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Why a Subaru is the Perfect Vehicle for Teen Drivers: Baldwin Subaru’s Guide



When it comes to choosing the right vehicle for your teen driver, safety, reliability, and advanced features are at the top of every parent's list. Baldwin Subaru is thrilled to share that Subaru has earned significant recognition in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for Teens awards, making it an ideal choice for young drivers.


Award-Winning Excellence

Subaru has excelled in two new-car segments, with the 2024 Outback winning the Best SUV in the $35K-$40K price range, and the 2024 Legacy securing the Best Car priced from $30K to $35K. Additionally, the 2020 Crosstrek Hybrid was honored as the Best Used Small SUV. These accolades highlight Subaru's dedication to producing vehicles that excel in safety, reliability, and value.


Unmatched Safety Standards

The 2024 Legacy and Outback boast excellent safety ratings, including a perfect 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Outback has also been named a 2024 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). These ratings reflect Subaru’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of all passengers, especially the youngest ones on the road.


Advanced Driver Assist Technology

All 2024 Subaru models, including those awarded Best New Cars for Teens, come standard with Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This comprehensive suite includes Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. These features help prevent accidents and provide an extra layer of security for teen drivers, giving parents peace of mind.


Parental Control and Monitoring Features

Subaru vehicles come equipped with teen driver controls and available smartphone apps that allow parents to monitor driving behavior. These features send alerts if the car exceeds a set speed, operates outside a designated time period, or leaves a specified geographic area. This allows parents to set limits and have ongoing discussions about responsible driving habits.


Comprehensive Connected Services

SUBARU STARLINK® connected services offer additional safety and convenience features valuable to parents of teen drivers. Available in three packages, these services include:

- STARLINK Safety Plus Package: SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, advanced automatic collision notification, maintenance notifications, monthly vehicle health report, and diagnostic alerts.

- STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package: Adds remote engine start with climate control, stolen vehicle recovery service, vehicle security alarm notification, remote lock/unlock, remote horn and lights, and remote vehicle locator. It also includes boundary, speed, and curfew alerts.

- STARLINK Concierge Package: Offers in-vehicle assistance with restaurant and hotel reservations, purchasing tickets for events, and scheduling service appointments.


Affordable and Accessible

Despite their advanced features and high safety ratings, the 2024 Subaru Outback and Legacy are affordably priced. The Outback starts at $28,895* and the Legacy at $24,895*, making them accessible options for families looking for reliable and safe vehicles for their teen drivers.

At Baldwin Subaru, we understand the importance of choosing the right vehicle for your family. Visit us today to explore our selection of award-winning Subaru vehicles and discover why a Subaru is the perfect vehicle for your teen driver.