Best Cars for Millennials
For years, marketers have attempted to understand the buying habits of millennials. Unfortunately, understanding millennials is hard to do if you don’t understand the current state of the economy and shift in cultural values, but one thing is for sure – no matter what age you are, you still need a reliable vehicle. When it comes to the car buying experience, millennials seek fun and newness, and the ability to connect technological devices is of the utmost importance. With this in mind, certain car models and brands will naturally appeal more to millennials than others.
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Cars that Suit Millennials Perfectly
Here is a list of some of the best cars for millennials in 2018.
#1 Chevy Cruze
Starting at just $20,000, the Chevrolet Cruze boasts sleek and sporty styling that will appeal to consumers seeking to purchase their first car. With class-leading connectivity and a host of in-car apps, the Cruze comes standard with a 4G-LTE hotspot, making it perfect for drivers who don’t want to use up all their mobile data. It also features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, proving Chevrolet understands the unique technological needs of millennials.
On top of its technological specs, the Cruze features a turbocharged 1.4L engine (standard on all trims), which is capable of achieving 40 miles per gallon on the highway. The engine can also quickly deliver up to 155 horsepower, so quick and easy acceleration will never be an issue.
#2 Jeep Renegade
Bursting onto the scene in 2015, the Jeep Renegade has managed to remain a strong seller among Millennials. Using the FIAT 500X design as a platform, the Renegade is a subcompact SUV that offers ample storage space, all-terrain tires, and a host of safety features that will satisfy even the most cautious driver. Affordability is also a strong selling point of the Renegade, and budget-conscious shoppers will appreciate its starting price of only $27,000.
#3 Chevy Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro has been popular with the under-35 crowd for decades now, and over the years, it has managed to establish itself as the penultimate sports car. Equipped with a 2.0L engine (in standard models), the Camaro is capable of achieving a jaw-dropping 275-hp in the standard 1LS or 1LT trim. For a sportier experience, drivers can elect to purchase a model with a manual transmission, which allows for more direct control of the vehicle. Those who prefer automatic will be pleased to find they can choose between an eight or 10-speed transmission.
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Speed isn’t the only selling point of the Camaro. It features high-quality safety features such as rear park assist, lane change alert, and a Bembo breaking system. It isn’t short on style either. The Camaro offers a stylish and sporty interior with ventilated, supportive seats that ensure continuous comfort (even during G-forces). Starting at $25,500, the Chevrolet Camaro is an affordable option for anyone seeking a high-performance sports car that won’t break the bank.
#4 Chevy Equinox
There is no doubt about it – gas can be a major expense. That is why the Chevrolet Equinox is a great choice for younger buyers, regardless of the trim level chosen, who want to save on gas without having to skimp on performance and style. The Equinox comes with a standard 1.5L, 170-hp engine capable of achieving up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway. It also features advanced technological options, like the Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen display that allows drivers to connect all their Android and Apple devices with ease.
Safety will never be an issue either with the Equinox. Packed with helpful safety features such as surround vision, blind zone alerts, lane keep assist, forward automatic breaking, and 4G-LTE On-Star, drivers will never have to worry about navigating tight spaces and heavy traffic. Starting at just $23,800, the Chevrolet Equinox is a cost-effective and attractive option for drivers who want to get the most for their money.
#5 Chevy Spark
Millennials in search of a car that proves size doesn’t matter may want to give the new Chevy Spark a try. The Spark is a high-powered and stylish mini car that offers a 1.4L engine and up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway. It comes standard with a manual transmission, but buyers do have the option to upgrade to an automatic. Its small size is also perfect for city drivers, who will appreciate the Spark’s ability to fit into small spaces with ease.
The Chevrolet Spark, like other Chevrolet models, boasts a variety of safety features, such as full airbag coverage, traction control, lane departure warnings, and forward collision warnings. Its interior is also sizeable and designed for comfort, making the Spark the perfect choice for long road trips. Starting at just $13,220, the Spark will appeal to drivers seeking a sturdy and reliable subcompact at a reasonable price.
#6 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic has always had a strong appeal to younger car buyers, and its newest 10th generation model ensures this appeal remains the same. Boasting some of Honda’s sportiest styling in years, the Honda Civic comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and impressive 174-hp engine. Other features geared towards driver and passenger safety, such as automatic braking assist, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control have earned the Civic high marks in the safety category.
With a roomy and luxurious interior that rivals its stylish exterior, the Civic will also score high marks among drivers who want a visually appealing and comfortable vehicle. Budget-conscious shoppers will also appreciate the Civic’s ability to achieve up to 42 miles per gallon on the highway, rivaling many hybrid cars in the same class. Starting at just $19,000, the Honda Civic proves you can get quality and longevity at an affordable price.
#7 Chevy Volt
The Chevy Volt has been a best-seller in the hybrid market for years, and it is the perfect choice for environmentally conscious millennials who don’t want to spend too much on gas. Equipped with a 1.5L, 149-hp engine, in the LT and Premier trims, that achieves nearly 42 miles per gallon when running on gas, and an astounding 106 miles per gallon on electricity, the Volt has something for everyone. It also features a considerable amount of torque that adds to its ability to handle smoothly and accelerate with ease.
Lovers of comfort and luxury will also be satisfied when they see the interior of the Volt for the first time. The Volt comes equipped with leather-appointed seats, numerous USB ports, and the Chevy MyLink entertainment system, which allows smartphone users to sync to the Volt with little to no effort. There is also a full-color touchscreen display that offers real-time, on-demand energy information.
Safety features such as smart sensors that automatically and intelligently adjust the inflation of airbags during a crash make the Volt a top choice as well. It also comes standard with lane departure warnings, rear cross traffic alert, rearview camera, forward collision warning, and blind spot monitoring. The Chevy Volt starts at $33,000, but after tax credits, many buyers only spend around $26,000, making it one of the most affordable and accessible hybrid cars on the market.
When in Doubt, Test Drive!
When it comes to the best cars for young adults, car buyers will be pleased to know they certainly have a wide range of choices. Here at Valley Chevy, we understand car buyers simply want to purchase a high-quality vehicle they can count on, and we do our best to help buyers find a car that fits the bill. Visit your Phoenix Chevrolet dealer today to test drive any of the Chevy vehicles listed above.