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Best Cars for Back to School

When you send your child off to school in their new vehicle, you want to make sure they have everything they need to be safe and secure. This week, we’re looking at the best cars for back to school driving!

Keep your teenage or collegiate driver safe with these excellent vehicles!



Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu offers a unique and safe driving experience for your student called “Teen Driver”. The system ensure safe driving habits are learned by new drivers by muting audio or paired devices if occupants don’t have their seatbelts engaged and gives audible and visual warnings when above the speed limit.

It also has a 5-star crash rating and active safety features such as lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alerts, parking assists, and more. Get the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and you can have a safe vehicle for your kid that is also good for the environment.

To test out the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the Teen Driver system, please call of visit your local AutoNation Chevrolet retailer today!


2016 Honda Civic Touring Review

Honda Civic

While any of the 2016 Honda vehicles can be had with Honda Sensing products, the 2016 Honda Civic can be safe and stylish for under $25,000. To get the top IIHS safety rating, you’ll need the optional Honda Sensing Suite, which includes lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more. Luckily, you can add this option to even the entry level LX models so it will be safe and cost effective.

The 2016 Honda Civic EX model also offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which will keep your kid’s hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. A 5-inch touchscreen offers access to the infotainment screen, along with buttons on the steering wheel.

Stop by your local AutoNation Honda store today to check out the safe and tech-filled Honda Civic!


2016 Mazda6_08


When life isn’t just about getting from A to B, but getting there safely and with a smile on your face, then look no further than the Mazda6. This premium sedan is competitively priced and offers a slew of safety features, including advanced cruise control, forward collision warning, and more (Grand Touring models). Not only that, but the Mazda Jinba Ittai engineering philosophy keeps their cars peppy and a blast to drive.

Interior embellishments include leather-trimmed seats, the Mazda Connect infotainment system with Stitcher and Pandora apps, and more.

Head over to your local AutoNation Mazda dealership and know that your child is going to enjoy driving your new Mazda6 today!


Subaru Impreza

The 2016 Subaru Impreza is an extremely safe vehicle. With always on all-wheel drive and the Subaru Eyesight advanced safety system, your child will be in one of the safest places on the road. Starting at the 2.0i Limited model, you can add optional EyeSight driver assistive technologies including automated cruise control, lane assists, assisted braking and more.

There’s also the Starlink system, to ensure that compatible smartphones are used via the in-car infotainment system rather than on the phone itself (and taking the gaze of your student away from the road).

To try out the Subaru Impreza, stop by your local AutoNation Subaru retailer today!



2017 Ford Fusion

In the 2017 Ford Fusion, you’ll find a lot of safety features. Starting at Ford Fusion SE model lineup, you can equip your sedan with enhanced park assists, all-wheel drive, and adaptive cruise controls with stop-start capability. Go up in model trims you’ll also be able to add pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, increasing safety for all.

You can be eco-friendly too, as the Ford Fusion Hybrid offers outstanding range with the 2.0L Atkinson cycle engine connected to an electric motor for an efficient hybrid system.

Check out the 2017 Ford Fusion at your local AutoNation Ford store today!

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