5 Cars You Can Gift Your New Driver This Christmas

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Have a new driver in the house? If you or someone you know is getting their driver’s license, and you already know their presence will be in the garage rather than under the tree, consider gifting them one of these cars this holiday season. These vehicles are affordable, efficient, and equipped with cutting-edge technology to make your new driver feel safe on the road.

What to look for in a new vehicle. 

When looking for a new car, it’s essential to do your research and get an idea of what you’re looking for. Consider:

  • Safety features. Your new driver needs a car with the latest safety technology, including a rearview camera and automatic emergency braking.
  • Fuel economy. A good-sized car will cost less to fill up at the gas station and put less of a dent in your bank account than smaller, more expensive vehicles—and will still get your teen from point A to point B just as well.
  • Price range. Your teen should be thinking about how much he/she can afford for their first car and how reliable that vehicle will be for years down the road. This should also be when you select whether you want a new or used vehicle. 

Additionally, ensure your teen can take on the insurance payments for the vehicle before purchase if you plan on them footing the bill. 

The 2020 Subaru Impreza

The 2020 Subaru Impreza is an excellent choice for a new driver. It has a Subaru Boxer engine and a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which can help handle snow and ice. This would be a basic, no-nonsense car for your driver! The car also has a standard rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Not only does the Hyundai Elantra have an excellent safety rating, but it’s also a great car for new drivers. It’s easy to drive and affordable, and it gets good gas mileage.

This is your best bet if you’re looking for a safe yet affordable first car for your young driver.

The 2020 Honda Accord

If you’re looking to gift your new driver with a car that will be reliable and safe, the 2020 Honda Accord is an excellent choice. This sedan provides great gas mileage but has many safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and a blind spot monitor. The interior is roomy and comfortable for families who want to take road trips or drive around town.

The 2020 Toyota Camry

The 2020 Toyota Camry is an excellent car for new drivers. It has tons of useful features for new drivers, and it comes with plenty of safety features too. The 2020 Toyota Camry also has plenty of room so your teen can seat their friends or family members if they need to take anyone along.

The 2020 Kia Forte

If your teen driver has their heart set on a car that will impress their friends, the 2020 Kia Forte is a great choice. With its bold design and features like an optional all-wheel drive system, this vehicle will stand out in your family’s driveway.

It also has plenty of safety features that make it easy for your new driver to stay safe on the road. It has rear collision avoidance technology and lane keep assist with lane departure warning, providing extra support when it counts most.

Make sure to bring your car in before you send your teen out!

Hopefully, the list above has given you some ideas for a new driver in your life. We can’t stress enough how important it is to research before buying any car. Still, these five cars are all great options for new drivers who want something dependable and safe. If you’re looking for more advice on choosing a car right for your teen or young adult, come see us at Dowdy’s in Treasure Valley.
Dowdy’s Automotive, with multiple locations in the Treasure Valley (Boise, Meridian, Ontario), is here to help you with vehicle maintenance and repair! Please be sure to schedule a service appointment. Check out the website or Like our Facebook page for updates and news. Schedule a time to drop off your car for service. The Dowdy’s Automotive team is always happy to serve.

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