Your teenager just passed their driving test and with a new job and school, you know they will need a car. As you begin your search, the one thing on your mind is teen driver safety. Choosing a new car for your teen takes a lot of time and consideration and with so many cars hitting the lots each year, how do you know which one will give you the reassurance you need and the most long-term value? If you’re a bargain shopper and plan to buy a car that offers reliable performance for the long haul, the new crop of 2015 cars might just give you what you want.
1. Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai has grown from a small-named automotive company to a real competitor in the United States. If you’re in the market for a roomy sedan, consider the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. This car packs so much value that it earned an award for being the best midsize car for the money. It has a quiet cabin, a sleek design and quality materials throughout the interior as well as a good safety rating.
2. Honda Fit
The 2015 Honda Fit may look small, but it offers a roomy cargo area for hauling loads of groceries and much more. The Fit has a low profile for an aerodynamic look, which actually helps to deliver greater fuel economy. U.S. News rated the 2015 Fit as the best subcompact car and hatchback for the money.
3. Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota has always excelled in the automotive marketplace especially when it comes to the Camry. The 2015 Camry Hybrid offers something a bit different than traditional Camrys; it has a four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. As a result, the 2015 Camry Hybrid offers great fuel economy to go with its roomy interior and high-quality infotainment system.
The 2015 Mazda5 is a smaller minivan with great handling and excellent fuel economy. It also has a manual transmission and provides quick speeds compared to similar minivans in its class. For these reasons, the Mazda5 earned the U.S. News Best Minivan for the Money Award.
5. Chevrolet Impala
The American-made 2015 Chevy Impala competes with other cars in this list thanks to its powerful V6 engine and classy interior. It offers a budget-friendly price tag without compromising on power and performance. For a cushioned ride and 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the 2015 Impala offers great value for the money.
It’s not easy to find a vehicle that combines a good value, a sleek design and the reassurance of teen driver safety in a vehicle that is both affordable and gas efficient, but any of these five models give you all that and the safety features you need.