5 Safest Chevy Cars for Teenage Drivers | Five Star Chevrolet of Florence

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It’s that time of year when all the kids go back to school. If you’re the parent of a teenager, they might be ready to drive themselves for the first time. One major thing that lingers in the minds of all parents is the safety and wellbeing of their child, so the idea of them driving around alone may be daunting. Teenagers are new on the roads, and often this lack of experience can lead to fender benders and other mishaps.

You may have already done some research about safety and reliability, but we are here to answer the overarching question “Which car is best for teenage drivers?” Luckily, there are a wide array of new safety and driver assistance features available to give them a little extra help, and give you a little more peace of mind.

Which Safety Features to Look For

Don’t worry, our automotive experts have assembled a comprehensive list going through some of the best Chevy options for your new driver.

Chevrolet is offering new innovations such as the Blind-Spot Monitoring and Adaptive Cruise Control that will allow new drivers to be more aware of their surroundings and hopefully help them avoid potential accidents. Chevy is also offering a remarkable suite of Teen Driver Technology , specifically designed to keep new drivers safe. This system allows parents to set volume limits on the radio, speed limits and warnings, and more. There’s also an in-vehicle report card that provides information about your teen’s driving habits. One of the most unique features is the seat belt audio mute, which silences the radio until all front-seat passengers buckle up.

Safety is obviously a top priority as a parent, and Chevrolet is one of the top brands for safety on the market. Here is our list of the 5 safest Chevy cars and SUVs for teenage drivers to help you make an informed decision.

2018-2020 Chevy Equinox

Starting price: $24,500

The 2018 Chevy Equinox received good scores on all crash testing categories in the IIHS testing procedures, and the newer models continue to impress us with their safety and security. Additionally, the 2018 version of this SUV received a glowing 5-star review from the NHTSA for its safety capabilities. The 2020 model adds some amazing driver assistance features that will help your teen develop good habits. The all-new 2020 Equinox provides the ultimate peace of mind with Adaptive Cruise Control that helps prevent following too closely, as teens are sometimes known to do. This feature adjusts your speed automatically when it senses you’re too close to the car ahead.

2019-2020 Chevy Traverse

Starting price: $24,990

In 2019, the NHTSA awarded the Chevy Traverse with a 5-star rating to acknowledge its protection capabilities. This rating is well deserved since this powerhouse has modern technology to help your teen thrive. The Rear View Camera can help them avoid fender benders while trying to park. Additionally, Lane Departure Warning gives your teen an audio and visual alert when the system senses that they’re drifting away from the center of the lane. This feature is great for young drivers who are prone to distractions since it keeps the car positioning in check.

2018-2020 Chevy Trax

Starting price: $16,798

The 2018 model of the Chevy Trax also received a 5-star rating from the NHTSA. It has features such as Forward Collision Warning, which is helpful in preventing collisions, as the system alerts the driver when it senses an upcoming obstacle approaching rapidly. Additionally, Blind Spot Monitoring is great for new drivers, who might not have a good habit of checking their blind spot.

2017-2020 Chevy Malibu

Starting price: $14,600

The 2017 Chevy Malibu was awarded the title of an IIHS Top Safety Pick when it was equipped with the available Driver Confidence Package. This package brought in a new era of innovation by introducing Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which alerts your teen when there is a potential obstacle in their rear bound path. This mid-sized car is perfect as a starter car, because it has the Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rearview Camera that your teen needs, while still being zippy and compact. The Malibu is also one of the only Chevy models to contain the industry-first Buckle to Drive feature, which prevents drivers from shifting out of park if the seatbelt is not on.

2017- 2019 Chevy Bolt EV

Starting price: $16,400

Like the Malibu, the 2017 Bolt was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick when outfitted with the Driver Confidence package. The Driver Confidence Package features blind spot monitoring and lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. Additionally, Automatic Emergency Braking helps lessen the severity of an accident by automatically applying the brakes when needed. If you have an eco-conscious teen that you’re trying to please, the Bolt EV gets 238 miles on a full charge. You won’t have to worry about them running out of gas anymore, the electric engine has got them covered while they’re out on the road.

Finding the Safest Car for Your Teen

We chose these models because they combined popular safety features with practicality. Not only that, but all of these options are reasonably priced, so you won’t have to invest too much in a car for a high-risk new driver. Browse our online inventory and see which one best suits your needs. When you find the perfect starter Chevy for your teen, we offer free delivery at no cost to you!

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