Safest Teen Car: Chevy Malibu, Trax, and Traverse

February 25th, 2022 by

It’s a landmark moment when your kid becomes old enough to drive. If you’re planning to buy your child a car, it’s only natural for you to get the safest vehicle you can find. The thought of your child driving around alone is enough to give you sleepless nights. But you can reduce your anxiety by getting your kid a teen car that is proven safe. 


When it comes to safety, few brands can rival Chevrolet. The automaker has produced three models with a solid reputation for being safe. They are the Chevy Malibu, Trax, and Traverse. Parents looking for the perfect teen car should consider these models. 


So why are they considered three of the safest vehicles you can buy today? To answer these questions, you need to look at the innovative safety features that the Chevy Malibu, Trax, and Traverse have. These cars come equipped with Chevy’s Teen Driver Technology. This is a set of features designed to keep new drivers safe. It allows parents to set speed limits, volume limits on the sound system, and alerts, among others. 


The feature also allows parents to check the in-vehicle report card to see their kids’ driving habits. Chevy vehicles are also fitted with adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring to help avoid accidents. A unique feature of the three Chevy vehicles is the seat belt audio mute that keeps the radio from playing until everyone in the front has buckled up. 


Chevy Traverse

The Chevy Traverse earned a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA in 2019. It’s a well-deserved acknowledgment since this teen car has modern safety features that can keep teen drivers safe. It has a rearview camera to help new drivers avoid fender benders when they’re trying to park. It also has a lane departure warning that alerts drivers when they’re drifting away from their lane. This particular feature is perfect for teen drivers who get easily distracted while driving.


Chevy Trax

The NHTSA gave the Chevy Trax a 5-star rating in 2018. This teen car has a forward collision warning that alerts the driver when it senses a fast-approaching vehicle coming towards the car. It also has blind-spot monitoring, perfect for young drivers who are not yet used to checking their blind spots. 


Chevy Malibu

Because of its Driver Confidence Package, the 2017 Chevy Malibu earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick distinction. The package comes with a rear cross traffic alert that warns drivers of a potential obstacle behind them. It also has blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera. The Malibu was also one of the first models to have the buckle-to-drive feature that prevents drivers from shifting to drive if their seat belt is not fastened. 


These teen cars are available at Reed-Lallier Chevrolet in Fayetteville, NC. You can take your teen to our showroom to test drive any of the vehicles in our lot. Financing options are also available for these models.