Choosing a Hyundai Vehicle for Your Teen Driver
As a parent, you might feel conflicted handing over the car keys to your teen driver. Although you’re proud of this major milestone and excited for your child to experience the freedom and joy of driving, you can’t help but worry.
One way to alleviate some of your fears about your teen driving is by handing them the keys to a vehicle made by an automaker that prioritizes safety, like Hyundai. Eleven 2019 models in the Hyundai lineup boast Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick ratings from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
If you want your teen behind the wheel of an SUV or crossover, consider the Hyundai Santa Fe or Kona, which earned Top Safety Pick+ ratings, or the Top Safety Pick-rated Santa Fe XL or Tucson. Top Safety Pick+-rated sedans include the Sonata (midsize) and Elantra (compact). Go green with the Top Safety Pick-rated Ioniq hybrid or Ioniq plug-in hybrid. The Elantra GT hatchback, Veloster hatchback and Accent subcompact sedan are also Top Safety Picks according to the IIHS. To earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the Hyundai models must be equipped with specific headlights and available front crash prevention.
If a new Hyundai model isn’t in yours or your teen’s budget, a used Hyundai will still deliver the safety ratings you want. The Hyundai Tucson, model year 2016 and up, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, model year 2017 and up, and Hyundai Santa Fe, model year 2017 and up earned good or acceptable ratings from the IIHS and boast prices that start under $20,000.
Visit Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth to get a closer look at the safety-focused Hyundai lineup and find the vehicle that’s right for your beginning driver.