If you’re thinking about buying or leasing a vehicle for a teenaged driver, visit our Central Florida Dodge dealership on Towne Center Boulevard. We have an inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles that have the characteristics and safety features you’ll want your child’s first car to have.

In addition to making sure your teenager is knowledgeable about the rules of the road, one of the biggest things you can do to keep your child safe is to buy or lease the right car. In general, it’s advisable to avoid vehicles such as sports cars which might tempt your child to drive too quickly as well as automobiles whose size or design gives them unfavorable crash test scores.

Remember, vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death among teens in the United States. So, it’s critical that you pick the most appropriate vehicle possible even if it’s not your child’s first choice.

While it’s widely accepted that midsize sedans may be the best choice for young drivers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has suggested that SUVs such as the 2016 Jeep® Grand Cherokee are good choices as long as the vehicles have electronic stability control. A vehicle that’s going to be driven by a teenager should also have airbags, antilock disc brakes, daytime running lights, and an automatic transmission. If you’re going to buy a new or recent car model, you should also look for the latest safety features, including a rear- or surround-view camera, parking assist, blind-spot monitoring, and a lane departure warning system, among others.

If you’re searching for a vehicle for a new driver, visit Fields Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM today. We will help you find a vehicle that both you and your child will like and have confidence in. Plus, after you go for a test drive, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your teenaged driver can handle his or her new vehicle capably and responsibly on the road.