Consumer Reports Ranks The Best Cars For Teen Drivers
Teen drivers are often at the greatest risk of getting into a Connecticut auto accident. Teens are susceptible to driving faster and in a riskier way than drivers over the age of 20 because they are often immature and inexperienced. Even as these factors play a part in how safe a teen driver is, it is also important that the car they are driving is both sensible and safe.
The factors that parents are often left pondering are the cost of a car for their child and how to balance the cost with the often limited safety features that comes from buying a lower cost vehicle. That is why it is important to find balance when choosing a car to buy for your teen driver.
The good news is that there are some options available that have passed a rigorous inspection by both Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The groups teamed up to put together a helpful list for parents that ranks cars that are best for teens. The full list is here. The cars that these groups found were best for teen drivers were;
Mazda 3 (2014 or newer)
Toyota Prius (2014 or newer)
Hyundai Elantra (2018 or newer)
Subaru Legacy (2013 or newer)
Mazda 6 (2014 or newer)
Lincoln MKZ (2018 or newer)
Ford Taurus (2014)
Hyundai Genesis (2016)
Mazda CX-5 (2014 or newer)
Nissan Rogue (2014)
Subaru Forester (2016 or newer)
Subaru Outback (2013 or newer)
Chevrolet Equinox (2017, 2019)
Nissan Murano (2015 or newer)
Choosing a car for your teen to drive can cause layers upon layers of questions that need to be answered, but this report takes a lot of the guesswork out of one question and that is how to buy your teen a car that is both safe and economical. After you’ve chosen a car for your teen one of the best things you can do for her/him is to insure that she has enough experience behind the wheel before driving off in the car alone. Inexperience is one of the biggest factors in a Connecticut auto accident.
We wish you and your teen a safe driving experience.