What Car Should I Buy For My Kids ?
Your teen will also want to be in on the experience so you can go over each of these cars with him or her and talk about what are the good points of each and narrow down your choice so you can test drive the best of the best. So take a look at these featured top cars for teens.
Here are 10 great cars for teens to test drive:
1. Kia Forte
The Kia Forte is a compact car made by Kia, a Korean car manufacturer. The Kia Forte is available in three models: a two door coupe, five door hatchback or a four door sedan model. The Kia Forte can be bought with a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine, 173 horse power, and 168 feet of torque or an engine with 2.4 liters and the same cylinders and torque.
It is in a good price range for teens and you can buy one starting under $16,000. The first one gets 26 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon in the highway while the other is rated at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon in the highway.
2. Honda CR-Z hybrid
The Honda CR Z Hybrid is a car teens will love due to its sporty style. It is a two door hatchback and it comes in a six speed manual transmission, so they will have to learn how to drive a stick, but you can get it in automatic transmission too. It gets 35 miles per gallon city and 39 miles per gallon in the highway and is sold for a starting price around $20,000.
3. Hyundai Elantra
This car has a 1.8-liter engine with four cylinders and 148 horse power. It was named the 2012 Car of the Year for North America, as well as being rated as a top safety check. Plus, you can get it at a good price starting around $17,000. It comes in either six speed manual or automatic and gets 29 miles per gallon in the city and 39 mile per gallon in the highway.
4. Honda Civic
This is another Honda model in this top 10 list of cars for teens. It is rated as a very reliable and affordable car model at between $17,000 and $27,000. It gets good gas mileage at 28 miles per gallon in the city and 44 miles per gallon in the highway. It has a 1.8 liter engine with four cylinders and 128 of torque.
5. Toyota Yaris
This car is another great teen car and it has a great starting price of under $15,000 for the three door version and $16,000 for the five door version. Both are automatic transmission only. Plus it gets 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon in the highway for gas mileage. Its engine is 1.5 liters with four cylinders and it has 105 horse power and 103feet of torque. It even has an iPod compatible stereo system teens will love to use.
6. Chevrolet Sonic
This is a very safe car for your teen and it has 10 air bags that cover all parts of the body for driver and passengers. It has a five star rating for safety. It has a 1.4 liter turbo engine with prices beginning at under $15,000, so it is a great price too, as well as a slightly larger 1.8 liter engine. It is rated at between 25 and 29 miles per gallon for the city and between 35 and 40 miles per gallon in the highway.
7. Ford Fiesta
This car is a European subcompact car. It also got a top safety award, which makes it good for teen drivers. It got four out of five stars in government ratings tests. It has the ability to control the phones or iPods with voice control so it helps teens stay in control. It comes at prices between $14,000 and $20,000 depending on the model and accessories and it gets gas mileage of 29 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon in the highway.
8. Hyundai Veloster
This car also looks sporty and so teens will love it. It has a 1.6 liter engine and is very fuel efficient. It has a stereo that works with iPods, as well as a Bluetooth speakerphone to keep kids safer on the road. It has three doors and the price starts at around $18,000. It comes in both a turbo and non turbo style engine, but the non turbo is safer for your teen to drive.
9. Honda Fit
This teen friendly car is safe, reliable and gets great gas mileage at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per hour in the highway. It has a good price at under $16,000. It has a 1.5 liter engine with four cylinders and a VTEC engine that gets 117 horse power.
10. Nissan Cube
The Cube comes with a 1.8 liter engine with four cylinders and 122 horse power and 127 feet of torque. It can get 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon in the highway for gas mileage. Its cube shape gives it a funky style that kids will love.
All in all, these are only a few of the cars that are great for teens to drive, but these will get you started on your quest to buy a vehicle for your child. Remember that kids need safe and reliable cars and they will want to be with you to test drive the ones that you plan to buy.