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Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked  

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List Rules The best cars for teens to own and drive.

It's a great feeling when you get your driver's license at age 16, but it's also a great responsibility. When it is time for new drivers to pick out their first car, parents and the teens themselves have to look for maximum reliability, safety, and make sure that the vehicle is cheap to insure. So out of all the options out there, what is the best car for new drivers?

Below are some of the best, safest cars for new drivers, according to people that voted. Don't agree with the list? Then join the discussing by voting for what you think are the best cars for teens. If you don't see a particular model listed, be sure to add it yourself.

Generally, the best cars for teens aren't muscle cars, sports cars, or giant trucks. They have enough power to get them from point A to point B but not so much to be dangerous. So what cars fall under that criteria? See what people think are the best cars for teens below.
1 23 VOTES
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
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Make: Ford

Class: Compact car, Hatchback, Sedan, Station Wagon

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2 37 VOTES
Honda Civic
Honda Civic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
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Make: Honda

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3 26 VOTES
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
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Make: Honda

Class: Compact car, Mid-size car, Full-size car

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4 26 VOTES
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
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Make: Volkswagen

Class: Compact car, Subcompact car

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