Posted on 24 September 2011.
When buying a car for teenagers, parents look at the safety, cost effectiveness and fuel efficiency of the cars. Furthermore, the look and appeal examined by the teenagers determines whether the transaction is made. Here are the top 10 cars for teens based on 3 criteria: safety test results, cost effectiveness and fuel efficiency.
1. Ford Fiesta:
It’s a small car which will be a good starting point for teenagers. It has excellent stability control and crash test results. The cost starts at approximately $13,000. It is very fuel efficient, consuming 4.9L/100km on the highway and 6.8L/100km in the city. Ford is now developing a strategy for electrification slated to start in 2013.
2. Toyota Scion:
SAB crash ratings are 5/5 for both front and side. It also has side, front and head airbags as well as a 4 wheel ABS system. The car just entered into Canadian markets in 2010. It has been successful so far.
3. Honda Civic
This car is fuel efficient, reliable and has an attractive practicality. It is one of the best selling cars. 16.5 million Honda Civics were sold as of 2007 worldwide, 7.3 million of them were in the United States. When driving on the highway, the latest edition (8th Generation) takes 5.7L/100km and 8.2L/100km on the city roads. The price is also ideal as the base car costs around $15,000.
4. Toyota Corolla:
This is a perfect car to buy for teens. Many instructors utilize this car to begin teaching lessons to first time drivers. Take a look on the road and you will see what I am talking about. The car is very basic, simple and comfortable. One can easily adjust to the system, especially when it was their training car. All cars are equipped with airbags and stability control. You can definitely find the car at a low price around $15,000.
5. Ford Focus:
This is an excellent car for starter drivers who do not have experience with the road. It has a SYNC system which allows the voice to control the Ipod and cellphone commands. It is cost efficient, pricing at around $18,000. It also has a 6 speed and dual clutch automated system.
On the highway it takes about 5.88L/100km.