2014-Honda-Civic-Interior-3-300x186Although what you and your teen both may want when they get the keys to a car may not overlap, we think that the 2014 Honda Civic is one of the best cars for teenagers—and believe it or not, we think they’ll agree with that.

The Civic is fuel efficient, meaning they can handle their own gas costs, comes well-equipped without the need to upgrade, and looks pretty stylish too (we’ll imagine many of the teens out there may prefer the coupe design, though).

Why Teens Dig the Civic

Let’s start with the fuel economy. We know most teens don’t make much over minimum wage if they have a job at all, and that means you’re going to want them to have a car that’s fuel efficient. The 2014 Civic LX Sedan with automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.* Also, did you notice that it comes with an automatic transmission? That makes it all the easier for your new driver to feel comfortable behind the wheel.

Now, when you were younger, maybe you wanted a tape deck or CD player in your car. These days, CD players usually come standard, but your son or daughter might want to be able to listen to their iPod or stream music from their smartphone. They can do all that and more with the standard features on the entry-level Civic LX, which include:

  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Pandora internet radio streaming
  • i-MID touchscreen infotainment system
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Rearview camera system

If you’re anything like many of our drivers were, that rearview camera will be a godsend. We won’t say that every driver backs up into something when they start driving, but we know many do, and the camera helps make it easier and safer to back up and parallel park.

Come Down for a Test Drive

While the parent(s) will need to be the ones taking the test drive of the 2014 Honda Civic, we encourage you to bring the kid(s) along and let them see just what makes the Civic so appealing to them. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer today and take the Civic for a test drive; we think you’ll agree that it’s a great fit for your teen.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.