Dealers can help anxious parents choose the best car for their new teen driver with a list from U.S. News & World Report of the Best Cars for Teens.
Safety is paramount in the choices. To be on the list, a vehicle has to have the best combination of reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features and top critics’ recommendations in the US. News Best Cars rankings in its price category. All the cars on the list have available forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and, except for a few used cars, available automatic braking.
The 2019 Honda Fit was named best new car for teens under $20,000 and the Hyundai Ioniq the best new car for teens $20,000 to $25,000. The 2018 Kia Sportage was recommended as the best new SUV for teens $25,000 to $30,000.