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Best Cars for Teens: New and Used, Ranked

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List RulesThe 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.
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    Honda Civic

    Honda Civic
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    • Make: Honda
    40
    14
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  • Ford Focus
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Make: Ford
    • Class: Compact car, Hatchback, Sedan, Station Wagon
    26
    5
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    • Make: Honda
    • Class: Compact car, Mid-size car, Full-size car
    27
    9
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    Toyota Corolla

    • Make: Toyota
    25
    10
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