Hyundai/Ford Make List of Safest Used Cars for Teens

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata
2010 Ford Fusion
2010 Ford Fusion

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle for your newly minted teenage driver chances are pretty good you’re looking for a safe vehicle that’s also affordable. A recent survey of parents in that situation found a majority ended up paying between $7,000 and $12,000 for their teen’s first car. Lower price tags are frequently found on older models. Older models often have fewer safety features than desired. So, YahooAutos put together a list of 21 older model, affordable cars that can also claim a reasonable number of safety features, including electronic stability control, and rollover and crash protection. Making the list at number 2 and 12 respectively are the 2011 (or later) Hyundai Sonata and 2010 (or later) Ford Fusion. All the vehicles on the list were given high safety marks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when they were first released.

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Three Butler Brands on 2015 North American Car/Truck/Utility of the Year Short List

2015 Hyundai Genesis
2015 Hyundai Genesis

One of the great things about carrying four of the best selling auto brands is that at least one of those brands will make it onto the annual list of the North American Car/Truck/Utility of the Year nominees. This year we’re excited to see the short list includes not just one but three of the four makes Butler carries! They are as follows:
2015 North American Car of the Year Short List

  • Acura TLX
  • Ford Mustang
  • Hyundai Genesis sedan
  • Hyundai Sonata

2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Short List

  • Ford F-150
    (To see the entire list click here.)

The winners will be announced at a press conference opening the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Three Butler Brands on KBB’s List of ‘Coolest Cars Under $18,000’

Hyundai, Kia and FordĀ are all represented on Kelley Blue Book’s 2014 list of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000”! They are as follows:

2014 Hyundai Veloster
2014 Hyundai Veloster

#2 2014 Hyundai Veloster
In KBB’s words the funky 5-door Veloster “is a masterful mix of bold, unique style and famous Hyundai value.” That says it all!

 

 

2014 Kia Soul
2014 Kia Soul

#3 2014 Kia Soul
KBB likes the Soul for its history of practicality and adds that the redesigned 2014 model is more stylish than ever.

 

 

2014 Ford Fiesta
2014 Ford Fiesta

#8 2014 Ford Fiesta
KBB says the Fiesta looks and drives “like a little party on wheels”. We especially like the like the EPA estimated fuel economy of 28/37 (city/highway).

For the entire list click here.