With their remarkable reliability and value, several Honda models make great vehicles for teenagers and first-time drivers. Get to know three of the best Honda cars for teenagers.
For decades, the Honda Civic has stood out as a great choice for teenager drivers. The 2016 sedan has all of the features that have benefited first-time drivers in the past, plus many more. With a starting MSRP of only $19,475, the Civic is one of the more affordable fully loaded sedans on the market. With an impressive fuel economy of 31 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway*, drivers won’t have to break their budgets to keep the Civic fueled up.
The Civic also boasts numerous safety features that will boost the confidence of any first-time driver. The Lane Keeping Assist System helps drivers stay in the center of their lane and provides steering help when necessary. The Collision Mitigation Braking System detects collisions ahead and provides braking assistance after sensing a potential impact.
If you’re in the market for a certified pre-owned Civic, consider an eighth-generation model from 2006 through 2011. This generation combines all of the top Civic features you love, along with great fuel-efficiency that will help save money.
A 2015 Insurance Institute for Highway Top Safety pick, the Honda Fit is one of the safest vehicles on the road. The subcompact vehicle comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera so first-time drivers can see just about everything in the surrounding area. The vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System ensures that you’ll know right away if the tires slip below the recommended pressure. The Fit’s Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control adjusts both brake and engine pressure in an oversteer or understeer situation.
True to its name, the Honda Fit has the uncanny ability to fit an entire apartment or dorm room’s worth of things into its spacious 52.7-cubic-foot cargo area. This feature comes thanks to the vehicle’s versatile and movable seats, which slide out of the way when you need to pack boxes or furniture into the back.
Since the 2016 Fit starts at an MSRP of $16,725, this subcompact presents an affordable option for many teenagers and college students. The Fit also offers EcoAssist to help drivers operate efficiently and save money on gas.
When you’re looking to save while staying stylish, the Honda CR-Z offers the ideal mix. This sport hybrid has a starting MSRP of $21,130, and with 36 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway*, you can save big on fuel. With a six-speed manual transmission and plenty of pep, this sporty hybrid is even fun to drive.
The CR-Z isn’t lacking in the safety department, either. Like the Fit, it comes with a multi-angle rearview camera to provide a complete view of the surrounding area. The CR-Z also comes with daytime running lights to keep drivers safe, along with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure and a full suite of airbags.
Whether you’re searching for an affordable coupe or a reliable sedan, Honda World has what you’re looking for. Visit our Louisville dealership and take a closer look at our top picks for new and pre-owned vehicles.
*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.