Best New Cars for Highschool Grads - Class of 2017

Best New Cars for Highschool Grads - Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 is about to turn the tassel on their graduation caps and begin a new chapter in their lives. To mark this momentous occasion you may be in the market for a new car - the perfect reward for your well-deserving student. But next to which college they are to attend (or adventure to embark upon) choosing a vehicle for them is a pretty big decision. 

There is a lot to consider. Safety, dependability, fuel economy, and affordability are a priority to you. But other features such as environmental impact, auto-infotainment, and aesthetics may be more essential to them. You need a well-rounded vehicle for your well-rounded student. Thankfully, Toyota has a new line-up that more than makes the grade.

Top 2017 Toyota Cars to Give as a Highschool Graduation Gift  

2017 Toyota Corolla

The Corolla is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the perennial best selling vehicle in the country (and world). It's no surprise that it is consistently given as a graduation present too. 

As a parent you love that the Corolla is one of the most dependable cars on the market. But you can keep the sensible descriptor a secret, as your grad won't even notice with sleek features such as distinctive LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights along with available options such as rear combination taillights with LED backup lights, a rear spoiler, and 17-inch alloy wheels. 

With life's new adventures to come, your grad will need to stay connected at all times. You (and they) will be happy to know that the 2017 Corolla's advanced cabin is fully equipped with technology that helps accomplish this. New steering wheel-mounted controls deliver Bluetooth connectivity that allows them to wirelessly make phone calls (to home, of course) and stream music from their compatible mobile devices. 

The dash also includes a multi-information display that allows them to note a fuel economy that offers an EPA estimated 28 city and 36 hwy. If your new grad is especially passionate about the environment, you can opt for the Corolla LE Eco that has an integrated ECO Mode button that delivers an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway.

All of the above (and so much more) comes standard with Toyota's Star Safety System. This includes an advanced suite of integrated safety technologies such as Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Smart Stop Technology, Whiplash-Injury-Lessening front seats, and a Tire Pressure Monitor System. Your student's new life begins with the parental safety net you need to keep peace of mind. Starting at just $17,980 CAD, you won't find a more affordable and dependable option for your new grad. View more on the 2017 Corolla.

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

If your new grad is trend-conscious (is that a redundant statement in itself?) they'll be pumped-up to join the conversation surrounding the car that everyone is talking about in 2017. Think of the new Corolla iM as the even cooler cousin to the Corolla you know and love, in town to turn a few heads. Outfitted with a black honeycomb grille, body-toned spoiler, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels with gloss black accents and chrome-tipped exhaust, this hatchback looks the part as the vehicular accessory to your proud student. 

The interior is just as cool, with high-tech yet flowing dashboard highlighted by an expansive 7-inch touch-screen that offers Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, advanced voice recognition, up to six speakers, and available integrated navigation. The interior is also accommodating to the needs of a new grad, with standard 60/40 split rear seats that will allow them to pack up their gear, from sports equipment to stacks of overdue library books.

Your student will also love the sporty nature of this vehicle, including the integrated Sport Mode which provides better throttle response. However, we know your concerns as a parent, and while you know you won't always be there to ride along in the passenger seat you'll be happy to know that the iM comes standard with sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension. This provides better control on the road, even when they attempt to take that corner a bit faster than you prefer. And just like its more sensible cousin above, the Corolla iM comes standard with an industry leading safety suite, in the form of an updated Toyota Safety Sense C. 

At an EPA estimated 28 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy and starting price of just $22,540 CAD (at publishing) you can gift your grad with a vehicle they'll be extremely excited about while keeping things sensible, for you. View more on the 2017 Corolla iM.

2017 Toyota Yaris

The Yaris has been one of the most popular cars for highschool grads since it was introduced for the Class of 1999. The sporty hatchback gets better with each passing year, with 2017 delivering the best yet in both style and performance. The new Yaris comes with available 16-inch alloy wheels, available projector-beam headlights, available LED Daytime Running Lights, and an updated grille to match your student's spirited demeanor. 

Today's new grad is the among most technologically advanced of the population, which makes the Yaris a perfect fit. From remote keyless entry, hands-free phone capability, music streaming, Bluetooth, and a 6.1-inch touch-screen audio system with USB port and voice recognition, the new Yaris will impress even the most tech-savvy grad.

There's no need to fret about the safety of your student when taking this compact hatchback out on the road. It comes with a full suite of standard safety features, including nine airbags and Toyota's renowned Star Safety System.

Thanks to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 36 highway and a price tag that starts at $17,040 CAD you can wrap a bow around this sporty hatchback in time for the convocation ceremony. View more on the 2017 Yaris. 

The big day is coming soon! If your student is graduating from a school in the Lower Mainland BC area contact us at your earliest convenience to book a test drive today.