Best Volkswagen vehicles for your teenage kids

March 16th, 2020 by

Best Volkswagen vehicles for your teenage kids

How do you choose a car for teenagers and recent grads? It’s a question many parents consider, especially when their kids are about to graduate from high school and go onto college or university. It stands to reason that if your child is wanting to study away from home that they will need a set of wheels to get them to and from their new schools, so why not in a Volkswagen vehicle? What makes a Volkswagen such a great car for young drivers? It comes down to safety, reliability, cost, and connectivity. Parents who fit this criteria and are looking for a good vehicle for their kids should check out the selection of vehicles at Pfaff VW in Newmarket today! There are many reasons why you should choose a Volkswagen as your child’s first car. In this blog by Pfaff VW, we take a look at a few of these reasons. 

Safety is always first 

It goes without saying, but the first consideration when choosing a car for teen drivers is safety. While it’s always tempting to purchase or pass down a well-used, older car, that’s not necessarily the smartest choice, especially when you consider many new models offer advanced safety features for a more confident and more reliable ride. For example, every new Volkswagen comes equipped with a rearview camera and post-collision braking. With post-collision braking, if the system detects an impact, the brakes are automatically applied to help prevent another collision. Likewise, many models offer a suite of advanced safety features, ranging from Blind Spot Detection, which is designed to help ensure the driver doesn’t change lanes when there’s another vehicle in close proximity, to Lane Assist, which helps keep you in your lane if it detects the vehicle begin to drift too far to the left or right.

Stay well connected

Find a teen who doesn’t care about their smartphone. Seamless, simple smartphone connectivity is essential when it comes to young drivers to help avoid distractions. Teenagers expect to use their phone wherever they go, and in a car that includes using their device’s apps for hands-free calls, navigation, media, and music. Volkswagen goes beyond Bluetooth technology. Standard in every model, VW App-Connect lets you control your apps with your voice or right from the infotainment screen. Better still, it’s compatible with Apple CarPlay for iPhone or Android Auto for Android.

Cost considerations 

The final consideration for choosing a car for your new grad is cost. More than sticker price, the cost is related to reliability and total cost of ownership. The more reliable the car, the less likely you and your teen will incur unexpected costs. Of course, it pays to shop around for deals. Speaking of which, Volkswagen offers a special Graduate Program specifically designed for young drivers. If you are a recent graduate and you finance or lease a new or Certified Pre-Owned VW, you can receive a rebate of up to $500.

Volkswagen vehicles make great first cars for a variety of different reasons. If you are looking for more information about Volkswagen vehicles, then we encourage you to visit our Pfaff VW dealership today. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a test drive, or to speak with a representative.