We all can remember our very first car. Whether it was shiny and new off the lot or already came with a few miles on the odometer, the sense of freedom and adventure it generated in our young minds can still be felt today.

At Shenango Auto Mall, we're dedicated to helping parents and family members throughout New Castle, Ellwood City, and Pittsburgh find a safe and reliable used car for the teen driver in their life. To learn more about the best used cars for teens, contact us today!

Nissan Sentra

Delivering everyday practicality with fuel-conscious engineering, the Nissan Sentra is the perfect compact sedan for those just beginning their driving years. Its efficient 4-cylinder engine provides consistently smooth acceleration, which maintains well at highway speeds. Meanwhile, its suspension and available active understeer control provides both sharp handling and braking.

Its spacious cabin can comfortably seat up to five passengers and provides enough smart amenities to please the most tech-savvy of teen drivers. From a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to an Advanced Drive-Assist® Display, your teen can easily focus on keeping their hands and eyes on the road ahead.

When the time comes to pack up and head off to school, the Sentra's massive 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space makes fitting everything they need for a successful semester.

Ford Escape

If you're in the market for a vehicle your teen can grow with into adulthood, the Ford Escape crossover SUV is both a wise and versatile choice. Boasting 68 cubic feet of available cargo space, it'll certainly come in handy when taking off for a weekend music festival or when they move into their first apartment.

Speaking of hitting the road, the Ford Escape makes answering messages or loading up their favorite playlists safe and easy thanks to the SYNC® 3 voice-activated technology. When traffic starts to get heavy, the available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support helps them avoid any fender benders.

Its 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder also proves to be incredibly efficient, earning an EPA-estimated 23/30/26 city/highway/combined MPG*.

Jeep Cherokee

For generations, Jeep has set the benchmark on both dependability along with the ability to safely get from Point A to Point B. Outfitted with 4WD and an available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, you can enjoy greater peace of mind while your teen travels over wet and snowy roads in the Jeep Cherokee.

Additional safety tech this midsize SUV provides include a ParkView® Rear Backup Camera along with available Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection to help navigate in and out of busy parking lots or into traffic.

Of course, your teen will also have the consistent performance of the Cherokee's standard 3.6L V6 engine, which is built to withstand many years of driving without losing its confident performance.

Chevy Silverado

For the hard-working adventurer in your family, the Chevy Silverado pickup delivers the poise and easy drivability without limiting their independent spirit. 

Equipped with special EcoTec3 technology, an automatic locking rear differential, and an available Drive Mode Selector, you can rest assured that no matter which path they take, they'll always be able to find their way back home.

Its three available cabins also provide both flexible space to safely store their gear along with a comfortable all-around view of the roadway. Each pickup also features multiple power points, so they can keep their smartphone, laptop, or tools fully charged all day long.

Best Used Cars for Teens: Test Drive Today!

Now that you've seen our list of the best used cars for teens, we invite you and your new driver to stop in for a personal test drive!

If you currently live near New Castle, Ellwood City or Pittsburgh, visit Shenango Auto Mall or go online to schedule a personalized experience.


* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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