2018 Toyota Corolla

Toyota continues to remain successful in the auto industry for their reliable vehicles that last longer than most cars on the road. For teenagers, many adults prefer to provide their child with a Toyota model that is safe and will have longevity. When you're shopping for a new vehicle for your teen driver, there are a few models to consider that will provide an excellent driving experience.

1. Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is favored for its integrated safety technologies that reduce the risk of a collision and also limit the amount of damage upon impact, which can offer peace of mind to parents. The vehicle is often compared to the Honda Civic but has more value due to its ample amount of legroom, heated exterior mirrors, moonroof, and additional speakers that are provided. Front-knee airbags also come standard but aren't available in the Civic LX. Wireless connectivity is an extra perk, which will reduce the risk of distracted driving by allowing your teen to make phone calls while keeping their hands on the wheel.

The Corolla performs well and also has excellent fuel economy with a conservative style both inside and outside of the vehicle. The model is also one of the most affordable options and also has a reliable engine that can allow them to continue using the car beyond high school and into college.

2. Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is the perfect first car to drive when your teen doesn't plan on having many passengers and is only going to and from school each day. The hybrid vehicle will allow you to spend less money on fuel with each mile that your child drives.

Although the Prius has a reputation for getting excellent fuel efficiency, it's also ideal for teen drivers because of the safety that is provided. It has the highest possible rating and reviews by the IIHS with tests that were performed in different categories. It scored well in the side impact, whiplash protection, moderate-overlap, frontal-offset impact, and roof strength tests that were conducted.

Drivers can also have more confidence as they're becoming more comfortable on the road with the additional safety features that are available. The Prius is built with a rearview camera to improve visibility and limit blind spots. Extra safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, and front, side curtain, and driver knee airbags.

The low cost of ownership also makes the Prius a consideration for your child's first vehicle when you want to stay within your budget.

3. Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is ideal due to its large cabin, which has eight seats and will allow teens to drive their younger siblings to school. The vehicle has a driver knee airbag, anti-lock disc brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, stability control, and traction control. The lower trims of the Highlander are fully-stocked, making it easy to get more value for the money that you spend on your teen's first car. Approximately 14 cubic square feet of cargo space is also provided, which will allow your teenager to have plenty of space for their school books and sports equipment.

Visit Us For a Test Drive

When your teenager is ready to get behind the wheel in a new Toyota, contact our dealership to learn more about the top models that are available. We can show you around our extensive inventory and schedule a test drive to ensure that you make the right purchase.

Categories: Corolla, Highlander, Prius