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Best Used Cars for Teens

July 4, 2013

If you have a teenager in your household, chances are you're looking for a reasonably priced yet reliable and safe used car for them to drive.

Forbes.com recently released a list of the top 14 used cars for teen drivers. All are 2009 models valued at around $15,000, rated to get 20 miles or more per gallon, and have received top marks for reliability and safety. Plus they all have relatively low insurance rates.

Be sure to consider these vehicles below.

RankVehicleEst. Annual Insurance Premium
1Ford Taurus$3,322
2Honda Accord$3,334
3Ford Fusion$3,494
4Scion xB$3,506
5Subaru Legacy$3,518
6Volkswagen Jetta$3,524
7Audi A3 2.0T$3,622
8Toyota Corolla$3,656
9Subaru Impreza 2.5i$3,732
10Honda Civic$3,738

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