Is A Honda Accord A Good And Safe First Car For A Teenager?

Feb 11, 2017 10:41 PM EST | Ed Saludes

Teens are not only into gadgets or gizmos. Nowadays, cars are a must-have big toy for young adults who want to get their first set of wheels. But for 16-18 kids, the budget is a huge consideration unless their parents are Silicon Valley execs.

For first time drivers, parents must look for something affordable, reliable, cheap to insure, and with low running costs. One of the ideal vehicles for this age group is the Honda Accord. Read here why this Japanese auto brand is a good first car for teens.

Edmunds, an online resource for automotive information, cites the 2016 Honda Accord as one of the best cars for teen drivers. It considers the Honda Accord as the gold standard for midsize family sedans. Edmunds highlights the car's teen-friendly standard features including a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone, and streaming audio.

The Honda Accord is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award recipient so this scores high regarding parental consideration. Some of its safety tech includes an adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. The 2016 model starts at $23,000.

There are several items that parents look out for when shopping for their teen drivers. They include safety, price, fuel economy, and reliability. The website Bankrate also picked the Honda Accord LX sedan as a vehicle that parents should opt for their sons and daughters who might appreciate the Pandora compatibility of the 185-horsepower's audio system.

The Honda Accord also has the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The automobile boasts of the Honda Sensing Package which is all available for all trim levels.

The top most concern for parents is to see their children safe on their way to and from school. The Honda Accord hits a home run for its safety and convenience features. It will run for a half a million miles with proper care and maintenance.

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