2018 Toyota Corolla

When it's time for your teen to take off, you want a reliable car. Most parents are concerned about the initial cost, the operating costs, and the safety systems. Teens are more focused on curb appeal and technology. You can satisfy their needs while meeting your own with Toyotas like the Yaris hatchback, Yaris iA sedan, and Corolla iM hatchback.

What Makes These Good For My Teenager?

When it comes to fuel economy, you may be surprised how much a regular car can save at the pump. The Yaris iA sedan earns 35 mpg combined with its automatic transmission. That translates into 32 mpg* city and 40 mpg* highway. Few cars can beat that. This car is fun to drive, too, because it is agile and high-spirited. As for safety, the Yaris iA earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Of course, it has dynamic systems for traction and stability. These regulate wheelspin by using individual wheel braking and throttle reduction. In addition to these features, it has a city auto brake. This system watches for brake lights or pedestrians. If it senses trouble, it may react to save the car from a fender bender or something worse. Teens will probably be more focused on the sedan's comfortable, high-tech interior. Toyota has equipped it with a seven-inch touchscreen with built-in apps for hands-free streaming audio. With its single trim level, the Yaris iA lets your teen drive away with significant value.

How Does Toyota Technology Keep Them Safe?

If you want even more safety on board, the regular Yaris hatchback now has three standard avoidance systems plus nine airbags. Automatic high beams activate at 25 mph, allowing a young driver to keep hands on the wheel during stressful nighttime drives. For collision situations, a pre-collision auto brake helps stop the car from a dangerous impact. A lane departure alert prompts the driver to straighten up within marked lines. For 2018, Toyota has improved the look of this hot hatch. Teens will like the color palette. A favorite sporty look is to choose the ruby flare pearl or blue eclipse metallic with the black sand pearl roof. Shoppers have many trims and a choice of two-door or four-door models. You choose your value package. Parents may want the advanced Entune system which provides a navigation app to help teens find their way. Fuel economy is 35 mpg* highway.

For a more significant cargo hold, the Corolla iM hatchback fits the bill. More substantial than its namesake, the Corolla, the iM hatchback has a generous cargo area. It is a good pick for those who are traveling back and forth to college. This car has all three safety sense features. Just like the Yaris hatchback, the iM will watch the lane lines and alert the driver. It can brake if the driver is not responding fast enough to collision cues. High beams can regulate their light at speeds over 25 mph. Also, speed-proportional steering helps eliminate common oversteer and understeer problems. Fuel economy is 27 mpg* city and 35 mpg* highway. The Corolla iM has a one-price trim, reducing the chances of arguing with your teen over which package is best. Among its many standards, you'll find automatic climate control, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, and a split-fold rear seat. A Pioneer audio system provides HD radio and hands-free streaming audio. Colors include Barcelona Red Metallic, Spring Green Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue.

Visit Us For A Test Drive

Bring your teenager or your questions and concerns to Reliable Toyota. We'll help you find the right ride for your young driver.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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