Buying your teen’s first car can be a daunting task. Since lining the roads with mattresses isn’t a viable option, you are left trying to sort through different makes and models, deciding which car best fits your teen’s needs. Cost, safety, reliability, and insurance are among the top factors that most parents consider when purchasing a vehicle for their teen.
United Services Automobile Association, insuring 9.4 million U.S. military members and their families, issues an annual report on their automotive picks. For the second year, they have listed the Top 10 Vehicles for Teens. They do the research so you can take more time to enjoy your vehicle knowing that you’ve made the right choice for your life and your family. Among the top 10 choices for teens are the Dodge Dart and the Dodge Avenger.
The Dodge Dart, the most award-winning vehicle in its class, is priced at $15,995 MSRP, with fuel economy averaging around 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg highway. Class-leading safety and security along with 10 standard airbags and other safety features, like Blind Spot Monitoring, make the Dodge Dart one of USAA’s top picks for teen drivers. With six Dart models and over a dozen colors to choose from, your teen won’t have any problem finding a model that fits their personality.
The Dodge Avenger, also rated USAA Preferred Best Value in its class, stands out as the sole "Best Value" vehicle to earn a "Top Safety Pick+" award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Avenger is priced at $19,995 MSRP, with an average 29 mpg fuel economy, is the most powerful mid-sized car with 283 hp. This car has bold exterior features, like ‘Ring of Fire’ tail-lamps and a crosshair grille. This car will make your teen feel confident and unique, but with six airbags, active front head restraints, Electronic Stability Control and the 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick, you can feel confident that your unique teen is in a vehicle that was built to keep its driver safe.
Melloy Dodge on the Westside is a full service Dodge dealership in Albuquerque. Besides our inventory of new cars, we also have a large selection of Albuquerque used cars, as well as an auto finance department to assist customers with securing a car loan. Visit Melloy Dodge today at 9621 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114.
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