Like the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata, it has geofencing, and if you set it, it will let you know whenever your teen driver strays from a designated boundary or exceeds a set speed limit. Standard: Front side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, and a rearview camera (except on the base model).
We want a safe and reliable car so that is why we're focusing on Honda. It looks like we can get a 1 or 2 year old basic Accord LX for about the same price as a new Civic. Another thing is that they would have about the same powertrain warranty since the Certified Preowned powertrain warranty is 7 years/100,000 vs. 5 years/100,000 on a new car.
The Malibu got a makeover for 2016, shedding its formerly frumpy, boxy look for a sleeker, more chiseled figure. Alongside the Ford Fusion, the Malibu cuts one of the more striking figures in the midsize class. That should make your teen driver happy, but there's plenty for parents to like, too.
2016 Toyota Camry. The Accord had its turn earlier, and now comes the other benchmark family sedan. The Camry is a can't-miss choice as a first car. Yes, it may look bland and drive bland, but it offers one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins in the class. It has a choice of a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine or a hybrid model.
In a crowded, competitive, field, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu stands out for its technology, power and quietness — but its handling and interior space fail to impress. Chevy had a genuine hit on its hands when it launched the seventh-generation Malibu back in 2008 — a spacious, stylish midsize family car with decent handling and fuel economy.