Choosing the car your teenager will drive is an important decision. They need to drive something that will help keep them safe as they get more comfortable behind the wheel, and they need something reliable. Here are some of the best Toyota models for teen drivers.
The Camry is one of the most reliable cars on the road. The Insurance Institute names it as one of their top safety picks, and it comes with an abundance of standard safety equipment along with even more optional safety features. The 2016 model has the Safety Connect system, which provides emergency assistance along with automatic collision notification. In addition, it has a stolen vehicle locator. The Camry also has side curtain air bags, and it has a rearview camera to make backing up safer.
If your teen driver will spend time commuting to and from school or work, the Prius is a good choice. Not only does it get incredible gas mileage, but it is also a top pick for safety. A rearview camera is standard on all the models, and there are front side air bags and a knee air bag for the driver. Choose a higher trim for blind spot monitoring, the Toyota Safety Sense package for adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning along with lane departure warning with intervention.
The Rav4 is a small SUV known for its reliability. You can opt for the Siri Eyes Free system in most of the models to help your teen driver keep his or her hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. It comes standard with full-length side curtain air bags and a rearview camera. The rearview mirrors include an integrated blind-spot mirror on the driver’s side, and in some of the models, a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert system are standard. The RAV4 received five stars in government crash tests, and the IIHS gave their best “good” rating.
The Highlander is one of the larger Toyotas, but it handles well, and it is easy to maneuver. It earned a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, and it received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. This higher-end vehicle also has advanced safety technology to help your new driver stay safe, including a blind-spot monitor, lane departure warning, and a forward collision warning system.
The Corolla is a small sedan that offers ample value in a compact package. You’ll find it provides excellent fuel economy and has a reasonable price tag. You can get features such as Siri Eyes Free and voice controls in the base model. For those looking for even better gas mileage, the LE Eco maximizes the engine efficiency and transmission to make it more fuel efficient.
Toyota has several vehicles that make perfect cars for your teen driver. Whether you want to maximize safety features or mileage or you are looking for a good value, there is something that will make both of you happy.