According to the IIHS, SUVs, like the 2011 Kia Sportage, are some of the safest vehicles on the market for teen drivers.

If you have a pre-teen who will get a license in a few years or one who is driving now, you may be in the market for a family vehicle that will suit both of you. Whether you plan on letting your teen borrow the car or will pass it down later, certain vehicles are better than others for inexperienced drivers.

In Best Cars for Turning Over the Keys, we explore the types of vehicles that are safest for teen drivers, as well as safety features that make a vehicle ideal for parents and teens.

In Pictures: Best Cars for Turning Over the Keys