Why an Eco-Friendly Vehicle Is Great for a New Driver

Nissan Leaf - Dixon, IL
Nissan Leaf – Dixon, IL

An eco-friendly vehicle could be the perfect first car for your teen driver. Today’s versions of eco-friendly cars offer just as many features as conventional gas-fueled cars, with safety systems, advanced technology and highly-efficient engines that save time and money at the pump.

Not all green cars are created equally though, and a careful search with plenty of digging is required to find the best one for your teen. You should also set a realistic budget that can narrow down your choices.

One great option is the zero-emission Nissan LEAF. Hybrids and electric vehicles are great options for your teen because they don’t pollute the environment, and they can help you teach your teen to be an efficient driver, beyond just owning an EV.

The 2019 Nissan LEAF is great for your teen driver because it’s outfitted with standard safety systems like Automatic Emergency Braking, the Nissan Advanced Braking System and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

In addition to the great safety features, the LEAF offers a spectrum of batteries to suit different preferences. The 62 kWh earns an EPA-estimated range of about 226 miles and also delivers a 214-horsepower rating. The 40 kWh battery delivers a range of about 150 miles and a horsepower rating of 147. No matter which battery you choose, three levels of charging makes it easy to keep the LEAF at full strength.

Experience the Nissan LEAF for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Nissan for a test drive.