Sensible Toyotas for Your Teen

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If you have a teenager who recently received his or her license, you might feel apprehensive having your teen behind the wheel. Although you cannot be with him or her every time they’re driving, there are vehicles that can help your new driver to stay safe on the road. All Toyota vehicles come standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), which includes features such as lane departure alert, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, and road sign assist. Keep reading to learn which four Toyota vehicles are ideal for teen drivers.

1. Camry

Named the second-best midsize vehicle by U.S. News and World Report, the 2019 Toyota Camry is fuel-efficient, easy to drive, and loaded with technology. It comes standard with an Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch-screen display, six-speaker audio system, Siri Eyes Free, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. It earned a perfect five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the highest rating of Good in all six individual crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The vehicle was named a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

2. Prius

As an environmentally friendly vehicle, the Toyota Prius is a versatile car that’s perfect for your teenager. Getting an EPA-estimated 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway, the Prius is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. Available safety features include front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive headlights, and blind spot monitoring. It also achieved a perfect five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.

3. RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a subcompact SUV that was completely redesigned for the 2019 year. Its new features include a larger infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay connectivity, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Available add-ons include rear cross traffic alert, a 360-degree parking camera, low-speed collision warning, and front and rear parking sensors. The vehicle handles well and gets excellent gas mileage, especially when compared to other non-hybrid SUVs in its class. The RAV4 gets an estimated 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.

4. Yaris

As a subcompact vehicle, the 2019 Toyota Yaris comes with plenty of standard features to keep your teen safe. The sedan and hatchback models include a rear-view camera, low-speed forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. The hatchbacks also include automatic high beams and lane departure warning. The NHTSA gave the Yaris sedan a five-star safety rating, while the hatchback earned four stars.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, six teens aged 16 through 19 died every day from motor vehicle crashes in 2016. Getting your teen behind a safe and reliable vehicle can help him or her stay safe while on the road.

To check out one of these Toyota vehicles for yourself or your teen driver, contact the professionals at Lake Shore Toyota. Our team can help you drive off in one of these vehicles today.

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