Consumer Reports Ranks The Best Cars For Teen Drivers

Monday, June 28th, 2021 by | Posted In: Uncategorized

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;

Small Car

Mazda 3 (2014 or newer)

Toyota Prius (2014 or newer)

Hyundai Elantra (2018 or newer)

Midsized Car

Subaru Legacy (2013 or newer)

Mazda 6 (2014 or newer)

Lincoln MKZ (2018 or newer)

Large Cars

Ford Taurus (2014)

Hyundai Genesis (2016)

Small SUVs

Mazda CX-5 (2014 or newer)

Nissan Rogue (2014)

Subaru Forester (2016 or newer)

Midsized SUVs

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.

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