At Jennings Chevrolet, we know a lot of factors go into picking the perfect car. If you’re shopping for a student or a new driver, safety, gas mileage, and maneuverability will likely be top concerns. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite models for new drivers and the reasons why they just might work for you!

Chevy cars have long been chosen for their safety, but did you know many new Chevy cars now also come with Teen Driver Mode? Teen driver mode is a configurable setting that makes it possible to customize vehicle settings in order to encourage safe driving behaviors. For example, it can limit certain vehicle features and prevent safety systems from being turned off. You can also get an in-vehicle report card for info on driving habits of your new driver.


For students and new drivers, we love recommending the compact 2019 Chevy Cruze. It’s very budget-friendly and gets excellent fuel-efficiency ratings – up to 37 mpg combined, but it’s still a nimble, fun driving experience.


If you’re looking for more of a long term budget saver, you’ve definitely got to consider the 2019 Chevy Volt hybrid. It’s more of an initial investment, but it gets 42 mpg combined thanks to its plug-in hybrid powertrain. The 2019 Chevy Volt is also a hatchback, which lends itself to greater versatility and more cargo options for all of those dorm essentials. 


Another solid choice is the 2019 Chevy Malibu sedan. This model gets 36 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city, and there are more options for add-on luxury features. Standard features in this model include touchscreen display, built-in wifi, rear vision camera, and more. Talk to our dealers for more information on finding the right fit for your child.