youth-oriented.
If you are looking for used cars for teens, stop by either of our showrooms on Arapahoe Road or South Broadway and visit with any of our knowledgeable staff.
All of these cars listed are great first cars for a teenager, however in order to keep it up to par with the safety standards, we recommend that you follow you scheduled maintenance in your owner's manual. We have state of the art service facilities at all of our dealerships with factory trained technicians that can handle any kind of repair on used cars in Denver.