Teens 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 20 VOTES

Honda Civic


Honda Civic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
Photo: via Twitter

Make: Honda

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2 18 VOTES

Honda Accord


Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
Photo: via Twitter

Make: Honda

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

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#5 on The Longest Lasting Cars That Go the Distance

#5 on The Top Cars For Teenagers

#1 on The Best Midsize Family Sedans

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3 21 VOTES

Volkswagen Golf


Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
Photo: via Pinterest

Make: Volkswagen

Class: Compact car, Subcompact car

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Inexpensive Cars You'd Love to Own

#3 on The Top Cars For Teenagers

#5 on The Greenest Green Cars

#37 on The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

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Toyota Matrix


Toyota Matrix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked
Photo: Freebase/Public domain

Make: Toyota

Class: Compact car, Hatchback

Also Ranked

#64 on The Top Cars For Teenagers

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