Best SUVs For Teens

When parents are shopping around for a car for their teen driver they are usually focused on safety. SUVs are a great option for teenagers because their larger size tends to make the vehicle sturdy and safe. Here are some of the safest SUVs for young drivers.

 

Buick Encore

The 2017 Buick Encore has a competitive starting price of just $22,900, which puts it on the affordable side of the SUV price range. It averages 33 miles per gallon, which is impressive for a vehicle of its size. It has an attractive, compact look which teens love.

 

Chevrolet Equinox

With a starting price point of just over $23,000, the Chevy Equinox is just about as affordable as the Encore. It averages 21 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway. One of the bigger draws of this vehicle is the amount of space it offers. With sliding, back seats that make the trunk huge, drivers cwn fit lots of luggage, bikes, school projects, or whatever they need in the back without a problem.

 

Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape has been updated with a lot of impressive safety features that makes it one of the best SUVs for teens. It has a blind spot warning and a lane departure warning, as well as the ability to park itself in parallel or perpendicular spots. This car is also quite affordable at $23,600 to start. The Ford Escape gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 on the highway, but the engine has an automatic stop/start which saves on gas.

 

Nissan Juke

The unique look of the Nissan Juke is appealing to teens looking for a fun first car. It’s got an unconventional shape and big headlights, which gives it a funky look. The price starts at $20,250. It gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 24 on the highway.

 

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage has a sleek design and lots of impressive safety features. This SUV is constructed with high-strength steel, which provides an extra amount of safety to occupants in the case of a crash. Some of the new features include Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control, and Electronic Stability Control.

Teens who are new to driving can benefit from all these added features. The price for the Kia Sportage starts at $23,200. It gets 23 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway, which is about average for automobiles of this sort.

 

Hyundai Tuscon

This safe SUV starts at just $22,700, but comes with some great features for those who are willing to pay for the upgrades. For a bit more, owners can get teen-friendly features like Apple CarPlay, heated seats, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation capabilities, and automatic emergency braking. The Hyundai Tuscon gets an impressive 26 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.