As your teen starts another year of High School or College, they’ve probably saved up some money this summer to start school in new ride.
But what’s the best ride for your teen? Consumer Reports compared the top models on safety and reliability and came up with their list of “Best Cars for Teens.” Many of our top models new and pre-owned made the list. Check them out here and scroll down for the complete list.
BEST CARS FOR TEENS: CONSUMER REPORTS OCT. 2012
Focus Sedan 2009-2011 models
Fusion 2010 or later models
Accord 2008 or later
Fit 2011 or later
Santa Fe 2007-2009 (five seat model)
Sonata 2006 or later (non-turbo)
Forte 2010 or later
Optima 2010 or later (non-turbo)
Kia Soul All years
Sportage (non-turbo) 2011 or later
Outlander 5-door 2007 or later
Rogue – All years
Sentra 2010 or later
Forester 2009 or later (non-turbo)
Impreza 2009 or later (non-turbo)
Outback 2008 or later
Legacy 2.5i 2009 or later
When looking for your a vehicle for your teen, Consumer Reports says look for:
-Electronic Safety Control
– Side Curtain Airbags
– High crash test ratings.
Consumer Reports recommends teens avoid driving large pickups or SUVs due to possible roll over in an accident. The magazine says its harder for newer drivers to handle these large vehicles, and you don’t want your teen to have too many passengers fit in their vehicle. The magazine says for teens to avoid sports cars because they are faster and have a higher rate of accidents.
Check out all these safe driving models here and have your teen in one of the most stylish and safe models in the school parking lot!