21 Perfect Used Cars for Teenagers
If you have a young driver in the house, you may be considering helping them purchase their own mode of transportation. Reliable safety is always paramount when it comes choosing a car, but even more so for younger drivers who do not have tons of experience behind the wheel. Everyone will feel much better knowing the car a teen is driving has excellent safety features, such as crash protection, stability control, and side-impact airbags.
For that reason, purchasing a much older car for a teen may not be the best way to go -- you might be better off buying a newer car that is still within your budget. Forbes recently released their list of what they consider the safest, yet affordable cars for young drivers available right now. At the top of the list are 2009 and later models of the Subaru Forester, followed by the Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Legacy, and Buick LaCrosse.
If you're considering any of these reliable cars for teens, make sure to visit TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise for the best prices in your area.
|Rank||Vehicle||Model Year||Starting Price|
|1||Subaru Forester||2009 or later||$11,933|
|2||Hyundai Sonata||2011 or later||$11,851|
|3||Subaru Legacy||2010 or later||$11,592|
|4||Buick LaCrosse||2010 or later||$11,477|
|5||Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||2011 or later||$11,216|
|6||Dodge Avenger||2011 or later||$10,897|
|7||Dodge Journey||2010 or later||$10,932|
|8||Volkswagen CC||2009 or later||$10,571|
|9||Chevrolet Malibu||2010 or later||$10,217|
|10||Chrysler 200 Sedan||2011 or later||$10,105|
|12||Ford Fusion||2010 or later||$9,530|
|13||Volkswagen Passat||2009 or later||$9,295|
|14||Audi A3||2008 or later||$9,291|
|15||Volvo C30||2008 or later||$9,005|
|16||Volkswagen Tiguan||2009 or later||$8,896|
|17||Volvo S80||2007 or later||$8,466|
|18||Honda Element||2007 or later||$8,449|
|19||Subaru Tribeca||2006 or later||$7,967|
|20||Volkswagen Jetta||2009 or later||$7,621|
|21||Volvo XC90||2005 or later||$7,078|
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- Gregg Fidan
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