4 Best Cars for the New Teen Driver

Let’s face it-new teen drivers’ need cars with excellent safety features and crash-test results, but teens aren’t looking for the safest car like their parents. They want something cool and sporty that they can personalize and show off to their friends. Car safety technology has improved drastically over the past few years, so it’s now an ideal time to trust teens on the road. Luckily, there are cars that fulfill both requirements for teens themselves and their parents. Check out these great options for your teen driver.

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Chevy Sonic subcompact gets up to 40 mpg

Here’s an interesting milestone for the Chevy Sonic reported byFrom the Detroit News:

General Motors Co.’s newest subcompact, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, will get an estimated 40 miles per gallon highway with a 1.4-liter engine and manual transmission, the company said Thursday.

In city driving, the Sonic will get 29 mpg city, which is in line with its small car rivals in this class.
The Sonic will start at $14,495 including a destination charge.

The base model, without the turbo, gets 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway; 25 mpg city and 35 mpg with an automatic, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which rates fuel economy on U.S.-sold cars.

By comparison, the Cruze Eco, the next step up from the Sonic, gets an estimated 42 mpg highway when paired with a six-speed transmission.

The Sonic is an important launch for GM and replaces the lackluster Aveo, which was roundly criticized for its poor quality and cheap materials.

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