Everyone can remember the first time they hit the road in their very own car: that rush of excitement as you slipped behind the wheel; that sense of freedom as you pulled out of the driveway.

Here at Route 228 Auto Mall, we also understand the feelings parents have when picking out a used car for their son or daughter. That's why we created this helpful guide to the best used cars for teens.

Continue reading to see our top picks before contacting us to schedule a test drive near Mars, Wexford, and Evans City today!

Jeep Renegade

From snowy roads to busy city streets, this sporty subcompact SUV fits Jeep's legendary capability into one easy-to-drive package. Featuring an available Jeep Active Drive 4x4 system, large all-season tires, and a reinforced safety cage, it supplies extra confidence for your teen and added peace of mind for you.

Efficient and fun to drive, the Jeep Renegade relies on either a 1.3L MultiAir® 2 turbo 4-cylinder engine or a 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir®2 4-cylinder engine. The Renegade then boasts an EPA-estimated 24 city/32 highway MPG, which keeps your teen on the move while limiting their stops at the pump.1

Furthermore, SiriusXM® Guardian services and built-in Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ with navigation ensures that your teen can enjoy all their favorite music and apps while being able to make it home safe each night.

Nissan Sentra

Proving that big things can fit into a small package, the Nissan Sentra is a compact car with serious ambition. Boasting a massive 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, your teen will have little issue packing up for their semi-annual trip to college.

To help them get there without any issues, Nissan equips the Sentra with Nissan Intelligent Mobility™. This advanced suite acts like a co-pilot, helping to increase your teen's awareness of the world around them.

Wherever they venture, this compact sedan is sure to get them there and back in comfort. Its super-efficient 1.8L 4-cylinder engine provides consistently smooth acceleration, while its independent strut suspension provides both sharp handling and braking.

When properly equipped, the Nissan Sentra earns an EPA-estimated 29/37 city/hwy MPG.2

Toyota Camry

Are you searching for a sedan that your teen can grow with into adulthood? The Toyota Camry is a midsize vehicle with outsized performance and tech.

Offering the choice between a sprightly 2.5L 4-cylinder or commanding 3.5L V6 engine, the Camry allows your teen to confidently navigate highway traffic and easily overtake a semi-truck.

The Camry also simplifies everyday commuting by providing a long list of smart tech. For instance, the available Bird's Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scans helps your teen effectively navigate around hidden obstacles.

The car also comes standard with everything from a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection to Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

Once safely back on the road, the Camry maintains a comfortable space with available wireless charging and even heated front seats.

Schedule a Test Drive with Your Teen

Now that we've listed our picks for the best used cars for teens, we invite you to visit Route 228 Auto Mall to experience them in person.

If you live in the Mars, Wexford, or Evans City area, stop by our dealership or go online to schedule a personalized visit with our experienced team today!



1. Based on manufacturer's testing estimated 24 city/32 highway MPG with 1.3L MultiAir® 2 Turbo and 9-speed automatic transmission, FWD. Actual mileage may vary.

2. 2019 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 29/37 city/highway MPG for Sentra S, SV, SR, and SL with CVT. 27/33 city/highway MPG for Sentra SR Turbo. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

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