12 Safest Cars for New Graduates
Safety is of great importance when it comes to young drivers, that's why Forbes this week took a look at the best used cars to consider for new graduates.
Forbes looked through crash test results and user-reported performance for 2011 model year vehicles. 5 year old used vehicles hit the sweet spot when it comes to depreciation and reliability, with the price range of these vehicles sitting between $9,000 and $19,000. Check out the full list below to see which vehicles you should consider for your new graduate.
|2011 Volkswagen Jetta||$9,375 - $12,100|
|2011 Volkswagen Golf||$9,550 - $10,550|
|2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan||$10,050 - $12,700|
|2011 Chevrolet Malibu||$10,700 - $13,075|
|2011 Ford Fusion||$11,200 - $14,150|
|2011 Hyundai Sonata||$11,600 - $13,850|
|2011 Subaru Legacy||$12,100 - $18,100|
|2011 Buick LaCrosse||$12,875 - $17,350|
|2011 Subaru Outback||$15,150 - $19,975|
|2011 Subaru Forster||$15,275 - $19,600|
|2011 Honda Element||$16,100 - $17,075|
|2011 Volvo S80||$16,375 - $19,725|
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- Gregg Fidan
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