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There’s a Car for That: 4 Sedans for Your First-Time Driver

By Zimbrick Automotive | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 7:00 am
A young driver holding the keys of her sedan out of the window

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a vehicle for your first-time driver. Finding something that’s equal parts enjoyable and practical can be tricky business. Picking the right vehicle type for a new driver can be even trickier. That’s right: we’re talking about sedans vs. SUVs.

If it seems to you like SUVs are all the rage at the moment, you’re not wrong. But for a driver who’s getting accustomed to the ins and outs of the day-to-day drive, a sedan can simplify things. At Zimbrick, we understand how complicated it can be. That’s why we’re here to provide you a thorough breakdown of our favorite sedan models.

Here are four of them.

Set Your Driver up for Success with One of These Sedans

Chevy Malibu

There’s a myth that small cars are unsafe, and it’s simply not true. In fact, with ever-evolving safety features, sedans are only getting safer. Nobody knows this better than Chevy. Teen driver mode, which records and corrects patterns for new drivers, is available on the Malibu. And so are up to 10 airbags.

Hyundai Elantra

SUVs aren’t too far behind in terms of fuel economy, but they’re still not close enough to compete with sedans in the efficiency category. With an estimated 40 mpg of fuel economy on the highway, the Elantra is an ideal choice for parents looking to spend less at the pump. And because fueling is less expensive with a smaller car, there’s a good chance total cost of owning is cheaper, too.

Honda Accord

You want your first-time driver to stay safe, but you also want them to have fun. And since you’ll rarely hear an SUV referred to as nimble, a sedan is probably the most satisfying option for the sake of maneuverability. Few sensible cars offer the agile road manners and responsive handling that an Accord brings to the table.

Nissan Altima

Easing into their comfort zone is the most important aspect for a first-time driver — something that might not come as quickly in an SUV or truck. Sedans deliver a smoother, more relaxed ride. And in an Altima, your first-time driver and their friends will enjoy spacious seating options and leather-appointed surfaces.

Start Your New Car Search in Madison, WI

A driver’s first car is a big decision, but it’s not one you have to make alone. You can count on us to guide you in the right direction. At Zimbrick, we stock a variety of new and used sedans. Contact us for any questions or come in for a test drive at any of our 16 locations in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. We’re excited to help you get started.

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