Teens The Top Cars For Teenagers  

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List Rules Vote on the car you think is a safe, affordable, practical first car for teenagers

A list of top cars for teenagers, based in part on results provided by US News, but also ranked by you, the public. What are the best first cars for teenagers? This list of good first cars will help you feel better about sending your kid off into the world. All types of cars have been included.

Parents and teenagers may often differ on car choices, but with so many vehicle makes and models available, a compromise can be found. What are the best first cars for teens? Teenagers are new to driving, so they're also at a higher risk for automotive incidents (aka crashing). Teenagers are also known for not having much money as well as moving to and from school. With that in mind, safety, affordability and practicality are all important. The automobiles on this list balance all three criteria. If you have any suggestions please feel free to add them to the list below!

From the most popular cars for teenage drivers to more obscure (but still safe and cool) vehicles, this list should help you decide which car to shell out for when your teen finally gets their driver's license. Teenage girls and guys may differ in their first car choices, but at least you'll have some peace of mind after taking a look at these options. Check out this list of the cheapest cars to insure for more details.
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1
808 532
Subaru Impreza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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2
892 588
Ford Mustang is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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3
631 504
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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4
347 277
Dodge Charger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers

5
494 427
Honda Accord is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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6
349 259
Ford Focus ST is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Ford Focus ST

7
278 221
Chevrolet Camaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
General Motors, Chevrolet

8
353 275
Nissan 370Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Nissan

9
253 262
Mazdaspeed3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Mazda

10
378 333
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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11
263 304
Ford Torino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers

12
291 288
Nissan GT-R is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Nissan

13
298 316
Volvo C30 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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14
285 337
Toyota Camry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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15
193 257
Scion tC is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Scion

16
160 269
Volkswagen Passat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Volkswagen

17
150 189
Ford Fusion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers

18
252 305
Ford Fiesta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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19
258 286
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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20
148 267
Honda Civic Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers

21
143 172
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Volkswagen

22
129 210
Ford Escape is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers

23
148 195
Hyundai Genesis Coupe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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24
108 85
Mazda RX-8 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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25
125 169
Nissan Maxima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Nissan

26
109 177
Toyota Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
Toyota

27
102 110
VW Beetle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
VW Beetle

28
165 275
Kia Optima is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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29
71 84
Chevrolet Impala is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
ropage17 added Chevrolet - Roomy Fuel Efficient Sedan

30
69 89
Alfa Romeo MiTo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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31
31 32
Dodge Ram is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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32
53 70
Acura Integra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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33
46 69
1957 Chevy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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34
121 251
Hyundai Sonata is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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35
94 169
Toyota RAV4 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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36
24 44
Mazda CX-5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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37
27 43
Honda Integra DC5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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38
140 265
Nissan Rogue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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39
139 272
Kia Forte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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40
48 146
Opel Astra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
General Motors, Opel

41
46 147
SEAT León is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
SEAT

42
16 10
2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan/coupe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan/coupe

43
76 88
Honda NSX is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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44
19 45
Mazda CX-7 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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45
15 33
Dodge Caliber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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46
19 48
Chevrolet Suburban is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
geoffrey-biddle added General Motors, Chevrolet, GMC

47
88 185
Honda CR-V is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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48
19 44
Lexus CT is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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49
10 29
Volkswagen Polp is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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50
17 49
Dodge Intrepid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Cars For Teenagers
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