When shopping for a car for your teenager, there are several characteristics of utmost importance to consider. Safety, cost to own, and passenger and cargo space are essential criteria. Reputation and style are also important, and Hyundai has several models that fit the bill.
The Elantra SE is Hyundai’s entry level sedan, which offers 5-passenger seating and excellent gas mileage (29 city, 38 highway). The 4-door sedan offers easy in, easy out maneuvering for all passengers, and is sporty and fun to drive.
Hyundai Tucson is a smart choice for teens needing extra cargo space for sports gear, backpacks, and large musical instruments. With seating for 5 and great gas mileage (23 city, 30 highway), Tucson also offers stain- and odor-resistant cloth seats and available options such as All-Wheel Drive, Rear Parking Sensors, and a Hands-Free Smart Liftgate.
For a smaller vehicle, consider the Hyundai Accent, which comes in a sedan or hatchback version. With seating for 5, a low entry price, and terrific gas mileage (27 city, 38 highway), Accent offers VSM, a Vehicle Stability Management System. Smartphone and USB input jacks and a bluetooth hands-free phone system are also standard. In 2015, Accent was the “highest ranked small car in initial quality”.
All three are very affordable options, and will give you peace of mind when your teen is driving to work or school. Safety features are paramount, and include the available Automatic Emergency Braking System with Pedestrian Detection, which qualifies each equipped vehicle as a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Available Electronic Stability Control and Antilock Brakes help keep motorists safe in inclement weather, and Hyundai’s available Dynamic Bending Light System gives drivers increased visibility at night. The available Rearview Camera assists newer drivers with parking and backing out of driveways. Visit D’Arcy Hyundai in Joliet to test drive these terrific vehicles!