Why the GM brand has the best used Cars for your Teen Driver

July 08 2020

It’s hard to believe your child has gone from running around the living room to needing their own vehicle so they can run around town! If you are in this situation the number one priority is that they are in a safe, reliable vehicle. Buying cars for teens might seem like a headache at first, but here’s why you should consider a used car from the GM brand.

As an automobile brand, GM is committed to keeping teen drivers and all drivers safe. Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Vehicle Safety, said, “GM continues to strive for outstanding safety performance in our vehicles.” And had this advice for parents, “Safety technologies also need to be paired with good judgement on the part of all drivers, including teens – keeping their eyes on the road, hand on the wheel and distractions to a minimum.”

According to one non-profit group funded by automobile insurance companies, a survey conducted with parents of teen drivers has led to a recommendation of used vehicles from GM brands to ensure safety and stay in line with family budgets.

When you’re after safe and affordable vehicles for your young driver, look no further than what the GM brands have to offer. Here’s a list of GM brand used cars and vehicles that are recommended for teen drivers:

Large Cars

• 2010 or later Buick LaCrosse

• 2011 or later Buick Regal

Midsize Cars

• 2005 or later Saab 9-3 (no longer manufactured)

• 2009 or later Saturn Aura (no longer manufactured)

• 2010 or later Chevy Malibu

• 2012 or later Buick Verano

Large SUV

• 2011 or later Buick Enclave

• 2011 or later GMC Acadia

• 2011 or later Chevy Traverse

Midsize SUV

• 2008/9 Saturn Vue (no longer manufactured)

• 2010 or later GMC Terrain

• 2010 or later Chevy Equinox

So, why are these makes and models recommended specifically for teen drivers? Here’s a list of benefits these cars and SUVs collectively offer:

• Later model vehicles provide important safety features and technologies that give inexperienced young drivers an added safety feature that may help them avoid crashes

• These cars and SUVs offer standard electronic stability – a feature that can help drivers avoid and prevent rollover crashes.

• These vehicles have earned four out of five stars in crash tests.

• In head restraint tests, as well as overlap, side, front, and roof strength, these vehicles have earned good ratings.

When you begin your search for a used car that your teen driver will be using, you can rest assured that your teen will be safe in any one of these vehicles. You can also rest easy knowing these vehicles won’t break the bank. Whether your teen will be driving the vehicle exclusively or will be sharing with other family members, these vehicles are safe, budget-friendly, and can meet the needs of the entire family.

Always inform your teen or young driver about proper safety protocols and driving practices to ensure their safety and the safety of any passengers that may be in the vehicle. When it comes to young drivers, safe driving practices and attitudes can make a life-saving difference.